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Managing Soil Salinity for the Long Haul

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Establishing perennial forages is one of the top recommended methods to manage saline soils for the long term. Full Article

Native Pollinators Want to be Your Buddies

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

There’s no denying that native pollinators are important — and there are things you can do to encourage these keystone species to come live on your land. Full Article

Healthy Range Key to Preventing New Invasive Plants

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Range agrologists urge producers to watch for changes on the landscape and be mindful of how invasive species spread. Full Article

Prepare a Livestock Emergency Plan Now and Be Entered to Win a 72-Hour Emergency Kit!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Are you prepared in the case of an emergency? Being prepared is important not only for you, but also for your livestock. Create a livestock emergency plan, send a copy to Rocky View County and be entered to win a 72-hour emergency kit worth $95.Learn more on how to keep your farm animals and Read More...

ALUS Program Looking for 2021 Projects

Friday, May 7, 2021

Rocky View County is currently accepting project applications for the ALUS program. These projects provide ecological goods and services such as cleaner water and air, flood control and water retention, carbon sequestration, increased biodiversity including wildlife and pollinator habitat, and more. Read More...

County Addressing Spruce Budworm Concerns in Bragg Creek

Friday, May 7, 2021

Over the last few years, an infestation of spruce budworm has been detected on trees in and around Bragg Creek. Spruce budworm is a native moth which primarily attacks spruce (white, black, Colorado) and balsam fir trees in Alberta. It is a wasteful feeder on current year needles. Learn more about Read More...

Spruce Budworm

Friday, May 7, 2021

The spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) is a native moth which primarily attacks spruce (white, black, Colorado) and balsam fir trees in Alberta. It is a wasteful feeder on current year needles.Pest IDIt takes a little bit of effort to identify a spruce budworm. The young yellowish larvae are Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association April Newsletter

Monday, May 3, 2021

In this issue: Coordinator’s Note – Sonja Bloom Ground Squirrel Control in Montana The Orphan Well Association and Your Land Forage 2021: Grazing and Forage Management During and After DroughtClick here for your April Newsletter Read More...

Farming Robot Kills 100,000 Weeds per Hour with Lasers

Monday, May 3, 2021

Carbon Robotics has unveiled the third-generation of its Autonomous Weeder, a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then destroys them with high-power lasers. A person can weed about one acre of crops a day. This smart robot can weed 20. Full article Read More...

Agroforestry for Climate Change Mitigation

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

University of Alberta researchers have been studying the role of trees in the agricultural landscape (in the form of agroforestry systems), in carbon sequestration, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their eight-year agroforestry project is ending and they would like to report back to the Read More...

Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides & Old Livestock / Equine Medication Collection

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

You may know Cleanfarms for their collection programs for agricultural containers, totes and seed, pesticide and inoculant bags. But did you know they also collect unwanted agricultural pesticides and old livestock, equine, and poultry medications? The program rotates around the country every three Read More...

To Live or Die in Bear Country: Counting the Seconds in Your Grizzly Moment of Truth

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Read Mountain Journals article for an in-depth look at grizzly attacks, bear spray, and what you need to know.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This video, presented by members of the Safety in Bear Country Society, is the primary video in their Safety in Bear Country video series, and is a major educational tool for anyone living, travelling, or working in black and grizzly bear country in North America.Viewers will develop a better Read More...

Prairie Fires: Windbreak and Shelterbelt Rejuvenation

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Planted windbreaks and shelterbelts provide many functions, one of the most important being slowing down fast-moving and high-intensity prairie fires. Read this article to learn more about the importance of shelterbelts for slowing prairie fires and how shelterbelts will be affected by fire. Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association March Newsletter

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Read the newsletter. In this month’s edition: Director’s Note – Daniel Doerksen Step-by-Step Strategies for Restoring Western Rangelands Pollinator Projects: Putting the Buzz in Agricultural Production Calving Season Tips & Tricks: Obstetrics and Prolapses Read More...

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