AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT

 
CONTACTS


Cathie Erichsen-Arychuk, PAg - Director of Agriculture  (780)846-2244

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Clubroot Meeting: Tues, Oct 30 at the Ranch Room, Lloydminster Exhibition. We are pleased to present this session in partnership with the Canola Council and Lloydminster & District Co-op.  More info here.

Water Hemlock - has been found in some areas and may be dangerous for livestock.  More info here.

Did you know that Pruning Elms is only permitted from Oct 1 - Mar 31 each year?  In order to control the spread of Dutch Elm Disease, you are only allowed to prune Elm trees in the winter.  See more info here

Green Acreages Guide Workshop - Oct 18. Register today!

Strychnine for control of Richardson Ground Squirrels * Sales for 2018 ended on July 31, 2018.  If you have questions, please call our office and speak with the Agriculture department.

AGRI-BUSINESS AWARD was recently presented to Ireland Farm Equipment - thank you for all you have done for the local ag industry and all you continue to do for our community.  More info here.

Roadside Vegetation Control - Spraying & Mowing.  
Herbicide Spraying is underway in Area 3 (south).  If you want to enter into a No-Spray Zone Agreement or a Haying Agreement, please contact our office before MAY 31, 2018.

Annual Rat Inspections are starting - read more here

SPRING AG Newsletter - read here

Summary of the Clubroot Impact Consultation Meetings: thank you for your feedback this spring in regards to Clubroot.  Summary document here.

2017 Clubroot Survey Results and Info Sheet

FARM ENERGY & AGRI-PROCESSING (FEAP) Program 

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Lakeland College will assist Producers and Agri-Processors with understanding how the FEAP can benefit your operation.  Contact Lyle Lawrence, Energy Outreach Officer for Eastern Alberta, at 780-581-8403 (call or text) for more info.

MOUSE POISON - is no longer available from our office.  More info.

FARMERS - DO NOT Burn your grain bags - use our Recycling Program.  More Info Here

ALBERTA FARM SAFETY PROGRAM: there are excellent resources through the Alberta Farm Safety Program covering family safety, young farm workers, farm hazards and more!

Farm Safety Factsheets
Hand Signals for Farm Equipment

BALE SECUREMENT:  If you are transporting bales, please review the Info Sheet here

SAFE TRANSPORT of AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENTGuide book from Alberta Farm Safety Program

 

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Agricultural Pests and Diseases
Info on pest animals like skunks, beavers
Common Problems with my Trees
Wetlands Restoration programs
Sustainable Agriculture program
Alternative Land Use (ALUS) Program Information
Weed Control

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