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April 28, 2020

Description

This annual report presents a review of the crop season and an analysis of crop production statistics for the year in review. In addition, a precipitation map for the crop season is attached for reference.


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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

Description

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, 2018

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This study provides information and some economic analysis for Alberta’s wheat producers regarding the considerations for the type of seed they chose to plant. The information focuses on a cost comparison between saving seed for planting versus purchasing certified seed. A direct cost comparison...


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June 1, 2013

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Faba bean production in Alberta has been increasing due to new marketing opportunities, the availability of new varieties and the need for new pulse crops in rotations. Recent small plot research trials, conducted in south and central Alberta, have reported faba bean yields up to 10,575 kg ha-1...


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January 1, 2012

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Since 1975 Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development has annually surveyed custom rates and rental rates to provide information to farmers and custom operators. This publication presents a summary of custom work and rental rates. These rates are only intended as a guide. The specific objective...


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June 1, 2009

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Of all the crops seeded on the prairies, field peas are often said to be the most easily adapted to direct seeding. For this reason, a large percentage of the pea acreage is direct seeded. Whether in a direct or conventional seeding system, the field pea crop requires close observation for...


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November 1, 2008

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Direct seeding offers several benefits over conventional tillage, including improved yield potential and time savings for field operations. However, the change to direct seeding is a change to a different cropping system. It requires a new approach to crop residue, weed and fertility management....


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August 1, 2008

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Crop residues - straw plus chaff - are the byproducts of harvesting annual grain crops. Retaining crop residues on a field improves or maintains soil quality and moisture. The economic value of retaining or removing crop residues from the field depends on the following: present level of soil...


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June 1, 2008

Description

Crop rotations are a vital part of direct seeding systems. Rotations maximize the benefits of moisture conservation and reduce the impacts of diseases, weeds and insect pests.