William (Bill) May was born and raised on a family farm growing pedigree seeds and beef cattle near Belleville, Ontario. He obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Guelph. He conducted research on alfalfa seed production at Melfort, Saskatchewan from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, he began working at Indian Head, Saskatchewan for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada conducting agronomic research.
Bill is currently conducting agronomic research on intercropping chickpea and flax. He conducts agronomic research on many other crops including hemp, canaryseed, oats, barley, wheat, field pea, soybeans, lentils, canola, sunflowers, annual forages, quinoa, camelina, niger, coriander and fenugreek. He splits his research into fertility management, agronomic practices, pest (insects, disease and weeds) management and crop rotations/sequences.
Intercropping Chickpea and Flax to Manage Disease
This presentation will provide background on Ascochyta blight in chickpeas, including management challenges. It will also cover how intercropping flax with chickpea may be an additional tool for producers to consider when combatting this disease. Preliminary disease results from chickpea-flax intercropping trials, as well as future plans for this research, will also be discussed.
Wednesday @ 10:00 in Gallery A