Agricultural News


Archive: May 2017

5th Annual Alberta Open Farm Days

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This year’s Alberta Open Farm Days, the fifth annual, runs August 19-20, 2017. The deadline for farms to register to participate is May 31. New this year, farms can choose which day(s) they would like to participate (Saturday, Sunday, or both).Open Farm Days is a catalyst for stimulating economic Read More...

Summer Farm Employment Program

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If full time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply. Once again, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be offering the Summer Farm Employment Program. This program gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides Read More...

Time for Pale Western Cutworm Scouting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Pale Western Cutworm is a below-ground feeder, with larvae hatching in late April/early May. For many, seed isn't even in the ground yet, but the cutworms are ready for it when it is. So the time to start scouting for cutworms is now.More information: Pale Western Cutworm Read More...

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention/Control Measures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Under the Plant Protection Act “Plant Protection Regulation” of Canada, the movement of the Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogen is regulated. Elms from a DED-infected province cannot be shipped to a disease-free province. Alberta and British Columbia are classified as DED-free.Under the Alberta Read More...

Producer Input Sought About Agriculture Programs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alberta is working with the federal government and other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year agricultural policy framework to replace the current Growing Forward 2 agreement, which expires on March 31, 2018.Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial Read More...

Rural Acreage Owner Pesticide Certified Program

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Rural Acreage Owner Herbicide Program was initiated to ensure rural acreage owners (RAOs) have access to select commercial-class herbicides to control prohibited noxious and noxious weeds (as identified in the Weed Control Act).Lakeland College offers an online course to agricultural Read More...


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