Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission have announced a new farmer-focused event set to take place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on January 24 and 25, 2023. The four organizations have previously been involved in hosting the FarmTech conference. The Alberta Seed Growers are the one Farmtech partner that will… Read More

Team Alberta Crops has added four new farmer organizations to the collaboration that engages in policy analysis, development, and advocacy to benefit Alberta’s farm and crop sector. After several years of successfully advocating for farmers provincially and federally, the collaboration of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission, has recently… Read More

A collaborative program between six major crop commissions will look at the role of wetlands and their ecosystem services, over three years. “We’re very excited this year that we have a collaborative program to monitor Alberta’s wetlands,” says Nevin Rosaasen, policy and program specialist with Alberta Pulse Growers. “What we’re looking for is, first off,… Read More

Drought across much of the Prairies has caused pulse crops to become, for lack of a better term, “stagey.” Knowing how to stage a crop for, say, desiccation timing can be particularly tricky during such adverse growing conditions. In this Pulse School episode, Nevin Rosaasen, sustainability and government relations, Alberta Pulse Growers Association (APG), outlines… Read More

Decisions, decisions. There are many early season considerations that will factor into where to put your next crop of peas, lentils, chickpeas, or faba beans. Seed quality, environmental conditions, whether or not to treat seed, and pest concerns are just some that make the list. One of the great things about pulse crops is that… Read More

Team Alberta — which consists of Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission — have launched the new website for Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide. While the commissions are currently working to produce the 2021 “Blue Book” (paper copies will be available in March of 2021), they felt… Read More

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide — or as it’s more commonly known throughout the province, “The Blue Book” — will now be produced by Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, and Alberta Pulse Growers, says Erin Tateson, communications manager for Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions in the Grain Exchange newsletter. The four major crop… Read More

Team Alberta, which consists of Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, is working to continue on with Agronomy Update, one of the leading agronomy events in Alberta — virtually. The annual conference has traditionally been a two-day, in-person event hosted by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, that provides timely agronomic information… Read More

Poor harvest conditions in Alberta have caused an unthinkable about of economic loss let alone stress for the farmer this year. Mix in the uncertainty of trade, ongoing disputes across the global political stage, and business risk management (BRM) programs not being equipped to handle the issues is a recipe for disaster, according to Team… Read More

 

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