Future of grain corn in Alberta
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 9, 2014 - In 2014, grain corn area in Alberta increased by 60 per cent from the previous year to 40,000 acres.
According to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD), further increases are expected in the next decade, with agricultural technology companies investing in new varieties they feel will spur adoption of grain corn on the prairies.
AARD has released a report on the potential of grain corn in the province. The new report examines some of the issues around growing corn in the province. These include agronomics, places that have enough heat and water for corn, and economic aspects such as costs and returns of corn as compared to other crops.
Read the full report.