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Dec 17

Plot2Farm Pilot Year Results

Posted on Dec 17 By: Jeremy Boychyn

This year, the commissions’ agronomy portfolio expanded by adding an on-farm research program, designed specifically for farmers, called Plot2Farm. Plot2Farm is an easy-to-use program that enables Alberta farmers to implement on-farm research trials based on research and crop management strategies of their interest. With the help of an agronomist, farmers can test an agronomic management

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Dec 16

The new Blue Book website is live with an advanced ordering system for spring shipping

Posted on Dec 16 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Last week, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission announced the launch of albertabluebook.com, the new website for Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide. The new website has the enhanced feature of an advanced pre-order system for the 2021 Blue Book with shipping in March. Place your order today for the 2021 Blue Book, and receive it in March! Lastly, subscribe

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Dec 15

Warm winter weather and the impacts to winter wheat stands

Posted on Dec 15 By: Jeremy Boychyn

The beginning of winter 2020-21 has been warmer than normal. Recent weeks have seen some areas of Alberta reaching temperatures greater than 10°C for multiple days in a row. How does this impact winter survivability of winter wheat? Will the wheat break dormancy and die off? Will pooling water from snow melt drown the plants

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Dec 15

Introduction – December 2020

Posted on Dec 15 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Another growing season has wrapped-up, and another year soon ends. In this final 2020 edition of The Growing Point newsletter, we cover a number of topics including a new wireworm control product, concerns around warm weather and winter wheat survival, managing fusarium infected seed, bacterial diseases, plus a podcast with Laurel Thompson of Lakeland College

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Dec 10

Alberta Barley announces new executive following AGM

Posted on Dec 10 By: Erin Tateson, Interim Communications Manager

Following Alberta Barley’s online Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, the commission is pleased to announce its new executive which includes the new chair Tara Sawyer and Wade McAllister who returns as vice-chair. Sawyer, who farms in the Acme area, will be serving her second year as a director-at-large on the Alberta Barley board of directors.

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Dec 7

Four of Alberta’s crop commissions launch The Blue Book website with an advanced ordering system for spring shipping

Posted on Dec 7 By: Erin Tateson, Interim Communications Manager

Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission are pleased to announce the launch of albertabluebook.com, the new website for Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide. In addition to today’s launch, The Blue Book website is now accepting advanced pre-orders of the 2021 Blue Book for shipping in March of 2021. While the

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Aug 5

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network’s new website has your back

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Numerous insects play an economic role in the production of wheat and barley in Alberta. Cutworms, aphids, wireworms, grasshoppers, wheat midge, sawfly, and cereal leaf beetles are just a few of these. To minimize the potential impacts these pests can have on your crop you will want to be armed with knowledge of pest lifecycles,

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Aug 5

Grain declaration changes make delivering what you declare more important

Posted on Aug 5 By: Victoria Decker

Delivering what you declare is now more important than ever for farmers. Recent changes to grain declarations now include a legally binding agreement as required by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Farmers are encouraged to carefully read the new declarations for the 2020-2021 crop year.  In many cases, the legally binding declaration required by the CGC

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Aug 5

Continue monitoring for rust

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

According to the Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network (PCDMN), most of the risk of rust blowing in from the US has diminished. However, the prairie region has now become a local source for rust. This means that spread can still occur between regions in the province. For those crops that are well past flowering, this

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