Agricultural News


Archive: September 2023

The Time to Attack Canada Thistle is Now (or Soon)

Thursday, September 28, 2023

A herbicide application after a hard frost can hit the noxious weed where it lives. Fall control on pasture might be one of the most effective tools in stopping growth of the noxious weed, said an expert with a leading agribusiness.Full Article Read More...

Preparing Trees and Shrubs for Winter

Monday, September 18, 2023

For trees and shrubs, winter presents a series of formidable challenges. Harsh conditions, such as freezing temperatures and limited sunlight, can take a toll on their health and vitality. In the harsh winter climates of Alberta, trees and shrubs often face various threats that can lead to extensive Read More...

Fall Tree Planting

Monday, September 18, 2023

Fall presents an excellent opportunity to plant larger caliper trees on your property. In Alberta, spring often brings dry soil and low humidity. However, during fall tree planting, soil moisture is higher due to summer and autumn rains, providing an advantageous environment for root establishment Read More...

Trumpeter Swans Return to Area for First Time in 100 Years 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

The trumpeter swan (Cygnus buccinator) was once critically endangered in Norther America with only a few hundred thought to exist in the wild. Through careful conservation planning, their numbers have rebounded in the last couple of decades. In Alberta, the majority of breeding swans occurred in the Read More...

Rocky View County Presents 2023 Master Farm Family Award to Long Acre Ranch

Friday, September 1, 2023

Tracy Hanson and Earl Munro are the fourth-generation cattle farmers in the County’s Yankee Valley area and are the latest winner of the esteemed Master Farm Family Award. Candidates for the Master Farm Family are nominated by peers in the community, and applications are reviewed by Rocky View Read More...