Alberta 2012 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 2012 crop report, which presents provincial and regional summaries.

The delivery of the Alberta 2012 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 13 bi-weekly reports, with seven prepared by AFSC and six by ARD. The first crop report is scheduled for release on May 8, 2012 (see schedule below). A final report entitled "Alberta 2012 Crop Season in Review" is expected to be released by ARD in March, 2013. For more information, please contact James Wright at 403-782-8336 for the AFSC crop reports, and Lukas Matejovsky at 780-422-2887 for the ARD crop reports.

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

Alberta 2012 Crop Report Release Schedule

Crop Report
Release Date
(by 4:30 PM)
Prepared byContact PersonTelephone Number
1Tuesday, MAY 8AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
2Wednesday, MAY 23AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
3Tuesday, JUN 5AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
4Friday, JUN 15ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
5Friday, JUN 29AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
6Friday, JUL 13ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
7Friday, JUL 27AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
8Friday, AUG 10ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
9Friday, AUG 24AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
10Friday, SEP 7ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
11Friday, SEP 21ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
12Friday, OCT 5AFSCJames Wright403-782-8336
Crop Season
in Review
March 2013ARDLukas Matejovsky780-422-2887
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This information published to the web on April 23, 2012.
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