Weather Forecast for:
Abbotsford Airport

Updated: Feb 22, 2018 at 11:14 PM

Thu
Feb 22

High: 3 ºC
 
 

Thu PM
Feb 22

 
Low: -5 ºC
 

Fri
Feb 23

High: -1 ºC
Low: -3 ºC
Perc: 14 mm

Sat
Feb 24

High: 3 ºC
Low: 0 ºC
Perc: 14 mm

Sun
Feb 25

High: 4 ºC
Low: -3 ºC
Perc: 6 mm

Mon
Feb 26

High: 3 ºC
Low: -3 ºC
Perc: 4 mm

 

True Armyworm 3. Confirmed in Abbotsford Grass Hay Fields August 2017

True Armyworms have been confirmed in Abbotsford grass hay fields. Growers should check hay fields for armyworms (caterpillars) not only on Vancouver Island, but also in the Fraser Valley.

For more information: Tracy Hueppelsheuser Entomologist, Plant and Animal Health Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Phone: 604-556-3031
Email: Tracy.Hueppelsheuser@gov.bc.ca

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Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

You were sure to notice the drop in heat during Monday's eclipse.  A new solar radiation sensor installed by Environment and Climate Change Canada at the AAFC Agassiz Research and Development Centre picks up the drop in heat.  The graph below shows the solar radiation by the minute for August 21, 2017 in Agassiz, B.C.

 solar radiation

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Support available for ranchers impacted by British Columbia wildfires

The B.C. government is continuing to work with the Government of Canada to ensure B.C. ranchers have access to either existing or new programs as part of the overall response to the devastating wildfires in the province’s Interior. The potential impact is severe as B.C. ranchers have an estimated 30,000 animals within the boundaries of the wildfire-affected areas. The number of confirmed livestock injuries and losses is not available yet as the ongoing emergency response continues. Once the information is available, the B.C.

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Climate Data Report: "Climate Change - The Need for Adaptation"

Recommendations for Producers
Although 1 year of data is not enough to develop concrete recommendations for producers in the Vanderhoof area, if the climate patterns recored in 2016 continue there will need to be changes to cropping systms in order to remain competitive. Some operational options and future research considerations for producer are listed below:

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Climate Change Survey

The Pacific Field Corn Association invites you to participate in a survey to assess perceptions of the impacts and risks of climate change on agriculture. Enter a draw for a $50 gift certificate from any business of your choice. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

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Farm demonstration PHOTOS

Nineteen 10' by 200' strips of cover crops were planted at the Tuyttens Road location on September 21, 2017. Ten types of winter annuals were planted on October 6, 2017 at the Agassiz Avenue location.

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PFCA PROJECT: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE FORAGE YIELD AND QUALITY WHILE ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE (2015-2018)

Project Summary:  This project will help the dairy sector and other producers of forages in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island by providing a modern tool-kit of practical adaptive management strategies to improve yield and quality of the forage crops under future scenarios of changing climate and increasingly variable weather. Efficient forage production is at the heart of profitable cattle operations.

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