Agriculture and Food : Agri-News https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/agnw Agri-News is a news package published each Monday that has information of interest to Albertans on agriculture, food and beverage production, marketing, research, provincial events and policy, and home gardening. Dangers of Blue-Green Algae https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27787 Blue-green algae, a cyanobacteria, can cause organ damage or even death if ingested by livestock or pets (Agri-News, May 22) Soil/Water/Air Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27787 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z ABP Environmental Stewardship Award Call for Nominations https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27775 The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award (Agri-News, May 22) Livestock Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27775 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Managing Air Emissions from Confined Feeding Operations in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27786 The latest edition of Ammonia and Particulate Matter Emissions Inventory for CFOs in Alberta (APMEICA 2016) is now available (Agri-News, May 22) Livestock Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27786 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z 2018 Summer Farm Employment Program https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27791 full-time farmers can now apply for this program that offers a grant to hire students for July and August (Agri-News, May 22) Learning & 4H Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27791 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Clubroot and Energy/Utility Developments https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27777 the spread of clubroot can be a big concern for landowners who have oil, gas, or utility developments on their land (Agri-News, May 22) Diseases/Insects/ Pests Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27777 2018-05-22T06:00:00Z Weed Control Methods https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27763 Although herbicides are the most common control measure for weeds, they are not always the best method (Agri-News, May 15) Crops Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27763 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Freehold Mineral Rights in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27773 An overview of freehold mineral rights in Alberta is now available on the Farmers' Advocate Office (FAO) website. (Agri-News, May 15) Rural Services Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27773 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Start your Grazing Strategy Now https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27785 Beef, forage, and livestock specialists look at what to consider and what factors to keep in mind when formulating a plan (Agri-News, May 15) Crops Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27785 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z The Choice of Calving Early or Late on Margin over Feed Cost https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27768 Calving out at different months requires different feeding programs adjusted for lactation, gestation, growth, and maintenance requirements (Agri-News, May 15) Livestock Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27768 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Early Season Weed Control https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27762 Early weed control has many benefits as weeds compete with crops for nutrients, water, and light. (Agri-News, May 15) Crops Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27762 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Rethink Field Windbreaks https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27764 Field windbreaks still serve a purpose inspite of zero till practices and improvements in technology (Agri-News, May 15) Crops Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27764 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Alberta Moisture Situation as of May 15, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27772 Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section analyses the data (Agri-News, May 15) Weather & Climate Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27772 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Alberta Forage Survey https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27774 The Alberta Forage Industry Network is looking for producer input through a survey about forage production (Agri-News, May 15) Crops Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27774 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Planning Farm Land Ownership in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27776 With farm land prices continuing to appreciate, a well-researched financial and ownership plan will guard against ill-prepared land purchases (Agri-News, May 15) Business & Economics Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27776 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Plan Before Moving Farm Equipment on Public Roads https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27778 a little planning can go a long way toward preventing accidents (Agri-News, May 15) Rural Services Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27778 2018-05-15T06:00:00Z Entering the Fruit Industry in Alberta https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27749 (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27749 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Post-Emergent Land Rolling of Pea and Lentil Crops https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27754 Assuring crop quality and improving harvesting operations are the goals of rolling pea and lentil fields after seeding (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27754 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets Set to Open https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27755 Farmers' market season in Alberta is set to start this week. There are over 130 approved markets serving about 110 communities (Agri-News, May 7) Business & Economics Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27755 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z The Case for High Legume Pastures https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27740 How adding legumes, specifically sainfoin, to the pasture stand diversifies the plant matter above ground and to the roots (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27740 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Planning to Avoid a Feed Shortage https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27750 How livestock producers can plan this spring to avoid a feed shortage next winter (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27750 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Spring Weather and Greenhouse Ornamentals https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27748 How to reduce and solve issues facing greenhouse ornamental growers (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27748 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Woodlot Insect Management https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27724 When it comes to trees, there are a few different insects to keep an eye out for this year. (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27724 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Management of Seed-Placed Fertilizers https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27723 While applying fertilizer at the time of seeding has many benefits, it is important to use the right amount (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27723 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Horticulture Checklist for May https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27744 the monthly to do list published in Hort Snacks (Agri-News, May 7) Crops Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27744 2018-05-07T06:00:00Z Early Bird Rates Now Available for Summer 4-H Camps and Shows https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27726 4-H is gearing up for an action packed summer, and registration is now open for camps and shows (Agri-News, Apr 30) Learning & 4H Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27726 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Seeding Rate Calculators https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27717 A seeding rate calculator can be a boon to determine seeding requirements, and Mark Cutts explains how they can benefit producers (Agri-News, Apr 30) Crops Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27717 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Young Guns Contest: Now Accepting Entries https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27716 Alberta Beef Producers contest for youth involved in the cattle industry to get creative and tell their story (Agri-News, Apr 30) Livestock Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27716 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Wireworms - We're Just Seeing the Tip of the Iceberg https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27725 Damage to field crops by wireworms is poised to escalate across the prairies. How producers can be proactive and sample their fields (Agri-News, Apr 30) Crops Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27725 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Tips for Farmers' Market Vendors https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27731 Explore Local has produced a seven part video series that can help vendors (Agri-News, Apr 30) Business & Economics Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27731 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences Wins National Award https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27718 Josie Ban Lent received at 2018 Gold Award of Excellence from Colleges and Instiutes Canada (Agri-News, Apr 30) Rural Services Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27718 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z New and Revised Factsheets Now Available https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27719 New agri-facts and AOPA technical factsheets can be downloaded from the AF website (Agri-News, Apr 30) Crops Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27719 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Alberta Moisture Situation as of May 2, 2018 https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27733 Ralph Wright, manager of the agro-meteorological applications and modelling section analyses the data (Agri-News, Apr 30) Weather & Climate Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27733 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z The Value of Tree and Shrub Diversity https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27712 The importance of planting a variety of trees and plants and how to choose what to plant (Agri-News, Apr 30) Crops Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27712 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z Why Seed Treatment https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27707 Whether to seed treat or not is a question that often comes up in the spring. How it can protect against less than ideal growing conditions (Agri-News, Apr 30) Crops Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27707 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z When the Winter Feed Supply is Running Out and the Pastures Aren't Ready https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27732 consider supplementation such as grains or range pellets (Agri-News, Apr 30) Livestock Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/agnw27732 2018-04-30T06:00:00Z