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Alberta producers reminded of excess moisture program deadline

Alberta Agriculture has reminded the province’s farmers that Sept. 30 is the deadline for applications under the Canada Alberta Excess Moisture Initiative II (CAEMI II) program to aid producers dealing with excess spring moisture that resulted in unseeded acres and/or seeded acres being lost to flood. CAEMI II will provide $30 per eligible acre in […] Read more

Winter pulse research in Alberta

The advantages of growing spring types of pulses in cropping systems on the prairies are well known. Pulses include field pea, lentil, chickpea, dry bean, faba bean and lupin. These crops are unique in that they biologically fix atmospheric nitrogen N2 through a mutually beneficial relationship with rhizobium bacteria on the root hairs. The inclusion […] Read more