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Canola Watch Sept. 19, 2019

Created September 19, 2019 | Category: Farming Tips

Three institutions combine to tackle Canadian agriculture challenges

Created September 17, 2019 | Category: Business

Sept. 17, 2019 – Three of Canada’s leading post-secondary agriculture institutions team up for a one-of-a-kind training opportunity and competition this weekend at Lethbridge College. McDalBridge brings together students from McGill University, Dalhousie University and Lethbridge College to create innovative solutions to Canadian agricultural challenges. The event will take place from Sept. 20 to 22. […]

Canola Watch Feb. 8, 2019

Created February 8, 2019 | Category: Industry

Canola Watch – August 15, 2018

Created August 15, 2018 | Category: Industry

Canola Watch Quiz Map of the Week 10 Observations and Tips from the ICW Harvest Timing For An Uneven Field Late Season Weeds Harvest Prep to Reduce Combine Losses, Store Safely Safety Tip: Preventing Fires At Harvest Most Popular Articles

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Canola Watch – August 10, 2018

Created August 10, 2018 | Category: Business

Pull patches of club root, burn galls While scouting for club root also look for… Early, hot swathing can increase green counts Harvest options for multi-stage crops Late season hail: yield and disease risk How to reduce costly harvest losses Late season spraying? Follow pre-harvest intervals Bertha Armyworm: Some Hot Spots in the Peace Lygus: […]

Agri News – July 31, 2018

Created July 31, 2018 | Category: Industry

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Canola Watch – July 19, 2018

Created July 20, 2018 | Category: Industry

  Keep It Clean Quiz Map of the Week – Bertha Armyworm Counts Bertha Armyworm Thresholds Diamondback Moth Larvae Observed Keep Canola Bins Malathion Free Missing Pod? Here are the Main Reasons. Come to the Most Important Clubroot Event of the Year Coming Events Our Most Clicked On Articles From Last Week    

Agri-News – July 16, 2018

Created July 17, 2018 | Category: Industry

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Farmers’ Advocate Office Undertakes Surface Rights Mapping Project

Created August 11, 2015 | Category: Business

Farmers Advocate Office of Alberta Ag wants help with an initiative called Surface rights, land and energy: pricing transparency mapping project. They ask landowners to supply them with pipeline right-of-way and seismic agreements (back to 2011) and surface lease and transmission line agreements (back to 2010). hope to create four interactive maps with information on […]

Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector’s Strength

Created April 15, 2015 | Category: Business

Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector’s Strength  OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 13, 2015) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Article from Digital Journal The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and […]

Technical Bulletins for Beef Forage

Created December 9, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

AC Admiral Bromegrass The plant breeding work done by Dr. Bruce Coulman of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  in partnership with SeCan, have written the Technical Bulletin for AC Admiral Meadow Bromegrass – Link (pdf) AC Armada Bromegrass The plant breeding work done by Dr. Bruce Coulman of the […]

Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative – Rule #37

Created December 9, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

from The University of Western Australia #37 Rules of thumb Rule of thumb: A useful principle having wide application but not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every situation.“Then they measured my right thumb, and desired no more; for by a mathematical computation, that twice round the thumb is once around the wrist, and […]

Alberta Barley Newsletter for December 2014

Created December 9, 2014 | Category: Business

Live from Amsterdam: Checking in from Hi Europe and Ni Alberta Barley’s vice-chairman and region three director-at-large Mike Ammeter and GrainsWest editor Trevor Bacque are in Amsterdam this week for the Hi Europe and Ni show. Read more The Farmer Model Report  On June 23/24, 2014, Alberta Barley hosted a forum for a farmer-led discussion on […]

Western Canada Agronomy Research Capacity Study

Created November 27, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

      In collaboration with several Western Canadian producer crop commodity organizations, the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) commissioned a study by Toma and Bouma Management Consultants to evaluate agronomy research capacity in Western Canada. This project provides an inventory (capital and human resources) of agronomic research capacity in Western Canada, and projected capacity […]

Grainews: Corn could be your 2015 cash crop

Created November 23, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Practical production tips for the prairie farmer TOP NEWS | NOVEMBER 21, 2014 CORN Corn could be your 2015 cash crop CROPS Battling graft, China to overhaul grains import quota system › MACHINERY & SHOP How to install U-joints › NEWS Grainews Giveaway › BARLEY Ceiling still far off for rising feed barley market MOST READ | past […]

Western Canada Update – Pulse School, FNA/CWB News and Domino’s Committment

Created October 21, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

 Western Canada Update   Pulse School: Understanding and Maintaining Grade Quality In this Pulse School, we talk to Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy and seed program manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. Phelps walks us through some of the factors involved in pulse grading, and some of the potential 2014 growing season concerns, including seed tag and high moisture/high temperature […]

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Alberta Weed Spotter iPhone App launched!

