Agricultural News


Foxtail Barley Management

Friday, July 30, 2021

Foxtail barley is a native bunchgrass found throughout Canada, primarily in moist or saline depressions but can also occur in cultivated fields, roadsides, waste lands, and lawn. It is a perennial plant, greenish-purple in colour with round, hollow stems and swollen nodes. The unique seed head has Read More...

Alberta’s Certified Weed Free Forage Program

Friday, July 30, 2021

Are you a forage producer who is interested in helping to prevent the spread of invasive species? If so, read on to learn more about Alberta’s Certified Weed Free Forage program, how you can participate and how the Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC) will help you sell your forage.Invasive Read More...

Alberta Temperatures and Precipitation Updates

Friday, July 9, 2021

The exceptionally warm air mass that moved through Alberta in late June and early July set record highs for multiple days in many areas of the province.Maximum recorded temperatures (Map 1 and Map 2)The highest recorded temperature on June 30 was at Richardson Auto at 41.64*C with Loon River Auto in Read More...

Agroclimate Impact Reporter Survey

Friday, July 9, 2021

With unprecedented extreme heat and drought conditions continuing to expand in Alberta’s agriculture regions, it is very important to gather information from producers, producer groups, and the agricultural industry on how the weather is impacting their farms. The survey will take only 5 minutes and Read More...

Catch up with the Latest & Greatest at AgSmart 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

Olds College is excited to welcome you back to AgSmart on August 10 & 11 for the follow-up to the successful launch in 2019! The event management team has been building the evolved event since last fall, with health and safety as the top priority. The team will continually be updating the event plan Read More...

Weed And Brush Control In Pastures

Friday, July 9, 2021

Healthy and productive pastures are the foundation of a successful and sustainable beef cattle operation. When weeds and brush spread into hay fields, rangelands, and pastures, desirable forage species are replaced, reducing productivity and profitability. Full Article Read More...

FFGA June Newsletter

Friday, July 9, 2021

In this issue: Director’s Note – Wolter van der Kamp Ideas for advanced grazing management AgriStability sees significant change with the removal of the reference margin limit Journey to Regenerative – Timber Ridge Land & Cattle****Journey to Regenerative is a new feature article introduced by Read More...

Free Grazing 101 Ebook and Online Courses Available

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

This course is designed to help you jumpstart or improve your grazing and land management. Over the 30 days, you will build an understanding of grazing fundamentals and what records you may want to keep so you can make informed and well-thought out grazing management decisions that will benefit your Read More...

Managing Soil Salinity for the Long Haul

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Establishing perennial forages is one of the top recommended methods to manage saline soils for the long term. Full Article

Native Pollinators Want to be Your Buddies

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

There’s no denying that native pollinators are important — and there are things you can do to encourage these keystone species to come live on your land. Full Article

Healthy Range Key to Preventing New Invasive Plants

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Range agrologists urge producers to watch for changes on the landscape and be mindful of how invasive species spread. Full Article

Prepare a Livestock Emergency Plan Now and Be Entered to Win a 72-Hour Emergency Kit!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Are you prepared in the case of an emergency? Being prepared is important not only for you, but also for your livestock. Create a livestock emergency plan, send a copy to Rocky View County and be entered to win a 72-hour emergency kit worth $95.Learn more on how to keep your farm animals and Read More...

ALUS Program Looking for 2021 Projects

Friday, May 7, 2021

Rocky View County is currently accepting project applications for the ALUS program. These projects provide ecological goods and services such as cleaner water and air, flood control and water retention, carbon sequestration, increased biodiversity including wildlife and pollinator habitat, and more. Read More...

County Addressing Spruce Budworm Concerns in Bragg Creek

Friday, May 7, 2021

Over the last few years, an infestation of spruce budworm has been detected on trees in and around Bragg Creek. Spruce budworm is a native moth which primarily attacks spruce (white, black, Colorado) and balsam fir trees in Alberta. It is a wasteful feeder on current year needles. Learn more about Read More...

Spruce Budworm

Friday, May 7, 2021

The spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) is a native moth which primarily attacks spruce (white, black, Colorado) and balsam fir trees in Alberta. It is a wasteful feeder on current year needles.Pest IDIt takes a little bit of effort to identify a spruce budworm. The young yellowish larvae are Read More...

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