Goats have been conscripted to help control invasive leafy spurge in the City of Lethbridge’s river valley.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Goats offer another city weed control option

Using goats to control weeds is called a great option for urban parks, but those involved say there are definitely challenges

Seeing a goat chewing vigorously on a leafy spurge blossom in its mouth brings a smile to Jackie Cardinal’s face. The invasive weed is a problem in riverside parks within the City of Lethbridge, and Cardinal, the city’s parks natural resource co-ordinator, is pleased to see that goats are now among the control measures. “For […] Read more

A helicopter capture team is one of the methods used to eradicate wild pigs on the Prairies.  |  Ryan Brook photo

VIDEO: Initiatives aim to root out wild pigs

An approach called the Moose Mountain strategy hinges on identifying a group of pigs and killing every single member

Bob Brickley’s team has pored over aerial surveillance data, drawn up a detailed plan of attack and possesses extensive knowledge of their target’s behaviour. War games? A Call of Duty video game scenario? Nope. Brickley of the Moose Mountain eradication team has outlined these as key factors to success in bringing down the population of […] Read more

VIDEO: CanolaPalooza19 – Saskatchewan edition

VIDEO: CanolaPalooza19 – Saskatchewan edition

Saskatchewan CanolaPalooza was held July 9, 2019, at the Ag Canada Research Station near Saskatoon. Here are some videos of a few of the event’s features: Warren Ward of the Canola Council of Canada describes a fertilizer placement demonstration trial and provides advice on the dangers of placing fertilizer in the seed row.    Barb […] Read more

Ryan Konynenbelt won the Canadian title earlier this month in competition held as part of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention.
 | Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Alberta auctioneer named Canadian champion

The key to being a good livestock auctioneer is simple, according to Canadian Livestock Auctioneer champion Ryan Konynenbelt. “There is no secret. Just do what you love to do.” He won the Canadian title earlier this month in competition held as part of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention. The Nobleford, Alta., resident […] Read more

Georgia Dale, left, helps Rudy Barrios and Luke Smith with an art project using media collected along Pincher Creek.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Alberta students attend school on the creek

Day on the Creek teaches about environment, wildlife, habitat and the history and culture of the Pincher Creek area

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — On an ordinary day, the path along Pincher Creek, from which the town gets its name, is a quiet place; ideal for a contemplative stroll to commune with nature. For six hours, Day on the Creek changes that. It’s a day to teach students about environment, wildlife, habitat and the history […] Read more

The bronze Fearless Girl keeps an eye on the new Corteva as it launches on the New York Stock Exchange.  |  Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Publicly traded Corteva focuses on agriculture

Former Dow-DuPont company sets out on its own in rough seas on the NYSE as a pure-play agricultural company

NEW YORK — The Fearless Girl’s unmoving, observant gaze fell upon a sign of the times, one bigger than the New York subway cars that rumbled underneath her bronze shoes. Last week Corteva Agriscience began trading its own path as a separate agriculture company, three years after the merger of Dow and DuPont, in what […] Read more

The WP's Michael Raine talks trade with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland. | Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Freeland: the Canadian way for trade and foreign affairs

Looking back only three years, who would have predicted times would change so drastically for Canada’s international trade, especially in agriculture? While there were some not-so-fair trade winds blowing then, largely in countries that were choosing more right-of-centre politicians, in most ways the xenophobes seemed far away. Prior to China’s rejection of Canadian canola, the […] Read more