Articles for category Agriculture

Fusarium Head Blight Concerns at Harvest

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Although producers may have applied important agronomic measures prior to and throughout the growing season to prevent fusarium head blight damage to cereal crops, these measures only provide disease suppression. Neil Whatley, crop specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, explains why it is Read More...

First Ever Alberta Local Food Week: August 12-19

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The commitment to hold an annual Local Food Week was a key provision of the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act, passed by the Alberta Government in the spring in recognition of the important contribution that the province’s local food sector makes to the economy and to Albertans’ quality of Read More...

Jim Gerrish Grazing School

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Renowned grazier Jim Gerrish is returning to Alberta, bringing over 20 of beef-forage systems expertise, both in research and commercial cattle production, to graziers across the province. His research encompasses many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provides the foundation for many of Read More...

Alberta Crop Report

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Provincial crop conditions have dropped over seven points from last week. Northwest, northeast and Peace regions saw minimal changes, while the south and central have been most affected. The hot dry weather and limited rainfall played a part in the decline in these two regions. Although the Read More...

Provincial Moisture Situation Update: July 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides a monthly analysis of temperature trends and moisture levels for the province. Full article: Moisture Situation as of July 25, 2018

Attention Alberta Horse Owners: Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 (nEHV-1)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A case of nEHV-1 with neurological symptoms has been confirmed in a horse in Saskatchewan. Although other horses on the premises have tested negative and not moved since the original diagnosis. While this condition has not been detected within Rocky View County, the index horse had been present at a Read More...

Next Round of Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs Now Accepting Applications

Monday, July 23, 2018

Creating and maintaining public trust are the goals of three programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Applications are now being accepted for: Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives, Public Agriculture Literacy and Youth Agriculture Education. More Information Read More...

Prescriptions Will be Required for Livestock Antibiotics

Monday, July 23, 2018

Starting late in 2018, Health Canada is introducing a couple of important changes affecting the way animal antibiotic products can be accessed by producers. And having an established Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) will be an important part of a smooth transition. Full Article Read More...

Consultation on Strychnine and Its Associated End-use Products

Monday, July 23, 2018

Strychnine is a registered pesticide used by growers to control ground squirrels. Products containing strychnine for ground squirrel control include Maxim 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate and S.A.R.M Gopher Poison R.T.U.Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Read More...

Modernized Rules Increase Farm Worker Protection

Monday, July 23, 2018

New rules to improve health and safety for farm and ranch workers have been finalized through strong collaboration between the agricultural sector and the Alberta government.On December 1, 2018, waged, non-family farm and ranch workers will have similar rights and protections as other workers across Read More...

Livestock Welfare Engagement Project

Monday, July 23, 2018

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) is involved in a new initiative called the Livestock Welfare Engagement Project. The goal of this project is a collaborative look at animal welfare in Alberta’s livestock industry, where AFAC will facilitate the collection of input from individuals and organizations Read More...

County Presents Master Farm Family Award Winner for 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Schissel family with Councillor Daniel Henn (right) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County is pleased to announce this year’s Master Farm Family Award winners are Don and Betty Schissel.“We are very happy to present the award to the Schissel family,” says Daniel Read More...

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...

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