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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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June 1, 2013

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This fact sheet outlines some common challenges and provides resources to help farmers better determine their readiness to sell to schools and institutions. This market channel may be of greater interest to commodity producers than farm direct operators as profit margins are typically less than...


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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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March 1, 2017

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This document has been created by the Explore Local Initiative to help event organizers plan a local food event. It includes reasons to choose local and it explains a variety of formats for presenting local foods to guests. It also discusses the challenges of sourcing the best ingredients and...


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January 1, 2013

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Operators work hard to produce safe and wholesome meat products. Operators can take steps to improve food safety and wholesomeness. One of these key steps is the use of an antimicrobial spray treatment of red meat carcasses. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development supports and recommends the...


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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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August 1, 2013

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As with starting any business venture, starting a farmers’ market in your community requires careful planning. Typically the process involves several individuals, such as producers, consumers, community groups or a combination of groups. No matter who initiates it, the planning process takes time...