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April 1, 2019

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Presents regional forecasts on the prices, yields, seed and fertilizer costs of various crops in Alberta. Users of this publication should be aware that there is a risk of over- or under-estimating costs and returns based on regional benchmarks and forecasts, and producers are advised not to base...


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January 1, 2019

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This publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance within Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics are provided in tabular form for varieties of wheat, oat, barley, rye, triticale, flax and canola. Test results and updated tables...


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January 1, 2019

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Cattle producers grow ever increasing amounts of annual crops for feed (silage, green feed and swath grazing). Measuring those crop varieties that produce the highest forage yield becomes increasingly important. Silage is an integral forage source in feedlots across the province and has become...


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January 1, 2019

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This annual fact sheet contains information on pulse crop variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information are provided for varieties of field pea, chickpea, lentil, fababean, dry bean and soybean.


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July 5, 2018

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Describes the advantages and disadvantages of growing fall rye, which is a productive cereal grain crop under conditions of low temperature, low fertility and drought.


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Last Modified

July 1, 2018

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Using herbicides and direct seeding equipment can be an effective way to remove forages from a rotation. Each producer needs to design his or her own program for removing forages, considering the type of forage to be removed and the crop that will be seeded.


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May 1, 2018

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Winter wheat production has historically been concentrated in southern Alberta. In fact, winter wheat was the primary wheat crop in southern Alberta until the development of Marquis red spring wheat.


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Last Modified

May 1, 2018

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The 1,000 kernel (1,000 K) weight is a measure of seed size. It is the weight in grams of 1,000 seeds. Seed size and the 1,000 K weight can vary from one crop to another, between varieties of the same crop and even from year to year or from field to field of the same variety. Because of this...


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March 1, 2017

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In recent years the national acreage of industrial hemp has grown considerably in Canada. New, emerging opportunities related to fibre utilization for a diversity of industrial applications are expected to continue to create demand for more hemp feedstock in Alberta. Efforts to build whole hemp...


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January 1, 2017

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Students demonstrate the ability to handle, operate and maintain irrigation equipment according to a farm's protocol and following related legislation.