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Organizations: Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006) Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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January 1, 2002

Description

Mice are a large group of mammals, with more than 130 species found worldwide. In Alberta, there are seven species of mice and 12 species of voles. The most troublesome and economically important of the species found in Alberta are the house mouse, the whitefooted mouse and the meadow vole...


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Last Modified

July 1, 2005

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Orchards, nurseries, shelterbelts and gardens can suffer economic losses and aesthetic damage because of gnawing animals. Most damage occurs from late fall until early spring when extreme weather conditions limit the available food supply. Plant damage can also be extensive during periods of...


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Last Modified

January 1, 1993

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Alberta landholders in the natural range of elk have occasionally suffered substantial losses of stored hay during winter. Depredation of hay and greenfeed bales by elk is worst when snowfall occurs early and the snow is deep. Fencing hay yards with 2.1 m high mesh wire has been an effective, but...


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Last Modified

January 4, 2005

Description

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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Last Modified

June 1, 2004

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The purpose of this guide is to provide information on the use of fertilizers under the various cropping and soil-climate conditions throughout the province. Because the nutrient requirements of crops and the ability of soils to supply nutrients vary widely, fertilizer recommendations are given...


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Last Modified

June 1, 2004

Description

Integrated weed management (IWM) is a sustainable cost-effective approach to weed control that is constantly evolving. The approach combines many agronomic principles to favor crop competitiveness, create diversity in cropping patterns and prevents the introduction of new weed species. Using IWM...


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Last Modified

April 1, 2003

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Ag-Alternatives is a series of fact sheets designed to help you evaluate the feasibility of a new agricultural or rural based business. This fact sheet is intended to help identify and think about any production-related requirements of a new enterprise or product that you want to develop on your...


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Last Modified

February 27, 2004

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This AgriProfit$ bulletin reviews relevant economic drivers related to beef production in northern Alberta. It enables producers to make better decisions regarding beef production opportunities in the Alberta Peace Region


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Last Modified

April 1, 2003

Description

Food brokers sell and market products. If you need a way to get your product into a new market or if your goal is to have your sauce on the shelves of a major supermarket chain in Western Canada, then hiring a broker might be right for you. This fact sheet tells you what a broker does, what the...


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Last Modified

January 1, 1991

Description

The warble is a major economic pest of cattle in Alberta. Warble grubs, which are the larval stage of the "heelfly," spend over nine months in cattle as internal parasites. During this period they damage the meat and hide of infested animals and are responsible for reduced milk production in...