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Beware of High Nitrate Levels in Drought-Stressed Forages

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Feed tests the ideal starting point when managing forages with nitrate accumulation. Full Article

Rotational Grazing Boosts Water Use

Thursday, August 19, 2021

University of Alberta researchers determine that adopting adaptive multi-paddock grazing improves water infiltration in grassland soil. Full Article

Farming in Dry Conditions

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Visit the Alberta Government website for information and tools to assist with on-farm business management and production issues during dry conditions and periods of business stress.

Regenerative Agriculture for Soil Carbon Tour

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Come tour the a7 Ranche and hear about how regenerative agriculture grows soil carbon. Full Event Details

County Declares Agricultural Disaster

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Due to prolonged drought conditions, Rocky View County Council declared a municipal agricultural disaster today. “This declaration highlights how one of the worst growing seasons in recent memory has created a very difficult time for our producers,” said Reeve Dan Henn.Low soil moisture in the Read More...

Foxtail Barley Management

Friday, July 30, 2021

Foxtail barley is a native bunchgrass found throughout Canada, primarily in moist or saline depressions but can also occur in cultivated fields, roadsides, waste lands, and lawn. It is a perennial plant, greenish-purple in colour with round, hollow stems and swollen nodes. The unique seed head has Read More...

Alberta’s Certified Weed Free Forage Program

Friday, July 30, 2021

Are you a forage producer who is interested in helping to prevent the spread of invasive species? If so, read on to learn more about Alberta’s Certified Weed Free Forage program, how you can participate and how the Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) will help you sell your forage.Invasive Read More...

Alberta Temperatures and Precipitation Updates

Friday, July 9, 2021

The exceptionally warm air mass that moved through Alberta in late June and early July set record highs for multiple days in many areas of the province.Maximum recorded temperatures (Map 1 and Map 2)The highest recorded temperature on June 30 was at Richardson Auto at 41.64*C with Loon River Auto in Read More...

Agroclimate Impact Reporter Survey

Friday, July 9, 2021

With unprecedented extreme heat and drought conditions continuing to expand in Alberta’s agriculture regions, it is very important to gather information from producers, producer groups, and the agricultural industry on how the weather is impacting their farms. The survey will take only 5 minutes and Read More...

Catch up with the Latest & Greatest at AgSmart 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

Olds College is excited to welcome you back to AgSmart on August 10 & 11 for the follow-up to the successful launch in 2019! The event management team has been building the evolved event since last fall, with health and safety as the top priority. The team will continually be updating the event plan Read More...

Weed And Brush Control In Pastures

Friday, July 9, 2021

Healthy and productive pastures are the foundation of a successful and sustainable beef cattle operation. When weeds and brush spread into hay fields, rangelands, and pastures, desirable forage species are replaced, reducing productivity and profitability. Full Article Read More...

FFGA June Newsletter

Friday, July 9, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Wolter van der Kamp Ideas for advanced grazing management AgriStability sees significant change with the removal of the reference margin limit Journey to Regenerative – Timber Ridge Land & Cattle****Journey to Regenerative is a new feature article introduced by Read More...

Free Grazing 101 Ebook and Online Courses Available

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

This course is designed to help you jumpstart or improve your grazing and land management. Over the 30 days, you will build an understanding of grazing fundamentals and what records you may want to keep so you can make informed and well-thought out grazing management decisions that will benefit your Read More...

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

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