Agriculture

Published on Wed, 04/23/2014 by BASF Canada

Volunteer canola: one of Western Canada’s most important weeds

Volunteer canola: one of Western Canada’s most important weeds

According to a poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, only one in three growers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are following the industry best practice of growing canola once every four years. But, the profitability of canola is driving growers to focus on maximizing returns by tightening rotations.

Managing volunteer canola with proper pest management practices in tight canola rotations will be critical in targeting the highest yield at harvest time.

Agronomy Specialist for the Canola Council of Canada, Angela Brackenreed, says volunteer canola from other systems can present a lot of challenges in your canola crop and is why the Canola Council of Canada lists it as one of the 10 most important weeds in canola production.

Published on Tue, 04/22/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Approximately $100,000 Invested in Community Projects Through FCC Ag Safety Fund

FCC is committed to helping Canadian producers stay safe at work. Since its creation in 2010, the FCC Ag Safety Fund has helped Canadian producers learn about the importance of managing safety risks in their operations.

April 22, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is awarding approximately $100,000 towards 10 farm safety training projects across the country this year through the FCC Ag Safety Fund.

Published on Tue, 04/22/2014 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference

Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference

Event Information

04/28/2014 @ 6:00PM
Calgary, Alberta

Who: Iris Meck Communications Inc. hosts the first Advancing Women, Life Skills for Leadership – Women in Ag Conference being held April 28 and 29, 2014 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary Alberta.

It’s time for Canadian women to refresh their leadership skills and realize that more women can lead at the very highest level in agriculture.

What: This conference is being attended by 350 women involved in all areas of the agriculture industry, from 6 provinces and 5 states, representing 146 organizations. They will gather to hear 12 expert speakers sharing their story of how they achieved their success and what tools they found beneficial to get them to where they are today.

Published on Tue, 04/15/2014 by BASF Canada

Fungicides offer more than just disease control: BASF

Fungicides offer more than just disease control: BASF

Fungicide use has picked up momentum in the past several years on many crops in Canada. While the purpose of a fungicide application is disease management, some fungicides have evolved to offer additional plant health and yield benefits.

The customized approach is a focus for the company with the recent launch of new fungicides tailored to specific time frames for specific diseases.

In 1996, BASF registered the first fungicide that delivered such benefits. Headline — a pyraclostrobin-based fungicide for managing leaf diseases on multiple crops — was positioned as more than just a disease management tool thanks to the unique plant health, or AgCelence, benefits that the pyraclostrobin active exhibits.

Published on Wed, 04/02/2014 by BASF Canada

Unpredictable weather calls for residual herbicides

Unpredictable weather calls for residual herbicides

The crop is almost weatherproofed for winds that may come through later in the season, dry weather, or excessively wet weather.

Climatologists are predicting an average spring throughout most of Ontario and Quebec this year. But considering that the average spring in the region consists of a variety of temperatures and types of precipitation, it is anyone’s guess what the season will actually hold. This leaves growers guessing what to do to prepare fields for planting.

Published on Tue, 04/01/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

By partnering with CASA, we can ensure programs like Progressive Agriculture Safety Days receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across Canada

Winnipeg, MB, April 1, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation will be helping rural youth stay safe on the farm in 2014. The company is donating $40,000 to support Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada this year.

Published on Mon, 03/31/2014 by BASF Canada

Canadian cereal growers prepare for spring and look to build on success of 2013 season

Canadian cereal growers prepare for spring and look to build on success of 2013 season

“We know how important it is that growers get the best returns at the end of the year, so we keep it our top priority to continue to deliver innovative solutions to help them do it.”

2013 was a big success for Canadian cereal crops in Western Canada. Statistics Canada reported Canadian wheat production increased by 38.0 per cent, barley by 27.8 per cent, and oats by 38.3 per cent over 2012. Both barley and oat acres produced record yields in 2013: barley at 71.7 bushels per acre and oats at 92.1 bushels per acre.

Published on Mon, 03/31/2014 by BASF Canada

A timely fungicide application is crucial to improve maximum yields in corn and soybeans

A timely fungicide application is crucial to improve maximum yields in corn and soybeans

A properly timed fungicide application offers disease protection while increasing a crop’s standability and stress tolerance, helping to achieve maximum yield. 

According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF), disease pressure in eastern Canada is increasing. With the severe outbreak of northern corn leaf blight in some areas of the province and incidents of Asian soybean rust increasing in the southern United States, growers in eastern Canada are reminded to take preventative measures when it comes to disease management in corn and soybeans.

Published on Tue, 03/18/2014 by BASF Canada

Protecting pulse crops from severe weather

Protecting pulse crops from severe weather

Canadian lentil growers using products with AgCelence experience crops with greener leaves, stronger stems, and larger seeds. This results in improved crop yields, quality and harvestability. 

Prairie weather is unpredictable. Growers know that can mean anything from cold snaps, to droughts, to flooding and everything in between. Poor weather conditions threaten crop quality and yield which can mean the difference between getting a premium price and having the crop rejected at market.

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Safety Week Launch in Olds, Alberta Brings Home Message of Farm Safety

Safety Week Launch in Olds, Alberta Brings Home Message of Farm Safety

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“Some say farming is a high risk occupation, but it does not have to be. In most cases, injuries can be predicted, and prevented, with the right mix of tools and operating procedures.”

Olds, AB, March 13, 2014:  Farm safety supporters gathered in Olds, Alberta earlier this week to take part in Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2014 launch activities. Over 40 people attended the launch luncheon on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, which included speeches from farm safety champions and testimonials from Alberta farmers.

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