Alberta Barley

menu button

Blogs

Blog

Jun 29

Identifying and Managing Stripe Rust

Posted on Jun 29 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Identifying and Managing Stripe Rust Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis), also known as yellow rust, is a fungus that can have significant impacts on wheat and barley yields.           Fig. 1 It can be identified by elongated yellow-orange oval pustules (uredinia) containing spores (uredospores) that run parallel to the leaf veins in

Read More
Jun 5

Assessing cereal frost damage

Posted on Jun 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Research Agronomy Extension Specialist

Areas in central Alberta have been receiving nights below 0°C and the question of crop survival is never far off when this occurs. In general, wheat and barley are relatively resilient to frost as compared to canola. Wheat and barley can survive temperatures down to -6°C especially when soil temperatures are above 10°C and help

Read More
Jun 5

Can I roll my wheat or barley during emergence?

Posted on Jun 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Research Agronomy Extension Specialist

No! Don’t roll your wheat or barley while it is in the process of emergence. Cereal plants utilize a special leaf called a coleoptile. The coleoptile emerges from the cereal seed and drives its way upward pushing through the soil until it has emerged. It is specially designed to do this and withstand the pressure

Read More
Jun 4

Wireworm reduced my stand even though I seed treated. What can I do?

Posted on Jun 4 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Research Agronomy Extension Specialist

We are far enough into the season that impacts of wireworms are present and visible. I recently had a couple conversations about wireworm impacts on fields that have been seed treated to suppress wireworm. These wireworm seed treatments work through ingestion by the wireworm. This means that the wireworm must feed on the seedling before

Read More
Jun 4

Crop Report – June 5, 2019

Posted on Jun 4 By: Leora Cohen | Research Intern

Moisture in the South region is rated fair and good thanks to some much-needed rain that fell over the past week. The Central and North Central regions had less rain, though are still rated mostly fair to good, with the least amount of moisture on the eastern side of Alberta. The Peace region received the least amount of

Read More
Jun 4

Five things you can do to increase sprayer efficiency

Posted on Jun 4 By: Tom Wolf | | Agrimetrix Research & Training

We all know that good agronomy is all about timing. From seeding to pest management to harvest, getting a job done at the right time is necessary to preserve yield and crop quality. Looking at it another way, good agronomy is as much being prepared to do something as it is knowing what needs to

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
Jan 14

Cereal commissions call for changes in value creation consultations

Posted on Jan 14 By: Victoria Decker

Cereal commissions call for changes in value creation consultations (Calgary, Alberta) January 14, 2019 – Western Canadian cereal commissions including the barley, oat and wheat commissions from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are calling for major changes in the Government of Canada’s current consultation process on value creation. In a letter to federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay,

Read More
Jan 9

Value Creation Information

Posted on Jan 9 By: Victoria Decker

Value Creation Information and Alberta Barley’s Position Value creation discussions have been on-gong for over a decade, as a result of noticeable decreases in cereal crop acreage at the expense of other crops such as soy and canola. The following timeline highlights the milestones in this conversation since 2008. This topic has recently come back

Read More