Created August 21, 2014 | Category: Government

Alberta Weed Spotter iPhone App launched!https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/alberta-weed-spotter/id889877970?mt=8“Alberta Weed Spotter” app that was developed in partnership with the Athabasca University and co-funded by the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton.This free app features all 75 weed species currently regulated in the Alberta Weed Control Act, as well as look a likes, and has two main […]

Hemp production on the Rise

Created August 11, 2014 | Category: Industry

Click here to view the interview on Global News http://globalnews.ca/news/1495511/hemp-production-on-the-rise/ An old crop with some new applications has drawn attention among Alberta farmers. Since 1998, the year growing low THC hemp was made legal, farming of the crop has been building steam. Now, it’s poised to become a noticeable crop in Southern Alberta. As the manager of […]

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Alberta Crop Conditions Report – Aug 5, 2014

Created August 11, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Following is the Alberta Crop Report (Abbreviated) release prepared by James Wright of AFSC, reporting conditions as of August 5, 2014.Note:  Full Crop Report is published every two weeks, while an abbreviated Crop Report is available during the week prior to the full Crop Report.  This is the first Abbreviated Crop Report of the 2014 […]

Hemp taking root in area fields

Created August 5, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

BY LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JULY 25, 2014. Garrett SimmonsLethbridge Heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is known for its vast network of irrigation, which allows producers to grow several crops unique to this region.Potatoes, sugar beets and the famous Taber corn are just some of the crops often associated with this part of the country. But if a recent trend […]

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July AgriDigest Online

Created July 14, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

To view the July 2014 AgriDigest click here FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q – How much does it cost to subscribe to Agri Digest Online? A – Agri Digest Online is absolutely free to anyone who wishes to read it, with or without signing up for new issue alerts. However, it helps us greatly if you […]

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AgCanada Articles: 1/3 of your mouthfuls of food owed to pollinators

Created June 4, 2014 | Category: Grains

From the week of May 26 AgCanada Top Articles of the Week Guenther: NW Sask. growers hustle within seeding window, May 23 So far so good summed up the seeding reports for farmers in the NW corner of Saskatchewan. In a rush to get seed in the ground, some farmers were opting for a post-seed […]

Western Canada Update: The Advancing Women in Ag Wrap Up, Work/Life Balance, Cucumber Water

Created May 15, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Western Canada Update   The Advancing Women in Ag Wrap Up: Work/Life Balance, Cucumber Water & Why Different is Good The very first Advancing Women – Leadership in Agriculture conference, held in late April in Calgary, was a career highlight for our editor Lyndsey Smith, and in this video, she’s joined by field editor Debra Murphy […]

Agri-News – This Week in Agriculture – April 14, 2014

Created April 15, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features Blue Book Now Available as Free Download Crop Protection 2014, or the “blue book” as it is more commonly known, is now available as a free downloadable .pdf. Hear the Call of the Land interview Read the Agri-News story  Managing Prosperity on the Beef Farm An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist says […]

Western Canada Update – April 2, 2014

Created April 2, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Western Canada Update     Spray Tips with Tom Wolf – Ep 4: Making the Pressure Gauge Your Speedometer      Good spray quality is essential in application, but all of the factors involved can make getting there quite a challenge. In this vlog, Tom Wolf talks about the evolution of pressure ranges in nozzles and […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week – Mar 24/14

Created March 24, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features 2014 Summer Farm Employment Program Full time farmers thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, should apply soon. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is once again offering the Summer Farm Employment Program that gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides wage support to farmers for the months of […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week – Feb 18/14

