SAMPLE PROJECTS BY ORGANIZATIONS
We apply, adapt and adopt innovative crop and livestock technologies and management practices that make us successful and contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Cocktail Cover Crops for Livestock Feed
Cocktail cover crops gained popularity in recent years with the acres seeded in Alberta slowly increasing. These crops can be an important tool for producers to generate benefits on farm such as improved soil health, weed suppression, insect management and forage production for livestock feed.
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National Industrial Hemp Variety Trial
The objective was to determine the viability of hemp in the region including dry matter yield and quality on five grain and six dual-purpose type hemp varieties. It also demonstrated hemp to stakeholders and producers in the area about hemp production and how it could fit into their operation.
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Alberta Soil Health Benchmark Project
Understanding soil health will give Alberta producers a valuable tool for use in making strategic management decisions on their farms and ranches. Development of a benchmark data base is very important in order to better understand soil health limitations and apply appropriate management strategies.
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Deep Banding Fertilizers
Yield trends continue to improve with the adoption of better genetics and agronomic practices, leaving soils deficient of nutrients in critical periods. Relatively immobile nutrients may be accumulating near the soil surface due to adoption of zero tillage and shallow banding.
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Barley Variety Trial for Forage Production
To identify barley varieties that have better forage production for livestock producers in the Peace, PCBFA takes part in Regional Silage Variety Trials (RSVTs). The program includes testing new barley varieties as they become available for adaption, forage yield and quality. The tests always include older barley varieties to enable good comparisons.
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Adapting row-crop planters for enhanced crop production
Some crop producers are adapting planters for use in small grains and other novel crops with little scientific research to guide them. We expect precision planters can become an all-encompassing seeding tool. We think they may improve crop performance, reduce crop inputs and create an opportunity to grow new novel crops.
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