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

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January 1, 2001

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This field guide was prepared to enable growers of seed alfalfa to quickly identify their pest and beneficial insects. The important distinguishing features are indicated on the plates by arrows. These features can be readily seen with a hand lens or magnifying glass. Economic thresholds are...


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September 1, 2004

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This report presents the results of this focused research work, creating valuable management information for Alberta producers to address the choices they have at hand regarding managing the winter feeding aspects for their cow herds.


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April 1, 2003

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This last of seven fact sheets in the Ag-Alternatives series outlines a decision-making framework to help those interested in establishing a new farm business. It also includes information on business plans, and ends with 10 keys to success gathered from farmers who have started successful...


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April 1, 2002

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This fact sheet provides economic information on establishing and operating a custom grazing enterprise beef cattle. The information was generated by a group of beef producers who arrived at consensus on investment, production, costs and revenues.


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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. Worksheets in each fact sheet help you personalize the information. This fact sheet introduces farm management tools to help you answer specific questions about...


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July 1, 1995

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Burning straw for recovery of heat energy is a viable alternative use using excess straw produced on Prairie farms. This project included a review of existing straw burning technology, a survey of those currently heating with straw, monitoring of two on-farm straw burning installations, and a...


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Last Modified

December 2, 2002

Description

Swath grazing isn’t new. Some producers have been using this feeding technique for years. But until now, the economics surrounding swath grazing have not been clear. During the winter of 2001, an AgriProfit$ analysis was undertaken to look at the value of swath grazing.


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Last Modified

October 17, 2003

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In August of 2003, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development commissioned Ipsos-Reid to conduct a survey of wheat and barley growers in Alberta on the question of marketing choice. This is the second study of this nature; the first was conducted in the spring of 2003. The second study was...


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Last Modified

March 27, 2018

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has delivered the Alberta Crop Reporting Program to clients since 1940. The objective of the crop report is to capture timely information relating to crop production in Alberta during the current crop season. This is achieved through the use of...


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Last Modified

January 1, 2006

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This manual has been designed to provide you, an Alberta producer, with information about beneficial management practices (BMPs) that deal with environmental risks on rural farmstead sites. BMPs maintain or improve a farm’s soil, water, air and wildlife habitat resources, and therefore contribute...