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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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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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July 30, 2012

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AgriProfit$ cost and returns profiles give an insight into the productive and economic performance of Alberta cereal, oilseed, forage and grazing crops, reported by soil or grass-type zone. These benchmark include field observations from the period 2008 to 2010. Averaging over a three-year span...


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July 30, 2012

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AgriProfit$ cost and returns profiles give an insight into the productive and economic performance of Alberta cereal, oilseed, forage and grazing crops, reported by soil or grass-type zone. These benchmark include field observations from the period 2008 to 2010. Averaging over a three-year span...


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December 7, 2011

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A common problem for agricultural producers is deciding whether or not to treat a crop for a specific insect pest. Economic thresholds can help producers make these decisions by providing guidance as to whether insect control can be expected to have an economic benefit. This fact sheet presents...


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July 1, 2011

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Irrigation management is about controlling the rate, amount, and timing of applied irrigation water in a planned and efficient manner. With good irrigation management, an alfalfa hay crop can have high yield and quality potential.


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June 1, 2011

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Irrigation management is about controlling the rate, amount, and timing of applied irrigation water in a planned and efficient manner. With good irrigation management, a timothy hay crop can have high yield and quality potential.


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January 7, 2009

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Timothy has a relatively high demand for nutrients. Under excellent moisture conditions or irrigation and when supplied with the optimum nutrients, timothy is capable of producing yields in the range of 5 to 6 tons/ acre, typically 3 to 3.5 tons for first cut and 1.5 to 2 tons for second. With...


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January 1, 2009

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The Alberta Forage Manual, 2nd Edition, offers producers comprehensive information on a range of forage topics: adaptation, legumes and grasses, annuals, mixtures, establishment, fertility, pasture management, harvesting and rejuvenation. In addition, sections on forage pest insects and diseases...


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June 1, 2007

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Planting perennial forages into saline seep areas is one of several recommended practices for salinity control. Forages differ in their salinity and flood tolerance, with several appropriate species available depending on the specific farm situation. This fact sheet discusses how to choose which...