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There are a number of factors to consider when rejuvenating old pastures.

Draft a plan before rejuvenating tired forage stand

Forage ecologist Mike Schellenberg offers his insights on 
how to reinvigorate pastures and boost productivity

“Five years to forever.” That’s a long time for a forage stand to be highly productive — and yet that’s the answer producers often give when asked how long they expect the benefits of rejuvenating pastures to last, said Mike Schellenberg, a range and plant forage ecologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Swift Current, Sask. […] Read more

Funding awarded for forage research projects

Seven projects were awarded funding through Alberta Beef Producers’ $1-million forage research call. They include breeding projects focused on forage wheat, hybrid brome with improved neutral detergent fibre digestibility, and production of oil in the vegetative tissues of legumes. Other projects are quantification of varietal and species differences (variety evaluation trials in multiple soil zones; […] Read more


Agriculture Canada forage breeder Surya Acharya developed AC Mountainview, which is expected to be commercially available 
next year.

Learn how to benefit from sainfoin

A new sainfoin variety called AC Mountainview will allow producers to add alfalfa to their pastures without fear of bloat

A new variety of sainfoin is the focus of an upcoming training session in Lethbridge on July 21 and 22. “AC Mountainview has the ability to regrow more quickly than older varieties,” said Grant Lastiwka, a provincial forage and livestock business specialist. “Having a non-bloating, early growth and good regrowth legume is certainly something that […] Read more