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Time for Pale Western Cutworm Scouting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Pale Western Cutworm is a below-ground feeder, with larvae hatching in late April/early May. For many, seed isn't even in the ground yet, but the cutworms are ready for it when it is. So the time to start scouting for cutworms is now.More information: Pale Western Cutworm

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention/Control Measures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Under the Plant Protection Act “Plant Protection Regulation” of Canada, the movement of the Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogen is regulated. Elms from a DED-infected province cannot be shipped to a disease-free province. Alberta and British Columbia are classified as DED-free.Under the Alberta Read More...

Modifying Fences to Protect High-Value Pastures from Deer and Elk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

When the threat of damage or disease transmission occurs on the landscape, it can be very difficult to prevent. Many methods of preventing wild animals from damaging crops and rangeland have been used, but fencing is the most practical long-term solution in areas with high deer or elk Read More...

Ascochyta Disease Levels on Field Pea Seed and Beneficial Management Practices

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There have been a lot questions by growers about ascochyta disease levels on the seed of the field pea. The following article by Mark Olson addresses some of those concerns and discusses seed testing and seed treatment as methods to manage seed-borne ascochyta on pea.Ascochyta Disease Levels on Read More...

County Deploys Aerial Drone

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rocky View County has begun using a new unmanned aerial drone in an ongoing fight against a persistent and dangerous enemy. But the County isn’t battling spies or drug lords—it’s fighting noxious weeds.To urban dwellers, weeds are a blemish on carefully-manicured landscapes, but in rural Alberta Read More...

Weed Spraying Begins in May

Monday, April 25, 2016

We will begin spraying noxious weeds on Rocky View County lands from the beginning of May to the end of summer. We control weeds every year to protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by invasive weed species.This year we’re spraying in division 6, and making Read More...

2015 Spring/Summer Weed Spraying Program

Monday, May 4, 2015

The County is currently spot spraying roadside ditches and County-owned lands for noxious and prohibited noxious weeds in all divisions of the County.Residents who do not want roadsides along their property treated with herbicides may opt-out, but keep in mind that doing so will place all Read More...

Rocky View Offers Weed Free Hay Certification

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alberta’s Weed Free Hay certification program is getting an overhaul to attract producers who already grow and market clean hay. Since its launch in 1998, this program seemed like an impossibility to achieve, and its uptake never really caught on. But with changes to the weed designation list under Read More...

Mosquito Season Has Arrived in Rocky View

Friday, May 3, 2013

There are tiny residents in the County that have the ability to ruin an evening BBQ, interrupt a morning stroll and cause constant scratching; which is why this summer, Rocky View County would like to help residents prevent the notorious nuisance known as the mosquito, from growing its Read More...

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