Agriculture News

Think Like A Wolf Seminar

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The Think Like A Wolf Seminar is instructed by Justin Wasylciw with the Alberta Trappers Association. Taking place on January 14-15, 2019 at the Valleyview & District Gun Club, lunch and refreshments included. There is room for 20 participants, $180.00 per person and registration closes Thursday, January 3rd, 2019. 

Predator Calling Workshop

Predator Calling Workshop

The Predator Calling Workshop is a great opportunity for farmers, hunters and neighbors to learn skills in order to better manage predation of livestock. Registration is $20.00 per person, this includes lunch & refreshments.  

Farm Tech Conference 2019

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Greenview is sponsoring the registration fee for two (2) individuals for the Farm Tech Conference. Anyone wishing to enter for a sponsorship must fill out the Sponsor Request Form with an explanation on why Greenview should sponsor you. We are looking forward to seeing you application and once the candidates have been chosen, they will be contacted directly.

Alberta Beef Industry Conference

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Greenview is sponsoring the registration fee for two (2) individuals for the Alberta Beef Industry Conference. Anyone wishing to enter for a sponsorship must fill out the Sponsor Request Form with an explanation on why Greenview should sponsor you. We are looking forward to seeing you application and once the candidates have been chosen, they will be contacted directly. 

Beavers in our Landscape Workshop

Beavers in our Landscape Workshop

The Beavers in our Landscape Workshop will be led by Cows & Fish, held on November 30, 2018 at the Valleyview & Districts Agricultural Society. This workshop runs from 10:00am-3:00pm, where multiple topics will be discussed, such as, beaver basics, beaver challenges, beaver case studies, beaver banter, and beaver next steps. This is an opportunity to further gain knowledge on these very intelligent animals. 

Tall Buttercup/Burdock Control Incentive Program

Are you having a problem with Tall Buttercup? Did you know that under the Alberta Weed Control Act that it is designated a noxious and must be controlled? Did you know this plant is also toxic to livestock?

Greenview has a new Buttercup/Burdock Control Incentive Program! There are information packages available at the Field Services Office in Valleyview as well as the Grovedale Operations Office, or clink on this link!

Other methods of control:
– Grazing is not recommended as the plant is toxic.
– Cultivation (multiple times in a season) and seeding to an annual crop has proven effective, buttercup does not persist under cultivation
– Mowing prior to seed set can assist in reduction, however it needs to be timely to prevent further spread of the plant.
– Hand picking of individual plants is suitable for small infestations (ensure gloves are worn as this plant may cause blistering)
– Use of a herbicide registered to control Tall Buttercup

Farm Energy Agri-Processing (FEAP) Program Open

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FEAP is a combination of two discontinued GF2 programs:

  • On-Farm Energy Management Program
  • Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program (Stream C)

By combining these two programs, a single program can be offered across the whole agricultural value-chain, for energy efficiency and energy management projects.

Program Description:

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments.  The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to Applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects. (more…)

WORKPLACE LEGISLATION FOR FARMS – Frequently Asked Questions

Prairie Shelterbelt Program

Are you interested in a shelterbelt or would like more information on them?  Follow the link below!

http://www.prairieshelterbeltprogram.ca/ 

Clubroot in the Peace Region – Information Update

Clubroot Disease of Canola—Information Update Clubroot Infection and Spread

Recently, confirmation of clubroot symptoms were found in multiple fields in Big Lakes County and M.D of Greenview in commercial canola fields. What this means is that growers within the MD of Greenview need to be vigilant with their scouting program and have in place a management strategy for this disease.

Effectively managing any plant disease requires an understanding of how it survives within fields and the conditions that allow the population to increase and spread.  For more information on this topic, please click on the link provided.  Additional questions can be forwarded to Quentin Bochar, Manager Agriculture Services at 780-524-7615.

Clubroot Information Update Document