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Published on Wed, 05/11/2016 by BASF Canada

A southern Alberta grower’s twenty-year yield and quality mission

A southern Alberta grower’s twenty-year yield and quality mission

Jan Drost first began farming in Bentley, Alberta about two decades ago. Back then, just as today, Drost was always looking to improve the quality and yield of his crops. One of the ways he focused on doing that is to minimize disease pressure through good crop management, use of inputs and careful planning of his rotations.  

Published on Thu, 04/28/2016 by BASF Canada

Dicamba-tolerant soybeans; sound practices

Dicamba-tolerant soybeans; sound practices

As soybean acres continue to increase across the west, weed pressures have growers looking for new options against glyphosate resistance. The introduction of dicamba-tolerant soybeans to growers has offered a new solution that will change the way growers handle resistance management issues.

BASF has been the long-time expert when it comes to advancements in dicamba formulation and has continued to develop new, advanced formulations that give growers effective resistance management.

Published on Thu, 04/28/2016 by BASF Canada

Pre-seed herbicide application is an important tool for resistance management in cereals

Pre-seed herbicide application is an important tool for resistance management in cereals

A number of public weed surveys show us that herbicide resistance is an ongoing concern for Western Canadian growers. Glyphosate (Group 9) resistance and Group 2 resistance is continuing to spread and causing concerns for growers. There are 19 resistant weed species in Saskatchewan alone, 23 in Alberta and 19 in Manitoba (source: Hugh Beckie, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).

Published on Tue, 04/26/2016 by Federation of Canadian Municipalities

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

A long overdue conversation has begun in Canada about how to ensure large sections of our country are no longer cut off from an essential service which is taken for granted by so many others – access to high-speed Internet. For too long now, many people in rural, remote, and northern communities have either been forced to live with inadequate and spotty online services, or in many cases, no high-speed Internet at all. In fact, Canada’s current broadband coverage standards for upload and download speeds fall well behind many industrialized nations.

Published on Thu, 04/14/2016 by BASF Canada

Sikkema; Multiple modes of action on every soybean acre, every year

Sikkema; Multiple modes of action on every soybean acre, every year

With a mild winter coming to an end, an early and warm spring has arrived, giving everything an early start, including weeds. Resistance has spread quickly through southern Ontario and according to Dr. Peter Sikkema, Field Crop Weed Management Professor, University of Guelph, studies found that glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed and Canada fleabane in soybean have resulted in yield losses of greater than 90 percent in fields with the greatest weed pressure.

Published on Mon, 04/04/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

There has been a lot of interest and coverage in recent days about close relations between Canada and the United States and meetings between our respective political leaders to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Among these many common issues, one area where there has been friendship and considerable goodwill for more than 30 years is the shared pursuit of conservation. It is a huge success story that has involved vision and partnership.

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant?

Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Montréal, 23 mars 2016 – De nombreuses personnes affirment qu’avec l’âge, elles perdent leur faculté de l’olfaction et du goût. D’autres remarquent que leur écriture change et rapetisse. Savez-vous qu’il peut s’agir de signes avant-coureurs de la maladie de Parkinson plutôt que du vieillissement normal?

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller?

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Montreal, March 23, 2016 – Many people notice they lose their sense of smell and taste as they get older. Others observe their handwriting changing and getting smaller. Did you know these could be the early signs of Parkinson’s disease, and not just a normal part of aging?

CACTUS: Communities Have Until April 15th to Ask for Cable Company Budgets to Manage “Community TV”

CACTUS: Communities Have Until April 15th to Ask for Cable Company Budgets to Manage “Community TV”

Canadians have until April 15th to share their experiences as viewers and producers at cable community TV channels.  

The vast majority of cable community TV channels do not meet the minimum criteria for operating a community TV channel under CRTC policy, according to Deepak Sahasrabudhe of Newwest.tv in BC, and a member of the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).

Published on Mon, 03/07/2016 by BASF Canada

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Status of quinclorac acceptance in China highlights complex canola export issues 

The Quinclorac Story

Canola is a uniquely Canadian success story. It’s the number one revenue generating crop in Canada, contributing $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and resulting in almost one-quarter of a million jobs.

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