As of May 12, 2009, Alberta’s agriculture industry has been able to access updated information related to the crop production year, including soil moisture and crop conditions.
The Alberta 2009 crop report schedule includes 12 biweekly reports to be released between May and October, as well as a Crop Season in Review report in March 2010.
The crop reports capture valuable information related to crop production in Alberta during the current crop season. The information is collected primarily through surveys and focuses on soil moisture and crop conditions, including seeding and harvesting progress, pasture conditions, as well as insect and disease situations. In addition to a provincial overview, the crop reports will provide summaries for five regions – southern, central, northeast, northwest, and Peace River.
The crop reporting program is delivered through the partnership of Agriculture and Rural Development, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation and the Alberta Association of Agricultural Fieldmen.
The crop reports are widely used by government, industry, and other stakeholders to monitor drought conditions, forecast production insurance payments, and assess needs for agriculture related businesses.
The 2009 Alberta crop reporting schedule and series is made available on Ropin’ the Web at www.agriculture.alberta.caby clicking on the information tab, statistics, and crops. Scroll down to Alberta 2009 Crop Reporting Program.