Created February 18, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features Top Items from Agronomy Update 2014 Over 30 presentations on a wide variety of topics related to crop production were made at the recent Agronomy Update conference. The presentations provided information on crop pests, weed control, soil fertility, new crop options, grain storage and marketing. Mark Cutts, crop specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural […]

Agri-News – RTW this week – Jan 27/14

Created January 29, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

  Features Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea a Reportable Disease in Alberta Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, often referred to as PED, has killed more than a million young pigs in the United States. While one case has been confirmed in Ontario, there have been no cases of PED diagnosed in Alberta. As of January 20, 2014, PED is now areportable […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week (Jan. 13/14)

Created January 13, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features Points to Remember During Calving Season As calving draws closer, producers know that, as always, the season is a busy one. A little preparation and some advance management practices can go a long way in ensuring a successful calving season in 2014.  Click here for more in Agri-News. >     Barley and Cranberry Pork Stew […]

Agri-News – RTW this week (Jan. 6/14)

Created January 7, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Agriculture issues including Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) made up the agenda for the Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit held in Oklahoma on January 3 to 5, 2014. Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson provides some background on how COOL came to be in the first place.  Click to hear […]

Agri-News – RTW this week (December 23, 2013)

Created January 3, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Features Looking Back on 2013 with Alberta’s Agriculture Minister A look back on 2013 with Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson. Some of the highlights in 2013 include:   the bumper crop the importance of finding new markets for agricultural commodities value-added initiatives in 2013 successful new initiatives in 2013 Capitalizing on Learning Opportunities As the 2013/2014 […]

Pulse Check – December 24, 2013

Created January 3, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

Upcoming Events CropSphere 2014– Jan 13-14, TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre,  downtown Saskatoon Agronomy Update 2014– Jan 14-15, Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer Irrigated Crop Production Update 2014– Jan 21-22, Lethbridge Lodge Hotel.  FarmTech 2014 – Jan 28, 29 & 30 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands. Register HERE APG AGM– Jan 29, 2:45-3:45, Edmonton EXPO […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week (December 16, 2013)

Created December 17, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Agriculture Hall of Fame Call for Nominations The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industry. Every two years, Alberta’s Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes up to three Albertans whose outstanding leadership, innovation and business practices have advanced Alberta’s agriculture […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week (December 9, 2013)

Created December 10, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Oh, Christmas Tree The members of the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association are part of a thriving business. In 2011, there were 2,381 farms in Canada growing Christmas trees. When it comes to choosing and caring for a Christmas tree, there are a few tips to keep in mind.  Click here to read more […]

Agri-News – RTW this week (December 2, 2013)

Created December 4, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

  Features Marketing Nutrition Workbook — Healthy Eating Guidelines Now, more than ever, consumers are choosing food products with health benefits. It’s increasingly important for food processors to know which aspects of their food product they should promote. When it comes to the latest nutrition fads, many of which are featured on talk shows or […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week (Nov. 25, 2013)

Created November 25, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Good Fences Make Good Neighbors As a response by the Government of Alberta to landowners’ needs, the Alberta Property Rights Advocate Office became operational in December 2012. “In their day-to-day work, the Office often deals with the question of what is meant by property rights. We like to use a practical, working definition of […]

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Agri-News – RTW this Week (November 18, 2013)

Created November 18, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

  Features Rancher’s Risk and Return — a New Economic Analysis Tool for Alberta Cattle Producers A new decision support tool to assist cattle producers in calculating their cost of production and risk exposure has been posted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s website. The new tool,Rancher’s Risk and Return is an excel spreadsheet calculator that […]

Agri-News – RTW this week (Nov. 12, 2013)

Created November 12, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Minister Olson on Country of Origin Labeling Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson has returned from Chicago where he was attending the North American Meat Association’s 2013 Outlook Conference to rally support to change U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, COOL rules.  Hear the Call of the Land interview >   New Inductee to 4-H Alberta Hall […]

Pulse Check – November 12, 2013

Created November 12, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

APG Zone Annual General Meetings Zone 1: December 9, Taber Legion Hall, 5205 48 Avenue, Taber, AB,  Registration 9:00 a.m., Meeting 9:30a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Zone 2: November 13, Acme Community Centre, 139 Allison Street, Acme, AB, Registration 8:30a.m., Meeting 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (partnering with ABC) PRE-REGISTER HERE to win Farm Tech Admission Zone 3: November 25, Westlock District Community Hall, 10711 104 […]

