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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...

Climate Leadership Plan: Agriculture in Alberta

Friday, March 3, 2017

Important Websites: Carbon Levy Frequently Asked Questions for Farmers Agriculture and Climate Change Carbon Levy Rates: All Fuel Types Energy Efficiency Alberta: Programs Available Growing Forward 2: Producer Programs Climate Change Leadership Plan Feedback Read More...

Let Cattle do the Seeding

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures?As long as you’re not in a hurry, producers who manage beef cows and yearlings so they distribute legume seeds through their manure, say “yes” it can be a passive, yet effective means of Read More...

An Abundance of Elk Cause Feedstock Damage

Friday, March 3, 2017

A growing population of elk has spread along the Rocky Mountain foothills and in scattered populations throughout the parklands of central Alberta. The expanding elk population has resulted in increasing conflict with human activities, particularly with farmers and ranchers. Some livestock producers Read More...

2017 Get Set to Grow Workshops

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bees & Trees Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Farm Energy Management Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Farm Security Thursday, March 16, 2017 Backyard Hens Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Septic Sense: Solutions for Rural Living Thursday, March 30, 2017 Green Acreage Guide Tuesday, Read More...

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