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

Last Modified

May 1, 2017

Description

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...


Last Modified

June 23, 2017

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


Last Modified

June 23, 2017

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abbreviated report of Crop conditions around the province. Accompanied by an annual supplementary report, with title: Crop season in review. Accompanied by a supplementary report, with title: Greenfield and silage production survey results.


Last Modified

June 1, 2017

Description

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...


Last Modified

May 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...


Last Modified

May 26, 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...


Last Modified

May 1, 2017

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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. 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...


Last Modified

May 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....


Last Modified

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:...


Last Modified

June 30, 1993

Description

Streptococcus agalactiae is on cause of contagious mastitis in dairy cattle. This type of mastitis spreads easily from cow to cow and producers may not be aware their cows are infected, since the milk from infected dairy cows usually appears normal. However, while the milk appears normal, cows...


Last Modified

December 1, 2016

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Fireblight, a highly destructive disease of several members of the rose family, is caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora. This bacterial organism is native to North America and is present throughout the continent where susceptible rose family hosts are grown. In Alberta, this disease can...


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November 1, 2016

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Alberta's commercial berry industry centers around four crops: strawberries; raspberries; saskatoons; black currants Interest in sour cherries and haskap is increasing, and plantings of these berry crops are also being established.


Last Modified

December 1, 2016

Description

People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Many people have experienced this unpleasant odor along roadways and on dogs that have come in contact with skunks. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their...


Last Modified

December 1, 2016

Description

Raspberries are one of the easiest and most rewarding fruits to grow in the home garden. They will produce a generous crop within the third year of planting with relatively minimal work. An 8 m row will supply plenty of fruit for eating fresh and preserving for a family of four. Many acres of...


Last Modified

September 1, 1998

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Renewable energy pumping systems are typically used in locations removed from an electric power source, as the cost of the pumping system is often less than the cost of extending power lines from the nearest source. This report presents the findings of performance tests conducted on 23 different...


Last Modified

May 1, 1994

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The Alberta Farm Machinery Research Centre tested a range of tire pressure gauges to evaluate their performance. Readability, accuracy, durability, repeatability and resistance to damage from tractor tire ballast solutions were evaluated.


Last Modified

September 1, 1993

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Renewable energy pumping systems are typically used in locations removed from an electric power source, as the cost of the pumping system is often less than the cost of extending power lines from the nearest source. This report presents the findings of performance tests conducted on 12 different...


Last Modified

March 1, 2004

Description

With increased hog production in Western Canada, manure is becoming a valuable fertilizer source to farms that are near hog operations. Most swine manure is applied to annual cropland in the fall or spring of each year. This study looked at the possible benefits of extending the application...


Last Modified

October 1, 2003

Description

Seed potato is a high value crop with considerable potential in the prairie provinces. Top-killing og the plant foliage prior to harvest induces tuber maturity and accelerates skin set, making the potatoes more resistant to disease and spoilage during storage. Top-killing can be achieved through...


Last Modified

September 1, 2003

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Research in the Brown, Dark Brown, and Black soil zones of Saskatchewan has shown that swine manure is an excellent, sustainable source of fertilizing annual crops. This research update reports on testing of swine manure as a fertilizer in the low organic matter Gray soil zone. Results show...