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January 1, 2019

Description

This publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance within Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics are provided in tabular form for varieties of wheat, oat, barley, rye, triticale, flax and canola. Test results and updated tables...


Views: 160
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January 1, 2019

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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 increasingly important. Silage is an integral forage source in feedlots across the province and has become...


Views: 242
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January 1, 2019

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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 are provided for varieties of field pea, chickpea, lentil, fababean, dry bean and soybean.


Views: 334
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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 producing and marketing greenhouse vegetables in Alberta. This overview is not intended to be a substitute...


Views: 107
Last Modified

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 crops, PGRs can work to produce shorter stems, reduce lodging and maintain grain yield. Overall,...


Views: 52
Last Modified

September 1, 2018

Description

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 were all commonplace. Individually, these measures may not provide the level of drought protection...


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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 management for farm direct marketing and ag tourism ventures as it relates to liability issues.


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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 type of forage to be removed and the crop that will be seeded.


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Last Modified

June 1, 2018

Description

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 information, you can decide if this type of enterprise is right for you.