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Green Gold Program Winds Down after Successful Province-Wide Testing of First-Cut Alfalfa

The MFGA Green Gold Program monitored and reported the status of alfalfa quality for Manitoba’s forage producers during the first-cut spring growing season when forage quality can be especially difficult to assess. Samples were clipped twice weekly through the assistance of producers and MAFRD staff that helped collect alfalfa samples from across the province to measure the relative feed value (RFV) of a pure alfalfa stand for the benefit of livestock. View the  Final Report here.

The testing, and the communications around it, were made possible through support from various agri-business and media, including Dairy Farmers of Manitoba and Manitoba Co-operator. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the program, please contact contact John McGregor, Green Gold Program Coordinator, john@mfga.netView all Green Gold Reports here.

Latest Industry News

Manitoba Crop Diagnostic SchoolJuly 7 to 9  at the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm near Carman – The Crop Diagnostic School is designed to refine the diagnostic skills of agronomists and producers involved in field scouting and assessing crop health. More information is found here.

The Glenlea Long-Term Study Field Day July 8 at Glenlea Research Station – The focus of the day is “Designing productive farming systems that require fewer fertilizer and herbicides”. More information is found here.

Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award – MFGA would like to encourage nominations for Manitoba forage and grasslands producers who have shown leadership in conservation efforts. Nominations are open until July 24, 2015. Download the Nomination Form (English).

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