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Applied Research Association (ARA) resources for farmers

There are numerous Applied Research Associations (ARAs) that provide learning opportunities for producers in their regions. We reached out to those that conduct work related to wheat and barley and collected information …

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Seed safe fertilizer applications and phosphorus starter

Seed safety is an important consideration as we head into spring. As fertilizer rates increase and yields follow, being aware of safe fertilizer application rates is important. Research has shown that the application of …

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What can growers do when they cannot find Fusarium graminearum (Fg) free seed for planting?

In preparation for spring planting, some growers are struggling to find Fusarium graminearum (Fg) free seed. While Fg seed lots are best, there are many instances where growers are unable to find Fg free seed for planti…

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Growing malt varieties for feed end-use

Malt barley genetics have come a long way in the recent past with many new high-yielding varieties available to producers. However, this begs the question: can these malt varieties be grown at higher nitrogen management …

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New wheat varieties on the horizon for western Canadian farmers

Wheat experts from government, academia and industry met virtually at the Prarie Grain Development Committee (PGDC) meeting this year to evaluate and recommend new wheat lines for registration in western Canada. The Prai…

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Connecting buyers and sellers for wheat and barley straw

When Ropin’ the Web was operational, the “Hay Trader” tool was used by many farmers sell wheat and barley straw bales. When Alberta Agriculture and Forestry updated their website, this tool was removed making it m…

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