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Cattle producer Pearl Gregor installed wetland fencing two years ago with help from ALUS Canada.

Wetland protection a no-brainer for cattle producer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pearl Gregor was on the phone the instant she read about ALUS Canada in her county newspaper. “When I heard about ALUS, it was automatic — I had to do it,” said the New Sarepta-area cattle farmer. “We’ve lost so much of the Alberta wetlands. As farmers, we need water, so we need ALUS.” ALUS […] Read more

Insects eating another insect.

Cutworms bug off when beneficial insects come calling

It’s a bug-eat-bug world when you’ve got beneficial insects in your field

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers looking to cut spray costs this year may want to think about a different type of pest control. “(Predatory insects) can be really effective, with cutworms especially,” said Vincent Hervet, PhD candidate at the University of Lethbridge. Cutworms have “cyclic outbreaks” on the Prairies lasting three to four years, and right now Alberta is […] Read more