Our Industry Find information on the Forage Seed industry the Peace Region including a Seed Trade directory and Growing Areas.
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Vintage Forage Information Historical information and documentation on crops and varieties in the region.
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Seed Synergy Collaboration - Survey
The Seed Synergy Collaboration, which is made up of six seed sector organizations, is working on designing a proposal for an industry-led and government enabled seed system, in which competition encourages choice for producers and supports seed quality, while maintaining the commitment to safety that has always been inherent to the seed system in Canada. In order to design the best possible next generation seed system it’s important to have input from all members of the sector. We, the Seed Synergy Collaboration group, would like your input on our vision for the future of the seed system via this survey.
Feedback due March 10, 2017.
Non Payment of Rent by Terra Energy Corp
A fund has been established from the Court approved sale of some of Terra Energy’s BC assets. Landowners may make a claim for unpaid rent for surface leases. The Fund is held by the Ministry of Natural Gas Development on behalf of the Surface Rights Board. The Fund is limited and will be paid out on a first come first serve basis.
New Pesticide Labels Mobile App
Check out Health Canada's new app that allows individuals to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada!
"Users will be able to save their searches as well as download product labels to their ‘Favorites’ for access, even when they are offline. 'Favorites' will also auto-update whenever users access them when online. Pesticide labels can be searched based on various factors including product name and active ingredient."
Download the app onto your smartphone or tablet here.
New AB Director
We would like to welcome our new AB director Danny Limoges to the PRFSA board of director's. Thank you to our outgoing board member, Heather Kerschbaummer, for your support and committment to the association.
Peace Forage Seeding Tool
Based off of the BC Rangeland Seeding Manual published in 2013, this new online tool goes through an interactive decision making process to help users select forage species to seed, create seed mixtures with a seed mix calculator and even connect with seed suppliers! The development of the tool is spearheaded by the Peace River Forage Association of BC but AB & BC levy grower dollars were put towards creating links between users and seed suppliers!
Check out the tool and it's progress here.
Forage Seed Canada Update
Forage Seed Canada has recently released a position statement regarding GE Alfalfa and GE Forage Seeds. See their official statement here.
Events & News
PRFSA Marketing & Production Seminar
Learn about research being conducted at AAFC Beaverlodge Research Station as well as in the fields around the AB & BC Peace Region! The Board of Directors have donated an exceptional door prize!
Date: March 22nd, 2017- 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Pomeroy Sports Center, 9324 96th street in Fort St. John
Check out the full agenda here.
Please see some proposed admendments that will be voted on at the AGM to the Peace Region Forage Seed Association's constitution and bylaws below. To register contact Talon at 1 877 630 2198 or Calvin at (780) 864 3879.
Proposed Constitution & Bylaw Amendments
On November 28th, 2016, the new Societies Act came into effect in B.C. This act governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run. The Act includes significant updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest. There are a few modifications that need to be voted on to make sure our association complies with the new Act. There are also some changes we have identified in regards to how growers become members which has changed since the levy came into effect and is different than when the association was incorporated in 1995. We are also suggesting some additions to include the Seed Trade Representative in the Board of Director definitions which are currently not there.
Please see the proposed amendments in this document. A full copy of the current constitution can be viewed here. Anyone with any questions or concerns is encouraged to contact Talon at 1 877 630 2198.
GE Alfalfa Free Peace Zone
Our association is actively working to develop a GE alfalfa free Peace Region zone before spring 2017. Bill and Jane Farney have been contracted to work with the AB municipalities and BC regional district to reach this goal. View the position statements of PRFSA, Forage Seed Canada's and several other Canadian forage and forage seed associations on GE alfalfa here.
To find out more information contact the PRFSA office at 1 877 630 2198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRFSA Summer Tour 2016 in Baldonnel & Prespatou, BC
- Blair Hill explains their vertical tillage implement
- Bus headed to Prespatou!
- Demo of Reuben Loewen's JD 7377 no-till drill
- Simon Loewen explaining his Headline & CaCO2 trials
- Jenn Critcher sweeping for insect pests
New Winter 2017 Market Updates!
Dave Wong, retired Market Specialist with Alberta Agriculture, compiles market updates for grass and legume seed prices. These can be found at the left hand side of the Markets page under the heading Current Market Prices. The PRFSA has contracted Dave to compile another round of market updates in 2016. See the most recent updates added:
Pest Monitoring Updates
During the growing season, consider accessing two resources supported by grower associations and commissions on the prairies:
New Research Publications & Links!
Posters and publications that were presented at the 2014 & 2015 Annual General Meetings by researchers & advisors have been added to the research page. See the list below:
There has also been new information added to the Relevant Publications page:
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