Alberta Irrigation Management Manual 2013

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The Alberta Irrigation Management Manual 2013 was recently posted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s website. The manual is intended to provide current information on beneficial irrigation management practices for optimum production of major irrigated crops in Alberta.

The 56-page manual includes sections explaining irrigation methods, soil-water-plant relationships, effective root zone depth, irrigation scheduling methods, application efficiencies, as well as specific sections on irrigation management of the major crops in Alberta.

U.S senators propose interim support

washington / reuters Congress would revive disaster-relief programs for farmers and ranchers hurt by drought and other natural catastrophes under a stop-gap bill introduced on Jan. 25 by two key Senate committee leaders.

Producers could get up to $100,000 each for losses in 2012 and this year. In particular, ranchers would benefit because they do not have access to federally subsidized insurance, as farmers do for their crops.

The bundle of disaster programs, covering livestock, tree and fruit and vegetable producers, ran out of money in 2011. Attempts to restart them last year failed.

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