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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...

AG Plastics Pilot Program Report

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Alberta Ag-Plastic. Recycle It! program is a three-year (2019 – 2022), government-funded pilot project that helps farmers recycle used grain bags and twine. In addition to on-the-ground pilots that divert used grain bags and twine out of landfills and into new products, the program delivers a Read More...

New Tools to Understand Natural Habitats on Farmland

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is updating to a new version of the online web book. Included in the update is a new habitat management tool that includes the habitat & biodiversity assessment tool. Alberta EFP hopes to answer some of the more common questions on this new update. Full Article Read More...

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Moss Balls

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Zebra mussels, one of North America's most detrimental invasive species, have been identified in moss balls sold for aquarium use. Environmental agencies are notifying aquarium owners across North America about potentially spreading invasive mussels through Marimo moss balls. It is important to Read More...

Alberta Cuts Crop Insurance Premiums

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Alberta farmers will see their crop insurance premiums reduced by 20 percent this year, the Alberta government announced Jan. 25. The reduction is expected to save farmers more than $55 million on their premiums in 2021. For a farm with 2,000 insured acres, the provincial agriculture department and Read More...

There’s Still a High Bar on Workplace Safety for Farm Employers, Says Expert

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The farm safety legislation that sparked a political firestorm in 2015 may be gone — but not entirely. Farmers with non-family employees need to understand their obligations, says lawyer. Full Article Read More...

Quinoa Growers Wanted Across the Prairies

Thursday, March 11, 2021

NorQuin (The Northern Quinoa Production Corporation) is looking for growers in Alberta who demonstrate the capability to farm using world-class, sustainable practices. NorQuin is now growing red, black, and white quinoa which does not require any specialist equipment. Quinoa is a profitable crop to Read More...

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