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Alberta embarks on agricultural waste recycling pilot project

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
January 21, 2019 - 3:44pm

EDMONTON -- It isn't easy keeping farm yards, fields, ditches and pastures free of platstic twine and other plastic castoffs.  However, a three-year pilot program to recycle agricultural plastics is being undertaken by Alberta Agriculture.
 

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U of L study the first to examine the use of precision agriculture in irrigation farming in Alberta

By Trevor Kenney - U-of-L News & Information Manager
January 16, 2019 - 2:20pm

LETHBRIDGE -- Given the importance of irrigation to the southern Alberta economy, two University of Lethbridge economists wanted to know if agricultural producers who irrigate are using precision agriculture technologies.

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The weed-seed bank - Not where you want to make withdrawals

By Dori Modney with files from the Alberta Ag-Info Centre
January 11, 2019 - 1:03pm

EDMONTON -- It's a seed bank that no farmer wants to make a withdrawal from.  However, without  proper precautions, a farmer may not have a choice. 
 
The seed-weed bank doesn't come with a locked vault.  It's located below the soil surface in every field.

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