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Organizations: Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

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January 1, 1993

Description

Black flies, which number about 100 species in Canada, occur in varying abundance in all parts of the country. Adult females feed on blood, causing irritation and discomfort to humans, domestic and wild mammals and birds. Apart from the annoyance and discomfort, black flies cause economic losses...


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November 1, 2001

Description

The intent of this document is to provide a compilation of key basic information elements (industry structure, markets, costing, competitor profiles, domestic and international issues review), supplemented by insights and analysis of their influence and impact on the primary Alberta beef...


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January 1, 2000

Description

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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September 1, 2000

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Reports on a three-year field trial examining how the interaction of opener design, packer shape, and on-row packing pressure influence crop emergence and grain yield of wheat, canola and field pea. Results show that the advantages of matching openers and packers were minor and would likely...


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March 1, 2004

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This fact sheet provides economic information on establishing and operating a U-pick strawberry enterprise. This information was generated by a group of strawberry producers who arrived at a consensus on investment, production, costs and revenues. This information is intended as a business...


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July 1, 2004

Description

The tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus occurs worldwide, and it is a major concern to many livestock raising countries. The larval stage of this tapeworm is referred to as a hydatid and is a serious problem for both livestock economics and public health.


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January 1, 2005

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This book offers new producers the information they need to grow a quality crop, or it can help others decide whether to invest in or enter the industry. Numerous tables and pictures show a wealth of detail, and a color selection shows key echinacea features and common pest problems. Topics: *...


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March 1, 2004

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Consultants can be an invaluable resource in making sound decisions. Properly selecting a consultant is not easy and may take a lot of time. However, the payoffs can be enormous. The time and effort spent choosing a consultant is a good investment.


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October 1, 2003

Description

In the Brown soil zone of southeastern Alberta, summerfallow and a monoculture wheat systems are the primary cropping practice. However, the long-term environmental sustainability of cropping systems that include summerfallow remains in question. This fact sheet summarizes the results of a study...


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Last Modified

March 1, 2003

Description

Grasshoppers are a major pest of both cultivated crops and rangeland grasses in the world’s semi-arid regions. Traditionally drier areas like southern Alberta are more prone to recurring problems, but serious grasshopper infestations can occur in cropland throughout the province. Although the...