Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 03/01/2016 by BASF Canada

Preventative fungicide application is key to protecting canola from Sclerotinia

Preventative fungicide application is key to protecting canola from Sclerotinia

Even with the drier weather experienced in many regions of Western Canada last season, the need to plan and preventatively apply fungicides to control key diseases such as Sclerotinia is still necessary for 2016.

High potential for the development of Sclerotinia remains across Western Canada, as many broadleaf crops – including lentils, soybeans, peas and canola – are all hosts for the disease.

Published on Mon, 02/29/2016 by BASF Canada

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

For growers looking to get maximum yield from peas, early weed control is critical. Planning ahead with a two-pass system for peas, such as the PeasPlus solution from BASF, can help maximize yields and eliminate weed pressure.

Published on Wed, 02/24/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers

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.

Published on Thu, 02/18/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF announces AgCelence benefits now available in pulse seed treatments

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.

Published on Wed, 02/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Evolution of fungicides in Eastern Canada

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.

Published on Wed, 02/10/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

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

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?

Published on Tue, 02/09/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

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.

Published on Wed, 02/03/2016 by BASF Canada

Fusarium control in seed treatments

Fusarium control in seed treatments

Feature Article

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.

Published on Wed, 01/27/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Glass half full? Thank a wetland

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.

Published on Mon, 01/25/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Sprouting resolutions for a greener you

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.

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