Agricultural News


Archive: April 2019

Crop Rotations and How Winter Wheat Can Benefit Your Farm with Ken Gross

Monday, April 29, 2019

In episode one of With the Grain, the new podcast series examining winter wheat, host Craig Manness talks to Ken Gross, agronomist with the Western Winter Wheat Initiative about some of the benefits of growing winter wheat. Together, they examine crop rotations, particularly the relationship between Read More...

Farmer Participation Needed for Team Alberta Grain Conditioning Study

Monday, April 29, 2019

Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems.The data obtained from the grain conditioning project will be a critical source of information for Alberta farmers regarding Read More...

Resistant to Resistance?

Monday, April 29, 2019

Should a farmer who regularly practises a one-in-four-year rotation of canola in an area without confirmed clubroot be growing clubroot-resistant cultivars of canola? This was a question I asked at a canola agronomy meeting last November.At that time, I was describing my own farm and I thought the Read More...

High Protein Forage Can Increase Rates of Gain, Benefit Soil

Monday, April 29, 2019

Respect it, but don't fear it. That's the message from cattle producers and beef specialists alike who through years of experience and research appreciate the value of grazing cattle on pure or percentage stands of alfalfa.Paying attention to a few production and management principles can greatly Read More...

Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class 1 and 2 Driver’s Licenses

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mandatory training for new Class 1 and Class 2 commercial drivers will result in safer, more highly skilled drivers working in the truck and bus industries.Effective March 1, 2019, drivers seeking a Class 1 (tractor trailer) or Class 2 (bus) licence are required to complete Mandatory Entry-Level Read More...

Use Planter Checklist Before Heading to the Field

Monday, April 29, 2019

Smooth planter operation requires attention to hydraulics, meters and other parts. Spring planting will be underway shortly, and thorough checks of planting equipment are vital to crop success.Josh Boersen and his father Brad farm cash crops and broiler chickens north of Stratford, and have been Read More...

Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2019

Attend a workshop put on by the Government of Alberta at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area's Rothney Farm on May 11 from 10:00 - 4:00. Presentations and demonstrations will be aimed at educating our neighbours on preventing conflict with wildlife. Lunch available for purchase. Enjoy a Read More...

Intact Announces Support for ALUS Canada

Monday, April 29, 2019

ALUS Canada is delighted to receive a generous donation of $248,850 in new funding from the Intact Foundation, in support of ALUS’ natural-infrastructure projects upstream of three major Canadian urban centres: Calgary, Brandon and Ottawa.This ALUS funding is part of Intact’s larger commitment of Read More...