Environment and Nature
BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers
As disease pressures increase and crop rotations continue to tighten, Canadian growers have a pressing need for new, more effective chemistry. The discovery and development of new active ingredients continue to help meet growers’ needs.
BASF announces AgCelence benefits now available in pulse seed treatments
The right seed treatment is important to protect seeds against soil-borne diseases and adverse soil conditions. That’s why BASF has introduced Insure Pulse, the first pulse seed treatment with the added benefits of AgCelence.
Evolution of fungicides in Eastern Canada
Fungicide use in Eastern Canada has picked up momentum over the past several years. Ten years ago, fungicides were not used often, if at all, and were mainly a weather-dependent disease control strategy. Fungicides were often an afterthought and many growers would selectively incorporate a fungicide based on the weather that year. As time went on and disease pressure evolved, fungicide use increased and growers began to see more consistent disease control, standability and plant health. Today, fungicides have evolved to offer more than just disease control.
You think your relatives are wild? Take a look at nature's own families
You think your relatives are wild? Take a look at nature’s own families
This Lunar Year is the Year of the Monkey. With Family Day coming up, what better way to share facts about the Chinese emblem than with your own tribe?
BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle
BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle
As Western Canada sees increasing levels of Fusarium, growers are looking for innovative solutions to minimize the disease presence, which can threaten yields by up to 50 per cent – and protect the quality of their cereal crops.
Fusarium control in seed treatments
Growers in Western Canada know an integrated approach to managing Fusarium Graminearum includes using clean, disease-free seed, seeding varieties less susceptible to disease, testing for germination and vigour, and incorporating a broad-spectrum fungicide seed treatment. Fusarium Graminearum has had a major economic impact and growers should be aware of the ways to manage it.
Glass half full? Thank a wetland
On average, each Canadian uses a whopping 330 litres of water daily. Whether to clean, cook or quench our thirst, water is quintessential to our everyday life.
Every time you turn on your tap and see that clear stream running from it, you should probably thank a wetland!
World Wetlands Day, celebrated every February 2nd, is an opportunity to learn about the value and importance of wetlands around the world.
Sprouting resolutions for a greener you
This year skip the gym, the diets and the less-is-more rules and step into greener pastures. 2016 doesn’t have to be about losing. Instead, gain an appreciation for the world around you. Make this year’s resolution more a stop-and-smell-the-roses promise to yourself.
Global warming will require a global solution
Hello fellow community newspaper editor,
I hope that you will consider running the following as a guest editorial or, at the least, a letter to the editor.
By Keith McNeill
Prime minister Justin Trudeau should call for a worldwide referendum on a global carbon fee-and-dividend at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.
The conference will start on Nov. 30 and will last until Dec. 11.
Gifts for a green Christmas
Your tree isn’t the only thing that can be green this holiday season. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the perfect gift for the nature lover who already has four pairs of binoculars.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s annual charitable gift-giving program, Gifts of Canadian Nature, program provides an opportunity for people to contribute to the conservation of wild areas across Canada by sponsoring five of our country’s most quintessential species: moose, grizzly bear, Canada lynx, gray wolf and great horned owl.