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Vintage Forage Information Historical information and documentation on crops and varieties in the region.
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New Pesticide Labels Mobile App
Check out Health Canada's new app that allows individuals to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada!
"Users will be able to save their searches as well as download product labels to their ‘Favorites’ for access, even when they are offline. 'Favorites' will also auto-update whenever users access them when online. Pesticide labels can be searched based on various factors including product name and active ingredient."
Download the app onto your smartphone or tablet here.
New AB Director & Seed Trade Rep
We would like to welcome two new director's to the PRFSA board of director's:
John Mycek, AB Grower
Rob Lyons, Seed Trade Rep.
Thank you to our outgoing board members, Danny Friesen and Todd Smith, for your support and committment to the association.
Peace Forage Seeding Tool
Based off of the BC Rangeland Seeding Manual published in 2013, this new online tool goes through an interactive decision making process to help users select forage species to seed, create seed mixtures with a seed mix calculator and even connect with seed suppliers! The development of the tool is spearheaded by the Peace River Forage Association of BC but AB & BC levy grower dollars were put towards creating links between users and seed suppliers!
Check out the tool and it's progress here.
Forage Seed Canada Update
Forage Seed Canada has recently released a position statement regarding GE Alfalfa and GE Forage Seeds. See their official statement here.
Events & News
Photos from Canadian Forage & Grassland AGM - Nov 17-19th
- Rayner Dairy Research Facility Tour of public viewing area
- Tobin Dirks learning about the Canadian Light Source
- Jill Clapperton Jill kicks off the 6th Annual Canadian Forage & Grassland AGM
- PRFSA contingent to CFGA! L to R: Tobin Dirks, Heather Kerschbaumer, Talon Gauthier, Rosanne Limoges, Danny Limoges
- Leadership Award Bruce Coulman receives Leadership Award at the 6th Annual CFGA AGM
- Bruce with Danny & Rosanne
Production and Marketing Seminar & AGM
The Peace Region Forage Seed Association's annual Production and Marketing Seminar will take place Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at the Rycroft Ag Center. The Ag Center is located 1/2 mile west of Courtesy Corner. Nicole Anderson, from Oregon Sate University, is coming back to the Peace to talk to us about growth reguator use in grasses and legumes as well as how clover production happens in Oregon.
Other topics included are:
This is your opportunity to learn about the projects your levy dollars are supporting! To register call Calvin at (780) 864 3879 or Talon at (877) 630 2198. Check out a draft agenda here.
Peace Region Grass Seed Testing Program Update
The 2015 report for the PRGST Program summarizing all the data for the Peace Grass Seed Testing Program at the AAFC Beaverlodge Research Farm, Beaverlodge, AB is available on the Research Page under Forage Seed Variety Trials.
The deadline to submit entries to the seed testing program for the 2016 year is March 15th, 2016. Please note there is a 20 entry limit so not all submissions may be chosen. Decisions on which varieties will be accepted will be made after the entry deadline. Protocol and entry form can be found here.
Please feel free to contact Talon Gauthier (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rahman Azooz (Rahman.Azooz@agr.gc.ca) if you have any questions or concerns.
New Winter 2016 Market Updates!
Dave Wong, retired Market Specialist with Alberta Agriculture, compiles market updates for grass and legume seed prices. These can be found at the left hand side of the Markets page under the heading Current Market Prices. The PRFSA has contracted Dave to compile another round of market updates in 2016. See the most recent updates added December 2015:
New Research Publications & Links!
Posters and publications that were presented at the 2014 & 2015 Annual General Meetings by researchers & advisors have been added to the research page. See the list below:
There has also been new information added to the Relevant Publications page:
Pest Monitoring Updates
During the growing season, consider accessing two resources supported by grower associations and commissions on the prairies:
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