Peace Region Forage Seed Association Mandate
- To collectively develop the forage seed industry in the Peace Region
- To exchange information and prioritize issues
- To cooperate and have mutual respect among members and within the industry
Alberta Seed Growers focus:
Foster an environment of education and readily available technology to make sure that farmers are using seed that is of the highest quality and traceable throughout the value chain
Promote Alberta’s seed growers using print and digital communication tools
Provide Alberta’s seed growers with resources and representation to ensure they have access to the top genetics and beneficial management practices
Bring the industry together through events where members of the value chain can network, collaborate, and work toward common goals
Our role at ASG is to provide marketing and advocacy for our members locally, regionally and nationally. Alberta is a key player in Canada’s seed industry – we account for more than a quarter of Canada’s pedigreed seed acres.
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Grow our world from the ground up
At Nutrien, our purpose is to grow our world from the ground up. As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in feeding the future by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner. We’re moving the agriculture industry and the world forward – today and for generations to come.
Alfalfa, a plant of the pea family grown primarily for forage, especially as hay. It is one of the most useful and widely grown hay crops in the world.
Because of its high protein content, alfalfa is used as a food for almost all farm animals as hay, as silage, or as a temporary pasture crop. Because of its nitrogen-fixing properties, it is used in crop rotation to improve soil for other crops. When planted in combination with grasses, it helps prevent soil erosion. Alfalfa is also grown commercially for seed in arid or semiarid regions. Dehydrated alfalfa is ground into meal and used in feeding poultry and livestock. Indirectly, alfalfa is a source of honey, because bees gather substantial quantities of nectar from alfalfa flowers.