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Published on Fri, 08/03/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada asks Canadians to help stop the spread of invasive species through summer recreational activities

Nature Conservancy of Canada asks Canadians to help stop the spread of invasive species through summer recreational activities

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hopes people are enjoying the outdoors and connecting with nature this summer, but at the same time is encouraging them to help control the spread of invasive species. 

Many invasive species have few natural predators to control them. Once they get into ecosystems, they’re often able to spread and out-compete our native plants and animals for space, water, food and other resources.

The not-for-profit, private land conservation group is highlighting 10 invasive species that can be spread as a result of people going about their summer outdoor recreation. Activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and driving ATVs can unintentionally spread invasive species into our rivers, streams and forests. 

Published on Mon, 07/09/2018 by Discover Boating

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, an estimated 12.4 million Canadians enjoy our vast landscape of rivers, lakes and oceans each year — and for good reason. Recent research shows people experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, in, on or under water, and while participating in activities such as boating.  One of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water is Dr. Wallace J.

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, 06/21/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Empowering Indigenous Peoples through Money Matters financial literacy program

Empowering Indigenous Peoples through Money Matters financial literacy program

On Thursday June 21st the summer solstice sun will rise on National Indigenous Peoples Day. A day for all Canadians to celebrate the culture and ongoing contributions of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit to the intricate fabric of our country.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples

(Toronto, ON – June 21, 2018)  As the sun rises on the longest day of the year ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) joins Canadians across the country in celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and the many contributions of our country’s Indigenous Peoples.

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, 11/30/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

Celebrating a successful first national year of Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month

(Toronto, ON – November 30, 2017) ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is celebrating the end of a successful first year of its national program Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples and the close of Financial Literacy Month. Indigenous organizations across Canada ran Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples workshops throughout the month, helping their learners build confidence in their ability to manage their finances and work to achieve their financial goals with the right tools.

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by BASF Canada

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

The trend of straight-cutting in canola has gained traction in recent years, particularly with farmers managing an increasing number of farm acres. A 2015 study from Ipsos found 74 percent of growers surveyed are interested in trying straight-cutting canola on their farm. Agronomists estimate that half of all canola acres will be harvested using straight-cutting by 2020.  

Those who do it, cite benefits of better management of acres, larger seeds, less green seed, reduced dockage compared to swathing, and improved weed control.

Published on Mon, 06/05/2017 by BASF Canada

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

The 2017 season is poised to be a big year for canola growers. Economists predict canola earnings to range from $11.45 to $12.15/bu, and Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada released its first seeded acre estimates for 2017, with canola up 3.1 percent to 21M acres – a five-year high. Many regions throughout Saskatchewan are estimating upwards of 40 percent of the acres will have canola on them, which begs the question: how many of these acres will be a canola-snow-canola rotation?

Last year was a perfect storm for sclerotinia infection in the prairies.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Pulse acres are growing rapidly in Western Canada, and with tighter rotations comes a need for growers to protect their crops from such diseases as white mould.

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