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Alberta Crop Report

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dry weather conditions helped producers catch up with late seeding and contributed to quick germination and emergence. Recent hot and windy weather led to the increased drying of both surface soil moisture and sub-surface soil moisture. The forecasted cooler temperatures and scattered showers Read More...

Provincial Moisture Situation Update

Friday, June 8, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides a monthly analysis of temperature trends and moisture levels for the province. Full article: Moisture Situation Update

UofC Study Participants Needed: Beneficial Insects in Restored Spaces

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Galpern Lab at the University of Calgary is currently conducting a study to examine how beneficial insects (both pollinators and predators of crop pests) return to restored spaces in Alberta agro-ecosystems. As part of this study they are looking for a few crop fields which contain a pothole or Read More...

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide is Now an App

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Association of Alberta Agriculture Fieldmen (AAAF), has launched the Alberta Bluebook app. This app modernizes the hard copy Crop Protection Guide that the Alberta Government publishes annually and is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide for the selection and application of chemicals to Read More...

Call for Hosts for Sixth Annual Open Farm Days

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Farmers and ranchers are invited to share stories, educate and expand their markets as hosts for Alberta Open Farm Days on August 18-19, 2018.Producers and ag-tourism operators can sign up using the online registration form available at the Alberta Open Farm Days website. The application deadline is Read More...

Workshop: Range and Pasture Management (MD of Bighorn)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Join the MD of Bighorn for this informative workshop where they'll cover range plant identification, pasture health, discuss pasture management and considerations for your operation. There will be a BBQ on the afternoon of June 16. $20 per person and space is limited so register early.Date: June 15 Read More...

Alberta Agriculture Insect Monitoring Program

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Insect monitoring is underway through Alberta Agriculture. This program is coordinated by Scott Meers, Insect Management Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and technician, Shelley Barkley.There are seven main surveys. Pea leaf weevil, cabbage seedpod weevil, diamondback moth, bertha Read More...

Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool provides farmers with information and resources to support farm-level sustainability decisions.It was developed by a working group of four crop commissions, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission, in conjunction Read More...

Varieties of Cereal and Oilseed Crops for Alberta

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This annual publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease tolerance information are provided for varieties of wheat, barley, oat, rye, triticale, flax, and canola. Full Read More...

AgriProfit$: Economic Information for Crop Producers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are two primary roles of the AgriProfit$ program. First, to deliver sound business management benchmarks and information. Second, to assist producers with evaluating their own business performance. This includes strategic planning and assessing production, management, and technology options. Read More...

Crop Budget Calculator

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry makes available the Cropping Alternative (Crop Planning Guide) to help crop producers estimate the costs of producing various crops. This guide uses most current production information and estimates of expected market values and costs. More information Read More...

Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry, and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry inducts up to three individuals at Read More...

Sustainable Beef Pilot Passes First-Quarter Mark

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The packer behind the pilot of a Canadian value chain for certified sustainable beef says its first three months are proof the model is scalable as well as functional.The pilot’s first quarter “proved that a significant volume of beef can be successfully traced through a certified supply chain for Read More...

Alberta Farm Animal Care and the ALERT Line

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is a non-profit, non-government livestock welfare organization, based in High River. AFAC’s mission is to promote best practices in farm animal care and handling and to provide a forum connecting individuals with a stake in animal agriculture. Together they work Read More...

Renovated Windbreak for Farmer Education

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

One of the few remaining soil associations in Manitoba has created a windbreak demo site in hopes of showing more landowners there’s more to be gained from renovating shelterbelts than removing them. More information Read More...

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