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ALUS Rocky View Accepting Applications

Friday, May 3, 2019

The ALUS Rocky View program is accepting applications from May 1 to June 30, 2019. These applications will be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need assistance filling Read More...

Crop Rotations and How Winter Wheat Can Benefit Your Farm with Ken Gross

Monday, April 29, 2019

In episode one of With the Grain, the new podcast series examining winter wheat, host Craig Manness talks to Ken Gross, agronomist with the Western Winter Wheat Initiative about some of the benefits of growing winter wheat. Together, they examine crop rotations, particularly the relationship between Read More...

Farmer Participation Needed for Team Alberta Grain Conditioning Study

Monday, April 29, 2019

Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems.The data obtained from the grain conditioning project will be a critical source of information for Alberta farmers regarding Read More...

Resistant to Resistance?

Monday, April 29, 2019

Should a farmer who regularly practises a one-in-four-year rotation of canola in an area without confirmed clubroot be growing clubroot-resistant cultivars of canola? This was a question I asked at a canola agronomy meeting last November.At that time, I was describing my own farm and I thought the Read More...

High Protein Forage Can Increase Rates of Gain, Benefit Soil

Monday, April 29, 2019

Respect it, but don't fear it. That's the message from cattle producers and beef specialists alike who through years of experience and research appreciate the value of grazing cattle on pure or percentage stands of alfalfa.Paying attention to a few production and management principles can greatly Read More...

Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class 1 and 2 Driver’s Licenses

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mandatory training for new Class 1 and Class 2 commercial drivers will result in safer, more highly skilled drivers working in the truck and bus industries.Effective March 1, 2019, drivers seeking a Class 1 (tractor trailer) or Class 2 (bus) licence are required to complete Mandatory Entry-Level Read More...

Use Planter Checklist Before Heading to the Field

Monday, April 29, 2019

Smooth planter operation requires attention to hydraulics, meters and other parts. Spring planting will be underway shortly, and thorough checks of planting equipment are vital to crop success.Josh Boersen and his father Brad farm cash crops and broiler chickens north of Stratford, and have been Read More...

Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2019

Attend a workshop put on by the Government of Alberta at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area's Rothney Farm on May 11 from 10:00 - 4:00. Presentations and demonstrations will be aimed at educating our neighbours on preventing conflict with wildlife. Lunch available for purchase. Enjoy a Read More...

Intact Announces Support for ALUS Canada

Monday, April 29, 2019

ALUS Canada is delighted to receive a generous donation of $248,850 in new funding from the Intact Foundation, in support of ALUS’ natural-infrastructure projects upstream of three major Canadian urban centres: Calgary, Brandon and Ottawa.This ALUS funding is part of Intact’s larger commitment of Read More...

Emerald Ash Borer

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Though small in size (typically 8.5 -14 mm long and 3.1 -3.4 mm wide), the emerald ash borer beetle is wreaking havoc on ash trees in North America. Native to Asia, it was first observed in North America in Windsor, Ontario in 2002, and has since been observed as far east as Quebec and as far west Read More...

County Offers Support For Agriculture Gopher Control

Friday, March 22, 2019

Richardson ground squirrels (gophers) usually emerge from hibernation in mid-March. If you’re considering a control program this year, you’ll want to begin soon. Since males emerge first (and the breeding season commences immediately), severe infestations may be prevented with early Read More...

2019 Alberta Soil Tour

Friday, March 22, 2019

This two-2-day event will focus upon the Central Alberta Region. The tour will start from Red Deer, and go southeast into the badlands area near Drumheller, finally returning to Red Deer.The Alberta Soils Tour is an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is on Read More...

Seven Things to Remember When Preparing for a Farm Transition

Friday, March 22, 2019

Maintaining harmony during transition is difficult but it can be done.Where is it written that your parents have to go south for the winter together? Many aging farmers like to visit the Sun Belt at this time of year to get rest, connect with friends and have some well-deserved fun. But what if one Read More...

Check Your Soil for Herbicide Residue

Friday, March 22, 2019

Learn how to conduct plant bioassays to detect potential herbicide residues in your soil.Plant bioassays are a simple, inexpensive, accurate and direct method of determining if it is safe to grow crops on land previously treated with known herbicides or on cropland or compost with an unknown history Read More...

Alberta Producers Create Buzz on Their Farms with Pollinator Program

Friday, March 22, 2019

Program encourages farmers to seed an acre or two with plants that attract pollinators and build biodiversity. A small parcel of less productive land seeded to pollinator-friendly plants drew an “amazing” number of native bees, said Rocky Mountain House producer Vance Graham, one of 38 Alberta Read More...

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