GFM Network News

First frost hits northern Alberta

Ralph Wright, soil moisture specialist with Alberta Agriculture, has released a map showing that overnight temperatures dipped below zero across two large areas on the night of Sept. 11-12 These areas are roughly centred around Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Several stations recorded overnight temperatures that dipped below 0 C, across two large areas; one centred […] Read more

Alberta encourages BSE sampling

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are reminding cattle producers in Alberta to call their veterinarians to collect brain tissue samples to be tested for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad Cow Disease. Cattle producers play a key role in monitoring and eradicating this disease from the Canadian […] Read more

Generally good Alberta conditions except for the Peace

Alberta Agriculture’s biweekly crop report indicates generally good conditions, except in the Peace River region, which continues dry. The report’s summary follows. For a full report including tables, click here. Precipitation received during the last two weeks varied considerably across the province. In the Peace Region, it was more than 20 mm in the northern […] Read more