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Topics: Agriculture Publication Type: Fact Sheet Tags: field crops

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January 1, 2014

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Many economic thresholds for insects attacking oilseed crops currently in use are nominal (i.e. unsupported by research). Some economic thresholds have been developed for major pests attacking crops in Western Canada. The following data have been compiled from various sources, including the...


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April 1, 2013

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Winter pea and winter lentil can be profitable options to include in southern Alberta crop rotations. When grown in the appropriate area using the proper variety and agronomic practices, winter pea and lentil can yield up to 39 per cent more than spring types, making it an agronomically and...


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January 4, 2005

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Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is used for forage and turf purposes around the world. Native to central Europe, the plant was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s and into Canada in the early 1920s from England. Before the early 1980s, tall fescue varieties were developed mainly...


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August 1, 2008

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Crop residues - straw plus chaff - are the byproducts of harvesting annual grain crops. Retaining crop residues on a field improves or maintains soil quality and moisture. The economic value of retaining or removing crop residues from the field depends on the following: present level of soil...


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January 4, 2004

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Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), also known as English ryegrass, is one of the most important forage and turf grasses in the world. It is particularly well suited as a pasture grass because it grows quickly, is high yielding and produces high-quality palatable forage. It can also be...


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December 1, 2016

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Caraway is native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa where people have used it as a spice for thousands of years. This fact sheet provides an overview of the properties and uses of caraway. Other topics covered include: growing caraway, including tips on seeding, fertilization, harvest...


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July 30, 2012

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AgriProfit$ cost and returns profiles give an insight into the productive and economic performance of Alberta cereal, oilseed, forage and grazing crops, reported by soil or grass-type zone. These benchmark include field observations from the period 2008 to 2010. Averaging over a three-year span...


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June 1, 2009

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Of all the crops seeded on the prairies, field peas are often said to be the most easily adapted to direct seeding. For this reason, a large percentage of the pea acreage is direct seeded. Whether in a direct or conventional seeding system, the field pea crop requires close observation for...


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July 30, 2012

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AgriProfit$ cost and returns profiles give an insight into the productive and economic performance of Alberta cereal, oilseed, forage and grazing crops, reported by soil or grass-type zone. These benchmark include field observations from the period 2008 to 2010. Averaging over a three-year span...


Views: 12
Last Modified

July 30, 2012

Description

AgriProfit$ cost and returns profiles give an insight into the productive and economic performance of Alberta cereal, oilseed, forage and grazing crops, reported by soil or grass-type zone. These benchmark include field observations from the period 2008 to 2010. Averaging over a three-year span...