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Fusarium head blight on wheat spike.

Provincial legislation isn’t helping fusarium battle, say seed growers

Grower groups argue a zero-tolerance approach is the wrong way to reduce its spread in Alberta

Fusarium graminearum is listed as a pest in the province, and that’s causing trouble for the crop industry. “Now that it’s in the pest act, it’s hard to get it out of the pest act,” said Ward Oatway, chair of the Alberta Seed Growers Association and owner of Oatway Seeds in Lacombe. His association, the […] Read more

Alberta Seed Growers has new executive director

Kelly Chambers is the new executive director of the Alberta Seed Growers’ Association. Chambers has more than 30 years’ experience in the agriculture industry in Alberta and across Western Canada. “Kelly’s background in agricultural project research, co-ordination and group management will serve ASGA well as we work to drive forward our mandate and be active in […] Read more