New Forage Facts
Watch here for 6 new Forage Facts coming this spring!
Events & News

Weather & Grazing Webinars .

ACIS-Weather You Farm or Not, It affects us all.
Join us for a webinar on May 02, 2018 at 10:00 AM MDT.

Weather plays an important role in agriculture and our lives. This webinar will go through some of the many uses of weather data collected by over 350 weather stations across Alberta for agricultural and other purposes. Recently, this information is being used as an early warning system for fusarium head blight infection potential and, other insect prediction models are being developed for major insect pests in the province. Other uses include diagnostics and pesticide spray timing, frost probabilities, growing degree days and cropping plan applications.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Spring Grazing Management: The Grass Matters
Join us for a webinar on May 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM MDT.

Timing is of the essence when it comes to grazing, from the beginning to the end of the season. Understanding how your grass grows and responds to grazing is crucial to ensure that you have enough grass to get you through the rest of the year. In this webinar, Karin Lindquist, Forage/Beef Specialist with the Ag-Info Centre, will share how to observe the plants in your pasture to determine when to start grazing and how long to allow plants to recover. She will also provide other tips and tricks and rules of thumb for optimal grazing management.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information contact: Carmen Andrew at 403.742.7542 


Silage Webinar Series for Livestock Producers

Please find attached a poster for the upcoming Silage Webinar Series for Livestock Producers March 28April 5April 11 and April 18. The following topics will be discussed:

March 28, 2018 – Species Selection: The First Step to Producing Good Quality Silage

April 5, 2018 – Moisture Testing, Harvesting and Storing Good Quality Silage

April 11, 2018 – Comparing Costs: How Can Silage Fit into Your Budget?

April 18, 2018 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Silage to Livestock

For more details click here for the poster.


BC Videos on Teaching Livestock to Graze Weeds

Click here to check out 4 videos
from our activities on this project linked to our Facebook page or try googling this topic on YouTube.

Watch here for new video in progress or contact Julie Robinson, Project Lead, Integrated Approach to Productive Forage Stands Using Livestock

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Tess Davidson's all star lambs eating thistles. Tess and Howard hosted one of the tour stops on June 15.


New Postings on Wildlife Mitigation Pages
Under R & D Projects Tab

Talon Gauthier was recently hired on a short term contract to update the Wildlife Mitigation pages under R & D Projects. To check them out:
1. click on R & D Projects tab at the upper righthand side of this website page,
2. choose Wildlife Management button on left handside of R & D projects page.
3. click on Wildlife Mitigation Project on righthand side.
4. Find the 4 pages on lower righthand side of the comprehensive lists of information on many wildlife management topics.

or Click Directly Here.

Thank you Talon.