Agriculture

Published on Wed, 06/25/2014 by BASF Canada

Get a handle on FHB

Get a handle on FHB

As fusarium head blight continues to spread, growers are becoming more concerned about its increasing severity. Already well established in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan, the disease is now spreading across Southern Alberta. According to 2020 Seed Labs Inc., counties in Southern Alberta have shown a high risk for developing FHB this year. As growers in Saskatchewan are aware, FHB is a devastating disease. In 2012, FHB cut grain yields by as much as 50 percent in parts of Saskatchewan.

As growers in Saskatchewan are aware, FHB is a devastating disease. In 2012, FHB cut grain yields by as much as 50 percent in parts of Saskatchewan. 

Growers can get a handle on FHB by following these tips:

Published on Tue, 06/24/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

The Foundations mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

June 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 15,000 children and participants are expected to take part in this year’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada. This is the largest number of participants since the introduction of Safety Day events in Canada in 2002.

Published on Wed, 06/04/2014 by BASF Canada

Planning a cereal disease management strategy

Planning a cereal disease management strategy

Many growers now direct market their grain into the United States. But with grade standards south of the border becoming stricter, growers need to control diseases to maintain the quality of grain to satisfy that market. When managing cereal pathogens within cropping systems, using an integrated management strategy will maximize returns.

When managing cereal pathogens within cropping systems, using an integrated management strategy will maximize returns. 

Grain grades and the three stages of disease management:

Published on Mon, 05/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

May 26, 2014

The Canadian Model Youth Policy is a voluntary guideline that enables parents and farm owners and operators to plan and talk about keeping young farm workers safe.

Farm kids are a special breed. They are often precocious, dedicated, smart and willing to help out on the farm. However, even the most advanced young worker doesn’t have the knowledge, experience or judgment of a seasoned farm worker. With so many youth starting summer jobs on the farm, parents and employers of young farm workers need to have a clear understanding of youth development levels, abilities, limitations and know when and how to set clear rules and boundaries for any work assigned to a young person.

Published on Wed, 05/14/2014 by BASF Canada

Integrated management approach reduces FHB implications in malting barley

Integrated management approach reduces FHB implications in malting barley

There’s nothing quite like that first sip of a cold, refreshing beer. But, when beer gushes out of a freshly-opened bottle or has an off-putting taste, it can leave a beer drinker asking ‘What just happened?’

“The key is using an integrated approach to the disease. You cannot rely on just one part alone; it needs a combination of tools to be effective.”

According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), it may be related to fusarium head blight (FHB) infection in barley.

Published on Fri, 05/02/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools Emphasizing Importance of Personal Protective Equipment 

“It is vitally important that producers take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their workers from inadvertent pesticide exposure,”

Winnipeg, MB, May 2, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Syngenta Canada Inc. have partnered to develop free educational tools to help educate producers, farm workers, and the general public about the importance of safe pesticide handling through the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Published on Wed, 04/30/2014 by BASF Canada

Managing the spread of glyphosate resistance

Managing the spread of glyphosate resistance

The number of affected acres infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds in Canada will almost definitely increase in 2014 and these weeds will continue to be a problem for growers. 

Canadian growers are definitely on the lookout for resistant weeds. In fact, Canadian growers are reporting that 1.1 million acres of cropland are already infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds, according to a 2013 survey conducted by Stratus Ag Research. The report also identifies that approximately 60 percent of the affected acres are in Saskatchewan, where growers are producing the majority of Canada’s wheat crop.

Published on Mon, 04/28/2014 by BASF Canada

Resistance management techniques for your farm

Resistance management techniques for your farm

“Applying a pre-seed herbicide will help control weeds that have either germinated last fall or early in the spring and will allow you to start the season with clean fields.” 

Growers are becoming more concerned about the spread of resistant weeds on Canadian farms. In fact, a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid shows that 86 percent of growers say that resistance is a concern. Almost 90 percent of growers in Canada say they’ll adjust their growing practices in order to delay herbicide resistance on their farms. 

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.

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