Agricultural News


Archive: June 2022

Time to Start Planning Canada Thistle Control

Friday, June 10, 2022

Canada Thistle is a creeping perennial that is found in all parts of the County. This noxious weed is a prolific seed producer, producing an average of 5,000 viable seeds per plant and can be viable in the soil for up to 6 years. Plants produce both a taproot that can go as far as 8 feet deep and a Read More...

Timing is Everything When Controlling Spruce Budworm

Friday, June 10, 2022

Spruce budworm is a native moth that as caterpillars chew their way into the tightly coiled buds of flowers and slowly eat them from the inside out. Budworm caterpillars start life as tiny larvae that measure less than 1.5 mm long but grow up to 50 cm over the course of the summer. These larvae Read More...

What Happened to 2% Strychnine?

Friday, June 10, 2022

In 2018 the Federal government started the process of re-evaluating the registration of strychnine for Richardson ground squirrel (RGS) control. The evaluation included a field study which took place in Saskatchewan in 2019. This study observed the number of “off target” species that were affected Read More...

2022 Agricultural Tour

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour—a day-long tour featuring farms and ag-businesses in the southeast area of the County!This year’s tour will feature Calgary Farmyard, Winter’s Turkeys Farm, Alberta Carriage Supply and Decisive Farming by Telus Agriculture, and other Read More...