Agriculture

Published on Thu, 05/03/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.

2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported CASA initiatives as a media sponsor, advertising and celebrating both the Back to Ag Program and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Thu, 04/12/2018 by BASF Canada

Fusarium still a risk for the Prairies, especially as a soil-borne disease

Fusarium still a risk for the Prairies, especially as a soil-borne disease

To show history and impact of the disease, BASF developed a map of annual Fusarium frequency trends across the Prairies from 2003 onward. Click the link at the end to download the map (.MP4).

A sharp decline in Fusarium incidence across the Prairies in 2017 is welcome news for cereal growers. But caution remains for growers who are on a short rotation or seeding into crop residue.

Published on Wed, 03/21/2018 by BASF Canada

Genetics coupled with fungicide use provide canola growers with increased blackleg protection

Genetics coupled with fungicide use provide canola growers with increased blackleg protection

Growers know that protecting their crop from weeds and diseases is crucial to achieving high yields and producing quality grain.

Research from the Canola Council and other industry groups is finding that an integrated disease management strategy is key to effectively managing blackleg.

Canola growers should be mindful of managing blackleg. Research shows that for every increase in blackleg severity of infected plants, growers will realize a 17% yield loss. The disease can become a serious problem for Canadian growers, as it can overwinter on infected canola residue and affect newly planted canola for up to five years.

A growing problem

Published on Mon, 03/19/2018 by BASF Canada

Peas offer agronomic benefits and economic opportunities for Alberta growers

Peas offer agronomic benefits and economic opportunities for Alberta growers

Peas are a hardy crop that can provide many agronomic benefits for Alberta growers; they can help growers establish a longer and more varied crop rotation, and in doing so, have the potential to provide a “break” in weed and disease pressures.

“Field peas would make a good addition to many operations, as they help lengthen the cereal-canola rotation that is common in Alberta.”

Although 2017 was a challenging year for peas in the province, with India declaring a 50 percent tax on pea imports, the crop still holds economic opportunity.

 

Published on Wed, 03/07/2018 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

AWC Welcomes Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and wife Frances MacAulay to speak at Calgary Conference

AWC Welcomes Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and wife Frances MacAulay to speak at Calgary Conference

CALGARY--(CommunityWire, March 7, 2018)-- With the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC) celebrating its 5th anniversary in Calgary this month, the invitation list just added two important guests.

Published on Tue, 03/06/2018 by BASF Canada

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

The 2016 season broke all records for Sclerotinia across the Prairies, with provincial disease surveys claiming that prevalence was at 93 percent in Manitoba, 92 percent in Saskatchewan, and 80 percent in Alberta. The heavy disease pressure felt then is still an issue for canola growers today.

Despite 2017 being a dry year, Sclerotinia was observed in 51.3 percent of canola surveyed in Saskatchewan, according to the 2017 Canola Disease Survey conducted by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Published on Tue, 02/20/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2018 runs from March 11-17.

This is the last year of the Be an AgSafe Family CASW campaign that focused on children (2016), adults (2017) and now in 2018, seniors.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CommunityWire - February 20, 2018) - This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging all Canadians to be part of the AgSafe Family this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).

Published on Thu, 02/15/2018 by BASF Canada

Emerging markets and sound agronomics build a strong case for pulses in 2018

Emerging markets and sound agronomics build a strong case for pulses in 2018

The pulse industry in Canada is on the verge of a transformation.

Growers need to look at their own individual operation, crop budget, projections for yield, and experience with pulses and make decisions that result in the best overall long-term returns for them.

While pulses have been on a steady incline in seeded acres for more than a decade in Canada, most analysts believe 2018 will see a sharp 20 percent decline, mainly due to market uncertainty when it comes to peas and lentils.

Published on Wed, 10/25/2017 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Over 430 women in agriculture gather for Advancing Women Conference

Calgary, October 25, 2017 – More than 430 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are gathering in Niagara Falls for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women in Agriculture: Life Skills for Leadership Conference takes place on October 30 & 31, 2017 and is the 7th conference in the series in Canada. This year organizers added a one-day tour of the wine country and 75 women from across Canada will be experiencing the area and industry. 

Published on Wed, 09/27/2017 by BASF Canada

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

In late August, BASF announced the expansion of its Saskatoon manufacturing facility for biological inoculants.

“BASF remains committed to the growth of the Canadian pulse market and helping Canadian growers be successful. This announcement is a testament to that commitment.”
- Mike Schaad, Marketing Manager for Functional Crop Care, BASF

With a reported $10 million CAD investment into the expansion project, BASF is demonstrating industry leadership by responding to an increased grower demand for inoculants in Canada.

Over the past several years, pulse acres in Western Canada have expanded dramatically, specifically in lentil and pea acres. Growers need innovative solutions to provide the nitrogen lentils and peas require for the production of a high-yielding crop.

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