Agriculture

Published on Thu, 06/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Red lentil growers can look forward to new harvest aid

Red lentil growers can look forward to new harvest aid

Lentil growers realize that under most growing conditions, long-season lentil varieties seldom mature naturally. Lentils can mature unevenly, which can result in shatter losses as some pods become over-dry while others are still green. To help dry down the crop quickly and evenly, a grower has two options:  they can desiccate with a harvest aid, or swath.

Harvest aids provide a number of benefits to lentil growers to help speed up harvest and dry down weeds. This makes early and efficient harvesting possible, and helps to make the harvest season more manageable.

Published on Wed, 06/15/2016 by BASF Canada

Fusarium covering ground across Western Canada

Fusarium covering ground across Western Canada

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) continues to prove a growing trend throughout Western Canada, plaguing cereal growers with the potential for serious losses in yield, quality and grade.

“Fusarium remains a cause for concern for cereal growers across Western Canada, causing reduced yields and grade quality,” said Glen Forster, Technical Marketing Specialist, Fungicides, BASF Canada. “It can be a hard hit for many growers when it comes to their bottom lines.”

Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

June 7, 2016 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that Crop Production Services (CPS), the retail subsidiary of Agrium Inc., has committed $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program.

Across Canada, the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise. The Grain Safety Program is intended to address this issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.

Published on Wed, 05/25/2016 by BASF Canada

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Disease prevention and supporting stress tolerance will be the key to minimizing losses and maximizing the success of your canola crop

Tighter crop rotations and dry conditions are creating the perfect recipe for blackleg disease to thrive in Alberta canola fields this growing season. In fact, according to provincial surveys, there has been a general trend of increased incidence and severity of blackleg throughout Western Canada over the past decade.

Published on Tue, 05/24/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Princess Auto Raises Funds to Help Keep Kids Safe

Princess Auto Raises Funds to Help Keep Kids Safe

Winnipeg, MB, May 24, 2016: This past March, Princess Auto raised over $48,000 for child farm safety thanks to the generosity of their customers across Canada. All throughout March, cashiers asked customers to donate a toonie at the till to support Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Safety Days® for children in Canada.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has facilitated PAF Safety Days in Canada since 2002. This year, Princess Auto helped these efforts through its toonie at the till campaign.

Published on Tue, 05/17/2016 by BASF Canada

When it comes to protecting canola from sclerotinia, timing is everything

When it comes to protecting canola from sclerotinia, timing is everything

In canola, sclerotinia remains one of the most damaging diseases, and left unprotected, growers across Western Canada are witnessing yield losses of up to 50 percent of their crop.

“With tighter rotations and increasing high moisture conditions during the critical period of canola flowering, growers are seeing an elevation in sclerotinia pressure throughout Western Canada over the past few years,” said Glen Forster, Fungicide Technical Marketing Specialist in Western Canada for BASF.

Published on Tue, 05/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Two applications of fungicide in cereals pay off with quality and yield

Two applications of fungicide in cereals pay off with quality and yield

Cereal acres are up considerably, in part due to an early soybean harvest and a dry fall last year in much of Eastern Canada. Therefore, it will be more important than ever to consider a preventative fungicide application for leaf disease and Fusarium head blight (FHB) this coming season.

Cereal disease specialists advise that there are three important application timings for fungicides: 1) early applications at the herbicide timing; 2) flag leaf timing to control leaf diseases, and; 3) at heading for protection against FHB which negatively affects grade.

Published on Tue, 05/10/2016 by BASF Canada

Saskatchewan canola growers looking for greater blackleg protection

Saskatchewan canola growers looking for greater blackleg protection

Increasing canola acres combined with tighter crop rotations have created ideal conditions for blackleg to thrive. In fact, according to provincial disease surveys, the percentage of Saskatchewan fields with blackleg present has risen from the 10-year average of 25 percent to 54 percent in 2014, and 57 percent in 2015.

Published on Tue, 05/10/2016 by BASF Canada

Blackleg in Manitoba posing a threat to canola production

Blackleg in Manitoba posing a threat to canola production

Disease prevention is the key to minimizing losses and maximizing the success of your canola crop this growing season 

Increasing acres of canola spreading across the province and tighter crop rotations are creating the perfect recipe for blackleg disease to thrive. In fact, according to provincial disease surveys, blackleg had a prevalence of 80 percent and an incidence rate of 14 percent recorded in fields across Manitoba last year.

Published on Mon, 05/09/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Getting Farmers Back to Ag

Getting Farmers Back to Ag

Third round of Back to Ag Funding Helps Four Injured Farmers in Canada

May 9, 2016, Winnipeg, MB – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) are pleased to announce four traumatically-injured farmers have received funding through the Back to Ag Program.

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