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Steps to prevent and mitigate clubroot in your fields

Friday, August 21, 2020

Your guide to identification, risk reduction, and disease control. Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease. If conditions are right, it can cause up to 100 per cent yield loss in canola. And while yield loss can be low when conditions aren’t favourable, the pathogen is hardy and easily overwinters Read More...

Forward thinking your grain storage plan

Friday, August 21, 2020

Fire forced a Manitoba farmer to rebuild his grain-handling yard. Here’s what he learned about planning for the future. Full Article

What you can do now to mitigate the risks and challenges associated with later harvests

Friday, August 21, 2020

Based on Saskatchewan and Alberta Ministry of Agriculture harvest progress reports over the past 12 years, a trend has been emerging toward later harvests. This means less capacity for natural grain drying in the field and an increased likelihood of storing grain at higher risks of spoilage. Full Read More...

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Stress On The Farm Webinar

Friday, August 21, 2020

Presented by Big Lakes County, Alberta Health Services, and Tough Enough to Talk About It, this webinar aims to help producers recognize and cope with mental health issues. Join presenters Neil Harris, Ainsley Miller, and Colin Millang on August 26, 2020, from 7pm - 8:30pm. Participation is Read More...

Verticillium Stripe should be on your radar for 2020 and beyond

Friday, August 21, 2020

Three things the Canadian Canola Council would like you to know about the disease. Full Article

McDonald’s Canada will begin sourcing 100% Canadian Beef again following COVID disruption

Friday, August 21, 2020

McDonald's President and CEO John Betts told producers during the Canadian Beef Industry Conference Thursday that McDonald's Canada will begin sourcing 100% Canadian beef again this fall. The move ends the temporary sourcing adjustments they made in late April due to the industry constraints from Read More...

Bulls need to rebuild after breeding season

Friday, August 21, 2020

A proper feed and mineral program prepares them for next year. Putting both young and mature bulls on good quality mixed legume-grass pastures is the best practical post-breeding feed choice until winter. This helps them maintain or obtain good body condition and health, leading to the good Read More...

Farming the Web

Friday, August 21, 2020

Alberta Forage Industry Network launched a free online agricultural marketplace called “Farming the Web” on July 31. With six different category listings, the digital marketplace is a host of everything agriculture related. Categories include hay, straw and other feeds; livestock and working Read More...

Feds invest $2.6-million to help Alberta farmers turn their plants into protein

Friday, August 21, 2020

The federal government is investing just over $2.6-million to help Alberta farmers turn their plants into higher-value protein products. That money will be used to purchase, install and operate new equipment at the Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc. That equipment will complement and Read More...

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network has a new user-friendly website

Friday, August 21, 2020

The new website has the features that were part of its long-running blog, such as risk maps, insect monitoring protocols, weekly updates, and insect of the week features. Full Article Read More...

Stop Leaks and Spills from Fuel Slip Tanks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dallas Leduc says a device he has installed in all portable fuel tanks on his southern Saskatchewan farm does exactly what it says it was intended to do — prevents fuel from slopping out through the vented fuel caps, saving fuel and preventing a mess in the back of the truck.It’s not a life-changing Read More...

A New Way to Report Rat Sightings in Alberta

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 is the new email address that people can use if they see a rat – dead or alive – in the province. Albertans can also call 310-RATS (7287) to report any sightings.“This one-step approach will help to keep Alberta rat-free,” explains Karen Wickerson, rat and pest program specialist Read More...

Beekeepers to get $1 Million for Replacement Colonies

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In response to the recent challenges faced by Alberta’s beekeepers, the provincial Agriculture Ministry is introducing a new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.The program will include up to $1 million to help beekeepers offset the costs of increased colony replacements due to COVID-19. The Read More...

Don’t Let Your Grain Dryer Become a Grain Fryer

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Every harvest — and especially in recent years — grain dryers across Alberta are put into action.But the busy season doesn’t leave time for the care and maintenance to reduce the risk of fire when these units are working flat out.Although it’s impossible to completely eliminate fire risk with Read More...

Plan for Fall Weed Control as Part of Your Post-Harvest Workload

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

It’s spring and, as usual, time is tight before seeding. Everyone knows how beneficial pre-seed applications can be for top-yielding crops by eliminating early weed competition and saving moisture and nutrients for vigorous seedling development. But, how can you benefit from early-spring weed Read More...

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