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Pea leaf weevil can be a problem anywhere in Alberta, but a survey done this year only found significant numbers in the south and in the Edmonton area.

Weevil and plot trial lessons from the past year

Results from the 2020 pea leaf weevil survey and the Plot2Farm trials are now available

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers in the area around Edmonton as well as in southern Alberta may be at greater risk of seeing pea leaf weevils this spring. In a recent blog post on the Alberta Pulse Growers website, provincial insect survey technologist Shelley Barkley provided a summary of the annual survey for the pest. The survey, taken in […] Read more

Got land fever? There’s a ratio for that

Got land fever? There’s a ratio for that

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s easy to get a case of land fever, especially when those acres are nearby and would fit nicely into your operation. But to keep things in perspective, it helps to have an objective tool for gauging affordability. In a recent article, a Farm Credit Canada economist recommends using the price-to-revenue ratio (the per-acre land […] Read more