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Feb 14

Durum Production Manual

Posted on Feb 14 By: Jeremy Boychyn | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Looking for a step by step guide on producing Durum wheat? The Sustainable Production of Durum Wheat in Canada Guide breaks down all the factors of producing this crop.

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Feb 14

Applied Research Associations – an Emerging Agronomy Diamond

Posted on Feb 14 By: Alan Hall | Agricultural Research & Extension Council of Alberta

Reducing production risks, meeting quality standards for the markets, improving the profitability of our crops and improving our soil and water resources over the longer term are benefits and value that the twelve applied research associations (ARAs) across Alberta bring to farmers.  These applied research associations are located throughout Alberta. A key strength is their

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Feb 14

Field Heroes

Posted on Feb 14 By: Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Learn more about beneficial insects in your crops. Get to know the heroes and the villians in your cereals!   

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Feb 14

The Alberta Climate Information Service

Posted on Feb 14 By: Jeremy Boychyn | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

A very useful tool for producers and agronomists is the Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS). This resource is a wealth of information that is collected from the over 350 weather stations scattered across Alberta. I personally utilize this tool at least weekly in-season to collect weather data including accumulated precipitation (Figure 1), growing degree day accumulation (Figure 2), temperature

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Feb 13

Honourable mentions

Posted on Feb 13 By: Jeremy Boychyn | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Here is a list of great agronomic resources that did not get highlighted in their own article. This does not mean they hold less value, only that we could only write full articles on a few of the tools out there. The Growing Point (Obviously)  The Growing Point Podcast Canadian Agronomist The Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring

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Feb 13

Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network

Posted on Feb 13 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network provides useful information that could impact our farm positively. A fundamental first step in implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy is pest monitoring. Insects are monitored using several tools such as sticky traps, pheromone traps and pitfall traps among others. The data gathered from these traps can be

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Feb 13

Alberta Pulse Growers APP

Posted on Feb 13 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Pulse Growers launched a new app in November of 2018. The launch of the app coincided with the transition to digital reporting of Regional Variety Trials (RVT) which saw APG take on full funding and coordination. RVTs are important as they are the first point of contact with new growers selecting varieties for the

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Feb 13

Get timely agronomy tips from Canola Watch

Posted on Feb 13 By: Autumn Barnes, Canola Council of Canada

Canola Watch provides timely agronomy tips based on what’s going on in canola fields that week. The Canola Council of Canada service is free and you can sign up here. Canola Watch is aimed at agronomists, retailers and farmers across Western Canada who want a few extra sets of eyes to help them predict and manage

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Feb 13

Picking a new variety? The Seed Guide is helpful resource

Posted on Feb 13 By: Victoria Decker

The decision to switch to a new variety can be a difficult one. Producers need to gather many sources of information to make the best choice for their farm. The Alberta Seed Guide is one great source of information that should be used in conjunction with first-hand experience from neighbors, seed growers and local experts on how

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Feb 13

Using the seeding rate calculator for seeding success

Posted on Feb 13 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Wheat and barley seeding rates influence yield, kernel uniformity and plumpness, grain maturity, grain protein content, disease incidence, in-crop weed competition and, in some cases, end-use quality.  Since grain protein content and grain plumpness are important factors in determining malt quality in barley, for example, seeding rates could directly affect use and profits As the

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