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

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April 1, 2001

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Reports on research conducted to determine if using grain precleaners makes economic sense? Results show that using grain precleaners to improve the grade of grain they are shipping does provide a positive economic benefit. However, there is a net economic disadvantage to using the precleaner to...


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September 1, 2000

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Grain companies and seed cleaning plants are making grain screenings available to livestock producers as feed. But to optimize the nutrient value to animals, processing by grinding or rolling is required. In addition, grain and weed seeds must be rendered nonviable. This research update looks at...


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January 1, 2002

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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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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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December 1, 1998

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Presents the results of a 1997 examination of harvest methods to assess their suitability for whole crop harvesting. The project examined the performance of a relatively new harvest technique known as the stripper header. Five methods of harvesting, including the stripper header, were then...


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April 30, 2001

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In October 2000, the Minister of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AAFRD), established The Sustainable Management of the Livestock Industry in Alberta Committee (the Committee). The Committee’s mandate was to finalize provincial recommendations on outstanding issues related to the...


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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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January 1, 2006

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This is a comprehensive resource to help all farm direct operators market their food safely. It is intended for use by all farm direct marketers including market gardeners, producers, small processors and Alberta Approved Farmers' Market managers and vendors.


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October 23, 2007

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Proceedings of the Swine Technology Workshop held in various places around Alberta.


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January 4, 2005

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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...