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Sugar beet yields benefit from conservation management

Congratulations to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Frank Larney and colleagues – winners of the Best Paper Award from Agronomy Journal for the article “Sugar beet response to rotation and conservation management in a 12-year irrigated study in Southern Alberta.” Read on for the results from their research.

Free farmland in the Yukon

As global warming makes Canada's northern regions more hospitable to agriculture by opening once frozen land to farming, the opportunities are growing.

Succession success: Cottonwood Holsteins

“My dad always said if his kids wanted to get the farm, he’d be the ‘ultimate partner’ helping with the transition,” says Brent Oswald of Cottonwood Holsteins. He signalled his interest in the farming operation early and his father took note by giving him both responsibility and decision-making power very early on.
Current Issue 1

Growing hybrid rye: yield advantages, pricing and market opportunities

Hybrid rye varieties have been grown on the Prairies for a couple of years now. They continue to live up to their initial promise, outshining open-pollinated (OP) rye varieties in key traits, and work is underway to help the hybrids capture a greater share of rye’s small marketplace. » Read more...
Current issue 2

Root fungus shows promise for enhancing canola growth

Just like you inoculate legume seeds with a rhizobial inoculant, one day you might inoculate canola seeds with a plant-growth-promoting fungus. Greenhouse experiments in Alberta are showing a fungus called Piriformospora indica can boost canola performance, providing benefits like increased yields, reduced fertilizer needs and increased tolerance to cold and drought. » Read more...

Alberta Open Farm Days

August 19-20, 2017
Various locations
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept. 12-14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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