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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 Wed, 10/26/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

There are 19 species known bat species in Canada. Although they are subjected to a spooky stigma around Halloween, they’re nothing to be afraid of.

 Here are 13 things you didn’t know about this not-so-scary mammal:

1.  The snooze button. While hibernating, bats do not feed or drink, and their body temperature and metabolic rates decrease markedly. This energy-efficient state allows them to sleep away the long northern winters.

Published on Fri, 09/30/2016 by Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

For Immediate Release

Published on Wed, 09/28/2016 by Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

For Immediate Release

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

Canadian Premature Babies Foundation calls for an exclusive human milk diet for premature babies

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.

Published on Wed, 07/13/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

TORONTO, ON, July 13, 2016 — Parkinson Canada is pleased to launch its latest online learning module, especially designed to help nurses learn how to assist patients in managing their Parkinson’s symptoms at every stage of the disease.

Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada highlights need for greater conservation in Canada this Environment Week

Nature Conservancy of Canada highlights need for greater conservation in Canada this Environment Week

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents were born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups, biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.

In order to restore the Earth’s “factory settings,” which provide habitat for species and critical ecosystem services to Canadians, organizations such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are constantly finding more ways to conserve and restore our lands and waters for the long term.

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.

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 Mon, 04/18/2016 by RBC Insurance

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether it’s a late winter storm, springtime flooding, hail storm or fire, having an emergency plan in place can reduce risk and keep you and your family safe. While nobody ever wants to think about having to deal with a disaster, extreme weather events are increasing in prevalence and intensity across Canada and many other parts of the world.

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