Welcome to the 6th annual P2IRC Symposium: The Digital Horizon

The 6th annual P²IRC symposium will once again be free to attend online, taking place from October 20-21, 2021.

Hosted by the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, the 2021 event is titled The Digital Horizon and features speakers and content focused on the future of digital agriculture and P2IRC. Recorded presentations from a diverse program of speakers will be brought to life with live Q&A sessions with world-renowned experts in their field.

This year will also feature a pre-recorded panel presentation with Candace Laing, Michelle Nutting and Michael Nemeth from Nutrien on the carbon opportunity in ag, facilitated by GIFS CEO Steven Webb. Attendees will be able to watch the panel debut at 3 p.m. CST and the video will also be available on demand for a year following the event.

The symposium will also feature the 6th annual P²IRC Student Poster Competition, taking place on a new, hand-crafted online platform with interactive features built in. Attendees will have a chance to wander our virtual halls and discuss with researchers. Details about the poster competition can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you online on October 20-21, 2021!

P²IRC is funded by theCanada First Research Excellence Fund, managed by theGlobal Institute for Food Security, and located at theUniversity of Saskatchewan.


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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
Flagship 1: Genomic and Physiological Selection for Yield Stability


01:00 PM - 03:00 PM (MDT)
Flagship 2: Mobilizing Root-Soil-Microbiome Interactions


An exploration of the work done in Flagship 2 of P2IRC and affiliated Platform Projects with keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle (Managing cropping systems for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased carbon sequestration)

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (MDT)
Special Panel: The Carbon Opportunity in Agriculture


A pre-recorded panel with Candace Laing (Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations), Michelle Nutting (Manager, Agriculture Sustainability) and Michael Nemeth (Senior Advisor, Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability) of Nutrien facilitated by GIFS CEO Steve Webb. The panel will be debuted 3 PM CST on October 20 and then will be available online for on-demand viewing.

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
Flagship 3: Deep Learning for Phenomics


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (MDT)
Virtual Poster Hall

Visit the virtual poster hall, a new, hand-crafted online platform with interactive features built in. Between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on October 21st, attendees will have a chance to wander our virtual halls and discuss posters with researchers.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM (MDT)
Flagship 4: Field Imaging for Phenotyping in Plant Breeding and Precision Agriculture


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