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Register Now for the 2022 Corteva Ag Sciences Symposium


It’s that time of year again — time for the Corteva Agricultural Sciences Symposium at the University of Guelph. This year’s symposium takes place Nov. 16 at the University of Guelph, and is being held both virtually and in person.

The theme this year is Agriculture to People: Agronomy, Sustainability, and Global Impact. Speakers will cover topics such as crop production, sustainability, and global impact in agriculture. This daylong hybrid symposium is completely free to attend. The event includes an in person poster session, and speakers from a variety of backgrounds.

While the event is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, it is completely organized by agriculture students at the University of Guelph.

“We really wanted to look at big-picture issues this year,” says organizer Kristian Amadek, PhD candidate in genetics and breeding in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.

Speakers include Dave Charn, research director at Corteva Agriscience; Yvonne Lawley, assistant professor, University of Manitoba; Dan Ramdath, senior research scientist, AAFC; Andy VanLooke, associate professor, Iowa State University; and Angela Kross, assistant professor, Concordia University.

There will also be a talk from grad student Marco Pepe, who will shed some light on new research being done by University of Guelph plant science researchers on psychedelic mushrooms.

The University of Guelph is one of the first Canadian universities to be granted a licence to cultivate mushrooms that produce psilocybin, which remains a controlled substance in Canada. Researchers hope to uncover other substances these mushrooms contain and whether they have any therapeutic value alone or in combination with psilocybin.

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