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Apply Now to Join Local Food Council

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Applications are now open for Alberta’s first ever Local Food Council. The aim of the council will be to provide recommendations on provincial policies, programs, pilot projects or initiatives to support the continued growth and sustainability of Alberta’s local food sector. Deadline for Read More...

Forage to Beef Demo Day

Friday, June 29, 2018

On Wednesday, July 11, join Foothills Forage & Grazing Association and Livestock Gentec for a tour of Difficulty Ranch and Whiskey Ridge Cattle Co. featuring: grazing systems (rotational and swath grazing); economic advantage of vigour in the cow herd; drone application in ranch management; watering Read More...

Soil Health Field Day

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Learn more about the many factors that can affect the health of soil among pastures and farmlands at this one-day workshop on Friday, July 6. Topics include soil carbon storage and greenhouse gas emission from tame and native pasture, effect of drought on dry mixed-grass plant communities, soil Read More...

2018 International Clubroot Workshop

Thursday, June 28, 2018

This unique three-day program being held in Edmonton from August 7-9, will highlight clubroot research from across Canada and around the world. Sessions will highlight the latest research on genetics and breeding, genomics, epidemiology, molecular plant-pathogen interactions, and disease management. Read More...

Workshop: Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Topics covered at this workshop being held July 24 and 25 will include range and riparian health, local plant identification, Verified Sustainable Beef Program, grazing research and utilizing electric fencing. More information and registration Read More...

Workshop: Riparian Management Course

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Do you have riparian areas on your land?Join the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society, Cows & Fish, and Mountain View County for a mini-course being held July 23 and 24, that will give you ideas and tools to maximize the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by your riparian Read More...

Clubroot and Energy/Utility Developments

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease that affects crops in the cruciferous family by reducing yield and quality. Clubroot was first identified in canola crops in Alberta in 2003. The visible signs of clubroot are galls or clubs that form on the roots, which can impede nutrient and water uptake. Read More...

Take this Weather and Climate Webpage with You

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Alberta and Agriculture and Forestry has just launched its weather and climate mobile-friendly webpage. Ralph Wright, head of agro-meteorology with Agriculture and Forestry, explains the features of this weather app and how it can help Alberta producers. Full article: Take this Weather and Read More...

Herbicide Resistance

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Weed resistance to herbicides has been an issue in crop production for many years. However, it is coming to the forefront as increasing numbers of weeds are no longer responding to herbicides. Full article: Herbicide Resistance Read More...

The Sun Doesn’t Always Shine on Every Solar Project

Thursday, June 21, 2018

It’s a good time to install a solar system, but you need to consider many factors before plunging in. Full Article: The Sun Doesn't Always Shine on Every Solar Project Read More...

Alberta Crop Report

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dry weather conditions helped producers catch up with late seeding and contributed to quick germination and emergence. Recent hot and windy weather led to the increased drying of both surface soil moisture and sub-surface soil moisture. The forecasted cooler temperatures and scattered showers Read More...

Provincial Moisture Situation Update

Friday, June 8, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides a monthly analysis of temperature trends and moisture levels for the province. Full article: Moisture Situation Update

UofC Study Participants Needed: Beneficial Insects in Restored Spaces

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Galpern Lab at the University of Calgary is currently conducting a study to examine how beneficial insects (both pollinators and predators of crop pests) return to restored spaces in Alberta agro-ecosystems. As part of this study they are looking for a few crop fields which contain a pothole or Read More...

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide is Now an App

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Association of Alberta Agriculture Fieldmen (AAAF), has launched the Alberta Bluebook app. This app modernizes the hard copy Crop Protection Guide that the Alberta Government publishes annually and is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide for the selection and application of chemicals to Read More...

Call for Hosts for Sixth Annual Open Farm Days

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Farmers and ranchers are invited to share stories, educate and expand their markets as hosts for Alberta Open Farm Days on August 18-19, 2018.Producers and ag-tourism operators can sign up using the online registration form available at the Alberta Open Farm Days website. The application deadline is Read More...

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