Environment and Nature

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.

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 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).

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