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Fall Tree Watering

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As trees are preparing for winter; deep watering may help their well-being during the cold winter months as well as at beginning of next spring. The majority of Alberta is dry with very little moisture during September and October with many trees that are experiencing water deficiency during these Read More...

New Network Aims to Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Resources for Farmers

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Navigating — or even finding — mental health supports for farmers can be difficult, but an effort is underway to change that. Full Article

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association September Newsletter

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe AgSmart 2021 – A Rancher’s Perspective Livestock and feed resources planning during drought How ag plastics recycling works in Alberta – challenges and opportunities Specialists Provide Advice on Early Weaning CalvesClick here for the September Newsletter Read More...

How Ag Plastics Recycling Works in Alberta: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Every farmer in Alberta who uses tools such as plastic grain bags, agricultural baler twine and bale wrap faces the same obstacles for disposal once these products have served their purpose. Options are slim, and depending on where farmers are located, may include only disposal at the local landfill Read More...

Foothills Forage & Grazing Assoc. August Newsletter

Thursday, August 19, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Jerry Baerg Cutting Annual Crops for Livestock Feed Ag Forward: managing on-farm plastics Why Refusing Land Access to the Orphan Well Association Might be a Bad IdeaClick here for the August Newsletter Read More...

Drought & Watering Trees

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The direct impact of drought on trees is characterized by slowing or eliminating growth, serious health threat causing injury or death. Drought also impacts trees indirectly, by increasing their susceptibility to wildfire, insect pests, and disease and overall long-term decline. Severe droughts Read More...

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...

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