Field Day

PAST EVENT: Breton Plots Field Day June 20, 2019

You, your friends, family, and colleagues were invited to join the celebration as we marked the 90th year of Soil Science research conducted at the University of Alberta Breton Plots - a historic and unique site.

The Breton Plots are a focal point for research and discovery, CONTINUING to provide science and best practices on soil health, higher yields, greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen fertilizers, nutrient balances, crop rotation, and carbon sequestration.



9:00 am - Doors open at the Breton Plots Hall, and coffee served
10:00 am -Welcome words by Dr. Miles Dyck, Associate Professor, Soil Science
10:05 am - Marking of the 90th Celebration by Dr. Stan Blade, Dean
10:30 am - “Carbon cycling inferred from long-term agroecological studies in Alberta” by Ben Ellert, Research Scientist at Biogeochemistry at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
11:10 am - “Getting the Dirt on Soil Health and Carbon” by Dr. Kristine Nichols, No-till on the Plains 11:50 am - Recognizing Dr. Jim Robertson for his long-term service to the Breton Plots
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch ($20 per person) During lunch - Poster Presentations by graduate students
2:00 pm - 4:00 am pm - Field Tour

On behalf of the whole management team at Breton Plots, we hope you will join us for this historic celebration, and day of learning.