ASBs in the News….

This article is a nice summary of the great work we do in the province. Worth a read. Lakeside Leader : Did you Know?: Ag Service Boards have Impact

Oct 9, 2020 Regular meeting

2021 Summer Tour Canceled, Minutes and Agendas posted. The agendas and approved minutes from the Committee's regular meetings can be found on our website for anyone who is interested. The Committee received for information a letter from Brazeau County regarding the cancelation of the 2021 summer tour. The Committee's regular meeting included the addition of …

Strychnine the Underlying Issues

Strychnine resolutions, some things to consider... The case for removing registration for Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS) control with strychnine is pretty solid. The right people were included in the discussion, and research paid for by our local industry/interest groups was commissioned specifically to inform the decision. So where do we go from here? RGS infestations …

Strychnine Availability

And its gone again.... In case you missed it during COVID, the Re-evaluation Decision for the use of Strychnine for Richardson Ground Squirrel control came out on March 4, 2020. There was 60 days from the time of the decision to make a scientific based objection to the decision (Page 2 of the Re-evaluation Decision). …

Fusarium graminearum

The conversation continues.... On September 1, 2020, Corey Beck, Chairman of the ASB Provincial Committee organized a meeting with the Jake Kotowich, Executive Director of the Crop Health and Assurance Branch, and Krista Zuzak, Chief Provincial Plant Health Officer to discuss the deregulation of Fusarium graminearum. Krista presented a thorough overview of the multi-year Fusarium …

Integrated Vegetation Management Planning

Fostering collaboration for efficient use of scarce resources. On September 1, 2020 the ASB Provincial Committee met with Deputy Minister Rae-Ann Lajeunesse and Assistant Deputy Minister Tom Loo from the Ministry of Transportation to discuss the conclusion of the 2017-2019 Integrated Vegetation Management plan, and the possibility of creating another 3 year plan. The DM …

Animal Health Emergency Training

Click here to be directed to the AHEM website to register for workshops throughout August and September and access resources for producers, policy makers, and veterinarians who may have to deal with an Animal Health Emergency. https://animalhealth.ca/ahem/workshops "The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) project develops industry relevant resources to minimize the impacts of serious livestock …