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Archive: January 2019

Insect Outlook for 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Insect forecast and survey maps for bertha armyworm, grasshopper and cabbage seedpod weevil are now live. Caitlynn Reesor spoke with Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, at this year’s Agronomy Update about the maps. Call of the Land - Part 1 Call of Read More...

Agricultural Carbon Offsets Update

Monday, January 28, 2019

An important change has come to Alberta’s carbon offset system. Farmers must have their quarters registered with an aggregation company prior to May 1 of a given year or they will not be able to claim credits for that year for the Conservation Cropping protocol, the main offset of use to farmers Read More...

Pilot Program for Recycling Agricultural Plastics

Monday, January 28, 2019

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is helping fund a three-year pilot program that will recycle agricultural plastics. Al Kemmere, chairman of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group, says this is a significant announcement. More Information Read More...

Moisture Situation Update as of January 6, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

How does this winter's snow accumulation compare around the province and to previous years? Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, analyzes the latest data. More Information Read More...

Alberta Soil Science Workshop 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1.5 to 2 day program that comprises 40 to 60 oral and poster presentations. These include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, Read More...

Climate Change’s Impact on Managing Animal Health

Monday, January 28, 2019

I’m losing more arguments with grandchildren that our climate hasn’t changed significantly, prompted by signals that have only grown more evident through the last half of my lifetime. At one point, I convinced myself that climatic changes were part of a natural phenomenon — one of those things Read More...

Leading Edge Farm Management Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Leading Edge Farm Management Conference gives delegates unprecedented access to Alberta’s top farm business management advisors.Leading Edge – The Next GenerationThe 2019 event is being specifically designed for those that are in the earlier stages of their farming careers. More Information Read More...

Farm to Market to Table Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019

This year Alberta Farmers’ Market Association, Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association, the Leduc Regional Chamber and Title Sponsor Leduc County is hosting their annual conference along with support of other counties and municipalities in Alberta.This is a conference for Farm Direct Marketers, Read More...

Mycotoxins

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mycotoxins are often hidden hazards – a group of harmful toxins produced by certain types of fungi including mould that are only detectable with lab testing. They can create a variety of problems for beef cattle including reduced health and productivity.The source of mycotoxins are fungi, including Read More...

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

Monday, January 28, 2019

On January 7, 2019, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry confirmed the first-ever case of PED in Alberta.Since then, the farm and the farm veterinarian have worked closely with Alberta Pork and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to manage the disease. Enhanced biosecurity measures are in place for the Read More...

Webinar: Cover Crops

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cover crops can have many benefits including improving soil health and prolonging the grazing season. Join this webinar to learn about some of the best practices for growing cover crops. Registration

Webinar: What’s in your Water? Water Quality and the Economics of Pump Systems

Monday, January 28, 2019

Testing your water sources to ensure it is good quality and free of toxins can help to prevent animal health issues or even death. This webinar will discuss when you should be testing your water, how to do it, what to test for, and what limits are acceptable. Also to be discussed: economics of Read More...

Webinar: Adaptive Grazing and Grazing Management

Monday, January 28, 2019

During this webinar you will hear from grazing experts on different grazing management techniques that can help your pastures to become more productive and profitable. Registration

How to Increase your Odds of Having Healthy Calves

Monday, January 28, 2019

Calving is a natural process, but sometimes disease, weather, and many other factors can cause stress. How can beef producers best prepare newborn calves to get a healthy start? What are some effective ways to enable calves to be resilient against bugs like bacteria, viruses or other pathogens they Read More...

Winter Watershed Workshop

Monday, January 28, 2019

Join the Jumpingpound Creek Watershed Partnership for an afternoon of stewardship and resource management conversation. RSVP by February 15.Date: February 27, 2019Time: 11:30 am to 4:00 pmLocation: Jumping Pound HallMore information and registration (PDF) Read More...

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