Alberta 2011 Crop Reporting Program

 
 
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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has delivered the Alberta Crop Reporting Program to clients since 1940.

The objective of the crop report is to capture timely information relating to crop production in Alberta during the current crop season. This is achieved through the use of surveys which collect data on moisture and crop conditions, progress of seeding and harvesting, insect and disease situation, yield potential and crop quality, etc. Data collected through the surveys, along with information from other sources will be used to compile the bi-weekly 2011 crop report, which presents provincial and regional summaries.

The delivery of the Alberta 2011 Crop Reporting Program is done in partnership with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC), and members of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF).

The crop report is used by industry and other stakeholders for various purposes, including drought monitoring and forecasting of production insurance payments. It is also used to validate some of the Alberta crop estimates generated by Statistics Canada.

This year, the crop reporting series will consist of 12 bi-weekly reports, with six prepared by AFSC and six by ARD. The first crop report is scheduled for release on May 6, 2011 (see schedule below). A final report entitled “Alberta 2011 Crop Season in Review” is expected to be released by ARD in March, 2012. For more information, please contact James Wright at 403-782-8336 for the AFSC crop reports, and Chuanliang Su at 780-422-2887 for the ARD crop reports.

The assistance of industry and government stakeholders, particularly AFSC, AAAF and Alberta Ag-Info Centre is greatly appreciated.

Alberta 2011 Crop Report Release Schedule

Crop Report Number Release Date
(by 4:30 PM)
Prepared byContact PersonTelephone Number
1May 6AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
2May 25ARDChuanliang Su780-422-2887
3June 7AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
4June 21ARDChuanliang Su780-422-2887
5July 6AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
6July 19ARDChuanliang Su780-422-2887
7Aug 3AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
8Aug 16ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
9Aug 30AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
10Sept 13ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
11Sept 27AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
12Oct 12ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
Crop Season in ReviewMarch 2012ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on April 21, 2011.
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