Agriculture

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.

Published on Tue, 11/22/2016 by BASF Canada

New Clearfield Canola hybrids offer disease and agronomic performance along with specialty oil traits

New Clearfield Canola hybrids offer disease and agronomic performance along with specialty oil traits

Canola acres have grown 50 percent over the past ten years and will continue to grow, making it an economic driver for growers in Western Canada. This growth, which is accompanied by a demand for specialty canola oils such as high-oleic or omega 9 oils, strengthens the call for the development of new, high-performance seed varieties.

“Canola has become the real economic driver for a lot of farms in Western Canada. As a result, growers are increasing the frequency of it in their rotations,” said Derwyn Hammond, Area Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer.

Published on Thu, 11/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Maximizing soybean production: The importance of inoculation

Maximizing soybean production: The importance of inoculation

In agriculture, practices and standards are constantly evolving to maximize crop health and yield. In soybeans, common practice is to inoculate first-time soybean fields, in order to stimulate higher numbers of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria that promote plant health and help increase yield. However, agronomists are now encouraging growers to always inoculate, and even to double inoculate established soybean fields.

Published on Tue, 11/15/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Ready for the holidays? Finding or receiving the ultimate gift may feel great, but helping others is more rewarding. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the gift shopping you’ll be doing, check out these tips for getting into the holiday spirit:

Published on Wed, 11/02/2016 by BASF Canada

Specific rhizobia bacteria lead to maximum benefits in peas and lentils

Specific rhizobia bacteria lead to maximum benefits in peas and lentils

Although being buried alive is considered a general fear among humans, to help promote crop yield, it is an inoculant’s job to be buried alive. Inoculants are applied to seed or in-furrow because they contain rhizobium; living bacteria that help fix atmospheric nitrogen into a form of nitrogen that plants can use.

Published on Tue, 10/25/2016 by BASF Canada

Inoculants for every field, every year aid in a successful soybean crop through increased nitrogen uptake

Inoculants for every field, every year aid in a successful soybean crop through increased nitrogen uptake

In order to grow into a strong, successful crop, soybeans require large amounts of nitrogen. Soybeans receive nitrogen either through nitrogen fertilizers or through tiny living organisms—rhizobia.

Rhizobia are soil bacteria that form nodules on a plant’s roots. The bacteria help convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium, a form of nitrogen that can be used by the plant. Rhizobia provide the plant with necessary nutrients, helping to promote plant health and increase yield potential.

Published on Fri, 10/21/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Welcomes New Board Member at Annual Conference

CASA Welcomes New Board Member at Annual Conference

October 21, 2016, Charlottetown, PEI: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2016–2017.

Dave Brand, owner of Apex Land & Livestock, was elected to join CASA’s Board of Directors at “Empowering the AgSafe Family: Keeping Kids Safe,” CASA’s 22nd annual farm safety conference and AGM held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 4 to 6, 2016.

Published on Wed, 10/05/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Welcomes G3 as Grain Safety Program Sponsor

CASA Welcomes G3 as Grain Safety Program Sponsor

October 5, 2016, Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that G3 Canada Limited (G3) has committed funding in support of CASA’s Grain Safety Program.

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Hon. Jeff Leal to open Advancing Women Conference

Event Information

10/03/2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
10/04/2016
Toronto, Ontario

The Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference is delighted to announce that the Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister or Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, will be our opening speaker. 

The Minister is scheduled to address this gathering of more than 400 women in agriculture on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. His remarks will be followed by a presentation by Deb Stark, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Published on Tue, 09/27/2016 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

Strong attendance expected at next week’s Advancing Women in Agriculture conference

For immediate release

TORONTO, September 27, 2016 – More than 400 women in the Canadian agriculture industry are set to gather for a one-of-a-kind experience of professional networking and personal inspiration.

The two-day Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership, Women in Ag Conference takes place October 3 and 4, 2016 in Toronto.

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