• Agriculture News

    Clubroot Confirmed in Greenview

    For more information on crop diseases, please follow the link.

    Winter Ungulate Depredation

    PREDATOR CALLING WORKSHOP

    Predator Calling Workshop Friday, December 15,2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Valleyview Gun Range What is this about?

    • A presentation on how farmers, hunters and neighbours can work together to manage predation of livestock
    • Understanding coyotes, wolves and cougars
    • Habits and methods of successful and constant predator hunters
    • Firearms session at the range (bring your firearms, ammo, etc. to use at the range)
    • Tools and preparation
    • Coyote and wolf management and regulation
    • The value and importance of patience and respect for predators
    • Lunch, refreshments and a predator call included
    • Door prize draw
    • $30.00 per person
    • Only room for 20 participants
    • Registration closes on December 08, 2017
    For more information and to pre-register, call Beverly at 780-524-7621  

    Seeking Committee Members

    Greenview is seeking members for the following three committees:

    • Agriculture Appeal Committee
    • Cemetery Committee for Grovedale
    • Cemetery Committee for New Fish Creek
    If you are interested in joining one of the above please fill out and return the Board & Committee Application Form.

    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

    Ditching and Brushing Near Pipelines

    Greenview and Transcanada would like to remind everyone working in the vicinity of pipelines to take extra caution and to get the appropriate agreements and approvals in place before commencing work. Brushing and ditching poses a significant risk to pipelines as it removes topsoil. Brushing equipment is also a potential risk to pipelines due to the substantial weight. Extending from either side of the pipeline centerline is a space, formerly known as a safety zone, called the prescribed area. Within this zone excavation using mechanical equipment requires approval which can be arranged by contacting Transcanada. For further information on working in the vicinity of pipelines visit albertaonecall.com, Download the Dig Info AB app or call 1.800.242.3447. 

    Ditching Flyer -  Transcanada

    Brushing Flyer - Transcanada 

    Tansy Island Clean Up 2017

    On Monday Greenview partnered with several groups of volunteers to respond to an overgrowth of Common Tansy along the Smoky River. The first Common Tansy Clean Up took place in 2016 and some of the groups involved participated in last year’s tansy control project at the same location. The Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited are returning volunteers. This year Greenview also welcomed the Alberta Invasive Species Council which joined in the efforts. Greenview Agricultural Services became aware of the Common Tansy problem on the Smoky River during a routine inspection in 2015. Last year’s work was postponed to late summer due to changing water levels and Greenview targeted an earlier start date in 2017 to reach the plants before they begin to seed. Common Tansy can spread by seed, regrow from existing roots and is rhizomatous; meaning it can grow from separated flowering stems. With the overgrowth located along the water, the tansy is being controlled through manual labour by digging out the plants one by one and burning them to minimize opportunity for it to re-establish next year. Due to Common Tansy’s invasive nature and tendency for seeds to spread with spring runoff, this plant has the potential to infest and out-compete native vegetation anywhere downstream. Watersheds that could potentially be impacted include the Peace River, Slave River, Great Slave Lake and beyond.  By being proactive now, Greenview hopes to save large areas of native vegetation along the water’s edge. This method of controlling Common Tansy and other invasive species is a labour intensive process which relies on the help of the community.  Reeve Dale Gervais acknowledged the importance of the volunteers: “We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Grande Prairie River Rats, 7 Generations Energy, Canadian Natural and the Alberta Invasive Species Council for being part of the Common Tansy control project. A project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated work of many people and we are so pleased that these community focused organizations and businesses were able to join us again this year.” Along with the control efforts, Greenview’s goal is to bring awareness that Common Tansy is spreading along the Smoky River between municipalities in our region. It's anticipated that the Common Tansy problem will need to be addressed over multiple growing seasons but with increased awareness of the plant and its potential harmful effects, Greenview looks forward to moving control efforts to the source of the infestation in years to come. 

    BearSmart

    Cull Cattle Transportation Survey