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Apr 24

A fiscal look at seeding rate and germ for cereals

Posted on Apr 24 By: Alberta Barley

We all want to produce a crop that has 100 per cent of its full yield potential right from the start. Getting the seed into the ground at the proper seeding rate is just one way to ensure this happens. An estimation of germination set at 90 per cent is usually “good enough” for the

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Apr 24

Meet the new AWC research chair Janine Paly

Posted on Apr 24 By: Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations and Extension Manager

Janine Paly operates a mixed farm with her husband and two small young daughters in the Thorhild area. She was elected to the board of directors for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) in 2018. Janine joined the Paly family farm in 2007, after marrying her husband Ian. She grew up on her family farm near

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Apr 24

Mortality assessment

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Plenty of focus is put on 1000 kernel weights (TKW) seeding rates. Understanding your germination per cent and seedling vigor gives you an idea of how many viable seeds being seeded. However, when seeding based on TKW, per cent survival is unknown and final plant stand is therefore unknown due to factors such as soil

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Apr 24

Phosphorus planning

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Phosphorus (P2O5) is a different beast compared to nitrogen and because of that, it should be managed differently. Long term is the key phrase for phosphorus planning. Too many times have I seen phosphorus plans that extend only one season long. A more balanced approach would be to plan three to four years (or greater)

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Apr 23

Assessing winter wheat stands

Posted on Apr 23 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

With spring comes winter wheat survival assessment. A poor stand could mean a decision on reseeding into a spring crop. First step is to ensure the crop has come out of dormancy and growth has begun. This will ensure the plants that will survive are growing. Next, get an idea of the topography and how

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Apr 17

Team Alberta looks forward to working with new government on priorities for farmers

Posted on Apr 17 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta extends congratulations to Premier-elect Jason Kenney on his party’s victory in the province’s 30th general election. Team Alberta is committed to working with the new government to advance Alberta’s $6 billion crop sector. Team Alberta is a collaboration between four of the province’s crop commissions: Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the

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Apr 16

Feed Barley Survey 2018

Posted on Apr 16 By: David Simbo

Barley plays a prominent role as a source of feed for both ruminants and monogastric farm animals in Western Canada. Being an important source of feed, it is therefore useful to know the nutritional profiles of barley grains grown in Alberta. The feed barley survey was initiated to know the nutritional profile of barley produced in

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Apr 1

Become a grain conditioning volunteer

Posted on Apr 1 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta is seeking farmers interested in participating in a three-year study on grain conditioning systems. The goal is to assess the on-farm energy consumption and efficient on these systems. Click the image to become a volunteer.

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Mar 28

Farmer participation needed for Team Alberta grain conditioning

Posted on Mar 28 By: Victoria Decker

(Calgary, Alberta) March 28, 2019– Team Alberta is seeking farmer participation for a grain conditioning study that will assess on-farm energy consumption and efficiency of grain drying and conditioning systems. The data obtained from the grain conditioning project will be a critical source of information for Alberta farmers regarding efficiencies, implementation or expansion of grain

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