Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 07/12/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Community Volunteers Keep Kids Safe Through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Events

Community Volunteers Keep Kids Safe Through Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Events

The deadline to apply for a 2017 Safety Day is July 15th 

Winnipeg, MB, July 12, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that over 90 PAF Safety Day events are planned to take place in nine provinces in 2016.

Published on Thu, 06/30/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Spend your summer with NCC

Spend your summer with NCC

Nature Conservancy of Canada Highlights Need For Greater Conservation in Canada

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents where 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.

Published on Thu, 06/23/2016 by BASF Canada

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

Timing will be everything when it comes to controlling the disease

 

For soybean growers across Ontario, many are realizing the yield robbing potential of white mould and often it is already too late.

“White mould has become a serious issue for some soybean growers across Ontario,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager, Eastern Canada, BASF Canada. “This disease is a challenge for growers because, by the time you see the disease in the field, the control options are limited.”

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 Wed, 06/15/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature-inspired gifts for Father’s Day

Nature-inspired gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you are still on the hunt for something special to show your appreciation, why not give these nature-inspired gifts some thought?

For the dad with the green thumb

Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

June 7, 2016 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that Crop Production Services (CPS), the retail subsidiary of Agrium Inc., has committed $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program.

Across Canada, the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise. The Grain Safety Program is intended to address this issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.

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 Wed, 05/25/2016 by BASF Canada

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Disease prevention and supporting stress tolerance will be the key to minimizing losses and maximizing the success of your canola crop

Tighter crop rotations and dry conditions are creating the perfect recipe for blackleg disease to thrive in Alberta canola fields this growing season. In fact, according to provincial surveys, there has been a general trend of increased incidence and severity of blackleg throughout Western Canada over the past decade.

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.

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