As the federal government has announced it’s desire for a 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions, specifically from nitrogen, the name of the game now is, how? For this Wheat School episode, Dr. Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission, talks about the nitrogen cycle and takes a scientific approach to… Read More

Alberta’s Minister of Finance, Travis Toews, donned a pair of old cowboy boots before unveiling Alberta’s latest budget, saying that to him, the boots represent a part of Alberta’s heritage, and “speak to the practical and resilient character of Albertans.” The budget, intended to “end overspending and live within our means,” saw changes to many… Read More

A university vice-president has removed herself from the post-secondary institution due to an advertisement that raised many eyebrows throughout Edmonton. As part of its Truth Matters campaign, the University of Alberta launched a wide range of ads that tackled everything from the effects of sexting in a relationship, storing solar energy, climate change, and more…. Read More

Using glyphosate before harvest can make for an effective perennial weed control strategy, but to protect crop quality (and international market access), producers should be leery of timing. “I want to remind producers that if you are going in with pre-harvest glyphosate, it is not a desiccant – it is a pre-harvest glyphosate,” says Jeremy… Read More

For today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney speaks with: Rob Miller, technical development manager for BASF, explains why to not skip burn down; Ken Currah, business representative and agronomist with BASF, discusses how to protect your alfalfa yield and quality with fungicides; Jason Lindgren, of Nufarm Canada, speaks with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith about crop… Read More

Today’s RealAg Radio show features host, Shaun Haney back at his home base in Picture Butte, Alta., after a long week on the road for TechTourLIVE. Guests on the show include: Jessika Guse with the top ag news stories of the day; Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research extension specialist for Alberta Barley and Wheat, discusses varietal… Read More

The integration between Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley has been extremely successful, says Tom Steve, executive director with the now one-year-old Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission. “We’ve realized cost savings of about $350,000 a year,” Steve says. “A lot is related to salaries for sure, but we have a stronger management team now that’s focussed… Read More

FarmTech day two is has been filled with lots of intriguing discussions. For today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney is live from the RealAg Lounge in the middle of hall E, if you haven’t already, be sure to swing by and say hello to the crew. Guests on today’s show include: Jessika Guse with… Read More

Sometimes the work of producer commissions isn’t easily visible, even to the farmers that pay the check-off. Certainly, to a group of university students, commissions can seem like an entirely different world. Geoff Backman is the manager of business development and markets with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions (AWBC). He studied at the University… Read More


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