New May 2024: BC Cover Crops Website Goes Live

Cover cropping is widely recognized as a best management practice due to numerous benefits for soil health, erosion control, weed suppression, and biodiversity promotion. It helps improve overall farm sustainability and resilience to environmental challenges. This booklet is a resource for B.C. farmers to make informed cover cropping decisions. It offers information on 23 cover … Read More >

Field Day- Dairy production: towards zero carbon

Field Day- Dairy production: towards zero carbon Tuesday April 23, 2024 1:00pm – 3:30pm Agassiz Research and Development Centre #6947, Highway 7, Agassiz, BC Rain or Shine Learn about: Advances in nutrient and manure management Equipment demonstration Improved crop management Cover crops and relay crops, how to get the most Alfalfa in the Lower Fraser … Read More >

2023 BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA

The PFCA is pleased to report the results of field trials conducted in 2023. Partnering with the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Agriculture Technology Department, forage corn hybrid trials were conducted in Abbotsford and Agassiz in 2023.  The protocol of the 2023 trials followed those used in previous work (1999 to 2017) and include … Read More >

Avian influenza now detected at more than 50 farms

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed 52 farms have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in B.C. since Oct. 20, 2023. The premises are primarily in the Fraser Valley and include 47 commercial farms and five small-flock farms. As the fall migration of wild birds over B.C. slows down, the frequency … Read More >

J.R. (Tim) Armstrong Memorial Bursary for Students in Agriculture or Journalism Programs

J.R. (Tim) Armstrong Memorial Bursary for Students in Agriculture or Journalism Programs Application Deadline: December 31, 2023 The Tim Armstrong Memorial Bursary is open to British Columbian students who are enrolled in their second year of higher of a full-time agriculture or journalism program at a university, institute or regional college in Canada. http://www.bcfwa.ca/bursary–links.html Contact: … Read More >

Avian Influenza cases increasing in B.C.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that birds at eight commercial poultry farms in the Fraser Valley and two small flocks in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Regional District of Mount Waddington have tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus bringing the total to 16 confirmed cases since Oct. 20, … Read More >

2023 BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA

The 2023 PFCA forage corn hybrid trials are well underway in Abbotsford and Agassiz, BC.  With the current weather the Fraser Valley has been experiencing, harvest is anticipated to begin mid-September. New this year, the PFCA has listened to feedback from industry, and is incorporating qualitative testing.  The testing will include (but not be confined … Read More >

2022 BC Corn Silage Trials – PFCA

After a 4-year hiatus, the Pacific Field Corn Association (PFCA) is pleased to report the results of field trials conducted in 2022. The PFCA partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Agriculture Technology Department to conduct forage corn hybrid trials in Abbotsford and Agassiz in 2022.  The protocol of the 2022 trials followed … Read More >