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Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture: May 11 – May 15, 2015

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Ropin' The Web

Features


New Version of Call of the Land App Released

A new coming events feature has been added to the Call of the Land mobile application which includes a searchable listing of upcoming agricultural events across the province.

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2015 Summer Farm Employment Program

If full-time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply.  

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Easy Creamy Microwave Risotto

This Easy Creamy Microwave Risotto has all of the flavour and the creamy texture of traditional risotto but is much easier to prepare. 

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Markets

Farm Safety

An Unseen Threat-Old, Unused Wells

Some rural Albertans may be living with a health hazard on their property and they don’t even know it. 

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Avoid Spring-related Farmer Fatigue

With spring finally here, farmers are finding themselves in the middle of a seeding and spring-work frenzy as they aim to get seed and other inputs into the soil.

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What’s New in Ag Information


Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop

Alberta Farm Animal Care is hosting the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop on June 25 & 26, 2015 at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Olds, Alberta.

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Crops


2015 Crop Reports

There are a few changes in how the data will be collected this year and the reports will be collected on a weekly basis. 

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Potential Impact of Late blight in Greenhouse Crops

Over the last several years, there has been a great deal of concern in Alberta surrounding a disease called Late blight that affects mainly potatoes and tomatoes. 

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Business


Interested in Becoming an Egg Farmer?

The New Entrant Program that assists individuals and families who want to own and operate an egg farm in Alberta by alleviating some of the producer’s start -up costs  is now open.

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Click here for the Call of the Land brief.

Rural Development


Choosing a Wood Species for a Log Home

More than 80 commercial wood species in North America can be used to construct log homes, but most often, due to cost, the builder will choose a species that is readily available where the home is being manufactured.

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General


Preparing for Tree Planting

Trees bring natural beauty, cool shade and life-giving oxygen, and can be enjoyed for generations. However, a tree needs a healthy head start with proper pre-planting that begins with selecting the right seedlings.

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Tips for Tree Planting

There are two common methods of planting – manual and mechanical. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages. 

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Monday, May 11, 2015

In this issue

Features

Coming Events

Markets

Farm Safety

What’s New in Ag Information

Crops

Business

Rural Development

General

Coming Events

Working Well Workshops
Various locations, May-June Details >
 

Soil Reclamation Quality for Plant Growth
Edmonton and weblink, May 14 Click Here >
 

Social Media Made Easy: How To Make Your Own YouTube Videos
Olds, May 20  Details >
 

Alberta Pork Regional Meetings
Various locations, May 26-June 2  Details >
 

Ingredients for Success; The Conference on Food Innovation
Calgary, May 26-27  Details >
 

Farming Smarter Crop Walks
Lethbridge, May 28-June 18 Click Here >
 

Creating Rural Connections 2015
Leduc, May 26-27  Details >
 

Environmental Farm Plan Workshop
Vulcan, May 28  Details >
 

The Original Grazing School for Women
St. Paul. June 9-10.  Details >
 

Peter Donovan Soil Carbon Workshops
Various sites, June 15-30 Details >
 

UCVM 2015 Beef Cattle Conference
Calgary, June 17-19  Details >
 

Farming Smarter Field School
Lethbridge, June 23 – 25  Details >
 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop
Olds, June 25-26.  Details >
 

International Farm Management Congress
Quebec City, July 12-17 Details >
 

HortSnacks on Wheels
Sherwood Park. August 24-25. Details >
 


Created May 11, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

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