Weather Forecast for:
Abbotsford Airport

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Fri PM
Mar 24

 
Low: 5 ºC
Perc: 9 mm

Sat
Mar 25

High: 10 ºC
Low: 2 ºC
Perc: 2 mm

Sun
Mar 26

High: 11 ºC
Low: 5 ºC
Perc: 8 mm

Mon
Mar 27

High: 11 ºC
Low: 5 ºC
Perc: 11 mm

Tue
Mar 28

High: 9 ºC
Low: 6 ºC
Perc: 27 mm

 

Just Farmers

Just Farmers - an informal Agricultural Newsletter from the Bulkley Valley - June 2015 edition posted. Topics include: Growing alfalfa in the Bulkley Valley; forage plots; A mixed livestock farm; Beltsville Small White Turkey

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Demonstrating innovative forage production practices to increase climate change adaptation - Project Summary 2014

The BC Forage Council has successfully funded a forage project that will assist in the development of on-farm adaptations focused on producing high quality forage under a variety of weather conditions. Through the development of a weather station network within the production area, the evaluation of production techniques using on-farm trials, and the creation of a manual for conducting on-farm trials, this project seeks to increase the information and management options available to producers as well as provide for the long-term ability to respond to changes in growing conditions. With the establishment of several weather stations, this project will also result in weather information from currently under-represented geographies being made available to those involved in climate change adaptation.

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EU Reaches Provisional Agreement On GMOs

Yesterday evening (Dec. 3), European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis welcomed a provisional political agreement on GMO cultivation in the European Union. “I am glad to announce that the European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional political agreement on the draft legislation on GMO cultivation. The proposal, will give member states the possibility to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs on their territory, without affecting the EU risk assessment,” Andriukaitis says.

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How is Moisture Deficit Calculated?

Moisture deficit is evapotranspiration minus effective precipitation. It’s explained in this link: http://www.farmwest.com/node/933 Historical average is calculated within the time period that you’ve selected (e.g., May to Sept) over all the years that a particular station has data. It is just a quick comparison of what it is currently compared to historical average.

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Videos

The Inside Scoop on Manure   https://youtu.be/f0dxyGwW2Yk  

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VIDEO: Perspectives on Wintertime Nitrogen Losses (2014)

Video:  Perspectives on Wintertime Nitrogen Losses
Dr. Shabtai Bittman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC, Canada

Fall applied manure N is both conserved and lost over winter - which is right?  Dr. Shabtai Bittman proposes that to manage nitrogen on land and on farms, farmers must take into account the LEAKY PIPE model.

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VIDEO: Forage Production and Management (based on the book: "Cool Forages") (2014)

The experts from Farmwest.com have released a new comprehensive guide to forage production entitled "Cool Forages: Advanced Management of Temperate Forages". The guide has information on everything from selecting new forage varieties, maximizing manure as a fertilizer, feeding of seasonal forages, to predicting forage quality. Co-author, Dr. Shabti Bittman, talks about the secrets to forage management and how to maximize your production. Click here to watch video.

Date: February 20, 2014

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Correlating Degree Days to Crop Production

Question: I was wondering if one could loosely correlate degree days to crop production over the province of BC. Realizing that just because you have a certain degree day does not mean that that location might be right for the crop, but crops wouldn't require different degree days in different locations of BC correct?

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