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Organizations: Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

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February 1, 2017

Description

Since 1976, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Statistics and Data Development Branch has conducted a monthly survey of prices for selected Alberta farm inputs. The prices are collected by the Alberta Federation of Agriculture in partnership with the Statistics and Data Development...


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March 3, 2017

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The Agri-Food Statistics Update is designed to provide users with commentary on current issues, trends and new developments related to agriculture and the food and beverage processing industries. Collected from a variety of sources, the Statistics and Data Development Unit monitors statistical...


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March 23, 1999

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This work has been undertaken to provide material for use during the celebration of the Alberta Department of Agriculture's centennial in 2005. The material is presented by subject and in bullet form since it is expected that many different writers and producers using different media will be able...


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September 7, 2006

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Annual report for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development for the Government of Alberta


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March 1, 2017

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Food News provides Alberta's agri-food industry with current events and programs to support its growth and help with diversification, competitiveness, and market readiness. Food News is compiled by Development Officers in the Crop Extension Branch and distributed with support from the Processing...


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March 17, 2017

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Provides weekly updated on market prices and sales affecting Alberta crops.


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January 1, 2017

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The tables provide a summary of Canadian and U.S. livestock slaughter by month for the current year, with comparisons to a year ago. Also included is a cumulative year-to-date (YTD) figure, as well as quarterly and annual tabulations. All of this data is available on a monthly basis for the...


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February 1, 2017

Description

Retail prices of more than 50 food items are collected each week at representative stores of the major food chains in Edmonton. The prices are weighted to account for the estimated market share held by each chain as well as the relative importance of each item in the total food-at-home budget....


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February 1, 2017

Description

A nutritious food basket is a food-costing tool that is a measure of the cost of healthy eating based on current nutrition recommendations. Nutritious food baskets have been used in Canada for half a century to assess the cost of an adequate diet in both health and social service contexts. The...


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October 1, 2002

Description

Norway rats are one of the most destructive creatures known to man. They destroy and contaminate untold quantities of food, and through their tunneling activities, undermine the foundations of buildings, sewer and water lines, and city streets. Rats also weaken and deface buildings by gnawing...


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November 1, 1999

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Hulless barley is a specialty crop that can generate price premiums when marketed, but to do so, it must be harvested properly. Little research information is available about harvesting hulless barley. What is known comes from several years of experience gained with the crop by farmers,...


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January 1, 2000

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Manure use can provide an economic return to the farmer and be beneficial to the environment. When manure is applied according to crop demand and at the appropriate times, manure can provide some of the nutrients required by many crops. Manure also increases soil organic matter and improves soil...


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June 1, 1997

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Virulent blackleg of canola/rapeseed is a fungal canker or dry rot disease of the actively growing crop that causes stem girdling and lodging. In heavily infested crops, up to 100 per cent of the stems may be infected, resulting in major yield loss. Two types of blackleg fungus infect canola -...


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March 1, 1996

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Includes definition, components and types of electric fences. It also includes information about gateways, lighting protection, electrifying existing fences, wire connectors, fence safety and maintenance, and troubleshooting electric fences.


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February 1, 2017

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Also known as the "Blue Book," this publiction is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for the selection and application of chemicals to protect crops. It features current information and includes full indexes and easy-to-use charts and tables. Pesticides are grouped into four main sections:...


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January 1, 2017

Description

Presents a description of the spotted alfalfa aphid, describes the type of damage it can cause to alfalfa crops, and looks at biological and chemical methods of controlling the insect. This species of aphid can be more serious on alfalfa than the pea aphid because it not only sucks out the juice...


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January 1, 2017

Description

Provides information to assist farmers who might be interested in pursuing the farming of organic lamb in the province.

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lamb sheep

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January 1, 2016

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A nutritious food basket is a food-costing tool that is a measure of the cost of healthy eating based on current nutrition recommendations. The current Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket consists of 67 food items falling into 10 food groups which contribute similar nutrients to the diet. The food...


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January 1, 2017

Description

Alberta Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industries, Selected Indicators.


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March 1, 2002

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Descriptions of clear-winged, Packard's, two-striped and migratory grasshoppers.