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March 1, 2021

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Funding Your Agricultural Business fact sheets will help you secure the money you need for your new venture. Topics include the following: 1. how to calculate how much money you need for your new ...


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February 1, 2021

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Direct marketing your meat products is a big change in focus for many producers. With a commodity-based approach, selling your finished animal is the last step. When you sell direct to market, ...


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March 19, 2020

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This annual fact sheet contains information on pulse crop variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information ...


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January 29, 2020

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Cattle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, green feed and swath grazing). Measuring those crop varieties that produce the highest forage yield becomes ...


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January 1, 2020

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This publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance within Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics are provided in tabular form ...


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September 1, 2018

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to introduce greenhouse vegetable production as a potential business opportunity. The focus of this profile is on the key management issues associated with ...


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September 1, 2018

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Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are synthetic compounds that can beneficially modify plant growth and development. These compounds function by altering hormonal activity. In western Canadian cereal ...


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September 1, 2018

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The severe province-wide drought in the early 2000’s reaffirmed the importance and value of water to rural people across the Canadian prairies. Dry wells and dugouts, crop failures and dust storms ...


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July 1, 2018

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This fact sheet is a summary of suggestions for going through the process of hiring an agronomist or crop advisor.


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July 1, 2018

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The purpose of this fact sheet series is to help producers and processors understand the key elements needed to manage a business. This fact sheet discusses some of the basic components of risk ...


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July 1, 2018

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Using herbicides and direct seeding equipment can be an effective way to remove forages from a rotation. Each producer needs to design his or her own program for removing forages, considering the ...


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June 1, 2018

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Outlined in this document is a concept business for microgreen production. Included are comparison scenarios in price setting, revenues based on final product decisions and a general financial ...


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June 1, 2018

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The purpose of this factsheet is to provide an overview of the economics, market factors and business processes behind a farm-direct mixed fruit and vegetable operation in Alberta. Armed with this ...


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June 1, 2018

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Provides information with regard to food safety and microgreen production, including highlights of regulations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels which help create a unified platform ...


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May 1, 2018

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Commercial microgreens are a high value crop for human consumption. These plants offer healthy, high nutrition options for consumers and strong potential returns for producers.


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May 1, 2018

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This fact sheet provides information about the development of greenhouse lettuce growing techniques.


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May 1, 2018

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Winter wheat production has historically been concentrated in southern Alberta. In fact, winter wheat was the primary wheat crop in southern Alberta until the development of Marquis red spring wheat.


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May 1, 2018

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The 1,000 kernel (1,000 K) weight is a measure of seed size. It is the weight in grams of 1,000 seeds. Seed size and the 1,000 K weight can vary from one crop to another, between varieties of the ...


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April 1, 2018

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This factsheet offers an overview of emerging virus and viroid diseases that may potentially have serious economic consequences for the greenhouse industry in Alberta.