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Peace Region FHB survey

This past summer, the Minister of Agriculture removed Fusarium Head Blight caused by Fusarium graminearum (Fg) as a regulated pest under the Agricultural Pest Act.  With a low occurrence of the Fg in the Peace Region, your Agricultural Service Board is seeking input from Peace Region producers as to how they would like the pest to be monitored, reported on and if applicable, controlled.  Your participation is anonymous, and results will assist your municipality in deciding what action, if any, is taken regarding Fg. Click here to access the survey

Available until Jan. 4th

Thanks to all those who came out to our Feeding Cows workshop on November 9. Here are some great links that offer more information!

How to Feed Cows Through a Feed Shortage

Production Problems and Opportunities

Genomic Tools for Commercial Beef Cattle

NPARA is pleased to welcome Research Technician Mathieu Enger to our Team!

 Born and raised in Indiana, USA, Mathieu had always an appreciation for agriculture ingrained in his subconscious.  An upbringing that favoured hands on skills and intuition-development led to a pursuit of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.  After 2 years of studies, Mathieu transferred to McGill University and enrolled in Bioresource Engineering.  It was during his bachelor studies here that the underlying agrarian admiration was realized and pursued.  Coursework and engagements in agricultural field research dealing in soil greenhouse gas emissions, drainage, and fertilization rates proved an inherent foundation for further such projects.  With NPARA, Mathieu intends to broaden his agronomic knowledge, familiarize himself in farm operations, and put forth engineering principles and processes to facilitate research pursuits.  Long-term, he hopes to establish the economic usage of instrumentation and precision technology for farmers whilst establishing greater sustainability and long-term prosperity.  Welcome to the team, Matt!

For more information on this exciting website launch please email  albertaforages@gmail.com or call 403-819-1746

Industry working group says provincial government’s approach to management over regulation of FHB will improve competitiveness for Alberta farmers, read the news release here

New and interactive forage selection tool launched for Western Canada, read the full media release here

Here is the link to the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring network. You will find a collection  forecast maps, in-season maps and videos. Please click here to access!

Also you can find insect information on the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Blog as well as Predictive Model Updates for both insects and diseases.

Helpful Tools for Selecting and Seeding Cover Crops

Midwest Cover Crops – Cover Crop Decision Tool

Smart Mix Seed Calculator

Our Latest Projects & Events

Reports on our 2019 Trials are available!

For more information on the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and to visit the CAP website click here

Check out this great video summarizing what we do and what we’re about!

Click here for the 2019 Notikewin/Keg River water quality report!


August Field Tour

Summer Solstice Tour


Grade 1 Garden Planting

Soil Health & Carbon Workshop

NPARA’s Membership Benefits

Our Mission

To confidently provide applied research and extension to encourage a healthy agriculture industry.

Our Vision

To promote a future in agriculture through improved stewardship.

Our Services

Thousand Kernel Weights; Age Verification; Environmental Farm Plan; Pest Identification; Variety Selection.

Mail Outs

Members receive annual report, newsletters and other mail outs to keep you up to date.

Our Library

Members have access to our library and reading materials.

Rental Equipment

NPARA has a variety of equipment available to our members for rental use.

Join NPARA – support & provide input for research & extension programs!