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Sep 10

We all share responsibility for recycling ag plastics

Posted on Sep 10 By: Barry Friesen, General Manager, Cleanfarms

Cleanfarms photoFood production in Alberta, as in all of Canada, is a balance of sun, soil, rain, fertilizers, seed, pesticides and a healthy dose of hard work. Some of these ingredients arrive for use on the farm packaged in plastic containers that, while necessary to deliver ag-products, result in plastic waste that producers have to

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Sep 10

New varieties to watch for: a spring wheat, barley, and durum variety summary

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Below is a list of some of the most recently available (2019 & 2020) varieties of spring wheat, barley and durum for Alberta producers. Descriptions are sourced from the seed providers. Spring Wheat AAC Redberry (CWRS– Alliance Seed) – available 2019 AAC Redberry was bred at the AAFC breeding station in Swift Current. EARLY. EARLY.  AAC

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Sep 10

Cereal straw: a hidden value on your farm

Posted on Sep 10 By: Clair Langlois, provincial cereals specialist

Before your combine gets ahead of your thinking on whether to keep your straw (shredded and spread where it will lay and decompose) or allow someone to buy it straight out the back of your combine, you should be aware of the nutrient value it offers. Straw is not just an “end-product” of your crop

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Sep 10

Weed resistance at harvest and a comment on glyphosate

Posted on Sep 10 By: Dr. Breanne Tidemann, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

This time of year the focus is on getting the crop off the field before the snow flies. But it can also be great time to assess the efficacy of the weed management program that was used this year.  It’s worth making some observations and taking notes to help you develop your management program next

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Sep 10

Why am I seeing so much ergot and how can I avoid seeing it next year?

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

If you are in a region of the province that received ample moisture through spring and into flowering, you will likely notice an increased occurrence of ergot. Ergot infection generally does not affect yield. However, it will decrease your grade at the elevator and impact your price. An increase from 0.04% Ergot to 0.10% will

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Sep 10

September 3 crop report

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Peace regionOverall crop rating: Approximately 68.4% of both wheat and barley crops are rated good to excellent. Above five and 10-year averages.Moisture rating: The majority of the region is rated good or excellent, with some areas that are still excessively wet.Crop Stage: No harvesting has started in the Peace region. Some crops are getting close to death or

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Sep 10

Intro to September 2019

Posted on Sep 10 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Msc P. Ag 

Harvest time at Pittman Farms. Milk River, AB. Photo Courtesy of Pittman Farms. Harvest is underway in the southern part of Alberta. South eastern parts of the province are pulling off less than desirable yields from yet another year of dry conditions. While that occurs, the major concern coming from the west-central, north, and peace

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Aug 14

Considerations for variable maturity conditions pre-harvest

Posted on Aug 14 By: Clair Langlois, Provincial Cereals Specialist

Heat waves and drought stress have once again occurred in Alberta this growing season. Some areas received very little rainfall until June or July.  This has brought on a flush of regrowth in the form of new tillers. These new tillers are making heads just a few inches from the soil surface (at the moment)

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Aug 14

Considerations for variable maturity conditions pre-harvest

Posted on Aug 14 By: Victoria Decker

Heat waves and drought stress have once again occurred in Alberta this growing season. Some areas received very little rainfall until June or July.  This has brought on a flush of regrowth in the form of new tillers. These new tillers are making heads just a few inches from the soil surface (at the moment)

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Aug 2

Crop report August 6, 2019

Posted on Aug 2 By: Leora Cohen

Peace region Overall crop rating: approximately 70% of both wheat and barley crops are rated good to excellent Moisture rating: the majority of the region is rated good or excellent, with some areas that are still excessively wet Crop stage: late flowering stage Disease and insect pressures: some grasshopper damage on canola has been reported

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