Introducing the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Graduate Student’s ‘Green’ Bagger Sessions


  • Virtual 13 min graduate student presentations on their research proposals, early project findings or completed research

This is a new CSA initiative to:

  • Connect graduate students studying agronomy
  • Build the CSA graduate student community
  • Provide a positive and supportive platform for young scientists to share their research
  • Help prepare graduate students for live oral presentations at future CSA meetings.



  • October 21, 2020 – The role of chlormequat chloride in minimizing lodging risk of spring wheat | Amy Mangin
  • November 18, 2020 – Applying Remote Sensing to Potato Late Blight Detection | Claudio Ignacio Fernandez
  • December 16, 2020 – Understanding the Genetic basis for Drought-tolerant Nitrogen Fixation in Early maturity Soybeans | Dilrukshi Kaushalya Dias Kombala Liyanage
  • January 20, 2021 – Ecological studies of cabbage seedpod weevil and lygus bug to improve sustainable pest management in canola | Piratheepa Jegatheeswaran
  • February 17, 2021 – Bacterial induction of salinity-stress related genes in a breeding line of alfalfa | Seth Lundell
  • March 17, 2021 – The simulation of plant breeding strategies in the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) | Jennifer Lin
  • April 21, 2021 – Genetic mapping for Stripe Rust Resistance in a Hexaploid Spring Wheat Population | Momna Farzand

Register for the December 16 session online using the link below:


  • All CSA graduate student members are eligible and encouraged to present and attend sessions. CSA graduate student memberships are available for $25 (
  • All CSA members are welcome to login and learn about the diverse CSA graduate student research projects
  • Please share this information with all graduate students, supervisors, and institutions with agronomy graduate student programs

Did you know?

Sign up:

Graduate students interested in making a presentation should email [email protected] and indicate their name, school, supervisor, degree, presentation title and their preferred presentation date:

    • November 18, 2020, 12:15 – 12:35 CST – Reserved
    • December 16, 2020, 12:15 – 12: 35 CST – Reserved
    • January 20, 2021, 12:15 – 12: 35 CST – Reserved
    • February 17, 2021, 12:15 – 12:35 pm CST – Reserved
    • March 17, 2021, 12:15 – 12:35 pm CST – Reserved
    • April 21, 2021, 12:15 – 12: 35 CST  – Reserved

Note: if students find they cannot make these presentation times work due to class scheduling conflicts, we are happy to adjust presentation times.

‘Green’ Bagger Session outline:

12:15 – 12:17                Moderator introduces the CSA Graduate Student ‘Green’ Bagger initiative (live)

12:17 – 12:19                Graduate student introduces themselves, their school, degree, future career plans and an interesting fact about themselves (live)

12:19 – 12:32                13-minute graduate student presentation (pre-recorded zoom MP4). Instructions for recording your screen presentation along with a webcam video can be found in appendix A

12:32 – 12:34                2 minutes for questions.  As these presentations are aimed at the graduate student community, preference will be given to graduate students asking fellow graduate students questions (live)

12:34 – 12:35                Moderator concludes the session and encourages all attendees to complete the survey and promote future ‘green’ baggers to the graduate student community (live)

Appendix A


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