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Webinar: Managing Canadian Wheat Under Hot and Humid Climates

September 21, 2022, 10 PM CDT and September 22, 2022, 8 AM CDT  

Whole grains and grain products are susceptible to the effects of heat and moisture during transit and storage which can affect their quality. This informative webinar will highlight some of the issues handlers, transporters, and processors face when it comes to managing Canadian wheat under hot, humid conditions, and discuss ways to minimize spoilage and maintain profitability in challenging environments.   

Join Cereals Canada and storage expert Dr. Digvir Jayas, P.Eng., P.Ag., to learn about maintaining ventilation during transit, perforated flour and horizontal air flow configurations, and how to avoid grain spoilage in storage.  

This free 60-minute webinar will be hosted by Lisa Nemeth, Director, Market Support & Training and is open to global customers of Canadian wheat. Note: This webinar is offered at two times to accommodate international and North American attendees. Both sessions will contain the same information. 


Do you have a question for our experts? Please include your question(s) when you register so our experts can answer them during the webinar.   

About the Speakers 

Dr. Digvir Jayas, P.Eng., P.Ag., Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba 

Dr. Jayas is a former Senior Canada Research Chair in Stored-Grain Ecosystems. He conducts research related to the drying, handling and storing of grains and oilseeds and the digital image processing for grading and processing operations in the Agri-Food industry. Dr. Jayas has collaborated with researchers in several countries and has had significant impact on the development of efficient grain storage, handling and drying systems in Canada, China, India, Ukraine and the United States. He has authored or co-authored over 900 technical articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books about the storing, drying, handling and quality monitoring of grains. Learn more about Dr. Jayas.

Lisa Nemeth, Director Market Support and Training (HOST) 

In her role as director, Lisa is responsible for analyzing market opportunities to prioritize Cereals Canada market support, and she works with staff in the Technology and Markets and Trade areas to utilize their knowledge of market needs for end-use quality and support. Lisa holds a master of science degree in agriculture (food science) where her area of study was cereal chemistry. Prior to joining the organization in 2014, she worked in marketing strategy at the Canadian Wheat Board and in research and product development for two large, national bakeries in Canada.  


About Cereals Canada    

Cereals Canada is a national, not-for-profit, industry association representing the Canadian cereal grains value chain. We value relationships and work with government and stakeholders to provide timely, expert technical information and deliver best-in-class customer experience. We are dedicated to supporting the Canadian cereals value chain including farmers, exporters, developers, processors, and our customers around the world with a focus on trade, science, and sustainability.