Agriculture and Food : Call of the Land http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/cotl Call of the Land is a week-day agricultural radio program produced by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Listen to Call of the Land for the latest developments in agricultural technologies, research, production methods, and marketing trends, along with government programs and policies. Weekly Insect Update http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25191 Scott Meers discusses how the snow and rain affected insect populations (Call of the Land, May 26) Interview with Scott Meers Diseases/Insects/ Pests Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25191 2016-05-26T06:00:00Z Much-Needed Precipitation http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25192 Ralph Wright discusses moisture conditions heading into spring (Call of the Land, May 26) Interview with Ralph Wright Weather & Climate Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25192 2016-05-26T06:00:00Z Open Farm Days Deadline http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25193 Nicola Irving discusses her experience as a host farm, saying it's all about building relationships (Call of the Land, May 26) Interview with Nicola Irving Business & Economics Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25193 2016-05-26T06:00:00Z How Pasture Plants Respond to Dry Conditions http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25187 Andrea Hanson says one key to good pasture management is understanding plants in dry conditions (Call of the Land, May 25) Interview with Andrea Hanson Crops Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25187 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z Benefits of Cocktail Mixes in a Dry Year http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25188 Yamily Zavala discusses research showing the benefits of cocktail mixes in a dry year (Call of the Land, May 25) Interview with Yamily Zavala Crops Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25188 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z Planning before Tree Planting http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25189 Svetlana Zeran discusses how planning can minimize the use of weed control (Call of the Land, May 25) Interview wtih Svetlana Zeran Crops Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25189 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z Cocktail Mixes and Soil Health http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25182 Yamily Zavala discusses what they are, how they're used, and how cocktail mixes improve soil health (Call of the Land, May 24) Interview with Yamily Zavala Crops Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25182 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Seeding Progress and Crop Conditions http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25183 Seeding progress is over three-quarters complete, well ahead of the five-year average (Call of the Land, May 24) Caitlynn Reesor has the details Statistics Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25183 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Working Groups Selected for Farm and Ranch Consultations http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25184 Details on the working groups and how other producers can provide input (Call of the Land, May 24) Interview with Minister Carlier Rural Services Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25184 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Weed Control During Tree Planting http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25185 Svetlana Zeran discusses the importance of weed control during tree planting (Call of the Land, May 24) Interview with Svetlana Zeran Crops Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25185 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Weekly Grains and Oilseeds Market Summary http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25169 The latest market news with Errol Anderson of ProMarket Communications (Call of the Land, May 20) Interview with Errol Anderson Business & Economics Fri, 20 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25169 2016-05-20T06:00:00Z Growing Forward 2 Business Opportunity Program http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25170 Stephanie Kosinski discusses goal of this program, eligibility activities, and application process (Call of the Land, May 20) Interview with Stephanie Kozinski Rural Services Fri, 20 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25170 2016-05-20T06:00:00Z Open Farm Days Deadline Approaching http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25171 Nichole Neubauer of Neubauer Farms talks about her experience as a host farm (Call of the Land, May 20) Interview with Nichole Neubauer Rural Services Fri, 20 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25171 2016-05-20T06:00:00Z Early Start to Insect Issues http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25166 Scott Meers discusses grasshoppers, flea beetles, and pea leaf weevil (Call of the Land, May 19) Interview with Scott Meers Diseases/Insects/ Pests Thu, 19 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25166 2016-05-19T06:00:00Z Never too Late to Feed Test http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25167 Benefits of feed testing (Call of the Land, May 19) Caitlynn Reesor has the details Livestock Thu, 19 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25167 2016-05-19T06:00:00Z International Year of Pulses Challenge http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25168 Nevin Rosaasen discusses a challenge put out by Zone 5 of Alberta Pulse Growers (Call of the Land, May 19) Interview with Nevin Rosaasen Crops Thu, 19 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/all/cotl25168 2016-05-19T06:00:00Z