Agriculture

Published on Wed, 07/12/2017 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Over 3000 women in agriculture have gathered at the six Advancing Women Conferences held since 2014! Advancing Women is now recognised as the largest agricultural leadership conference for women and place to be for women in ag.

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by BASF Canada

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

The trend of straight-cutting in canola has gained traction in recent years, particularly with farmers managing an increasing number of farm acres. A 2015 study from Ipsos found 74 percent of growers surveyed are interested in trying straight-cutting canola on their farm. Agronomists estimate that half of all canola acres will be harvested using straight-cutting by 2020.  

Those who do it, cite benefits of better management of acres, larger seeds, less green seed, reduced dockage compared to swathing, and improved weed control.

Published on Wed, 06/07/2017 by BASF Canada

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

With unpredictable autumn weather, harvest timing is often a balancing act. This was clear in 2016, when early snow arrived in October and interrupted harvest. Many growers found themselves with some of the 2016 crop still out in the field and little or no fall field work done.

Incorporating straight cutting some acres can help balance harvest timing, reducing some of the risks and helping growers get their crops in the bin.

Published on Mon, 06/05/2017 by BASF Canada

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

The 2017 season is poised to be a big year for canola growers. Economists predict canola earnings to range from $11.45 to $12.15/bu, and Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada released its first seeded acre estimates for 2017, with canola up 3.1 percent to 21M acres – a five-year high. Many regions throughout Saskatchewan are estimating upwards of 40 percent of the acres will have canola on them, which begs the question: how many of these acres will be a canola-snow-canola rotation?

Last year was a perfect storm for sclerotinia infection in the prairies.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Pulse acres are growing rapidly in Western Canada, and with tighter rotations comes a need for growers to protect their crops from such diseases as white mould.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential

Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year, and growing crush capacities are providing new opportunities and growth for canola growers.

With growing demand, canola acreage is increasing and crop rotations are getting tighter. These tighter rotations can lead to increased weed pressures and herbicide resistance – all while impacting your bottom line.

Published on Thu, 03/09/2017 by BASF Canada

Web-based tool keeps a team of experts at your fingertips

Web-based tool keeps a team of experts at your fingertips

Being able to access all your farm data with a touch or a swipe allows you to take advantage of opportunities quickly and easily.

Published on Fri, 12/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Grow the crop, harvest the crop, haul it to the elevator. If only farming were that simple.

The fact is, crop producers have more variables than ever to manage. Today’s growers not only need to manage the data from inputs and yields in each of their fields, but they also need to manage grain contracts and on-farm storage.

This matters because at harvest time growers are vividly reminded that the success of their year’s sweat and toil can often be determined by how much grain goes in and out of the bins and at what price is it sold.

Published on Tue, 12/13/2016 by BASF Canada

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Areas of Western Canada experienced significant moisture during the 2016 growing season, making conditions favourable for the development of increased seed- and soil-borne diseases in flax.

Seed- and soil-borne diseases that appear in flax include seed rot, seedling blight and root rot, and these diseases are caused by the Fusarium and Rhizoctonia solani fungi. Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot can lead to significant reductions in germination and emergence, and ultimately a reduction in yield potential.

Published on Thu, 12/01/2016 by BASF Canada

Seed treatments help break the Fusarium lifecycle

Seed treatments help break the Fusarium lifecycle

Fusarium is a fungus that survives in a wide range of hosts, causes significant losses in grain yield and quality, and is easily spread by wind. Noteworthy for Canadian growers, the Fusarium fungus can overwinter in soil, or on crop and grass residues.

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