Agricultural News


The Farm Data Overload Needs a Fix

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Big data has been hailed as the future of agriculture for nearly a decade, and it’s easy to see why. As margins become razor thin and land prices skyrocket, farmers need to do more with less — maximizing every inch of rain every pound of fertilizer and every single seed — to make a profit. But at Read More...

When it is Too Wet to Put Up Hay or Greenfeed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Producers have two options when putting up hay or greenfeed during such a wet and cool summer. Full Article

Decision Time for Grain and Oilseed Producers

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Many crops – canola in particular – seem to be very late and are continuing to bloom into the middle of August.Harry Brook, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre says that the most important question to be answered this fall is, “Will my crop mature before a killing frost?”“You can’t predict Read More...

Identifying Clubroot in Your Fields

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Clubroot can be a sneaky disease – the pathogen, Plasmodiophora brassicae, causes galling of canola roots which restricts the ability of the plants to absorb water and nutrients. This can result in wilting or dying plants if the infection is severe enough.These symptoms, however, can look very Read More...

Soil Work Begins with Microscopic Assessment

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yamily Zavala gets excited every time she identifies a new life form under her microscope. Squirming nematodes, fungi, bacteria and amoeba indicate there is a circle life in the soil to rebuild structure and help grow healthy plants on the surface.The head of the Chinook Applied Research Association Read More...

New Clubroot Management Video

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This new video provided by Alberta Canola focuses on key management strategies around: minimizing the risk of introducing the disease-causing pathogen to your farm slowing the spread of it within your farm if it arrives and using a multi-pronged approach to reduce the impact from clubroot once the Read More...

Conservation Survey Participation Deadline Extended

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A survey to gauge western Canadian farmers’ and ranchers’ thoughts on conservation programs has been extended until the end of the month.Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular Read More...

Sustainable Beef Pilot Moves Up to the Next Level

Monday, August 12, 2019

With more than a thousand ranchers and feedlots on board, the challenge is making the operation itself sustainable.A shot of federal funding for Verified Beef Production Plus will help make the running of the sustainable beef program itself more sustainable — while improving it for participating Read More...

Proper Tree Pruning

Monday, August 12, 2019

Trees are an important part of the urban environment. Healthy trees supply valuable economic and human health benefits and can increase property value. It takes many years to grow a mature tree and maintaining tree health is important and worthwhile.Pruning is an essential component to keep trees Read More...

Rocky View County Farms Participating in Open Farm Days

Monday, August 12, 2019

Alberta Open Farms days is fast approaching and there are four Rocky View County farms that will be participating over the weekend. Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbors to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn Read More...

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

Ag Advice When and Where you Need It

Friday, July 12, 2019

When you need answers now, AGvisorPRO connects you to ag experts in real time. Their network of trusted AGvisors offer practical solutions to the issues you face – in and out of the field. With AGvisorPRO’s easy-to-use mobile application, you’ll save time and decrease frustration, all while Read More...

Proper Practices Increase Vaccine Efficiency

Friday, July 12, 2019

Producers might think that when their animals become sick, they need better or new vaccines, said veterinarian Rob Tremblay at the recent Canadian Angus Association annual meeting held in Drumheller.However, disease control is multi-faceted and other factors can play a role, he said. “What matters Read More...

There’s Now a (Good) Way to Deal with Grain Bags and Twine

Friday, July 12, 2019

Many landfills don’t want it and you’re not supposed to burn it — so what do you do with old grain bags and twine?That vexing question led to the creation of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group and, now, a $1-million, three-year pilot project that will see about 20 ag plastic recycling depots Read More...

Alberta Extends Deadline Again for Farm Trucker Training

Friday, July 12, 2019

Alberta farmers who want the Class 1 license needed to drive commercial-scale tractor trailers but haven’t yet met the new training requirements can now apply for another extension to do so.Farmers and farm workers eligible to seek Class 1 licenses can now apply to Alberta Transportation for the Read More...

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