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Powering Your Profits Event

Thursday, October 31, 2019

On November 26 join Alberta Canola Director Ian Chitwood for a day featuring agronomy, marketing and farm management information from a great line-up of expert speakers.In addition to the great speakers, there will be an update on clubroot in Alberta as well as an overview of Alberta Canola's Read More...

Putting the Beavers to Work with the Aim for More Weight Gain

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Abundant clean water means more pounds of beef, and an Alberta project demonstrates how beavers can help provide it.The relationship between humans and these overbite-stricken rodents has usually been an acrimonious one. However, a well-known group of Alberta riparian-area advocates and its partners Read More...

Grasslands Conservation Markets Symposium

Monday, October 28, 2019

This two-day Symposium will bring together ranchers, farmers, conservation groups, developers and industry to identify opportunities for rewarding land owners and managers for conserving and managing healthy grasslands for ecosystem service benefits. More information Read More...

Transitions: What’s Next for Your Business and For You?

Monday, October 28, 2019

As an entrepreneur, your life and business are deeply intertwined and making transitions can be challenging. Whether you’re starting a new business or buying an existing one, looking to sell your business or pass it on to the next generation, how do you know where to start? What questions should you Read More...

How to Get Your Farm Ready for Sales to the EU

Monday, October 28, 2019

Canola Council urges producers to get sustainable stamp, a "five minute" process which could open market doors.With a poor crop in parts of the EU in 2019, Canadian grain marketers say there is potential for the demand this year for Prairie canola shipments to increase from the more usual 300,000 to Read More...

Making Your Grain Marketing Plan

Monday, October 28, 2019

Trade wars, weather delays, low-quality grains, lower-than-hoped-for prices. When your crop is finally in the bin, this might be a good year to learn more about marketing so you can make the most of what you have.There are many different ways to market grains and some are better suited to certain Read More...

Bears in the Fall

Friday, September 13, 2019

It’s that time of year when the days are getting shorter and cooler. For bears, that means going to sleep for the winter is just around the corner. Before that happens though, they are intent on getting as many calories as possible into their bodies to fully prepare for their long winter. Along the Read More...

Harnessing Precision Technology for Better Beef Profitability

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Profitable periods can be elusive in the beef industry, but new precision technologies could be a way to greater returns. That’s according to Dr. Robin White, assistant professor of integrated beef production systems management at Virginia Tech, who spoke at the 2019 Beef Symposium in Guelph, Ont., Read More...

The Farm Data Overload Needs a Fix

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Big data has been hailed as the future of agriculture for nearly a decade, and it’s easy to see why. As margins become razor thin and land prices skyrocket, farmers need to do more with less — maximizing every inch of rain every pound of fertilizer and every single seed — to make a profit. But at Read More...

When it is Too Wet to Put Up Hay or Greenfeed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Producers have two options when putting up hay or greenfeed during such a wet and cool summer. Full Article

Decision Time for Grain and Oilseed Producers

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Many crops – canola in particular – seem to be very late and are continuing to bloom into the middle of August.Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre says that the most important question to be answered this fall is, “Will my crop mature before a killing frost?”“You can’t predict Read More...

Identifying Clubroot in Your Fields

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clubroot can be a sneaky disease – the pathogen, Plasmodiophora brassicae, causes galling of canola roots which restricts the ability of the plants to absorb water and nutrients. This can result in wilting or dying plants if the infection is severe enough.These symptoms, however, can look very Read More...

Soil Work Begins with Microscopic Assessment

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yamily Zavala gets excited every time she identifies a new life form under her microscope. Squirming nematodes, fungi, bacteria and amoeba indicate there is a circle life in the soil to rebuild structure and help grow healthy plants on the surface.The head of the Chinook Applied Research Association Read More...

New Clubroot Management Video

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This new video provided by Alberta Canola focuses on key management strategies around: minimizing the risk of introducing the disease-causing pathogen to your farm slowing the spread of it within your farm if it arrives and using a multi-pronged approach to reduce the impact from clubroot once the Read More...

Conservation Survey Participation Deadline Extended

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A survey to gauge western Canadian farmers’ and ranchers’ thoughts on conservation programs has been extended until the end of the month.Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular Read More...

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