Agriculture

Published on Wed, 10/31/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Ten Saskatchewan Fire Departments Receive Vital Rescue Equipment

Ten Saskatchewan Fire Departments Receive Vital Rescue Equipment

Winnipeg, MB, October 30, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3 Canada Limited, is pleased to announce that 10 Saskatchewan Fire Departments will receive vital grain-rescue equipment.

BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program, is generously supported by sponsors like G3. These sponsorship dollars have helped build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit, develop BeGrainSafe resources, raise awareness on grain hazards, and train firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

Published on Wed, 10/24/2018 by Farmers Edge

Farmers Edge Releases Industry’s First Automatic Crop Health Change Detection Tool Highlighting ROI of Daily Satellite Imagery

Farmers Edge Releases Industry’s First Automatic Crop Health Change Detection Tool Highlighting ROI of Daily Satellite Imagery

The company’s latest innovation redefines traditional use of satellite imagery, shifting crop health management from reactive to proactive

Farmers Edge announces new integrated toolset that automatically scans satellite imagery and notifies growers of changes in their fields, saving time and identifying issues quicker.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - Farmers Edge™ released a ground-breaking, digital tool that automatically scans satellite imagery and notifies growers of changes in their fields.

Published on Wed, 10/10/2018 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

AWC Welcomes over 400 women in agriculture from across Canada at October conference

AWC Welcomes over 400 women in agriculture from across Canada at October conference

CALGARY, October 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ – Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC) will hold its 4th conference in Ontario this week hosting over 400 women from 9 provinces and 4 US states, all passionate about leadership in agriculture.

The AWC program features many inspiring speakers talking about career development, leadership skills, financial strategies, agricultural advocacy, communications and gender, mental health and life balance.

The AWC program features many inspiring speakers talking about career development, leadership skills, financial strategies, agricultural advocacy, communications and gender, mental health and life balance.

Published on Fri, 07/13/2018 by BASF Canada

Crop staging is critical for pre-harvest weed control in cereals

Crop staging is critical for pre-harvest weed control in cereals

There is a renewed focus on cereal crops in Canada this year. The annual seeded acres for all cereal crops – including durum, barley and spring wheat – have increased more than 10 percent from 2017 to reach 24.7 million acres, according to Statistics Canada.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

CASA Celebrates 16 Years of Keeping Rural Youth Safe with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Winnipeg, MB, June 21, 2018: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its 16th year of partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) supporting rural youth health and safety through Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

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.

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