Minister Ritz Highlights Trade Opportunities at Agri-Trade 2013

Created November 9, 2013 | Category: Government

Minister Ritz Highlights Trade Opportunities at Agri-Trade 2013 RED DEER, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Nov. 7, 2013) – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz delivered remarks at Agri-Trade 2013’s first annual All Crops Breakfast and Market Outlook today to highlight current and upcoming opportunities for Canadian field crop producers. He was joined by representatives from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, […]

Agri-News – RTW this Week: November 4, 2013

Created November 5, 2013 | Category: Events

Features Alberta to Stand Up for Livestock Industry in Chicago Alberta’s Agriculture Minister will meet with American meat-packers to rally support to change U.S mandator Country of Origin Labelling rules. Verlyn Olson will attend the North American Meat Association’s 2013 Outlook Conference in Chicago, IL, Nov. 3-5.  Click here to read the Agri-News story >   […]

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Agri-News RTW This Week (for Oct 28)

Created November 1, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Alberta Government and Clear Hills County Partner to Improve Internet Access for Rural Residents Clear Hills County residents will have greater access to high-speed Internet as the result of a $240,600 Final Mile Rural Community Program grant.  Click to read the Agri-News story >  International Apiculture Congress An Alberta Agriculture apiculturist reports on Apimondia’s biannual International Apiculture Congress […]

Agri-News – RTW this week – Oct 21, 2013

Created October 22, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Post-Harvest Nutrient Management With the completion of harvest in many areas across the province, producers will already be thinking about the 2014 crop year. One aspect of next year’s crop production that can be considered this fall is nutrient management.  Click here for more in Agri-News. >   Ag for Life 2013 Harvest Gala The second […]

Agri-Digest Online October Issue

Created October 2, 2013 | Category: Events

— Click Here to View — The October Issue of the Agri-Digest Online is now available! Agri-Digest Online is a Pan-Canadian Journal of Issues and Events in Agriculture   Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Agri-Digest Q – How much does it cost to subscribe to Agri Digest Online?A – Agri Digest Online is […]

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Agri-News – RTW this Week (Sept 23, 2013)

Created September 24, 2013 | Category: Business

Features Frost So Far This Fall Albertans know that winter is coming and that autumn brings cooler temperatures and the threat of over-night frost; but, before September 15, early widespread frosts were all but absent from most of the agricultural areas of the province. However, since that time, overnight cool northern air, clear skies and […]

RTW this Week: Agri-News (September 16, 2013)

Created September 16, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features One Day – 1000 Young City Slickers The Multicultural Heritage Centre is once again hosting the City Slickers program in Stony Plain at the Stony Plain Heritage Park, on September 20, 2013. City Slickers is a powerful one-day event that introduces Grades 4 and 5 students to the many facets of agriculture. Children experience […]

RTW this Week – Agri-News (Sept 9, 2013)

Created September 11, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Harvest Safely — Harvest Safety Make a plan to ensure everyone gets home safely this harvest season! “The safety conversation around ‘no one gets hurt’ needs to be the first conversation, first action and first thought farm owners and workers have as they go to work each day,” says Kenda Lubeck, farm safety coordinator […]

CCC Media Release: Research Investment

Created September 5, 2013 | Category: Government

Historic investment in canola research September 5, 2013 The federal government announcement of new investment in canola disease research in collaboration with SaskCanola brings total government/industry investment in canola research to more than $25 million over the next five years. “This unprecedented investment in innovation demonstrates huge confidence in the canola industry,” says Canola Council […]

RTW this Week (from August 26, 2013)

Created September 3, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Moisture Situation Update as of August 20 Early in the morning of August 21, generally light frosts were recorded at several locations in a large area extending along the foothills from Grande Cache in the north, down to the M.D of Ranchlands (south of Calgary). This cold air brought freezing temperatures into some agricultural […]

Pulse Check for August 28

Created September 3, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

  Desiccating & HarvestingYour Faba Beans Faba bean crops will mature in approximately 110 to 130 days, although this maturity time can vary greatly due to either drought or excess moisture conditions. Late seeded fields tend to have increased days to maturity, decreased yield and slower pod ripening but this can vary greatly from year […]

