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Jul 23

Spotlight on Research: Low-Cost Crop Input Alternatives

Posted on Jul 23 By: Ian Doig

Barley variety and mixture intercropping trials with the Lacombe Research Centre. Kelly Turkington, a plant pathology research scientist working at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Lacombe Research Centre leads a barley research project entitled “Development of alternative, sustainable, reduced input strategies for crop and pest management and their impact on silage quality and feed value.”

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Jul 16

Organic Barley: A Growing Market

Posted on Jul 16 By: Geoff Geddes (via

To grow or not to grow? As questions go, it’s less eloquent than the line from Hamlet, but to potential producers and consumers of organic barley, far more relevant. And like a Shakespeare play, finding the answer involves high stakes, a cast of characters and numerous plot twists. It’s actually several questions in one. What

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Jul 15

Refund deadline for the Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off Program is July 31

Posted on Jul 15 By: Sydney Duhaime

Calgary, AB (July 15, 2014) – Alberta Barley is reminding farmers in Western Canada that the upcoming July 31, 2014 deadline for refund applications under the Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off Program is fast approaching. Administered by Alberta Barley, the five-year transitional Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off Program was established on August 1, 2012 via regulations under

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Jul 7

Student research targets profitable results

Posted on Jul 7 By: Sydney Duhaime

Alberta Barley Region Five Director-at-Large Richard Mueller, Larisa Jancewicz, Alireza Akhavan, Sheri Strydhorst (on behalf of Laurel Perrott) and Alberta Barley Region Three Director Jason Lenz on June 13, 2014 in Red Deer, AB. Alberta Barley is supporting the future of agricultural research, awarding Alireza Akhavan, Larisa Jancewicz and Laurel Perrott each a $2,000 bursary

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Jul 3

Alberta Farmers Hope for Quieter Hail Season Following Record Hail Damage the Last Two Years

Posted on Jul 3 By: Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Following record hail damage to crops across Alberta over the past two years, AFSC is increasing the coverage on its Straight Hail Insurance program to help farmers better protect their crops as they brace themselves for the coming hail season, says Jackie Sanden. AFSC Increases Hail Coverage Levels to Better Protect Crops With crops now

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Jul 2

Emerging Markets: The CKFTA and new trading opportunities in South Korea

Posted on Jul 2 By: Karin Olafson

South Korea is currently Canada’s seventh-largest trading partner, and recent agreements are working toward growing the trade relationship even further. The Canada–Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) was tabled in the House of Commons on June 12, advancing much-needed trade connections between the countries and positioning South Korea as a growing market for a range of

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