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Jun 24

What can we expect from Manipulator application on barley?

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

New for this season, Manipulator 620 (from Belchim Crop Protection Canada) is registered on barley. With lodging as one of the most significant factors affecting barley production in Alberta, a new plant growth regulator (PGR) is a welcomed tool for western Canadian producers. The active ingredient in Manipulator is chlormequat chloride. It works by inhibiting

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Jun 24

Test your disease ID knowledge!

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

Flex your disease identification muscles with these ‘field handy’ disease guides Commission developed by Dr. Kelly Turkington and Kathleen McHugh, and funded in part by the Alberta Wheat Commission. Each guide contains key identifying features of the disease as well as management tools. Tan spot  Scald Septoria Nodorum  Speckled leaf blotch  Spot blotch  Spot-form net

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Jun 24

Introduction

Posted on Jun 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Drive across the province and you will find contrast. Wet conditions in the spring caused delayed seeding and unseeded acres in the north western and Peace regions of the province. On the flip side, southern parts of the province witnessed great seeding conditions and continue to see sporadic moisture over and above the previous 3-4

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Jun 11

Position for hire: marketing communications coordinator

Posted on Jun 11 By: Erin Tateson

The Alberta Wheat Barley Commissions are looking for a marketing communications coordinator to join our team on a one-year term for a parental leave replacement. We are a small but dynamic team and our organizational culture thrives on innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurialism. We challenge our team to come up with big ideas and

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Jun 6

Strong Western Export Demand Continues as Vancouver exports exceed 2019 pace

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

Rail The Agriculture Transport Coalition (ATC) reported that CN and CP supplied a combined 93% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 42, slightly below last week’s performance of 98%. Canadian service levels by railway were reported at 89% for CN and 96% for CP. For the province of Alberta, combined service levels were reported

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Jun 6

Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) appeared before the House of Commons Agricultural Standing Committee to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) GGC’s Full Remarks to Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Common’s Standing Committee. Jeff Nielsen Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Members of the committee for the opportunity to be here today. My name is Jeff Nielsen, and I calling in from my farm near

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Jun 6

AFSC launches new podcast – Risk Management for 2020; first episode looks at unique risks amidst COVID-19

Posted on Jun 6 By: Victoria Decker

The following content was provided by AFSC  Welcome to the AFSC Podcast! The goal of this limited podcast series is to provide Alberta producers in-depth information to support decision making on their operation around risk management. Our first episode looks at the unique risks facing Alberta producers in 2020, amidst COVID-19 and challenging markets. We

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