Alberta Crop conditions better than average, Big Yields seen

Created August 7, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Spring crop yields seen 10-20 per cent above long-term average Alberta crop conditions are well above average, pointing to big yields, the government of the Western Canadian province said on Friday in its most recent crop report as of July 30. * Overall crop rating was 87.5 per cent in good or excellent condition, down […]

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RTW This Week – Agri-News:July 27 – August 2, 2013

Created July 30, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features Agriculture Flood Relief It’s been over a month since the disastrous floods took place in Alberta. Although the flooding caused damage to the province’s agriculture sector, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson says it could have been much worse.  Click to listen to the interview with Minister Olson. >  Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Discuss […]

Storage and Diversification – David Wong

Created July 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

Storage and Diversification One price risk management tool available to growers is storage.  When market conditions result in what growers believe are unacceptable prices, and with poor basis levels, storage can be used as a marketing tool.  To summarize, when futures are strong and basis levels are narrow/strong, it is a sell signal.   When futures […]

RTW this Week – Agri-News (July 22, 2013)

Created July 23, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Features RTW Agricultural Society and Province Partner to Promote Agriculture The Government of Alberta is stepping up with funding for the Olds Agricultural Society to support rural youth development and facility upgrades. “The Olds Agricultural Society is part of the heart of this community and does a tremendous job organizing events that help make Olds […]

Federal Research Investment will Drive Canola Industry Growth

Created July 22, 2013 | Category: Government

  July 22, 2013  Winnipeg – The federal government’s newly-announced $15-million investment in canola research will help drive the industry to new heights, says Canola Council of Canada (CCC) president Patti Miller. “This is a great day for the canola industry,” said Miller, speaking at the news conference where Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz announced […]

Weekly Crop Water Report July 22, 2013

Created July 22, 2013 | Category: Industry

Click here to download an excel spreadsheet with all the data (some users may have to download the file and then open using Internet Explorer) Crop water use values are provided in mm per day.  Crop water use values are based on a seeding date of May 15.  For more detailed crop water use values […]

Harper Government Invests in Barley Industry Growth

Created July 15, 2013 | Category: Government

Harper Government Invests in Barley Industry Growth LACOMBE, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 9, 2013) – Barley farmers will benefit from key investments in science and innovation that will improve the competitiveness of the barley sector, with the support of the Harper Government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment for the Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) […]

Canola Watch July 10: Hail | Insects | 50% flower

Created July 15, 2013 | Category: Farming Tips

Hail struck a number of areas over the past week, and canola damage ranged from light to total destruction. The photo above shows a couple hailstones collected around Lethbridge this week. Canola has a remarkable capacity to recover from light hail at early flowering — although if the flowering period is extended as a result, […]

Weekly Crop Water Use Report – July 15

Created July 15, 2013 | Category: Industry

Click here to download an excel spreadsheet with all the data Crop water use values are provided in mm per day.  Crop water use values are based on a seeding date of May 15.  For more detailed crop water use values based on different seeding dates, please link to IMCIN website and select the nearest […]

Alberta RTW this week Agri-News

Created July 9, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

  Features Redford Government and Lac Ste. Anne County Partner to Improve Internet Access for Rural Residents Lac Ste. Anne County residents will have greater access to high-speed Internet as the result of a $500,000 Final Mile Rural Community Program grant. “The Internet is a powerful tool that puts a wealth of information at our […]

Grazing Fact Sheets

Created July 4, 2013 | Category: Grains

Grazing Fact Sheets (click each to view) PFM Grazing 1 – growth.pdf PFM Grazing 2 – gates.pdf PFM Grazing 3 – Feed Holes.pdf  

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Alberta RTW this week Agri-News

Created June 26, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Alberta Agriculture Working with Producers on Flooding Situation Alberta Agriculture is currently working with producers to assess the impact of flooding in southern Alberta and will also be helping with recovery. The latest information on the flooding situation can be found at www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca. Additional agricultural information related to flooding is available on Alberta Agriculture’s homepage, www.agriculture.alberta.ca. Alberta […]

Alberta RTW this Week Agri-News

Created June 19, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

Click here for the full version Features Appointments to the Alberta Grains Council Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson has appointed two new members to the Alberta Grains Council.  Read the story here >  Classroom Garden Program Plants Seeds in New Communities Through its commitment to enhancing agriculture education and awareness efforts in the province of Alberta, […]

Where is the AAFC wheat-breeding program headed?

