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Vintage Forage Information Vintage Seed Forage InformationHistorical information and documentation on crops and varieties in the region.
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Seed Synergy Collaboration
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.

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.

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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."

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.

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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! Special presentations about Forage Seed Production in South America and Forage Breeding at the University of Saskatchewan!

Date: March 14th, 2018- 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Rycroft Ag Society in Rycroft, AB
Full agenda coming soon.

2018 Agronomy Update

“A two-day conference for grain producers, crop advisors and industry partners to interface with leading agricultural scientists about relevant soil and crop issues”

Registration cost prior to Jan 5, 2018 = $147.62 ($175 after Jan 5th)

The Cereal Innovation Symposium, organized by the Alberta Wheat Commission & the Alberta Barley Commission, is on January 10th & 11th at the same venue beginning at 4 PM on the 10th, after the Agronomy Update conference. A Poster Session begins at 4 PM and a Reception Dinner at 5 PM on the 10th. January 11th features a full day of presentations with CEUs.

REGISTER ONLINE: http://albertawheat.com/media/events/cereal-innovation-symposium or Register by phone: 1-403-219-7911

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 2017. See the most recent updates added:

New Research Publications & Links!
Posters and publications that were presented at the 2017 Annual Summer Tour by researchers & advisors have been added to the research page.

Beaverlodge Centennial & PRFSA Summer Tour - July 14

The Beaverlodge Research Station reached it's centennial and it was time to celebrate! The festivities occured on July 14th, 2017 as the station showcased all the amazing resources it has available and accomplishments over the years. See some pictures from the PRFSA tour in the afternoon.

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  • Crop rotations Crop rotations Dr. Khanal explains the importance of including perennials in crop rotations
  • Break time Break time Just finished enjoying water and ice cream
  • Visitors from abroad Visitors from abroad New Zealand visitor, Mark O'Hara, visiting.
  • Pest Update Pest Update Jennifer Otani updating us on what she is seeing in everyone's fields this season
  • Group photo Group photo

Pest Monitoring Updates
During the growing season, consider accessing two resources supported by grower associations and commissions on the prairies: 

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 coordinator@peaceforageseed.ca.


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