Agricultural News


Bruce Spanworm Outbreak

Friday, June 2, 2017

The west side of Rocky View County has had a large number of properties affected by small green caterpillars. These caterpillars have been confirmed to be the Bruce spanworm, an insect from the Order Lepidoptera which includes moths and butterflies. The main host plants include poplars such as aspen Read More...

5th Annual Alberta Open Farm Days

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This year’s Alberta Open Farm Days, the fifth annual, runs August 19-20, 2017. The deadline for farms to register to participate is May 31. New this year, farms can choose which day(s) they would like to participate (Saturday, Sunday, or both).Open Farm Days is a catalyst for stimulating economic Read More...

Summer Farm Employment Program

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If full time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply. Once again, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be offering the Summer Farm Employment Program. This program gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides Read More...

Time for Pale Western Cutworm Scouting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Pale Western Cutworm is a below-ground feeder, with larvae hatching in late April/early May. For many, seed isn't even in the ground yet, but the cutworms are ready for it when it is. So the time to start scouting for cutworms is now.More information: Pale Western Cutworm Read More...

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention/Control Measures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Under the Plant Protection Act “Plant Protection Regulation” of Canada, the movement of the Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogen is regulated. Elms from a DED-infected province cannot be shipped to a disease-free province. Alberta and British Columbia are classified as DED-free.Under the Alberta Read More...

Producer Input Sought About Agriculture Programs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alberta is working with the federal government and other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year agricultural policy framework to replace the current Growing Forward 2 agreement, which expires on March 31, 2018.Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial Read More...

Rural Acreage Owner Pesticide Certified Program

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Rural Acreage Owner Herbicide Program was initiated to ensure rural acreage owners (RAOs) have access to select commercial-class herbicides to control prohibited noxious and noxious weeds (as identified in the Weed Control Act).Lakeland College offers an online course to agricultural Read More...

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Seeking Producer Input

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan is considering implementing a required renewal period so that producers would need to renew their environmental plans on a periodic basis. Currently this is not a requirement in Alberta, which is out of alignment with other provinces. Provide your input in a Read More...

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley Launch New Mentorship and Leadership Program

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Barley Commission have launched a mentorship initiative aimed at fostering a strong network of future agricultural leaders for a progressive and vibrant cropping industry in Alberta. The initiative is called AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program.AdvancingAg Read More...

Help Shape Farm and Ranch Labour Legislation

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches.In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to Read More...

CRSB Seeks Final Public Input on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Production

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The CRSB is seeking final comments on a draft of the indicators for beef operations, which has been updated based on feedback from the first draft in 2016. This 30-day public consultation will take place from February 28 to April 1, 2017, and will be the final opportunity for public comment.More Read More...

Modifying Fences to Protect High-Value Pastures from Deer and Elk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When the threat of damage or disease transmission occurs on the landscape, it can be very difficult to prevent. Many methods of preventing wild animals from damaging crops and rangeland have been used, but fencing is the most practical long-term solution in areas with high deer or elk Read More...

Ascochyta Disease Levels on Field Pea Seed and Beneficial Management Practices

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There have been a lot questions by growers about ascochyta disease levels on the seed of the field pea. The following article by Mark Olson addresses some of those concerns and discusses seed testing and seed treatment as methods to manage seed-borne ascochyta on pea.Ascochyta Disease Levels on Read More...

Meet Rocky View County’s Agricultural Service Board Farm Member Jessica VanGaalen

Monday, March 6, 2017

By Jessica VanGaalenWith a family farming background that has been rooted in the Langdon area for many years I have had an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the invaluable role that agriculture plays right here in Rocky View County.Following several years at the University of Lethbridge in Read More...

Local Agricultural Vendors Wanted

Friday, March 3, 2017

Rocky View County is looking for local Agricultural producers who have products or byproducts (fruits, vegetables, meats, honey, flowers, soaps, lip balms etc.) to be showcased at our AgVenture Tour on July 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in having a booth, sign up early as space is Read More...

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