Created June 13, 2013 | Category: Business

After closing Winnipeg’s Cereal Research Centre, the federal government has
invested $85 million in a new wheat research program in Saskatoon. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has led Canadian wheat breeding for more than 100 years, but recent actions by the federal government have some wondering about its future role. A year ago, Ottawa announced it […]

Agriculture News – Everything From Plant Proteins to Giant Idaho Spuds

Created June 12, 2013 | Category: Government

New Plant Protein Discoveries Could Ease Global Food and Fuel Demands May 1, 2013  ScienceDaily— New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food […]

Alberta RTW this week Agri-News

Created June 12, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

  Alfalfa Autotoxicity When looking to breathe new life into an old alfalfa stand, alfalfa autotoxicity is one factor to be carefully considered before developing rejuvenation plans.  Read the Agri-News story >   Alfalfa Toxicity Affects Seedling Emergence and Growth Both seedling emergence and growth are reduced by alfalfa autotoxicity. Plants that do emerge are often […]

Alberta Crop Report

Created June 12, 2013 | Category: Farming Tips

This information has been made available by Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. The June 4, 2013 Crop Report is also available as a PDF file on the AFSC website. Seeding is virtually completed at 97% in line with the long term average. Feed crops remain to be completed. Emergence is estimated at 63%, ahead of last year’s 55%. […]

Alberta RTW this Week Agri-News

Created June 4, 2013 | Category: Business

Monday, June 03, 2013 Edition. Features: Basis Signals for Canola Marketers Canola producers, particularly those with canola in storage, follow canola cash prices closely. However, not all canola producers track the difference between the cash price and the futures price for canola. This difference is termed ‘basis’. Following basis can often give clues of what […]

June Agri Digest now available!

Created June 3, 2013 | Category: Farming Tips

The JUNE 2013  issue of Agri Digest Online is posted. Hope you enjoy the bit of Irish news in the Across Borders section – a wee reminder that farming faces the same issues the world over. Click the Link to view : http://agridigestonline.advancedpublishing.com/Vizion5/viewer.aspx?id=30&pageId=1 If you do not get the new issue of Agri Digest, try clicking […]

Irrigation Management Weekly Crop Water Use Report

Created May 31, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

Weekly Crop Water Use Report May 21 2013 Click here to download the Weekly Crop Water use report from May 21st. It provides an interesting look into how much water (mm per day) is used in Agricultural Irrigation in Southern Alberta. Communities and areas covered by the report include: Barnwell, Barons, Blood Tribe, Bow Island, […]

Japan and South Korea Bar U.S. Wheat Imports

Created May 31, 2013 | Category: Government

Japan and South Korea suspended some imports of American wheat, and the European Union urged its 27 nations to increase testing, after the United States government disclosed this week that a strain of genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale was found growing in an Oregon field. Although none of the wheat, developed […]

Monsanto Modified Wheat Not Approved by USDA in Field

Created May 31, 2013 | Category: Government

Genetically modified wheat created by Monsanto Co. (MON) that wasn’t approved for use turned up on an 80-acre farm in Oregon last month, threatening the outlook for U.S. exports of the grain that are the world’s largest. A farmer attempting to kill wheat with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide found several plants survived the weedkiller, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said […]

Flea Beetles, Monarch Butterflies and more!

