News

Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:21

4-H Regional Council honours its best

Written by

By Jamie Woodford
Taber
Given it was the Thanksgiving long weekend, the 4-H Regional Council was surprised at the turnout for the annual 4-H welcome back celebrations held Oct. 8 at the Taber Community Centre.

By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Tucked behind Lethbridge College, the AgTech Centre is a place where new technologies in agriculture are researched and tested to help improve the industry.

Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:05

New biogas plant construction got a good start

Written by

By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Construction of a new biogas plant in Lethbridge got a head start with southern Alberta’s extended summer.
Crews wrapped up land upgrades and tank foundations last week before shutting down for the winter.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 11:33

LRC staff busy harvesting special triticale crop

Written by

By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
For a once failed food crop, (and without much success as a feed crop either) triticale is fast becoming the next big thing in agriculture.
The vigourous rye-wheat hybrid is not only resistant to most plant disease, it also has a high drought tolerance.
Even more impressive, scientists at the Lethbridge Research Centre have made huge strides in the plant’s potential for industrial uses.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:16

$3.9 million for research centre

Written by

By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
The Lethbridge Research Centre will get a new look while reducing its heating and cooling consumption.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:04

Farmers having a field day with most crops

Written by

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Despite fears that a soggy spring would hinder southern Alberta crops, the hot summer sun came to the rescue.
The fall harvest is well underway and things are looking good in most areas, according to agricultural fieldmen.

By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Who needs a pooper scooper when you can have dung beetles do it for you?

Page 768 of 825