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Local Agriculture

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 11:33

LRC staff busy harvesting special triticale crop

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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

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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

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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?

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:04

CWB plebiscite raises concern for some farmers

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By Jamie Woodford
Alberta
It’s no surprise debate is sparking over the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) plebiscite results, but it may be a surprising to learn it’s not just government brushing it off, some farmers are shaking their heads as well.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:58

Taber corn growers have some difficulties this year

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By Jamie Woodford
Taber
It's mid-September and there are still corn stands speckled across southern Alberta selling Taber corn — an oddity, according to growers of the famous corn.


Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:48

Petting zoos a popular draw

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By Jamie Woodford
Lethbridge
Although parents may have been prepared to spend and arm and a leg for their children to enjoy all that Whoop-Up Days had to offer, some found one little corner of the family fair was more than enough entertainment for their little tykes.

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