Created May 31, 2013 | Category: Industry

Visit the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network  Today Scott Meers talks about insect activity in the province, starting with flea beetles in the Peace:http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl20928 FYI  Monarch Butterflies are off to a slow start this year, with the number moving north in May at an all time low (as indicated by first sightings reported to Journey […]

Key Cellular Organelle Involved in Gene Silencing Identified

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

Key Cellular Organelle Involved in Gene Silencing IdentifiedApr. 25, 2013  ScienceDaily- RNA molecules, made from DNA, are best known for their role in protein production. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), however, are short (~22) nucleotide RNA sequences found in plants and animals that do not encode proteins but act in gene regulation and, in the process, impact almost […]

CSIRO Develops Barley Variety High in Fructans

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

CSIRO Develops Barley Variety High in FructansDate:12 April 2013 Source:Nutrition Horizon 12 Apr 2013 — The culmination of five years of work by Australian researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has resulted in the development of a barley variety high in fructans. The CSIRO developed high fructan […]

Argentina accelerates its biotech crop approval process

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

Argentina accelerates its biotech crop approval processFriday April 05 2013 It took 20 years for Argentina to approve the first 13 genetically engineered crops for commercial planting, and 15 more were approved in the past three years, but a new regulatory framework for approval aims at further accelerating the process, EU Food Law reports. The […]

Plants let chloroplasts know the time

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Growing Knowledge

Plants let chloroplasts know the time University of Bristol 15 March 2013Plant cells communicate information about the time of day to their chloroplasts, the part of their cells that underpins all agricultural productivity on Earth, researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated in a study published today in Science. Plant cells contain an internal […]

BIOEXX PROVIDES UPDATE ON STRATEGIC PARTNER PROCESS

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Business

BIOEXX PROVIDES UPDATE ON STRATEGIC PARTNER PROCESS TORONTO – April 1, 2013 – BioExx Specialty Proteins Ltd. (“BioExx” or the “Company”) (TSX: BXI), today announced that it is in advanced negotiations regarding the formation of a joint venture for the commercial scale deployment of the Company’s canola protein production technology. The counterparties to the proposed […]

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy MarketApr. 3, 2013  ScienceDaily- A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world. Zhang and his team have succeeded […]

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Research Finds That Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

Research Finds That Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture NeedsK-State Research and Extension NewsMarch 25, 2013MANHATTAN, Kan. – Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels. And it’s been […]

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Richardson Oilseed Limited – Lethbridge Expansion

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

March 20, 2013 (Winnipeg, MB) –Richardson Oilseed Limited, one of the largest canola oil processors in North America, today announced its intention to expand its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, which will more than double processing capacity at the facility. Richardson currently processes approximately 1,200 tonnes of canola per day or 410,000 tonnes per […]

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SDSU works toward developing drought-tolerant wheat

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

SDSU works toward developing drought-tolerant wheatWednesday, March 13, 2013South Dakota State University scientists must develop varieties of wheat that can tolerate drought, according to molecular biologist Jai Rohila, assistant professor of biology and microbiology. That is the key to making agriculture sustainable in the face of climate change. The SDSU spring wheat breeding program has […]

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A Desert Shrub’s Crystallized Protein Sheds Light on Photosynthesis

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

A Desert Shrub’s Crystallized Protein Sheds Light on Photosynthesis Plants use an enzyme known as “rubisco” to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and, with energy from the sun and nutrients from the soil, build up the shoots, leaves, and stems that make up the plant itself. Scientists have known that for years. They also […]

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What takes priority, seeds or weeds? From Canola Council of Alberta

Created May 30, 2013 | Category: Industry

What takes priority, seeds or weeds?  Early weed control means higher yields. But so does early seeding. Before deciding which to do first, assess the weed situation. Fields with a high population of winter annuals and perennials will benefit from a pre-seed burnoff. April 30, 2013 Canola growers will want to get the drills moving […]

Canola Watch quiz

Created May 28, 2013 | Category: Industry

Canola Watch quiz What is this insect and why is it important? TAKE THE QUIZ

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Issues of the week – May 23

Created May 28, 2013 | Category: Industry

Issues of the week Seeding progressed rapidly in the past week across most of the Prairies. Excess dry conditions in some areas have growers wondering whether to seed deeper to reach moisture, and excess rain in others has growers wondering how long seed and seedlings can survive in waterlogged conditions. Flea beetles are present in […]

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Alberta Pulse

Created May 21, 2013 | Category: Industry

Alberta Pulse

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AAFC employees served layoff notices, union says

Created May 21, 2013 | Category: Industry

AAFC employees served layoff notices, union says May 10, 2013 10:16 PM – 0 comments  http://www.grainews.ca/news/aafc-employees-served-layoff-notices-union-says/1002300882/ By: Staff Alberta, General Employees with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are the largest group on a list of federal civil servants slated for possible layoffs. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Ottawa-based union for over 180,000 public-sector workers across […]

