Redford Government and Lac Ste. Anne County Partner to Improve Internet Access for Rural Residents
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Cattle Trail at the Calgary Stampede
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Honey-Glazed Red Pepper with Goat Cheese
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Growing Forward 2 Food Safety Systems Producer Program
Moisture Raises Sclerotinia Stem Rot Risk
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Wheat Midge Flight Underway in Southern Alberta
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Stripe Rust Survey Update
12 winter wheat fields were surveyed July 3rd in the Lethbridge, Coaldale, Foremost and Bow Island area. Trace levels were seen in 2 fields around Lethbridge. The rest were clean. However, all of the fields had been sprayed with fungicides.
In unsprayed research plots at Lethbridge, 80% incidence and 50% severity is common in winter wheat.
At this late stage, spraying may not be possible or necessary in winter wheat because most is past flowering and into grain fill.
Spring wheats are still mostly clean. Spring wheat varieties that are resistant to stripe rust don’t require spraying.
We do not recommend spraying susceptible spring wheat varieties until the boot stage since protection of the flag and penultimate leaves is most important for saving yield and quality.
As always, frequent monitoring of fields for disease is recommended. The forecast for cooler weather and possibility of intermittent showers could complicate the stripe rust situation. For further information, contact Mike Harding, plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture, 403-362-1338.
Farm Direct Marketing for Rural Producers
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Pulses and the Statistics Canada Acreage Survey
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Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Crops
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Vegreville Hemp Crop Walk
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FutureFare 2013 Recognizes Recent Successes and Addresses Industry Change
The Workforce Development Program
Returns on Research and Development Investment
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Created July 9, 2013 | Category: Agronomy