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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ranching Opportunities

Another learning opportunity is the annual Ranching Opportunities Workshop on Feb. 8 at Olds College. The registration deadline is February 2, 2018, and costs $45 including lunch, coffee and tradeshow admission.

Sessions include: Crafting a Farm Narrative, Chute Away, Focus on the Feed, Setting a New Standard: Harmony Beef, Smooth Ride, Environmental Hoof-Print, and Producer Panel.

More information or registration details are available by contacting Daniela at MVC Ag Services at 403-335-3311 ext. 204, or via email at dlemus@mvcounty.com.

Registration for this event closes on February 2, 2018.

To register online visit: http://RO2018.eventbrite.ca


People and Predators Sharing the Landscape

Join Mountain View County and the MD of Bighorn on Thursday, February 22, 2018 for this interesting and educational session to discuss the challenges of sharing the landscape with various predators and wildlife.

Learn about strategies to avoid and minimize human-wildlife conflicts and to understand why these conflicts occur.

This event is FREE and lunch will be provided. However, registration is required by February 20, 2018.

To register, please visit: https://peopleandpredators.eventbrite.ca

The event is at the Cremona Community Hall from 9 am to 3 pm.

More information:

Andrew Richmond at andrew.richmond@mdbighorn.ca or 403-637-3611 ext 241

Chad Verpy at cverpy@mvcounty.com or 403-559-7411


County Clubroot Information Update & Workshop

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease infecting the roots of canola plants, producing galls that restrict water and nutrient uptake. Symptoms typically resemble drought or nutrient deficiencies including wilting, stunted growth, yellowing, premature ripening and seed shriveling. Yield losses can range upwards of 50 per cent.

Clubroot produces resting spores that remain dormant in the soil surviving up to 20 years. Any plant in the cruciferous family including weeds such as Shepherd’s Purse, Stinkweed, and Wild Mustard can be a host and propagate the disease.

Clubroot resistant canola varieties are available, but resistance breakdown has already been observed within the province. Crop rotation is one of the most important components of Clubroot management with a minimum recommended rotation of one in four or, in other words, three years of non-host crop between plantings of Canola.

Other important strategies include equipment sanitation by cleaning dirt from tires and implements when moving between fields, field scouting and control of susceptible weeds. Be aware of hay and straw purchased from areas where Clubroot is prevalent as hay and straw could be carrying soil infested with the resting spores.

Mountain View County in partnership with the Central Mountainview Action Group (CMAG) will be holding an informational workshop focusing on Clubroot. The session is Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Mountain View County Office, located on Hwy 2A between Olds and Didsbury (1408 – Twp Rd 320).

Registration is at 9:30 am in Council Chambers. Please register ahead of time online https://mvcclubrootworkshop.eventbrite.ca or by calling the Mountain View County office at 403-335-3311 ext 204.

For additional information please contact MVC Agricultural Services at ag@mvcounty.com or 403-335-3311.

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