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Pulse Check – from Alberta Pulse Growers

Created May 21, 2013 | Category: Farming Tips

Read the Bi-Weekly publication of Pulse Check – from Alberta Pulse Growers [A bi-weekly check-in from Alberta Pulse Growers]<http://pulse.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f92726baa18eeeb2df5f8140&id=3e7ae2f916&e=d30e4968ec> Welcome to Pulse Check!As the commission that represents pulse producers in Alberta, Alberta Pulse Growers wants to stay connected with our members and our friends in the agriculture industry. We’ve created Pulse Check to help us do […]

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Assessing Risk Level of Leaf Spot Diseases in Wheat

Created May 19, 2013 | Category: Industry

Assessing Risk Level of Leaf Spot Diseases in Wheat Leaf spot diseases can decrease wheat yield by up to 20% or more, as well as diminish kernel weight, and in some cases reduce grade. When disease risk levels are moderate to high, protection of the upper two leaves of a developing wheat plant with a […]

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Farming Smarter Plants Pulses

Created May 1, 2013 | Category: Growing New Ideas

Seeding Becker Underwood pea trial this afternoon at a Farming Smarter site near Lethbridge. Next moving onto the lentils. Here is the staff getting it ready!

Key Cellular Organelle Involved in Gene Silencing Identified

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Industry

April 2013 ScienceDaily RNA molecules, made from DNA, are best known for their role in protein production. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), however, are short (~22) nucleotide RNA sequences found in plants and animals that do not encode proteins but act in gene regulation and, in the process, impact almost all biological processes — from development to physiology […]

Scientists Transform Cellulose Into Starch

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Industry

Potential Food Source Derived from Non-Food Plants Science Daily April 2013 A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditionally thought of as food crops. Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems […]

CSIRO Develops Barley Variety High in Fructans

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Industry

April 2013 Source:Nutrition Horizon The culmination of five years of work by Australian researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has resulted in the development of a barley variety high in fructans. The CSIRO developed high fructan barley provides food producers the opportunity to deliver wholegrain food with […]

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Plants let chloroplasts know the time

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Agronomy

University of Bristol March 2013 Plant cells communicate information about the time of day to their chloroplasts, the part of their cells that underpins all agricultural productivity on Earth, researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated in a study published today in Science. Plant cells contain an internal clock (the circadian clock), which is […]

Richardson doubles Lethbridge capacity

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Industry

Richardson doubles Lethbridge canola processing capacity March 2013  Richardson Oilseed Limited, one of the largest canola oil processors in North America, today announced its intention to expand its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, which will more than double processing capacity at the facility. Richardson currently processes approximately 1,200 tonnes of canola per day or […]

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A Desert Shrub’s Crystallized Protein Sheds Light on Photosynthesis

Created April 29, 2013 | Category: Industry

A Desert Shrub’s Crystallized Protein Sheds Light on Photosynthesis Plants use an enzyme known as “rubisco” to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and, with energy from the sun and nutrients from the soil, build up the shoots, leaves, and stems that make up the plant itself. Scientists have known that for years. They also […]

Canola Council joint research project with China

Created April 20, 2013 | Category: Industry

April 16, 2013  China’s decision to open another of its crushers to Canadian canola seed improves market access.  The authorization of three new crushers in the last few months means China now has the capacity to import an additional 1 million tonnes of canola seed from Canada, says Canola Council of Canada (CCC) President Patti […]

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13 New Mobile Agriculture Apps For 2013

Created April 9, 2013 | Category: Farm Business Management

13 New Mobile Agriculture Apps For 2013

Alberta Farmers Hope for Profitable Growing Season Amid High Crop Prices

Created April 5, 2013 | Category: Farm Business Management

Alberta Farmers Hope for Profitable Growing Season Amid High Crop Prices April 2013  High crop prices are fuelling the possibility of a profitable growing season as Alberta farmers prepare for spring seeding. “With canola fluctuating around $14.50 per bushel in March and barley averaging about $5.30, farmers are hoping the weather cooperates better this year – so they […]

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