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Top Crop Summit 2021 – Day 1
February 16, 2021 at 12:00pm EST


View and download the digital show guide here

The 2021 Top Crop Summit will connect farmers and agronomists with the latest agronomic research and production tips through a two-day online educational program.

Since 2016, Top Crop Manager has brought together farmers, agronomists and crop consultants with experts from the ag community to share new research, production practices and actionable strategies. Each year, our goal is to help farmers stay on top of crop management practices and trends to remain a strong farming operation. In 2021, our esteemed speakers will present the latest agronomic strategies, fieldwork and technologies to help you prepare for your upcoming season.

Although our platform for 2021 has shifted, attendees will receive the same great content they have come to associate with the Top Crop Manager brand. New for 2021, we’re expanding the conference program with a series of live and on-demand presentations curated for attendees located in Eastern and Western Canada on Feb. 23 and 24.

This interactive event will arm you with the tools and information you need to kick off a successful growing season.

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This event has been approved for CCSC-CEUs and 6.5 CCA-CEUs.

10 a.m MT / 12 p.m. ET
Opening remarks

Opening remarks from the Top Crop Manager editorial team

Addressing Bt-resistant corn rootworm

Speaker: Tracey Baute

In this session, Tracey will discuss the impact of Bt-resistant corn rootworm populations, and steps to take to mitigate the risks.

Keynote: 45 years of soil fertility lessons

Speaker: Dr. Don Flaten
Don will share some highlights of the principles and practices of soil fertility that he has learned and re-learned over the 45 years.

Don will share some highlights of the principles and practices of soil fertility that he has learned and re-learned over the 45 years since he took his first soil fertility course at university. Many of the practices from those 45-year-old lessons have changed and some have simply become obsolete. However, many of the principles are still as important as ever and help to explain our current soil fertility and nutrient management recommendations and practices.  

11:30 a.m. MT / 1:30 p.m. ET

Ask the weed scientist

Speaker: Dr. Breanne Tidemann
What are your weed woes? Questions about new technologies or best practices? Curious about what keeps a weed scientist up at night? In this session, Dr. Breanne Tidemann will answer audience questions, share some practical tips for the 2021 season and give a glimpse of what’s coming down the weed-control pipeline.

12:15 p.m. MT / 2:15 p.m. ET
Closing remarks

Gated presentations now available

Prairie pulse crop update: Key production tips going into 2021

Robyne Bowness Davidson, pulse research Scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry in Lacombe.

Staying ahead of tar spot

Speaker: Albert Tenuta, field crop extension plant pathologist, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus


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Frequently Asked Questions About Top Crop Summit 2021 – Day 1

When & Where?

Top Crop Summit 2021 – Day 1 will begin virtually via Zoom Webinar on February 16, 2021 at 12:00pm EST. (For multiple event days - please see specific event page for date and time)

We will email you an access link to the virtual event 1 day and again 1 hour before your chosen event date(s).

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our attendees, sponsors, community and employees is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with VIP access to the keynote speaker, all live sessions, on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations. CCA and CCSC credits will also be available.

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To participate as a sponsor in this event, please contact for more information:

Quinton Moorehead
National Account Manager

Michelle Bertholet
Group Publisher