Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture with Dr. David Lobb

Date(s) - 15/02/2023
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lister Centre, U of A Conference Services, Edmonton Alberta

21st Annual Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

In the next Bentley Lecture on February 15, 2023, Dr. David Lobb presents: Soil Health — Beyond the Bandwagon.

Soil health has rapidly become the focus of soil science and soil management in Canada and around the world. It has also become an industry branding tool that has caught the attention of public officials and governments, and even the general public. But what really is soil health, and what is it not? Do we want to be on the soil health bandwagon?

Our guest speaker, David Lobb, wrestles with these questions daily. Join us at the 21st Annual Bentley Lecture for an important conversation about the future of soil management. Find out how we in soil science, agriculture and industry can address the idea of soil health.

We are excited to have our undergraduate and graduate students participate in the event with a poster presentation. Students will showcase their research from a variety of relevant areas, and take questions from attendees before and after the lecture.


Event Details

Wednesday, February 15 at the Lister Conference Centre (View on Google Maps)

2:30 p.m. Poster presentations and refreshments
3:30 p.m. Bentley Lecture
4:45 p.m. Reception with refreshments
6:00 p.m. Event concludes
Note that this event is planned to be hosted in-person. We welcome and encourage mask usage and understand if illness may prevent you from attending. A recording of the lecture will be publicly available after the event.

David Lobb is a Professor of Landscape Ecology in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. David grew up on a farm in southern Ontario, and he earned his BSc from the University of Toronto and his MSc and PhD from the University of Guelph. He is internationally recognized for his research in tillage translocation and tillage erosion, particularly for his advances in experimental methods and modeling. His expertise in soil erosion and conservation has been sought by the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency and Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in addition to provincial and federal government agencies across Canada. David currently co-chairs the FAO’s Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soil. David is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the Soil Science Society of America, and he was inducted into the Canadian Conservation Hall of Fame.

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