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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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 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
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!
Date: March 22nd, 2017
Location: Fort St. John
Stay tuned --> more details coming soon!
Managing Crops in the Peace: BigData, Pests & Weather
Hosted by the BC Grain Producers Association this event aims to showcase numerous projects in the region that are working to mitigate the effects of climate change. Learn how to use local weather data, collecting useful BigData for your operation, what irrigation opportunities there are in the Peace and more!
Date: Feb 15th, 2017
Location: Fixx Urban Grill, Dawson Creek, BC
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
More information can be found in the agenda!
Soil Health & Resiliency
An event hosted by the Peace River Forage Association of BC focussing on managing soil health through forage varieties, a soil quality kit, drone imagery and so on. Hear from Yousef Papadopoulos, a Research Scientist with AAFC & Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie & St. Mary’s Univ. working in Truro, Kentville & Nappan, Nova Scotia. Dr. Papadopoulos has done extensive research on forage breeding strategies for persistence, reducing N requirement, pasture biodiversity & adaptation to climate change. He is currently releasing new grass & legume cultivars.
Date: Feb 1, 2017
Location: Tower Lake Community Hall
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
See the agenda for more details!
New Fall 2016 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:
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors