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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 Fri, 05/20/2016 by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

2016 Media Sales to Soar with Metro’s New MiAD Wizard

2016 Media Sales to Soar with Metro’s New MiAD Wizard

May 20, 2016 (New York, NY) – Metro’s 2016 lineup of revenue-building resources makes it easier than ever for media sales professionals to meet — and even exceed — their sales goals. By utilizing Metro’s new MiAD Wizard — an extension to Metro interactive Ad Designer (MiAD) for desktop and mobile — sales teams can produce polished, professional and targeted spec ads for print, Web and mobile in a matter of minutes.

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 Mon, 05/16/2016 by Newspaper Toolbox

Newspaper Toolbox to offer 52 weeks of content in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday

Newspaper Toolbox to offer 52 weeks of content in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday

May 13, 2016
For immediate release
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

 

Starting in July 2016, Newspaper Toolbox subscribers can access original material that will celebrate all things Canadian in honour of the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation. 52 weeks of content that pays tribute to the nation’s unique identity, including its achievements, its history and its people, will be available to download.

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.

Published on Thu, 05/05/2016 by BASF Canada

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

New tools in the fight against resistant weeds in corn

Over the last eight years, growers in Eastern Canada have faced an alarming and unexpected increase in resistance. Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed, Canada fleabane and waterhemp are among the weeds surfacing across southern Ontario and Quebec. This upsurge in resistance is radically affecting quality and yield in corn and soybean crops and no field is immune.

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