10 November 2016
Excessive Moisture Conditions in Crops - Important Notice
Due to excessive moisture conditions across the County nearly half of the crops have not yet been harvested.Getting crops off fields and tested sooner than later may help reduce damage caused by both excess moisture and unintentional external impacts.
Agricultural Services is reminding producers that with wet field conditions crops should be taken off the field immediately and stored grain should be monitored more frequently. Fito Zamudio Baca, Forage and Livestock Manager at West Central Forage Association reminds producers to get a nutritional test done in grain and or forage crops damaged by wet weather. Feeds like this can vary greatly in nutritional value. If there are signs of mold, bacteria or fungus growth further tests are likely needed.
Information on Feed & Grain Testing labs can be found on the Alberta Agriculture website.
If you are a West Central Forage Association member, WCFA will send the test to the lab for you, help you interpret the results and balance a ration for your livestock. Test costs and shipping are paid by the producer.
For more information contact Agricultural Services at Yellowhead County Wildwood Office
1-800-814-3935 or 780-325-3782 or West Central Forage Association @ 780-727-4447