Agricultural News


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Update

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Throughout 2022, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), an H5N1 strain, occurred in wild and domestic birds across Canada and USA. In Alberta, the outbreak began in early April 2022 and it has been detected across many other provinces in Canada. A surge in cases is expected to Read More...

Winter Damage to Evergreen Trees

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Springtime needle discoloration on previously healthy evergreens is often a result of some form of winter injury. Many factors such as winter desiccation, salt, frost, drought, flood, or soil deficiency are some of the reasons why evergreen trees and shrubs could turn brown, change colour, or loose Read More...

Groundwater Connections – March Program Updates

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Groundwater Connections is a community-based watershed program for sustainable groundwater management that was designed as an economic approach for monitoring groundwater levels in Rocky View County.The goal of this project is to increase our knowledge base of the cumulative impact of multiple wells Read More...

Volunteers Needed: Looking for access to private wetlands in Rocky View County

Friday, April 14, 2023

The Miistakis Institute is looking for landowners with wetlands on their property that would be willing to participate in a project to study amphibians in Rocky View County. There have been six amphibian species historically reported in the area, including boreal chorus frog, wood frog, northern Read More...

Profitable Ranching — Is It Possible?

Thursday, December 22, 2022

If you’re trying to improve your ranch’s profitability, here are a few things to consider.Full Article Read More...

Climate Mitigation Grants a Huge Hit on Alberta Farms

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Hundreds of Alberta producers have completed climate mitigation projects on their farms and the administrator of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund is expecting another wave of applications when the program reopens in February.Full article and information on projects covered available here. Read More...

Feds Open Consultations for Sustainable Ag Strategy

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The federal government has enlisted farm groups on the ground floor of consultations toward development of a long-term strategy to “amplify” the adoption and use of sustainable practices in agriculture over the next year.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on Dec. 12 announced the launch of Read More...

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association December Newsletter

Thursday, December 22, 2022

In this month’s edition: Director’s Note – Emily Lowe Playing With Fire: When Manageable Risk Delivers Great Reward Study compares haylage vs. hay 16 practical tips for selecting productive replacement heifers Winter Feed Supplementation for CowsDecember Newsletter Read More...

Nominations Now Open for 2023 Emerald Awards & Youth Grants

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Since 1992 the Emerald Awards have showcased over 350 recipients and 850 finalists across Alberta who are addressing environmental and climate change issues, and you could be next to join that list!The Alberta Emerald Foundation is looking for organizations, projects, and individuals who are doing Read More...

Supporting Agricultural Labour Demands

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Record-setting economic growth in Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sector has ignited demand for workers across the province.To support producers and processors, Alberta, in partnership with the federal government, is providing $2.5 million to Ag for Life to help companies recruit, hire and Read More...

Important Update From the Nose Creek Watershed Partnership

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Rocky View County is a member of The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership (NCWP), which undertakes joint watershed planning addressing concerns regarding the future condition of Nose Creek and West Nose Creek. The Partnership is currently represented by the Calgary Airport Authority, City of Airdrie, Read More...

County Presents 2022 Master Farm Family Award

Monday, July 25, 2022

Left to Right: Rocky View County Councillor Greg Boehlke, Calder Cleveland, Keith Cleveland, Dawson ClevelandRocky View County has named Rhonda, Keith, Calder, and Dawson Cleveland as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2022.“My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to our 2022 Master Farm Read More...

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...

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