Agricultural News


Archive: May 2020

This Grazing Season, Remember the Four Principles of Pasture Management

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pasture is a key component of beef cattle operations and one definitely worth managing. At first glance, grazing a pasture may appear as simple as placing cattle in a fenced area with a water source. However, practicing effective grazing management is an art and a science. Full Article Read More...

Talking Succession Planning with Annessa Good

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

As a young woman and the daughter of a well-known farm transition consultant, Good brings an interesting perspective to succession planning.Annessa Good refers to the transition process as a roller coaster ride and it is quite the ride, she says.If anyone should know, it is her. Not only is she a Read More...

Sourcing More Farm-fresh Local Food for Albertans

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Farmers can connect directly with food service and retail operations to get more farm-fresh food on Albertans’ tables through an enhanced online tool.Agriculture and Forestry provided $81,000 to the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association (AFFPA) through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Read More...

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association Webinars

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Foothills Forage and Grazing Association (FFGA) is committed to bringing extension and education to their members. Webinars are a great tool to continue to expand your knowledge from the comfort of your home. FFGA has some previous webinars available online as well as an upcoming live webinar on Read More...

Vigilance Needed with Blackleg on the Rise

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blackleg in canola hasn’t got out of hand across Western Canada yet, but it is on the rise, says a Canola Council of Canada (CCC) specialist who advises farmers to scout fields and consider rotating into different disease-resistant varieties to reduce the risk of disease buildup. Full Article Read More...

Nothing Replaces Boots in the Field

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s, Pathology Program at Brooks, is once again looking for growers of winter wheat, 2-row barley and durum to participate in a Fusarium head blight project for the 2020 growing season.  This project is a collaboration between the University of Manitoba and the Read More...

Water Systems for Cattle

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Water is an essential nutrient for cattle, accounting for between 50 and 80 percent of an animal’s live weight. For livestock to maximize feed intake and production, they require access to palatable water of adequate quality and quantity. Factors that determine water consumption include water Read More...

Forage Establishment

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Forage establishment is a long-term investment requiring careful planning, preparation, species selection and management to ensure success. Proper establishment of the forage stand plays a vital role in stand productivity and longevity. Begin planning at least 18 months prior to seeding forages to Read More...

Farm Financial Planner: Use Corporations for Shifting Generational Ownership

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The world economy, and Canada’s part in it, turns out to be vulnerable to COVID-19, a microscopic particle wrecking industries, supply chains, and, in particular, the financial health of many farming families.The causes of distress range from loan payments due for farm equipment and real estate, Read More...

Stand Establishment: If It’s Bad News, It’s Better to Know Early On

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Scouting for disease, insects and weeds pays — and so does assessing plant stand establishment, says a Canola Council of Canada agronomist. Getting a handle on emergence (and therefore seed mortality) can reveal which management practices aren’t working, said Autumn Barnes. Full Article Read More...

Why and How to Manage Root Diseases in Cereal Crops

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Diseases such as seedling blight and common or browning root rot can cause crop loss early in the growing season. During a typical year, yield losses due to these pathogens fall in a range of six to seven per cent across the Prairies. To proactively manage root diseases, use high-quality seed and Read More...

Wildlife Management Update – Bow-Crow Wildlife District

Friday, May 1, 2020

This newsletter (PDF) will provide updates on wildlife trends in the Bow-Crow district including population trends, harvest allocations, projects and ongoing issues.