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Oct 14

Prairie Cereals Summit to be held in person in Banff with physical distancing protocols and keynote address by “The Food Professor”

Posted on Oct 14 By: Megan Evans

Calgary, AB (October 14, 2020) – Registration is now open for this year’s Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, December 9 -10, 2020. Hosted by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, the two-day event will be held in person in full compliance with Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines

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Sep 24

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions concerned over lack of focus on agriculture in Speech from the Throne

Posted on Sep 24 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are concerned about the lack of recognition of Canadian agriculture and the role farmers can play in Canada’s economic recovery in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. Farmers are well positioned to fuel the economy, driving job creation and prosperity. While the speech highlights the need to build a stronger,

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Sep 16

Alberta Barley calls for nominations to join board of directors and delegates

Posted on Sep 16 By: Emily Johnson

(Calgary, Alberta) September 16, 2020 – Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for barley farmers to join the board of directors and delegate leadership team. Alberta Barley’s board of directors and delegates represent barley producers across the province and provide strategic direction to Alberta Barley management. Director positions open for nomination include one director in Region 1,

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Sep 15

CBRC commits $2.7 million to USask CDC barley breeding activities

Posted on Sep 15 By: Erin Tateson

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) announced today it will invest $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) through a core breeding agreement to develop barley varieties with improved agronomics, disease resistance and end-use quality.  The CBRC is a collaboration among the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta

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Aug 26

Can the peduncle determine cereal pre-harvest glyphosate timing?

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

The time for pre-harvest glyphosate on wheat and barley crops is right around the corner. Every year, discussion seems to be the same with the common question of ‘can the peduncle provide indication of appropriate pre-harvest glyphosate timing?’ Let’s break this question down. The label recommendation for pre-harvest glyphosate on wheat and feed barley is

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Aug 26

Winter wheat and overwintering stripe rust

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

During the 2020 growing season, Alberta witnessed numerous occurances of stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) in winter and spring seeded cereals. Symptoms were first noted in the southern parts of the province, blown in from the United States or Mexico. Later season signs of infection were seen in more northern parts of the province (Figure 1).

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Aug 26

Introduction – August 28

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

High temperatures over the past number of weeks along with a lack of precipitation accelerated crop maturity in many parts of the province. Every day, noticeable visual changes can be seen in all crops. Harvest is well under way in the southern part of the province with some farms already completing pulse and early seeded

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Aug 24

Team Alberta commends AFSC for providing a timely solution to Alberta farmers who have been impacted by excess moisture

Posted on Aug 24 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta thanks Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and Minister Devin Dreeshen for the initiative announced last week that allows farmers with non-viable acres to apply for a refund of their 2020 hail premiums. Through discussions with Team Alberta, AFSC recognized the hardship and stress farmers in many areas of Alberta are experiencing due to

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Aug 14

A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta

Posted on Aug 14 By: Erin Tateson

Developed by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, this document is intended to provide information to Alberta farmers, regarding steps and procedures to address well site issues on their land.  Click the link below to learn more.  A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta 

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