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CTF Alberta research update

The Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta project entered its sixth year of fieldwork in 2016. The project now has eight co-operator farms spread out over 1250 kilometres, giving it a wide range of soils and climatic conditions, including one irrigation farm. Their cropped acreage ranges from 670 to 8650 acres. The project started in 2011 with five co-operating farms. >> Read full article

Helping Manitoba farmers predict effects of flood, drought on farmland

The federal government is providing over $1.1 million to the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association to develop a hydrology model of the Assiniboine River Basin that will help predict the effects of flooding, excess moisture and extreme drought on agricultural lands. >> Read full article

Positive youth development via 4-H Canada and FCC

Farm Credit Canada is extending its funding to 4-H Canada until 2019. FCC’s annual 4-H Canada funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial and club level programs and initiatives, including the popular FCC 4-H Club Fund. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Integrated wild oat management

Integrated wild oat management

In 2006 over $12 an acre on average was spent in Western Canada on wild oat herbicides, about $500 million annually. That’s more than double any other weed species as a weed target. Hugh Beckie, with Agiculture and Agri-Food Canada, conducted three surveys – in 2001 to 2007 to 2011 – and they showed Group 1 resistance went from 11 per cent of our fields to 39 per cent to well over 50 per cent of fields in Alberta. That’s very rapid and is indeed cause for concern. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

canolaPALOOZA Manitoba

June 21, 2016
Location: AAFC Crop Diversification Centre at Portage la Prairie, MB >> More Info

Farming Smarter Plot Hop II

June 23, 2016
Location: Farming Smarter Lethbridge field site, Lethbridge, Alta. >> More Info

canolaPALOOZA Alberta

June 28, 2016
Location: Lacombe Research Station, 6000 C&E Trail, Lacombe, Alta. >> More Info