Environment and Nature

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).

Published on Thu, 04/21/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s greatest contribution to sustaining our planet’s biodiversity and ecological services may very well be our abundance. From some of the world’s largest intact forests and wetlands, to wild northern rivers, Canada is one of only a handful of countries with true wilderness and wild spaces remaining.

Reflecting on our evolving relationship with this planet on Earth Day, it is clear that we need big protected wild places. And we need big protected wild places not just for nature, but to secure the quality of life for future generations.

Published on Wed, 04/20/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

12 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Funding from the FCC AgSafety Fund

12 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Funding from the FCC AgSafety Fund

April 20, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), is pleased to announce that 13 community-based farm safety training programs have been awarded funding.

In its sixth year, the FCC Ag Safety Fund is providing financial support to charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada to deliver tractor and machinery training. The FCC Ag Safety Fund has provided over $450,000 since 2010 to support a variety of farm safety training to Canadian farmers.

Published on Wed, 04/20/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteering for a Better Tomorrow

Volunteering for a Better Tomorrow

Taking care of places and stewarding lands requires spending time in nature. Many Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties are supported and maintained with the help of Conservation Volunteers (CVs) in communities from coast to coast, who donate their time to help conserve and care for land so that others may enjoy it.

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

New formulation Solo ADV herbicide welcome news for growers supporting expanding lentil market demand in Western Canada

New formulation Solo ADV herbicide welcome news for growers supporting expanding lentil market demand in Western Canada

Lentil acres continue to expand across fields throughout Western Canada thanks to increased prices and demand from export markets. In fact, according to Dr. Bert Vandenberg from the University of Saskatchewan Department of Plant Sciences, Crop Development Centre, “growers in Western Canada now supply half of the world’s lentils.”

For growers, one of the largest obstacles in meeting this growing demand for the crop is weeds.

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 Thu, 03/31/2016 by BASF Canada

Boost to germination, improved emergence bolsters cereal crops

Boost to germination, improved emergence bolsters cereal crops

As risk of disease continues to rise across Western Canada and threatens cereal crop quality, effective disease control and strong plant health should be top of mind for growers.

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