Alsike, Alberta

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Alsike is located in Alberta
Alsike
Alsike
Location of Alsike Alberta

Alsike is an unincorporated place in central Alberta in Leduc County, located on Highway 39, Highway 22. It is 61 kilometres (38 mi) west of Leduc. The first general store opened in 1938.[1]

Alsike is notable for its horse farms and dude ranches.[2] [3]

The Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Facility has an affiliated Alsike Camp.[4]

The Alsike area has been studied for its fungus outbreaks, first Ambrosiella and Raffaelea in certain trees, spread by symbiotic host beetles.[5] In 1983, the area's clover (which is a major part of horses' diet) was struck by a fungus epidemic of Olpidium brassicae and Ligniera species, previously not seen in Canada.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Isobel (1977). Forests to Grainfields. Berrymoor, Alberta: Berrymoor/Carnwood Historical Society. p. 17. ISBN 0-919213-36-7. 
  2. ^ Equine Now website. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Horse farm listings at Cowboy.com website and Equine 101 Seminar Listing at Cowboy.com. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Correctional Services Division, "Guide to Sentencing Resources," May 2007, found at Alberta Assembly official website. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Richard A. Roepell and John R. J. French, Ambrosia Fungi of the Western United States and Canada - Beetle Associations (Coleoptera Scolytidae) Tree Hosts, and Distributions, found at Vet Med website. Accessed January 11, 2010.
  6. ^ J. P. Tewari and P. Bains, Fungi associated with the roots of clover in Alberta. I. Olpidium brassicae and Ligniera sp. Canadian Plant Disease Survey 63:2, 1983 35, found at CPS-SCP of Canada website. Accessed January 11, 2010.

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Coordinates: 53°11′30″N 114°27′50″W / 53.19167°N 114.46389°W / 53.19167; -114.46389 (Alsike)