Agricultural News


Archive: May 2019

The Number of Horses Infected with West Nile Jumps in Alberta

Monday, May 27, 2019

West Nile virus is becoming a more serious issue in horses — rates are rising in Alberta and a third of the horses which become infected will die. The number of cases nationally more than doubled last year, with more than half in Alberta.But there is a way to protect your horses, said veterinarian Read More...

Summer Scouting Timing: Cutworms

Monday, May 27, 2019

With a new growing season upon us, growers must keep a watchful eye for pests in their fields. One early-season pest is cutworms.Cutworms have a ferocious appetite for young developing plants. They can be a problem in many western Canadian crops but canola is most susceptible to damage. The advent Read More...

Livestock Infections Deadliest When Host Species are Distant Relatives

Monday, May 27, 2019

University of British Columbia researchers have found that taxonomy can help predict infection severity when pathogens or parasites leap to a new species, Bovine Veterinarian reports.Some pathogens can infect multiple species. Researchers Maxwell J. Farrell and T. Jonathan Davies found that when Read More...

Tips for Baling in High-Moisture Situations

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sommerfeld is a cattle producer based near Medstead, Sask. Canadian Cattleman Magazine turns to Sommerfeld’s methods for cutting, raking and baling. Sommerfeld prefers cutting with a 13.5-foot discbine, which allows him to cut at about six miles per hour. Rather than travelling back and forth across Read More...

Persistence Pays

Monday, May 27, 2019

Forage legumes provide high yields, protein, and good animal performance while improving soil fertility by fixing nitrogen from the air. Alfalfa is the highest yielding and most widely-used legume but can cause bloat. Legumes like cicer milkvetch, sainfoin and birdsfoot trefoil do not cause bloat. Read More...

Rangeland and Riparian Health: New BCRC Web Page

Monday, May 27, 2019

Learning to recognize range and riparian plants and their role in the ecosystem is key to good range management. Plants can be grouped based on various characteristics including plant type, season of growth, origin, response to grazing and forage value. This blog post provides a preview of the new Read More...

What U.S Flooding Could Mean for Canada’s Prairie Farmers

Monday, May 27, 2019

Flooding across the U.S. agricultural belt continues to thwart the planting of key crops in that country — something that could help some Canadian farmers fetch better commodity prices. New data this week revealed several states are well behind schedule for planting thanks to weeks of rain, with Read More...

ALUS Rocky View Accepting Applications

Friday, May 3, 2019

The ALUS Rocky View program is accepting applications from May 1 to June 30, 2019. These applications will be reviewed by the Partnership Advisory Committee and a select few projects will be implemented in the fall of 2019. If you have any questions regarding the program or need assistance filling Read More...