Environment and Nature

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.

Published on Mon, 04/04/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

Cross-Border Partnership Benefits Conservation

There has been a lot of interest and coverage in recent days about close relations between Canada and the United States and meetings between our respective political leaders to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Among these many common issues, one area where there has been friendship and considerable goodwill for more than 30 years is the shared pursuit of conservation. It is a huge success story that has involved vision and partnership.

Published on Wed, 03/16/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This St. Patrick’s Day, defy convention and celebrate snakes!

This St. Patrick’s Day, defy convention and celebrate snakes!

For many of us, Saint Patrick is known as the protector of the rolling hills of Ireland. Every year North Americans join in celebrating his legendary story.

The green beer, shamrocks and other verdant regalia common of the current St. Paddy’s Day are actually meant to celebrate the story of St. Patrick. Folklore has it that after 40 days of fasting and wearing a garment of green, he drove the snakes out of Ireland and chased them into the sea.

Published on Mon, 03/07/2016 by BASF Canada

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Status of quinclorac acceptance in China highlights complex canola export issues 

The Quinclorac Story

Canola is a uniquely Canadian success story. It’s the number one revenue generating crop in Canada, contributing $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and resulting in almost one-quarter of a million jobs.

Published on Fri, 03/04/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

La Semaine canadienne de la sécurité en milieu agricole amène les événements de lancement à la région de Niagara

La Semaine canadienne de la sécurité en milieu agricole amène les événements de lancement à la région de Niagara

Cette année, Faites partie d’une famille AgriSécurité en Assurant la sécurité des enfants 

Published on Fri, 03/04/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Brings Launch Events to the Niagara Region

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Brings Launch Events to the Niagara Region

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

Vineland Station, ON, March 4, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor, Farm Credit Canada are pleased to announce the launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Vineland Station, Ontario this year.

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

Canola: Scouting and managing blackleg

Canola: Scouting and managing blackleg

Western Canada has seen an increase in the incidence and severity of blackleg over the last few years. Where blackleg is not managed carefully, it can cause increased lodging, slower harvesting and yield losses. Blackleg can reduce yields on large sections of canola fields and increase the risk for repeated blackleg infestations on future crops.

Published on Thu, 03/03/2016 by BASF Canada

Today’s tech-savvy farmers leverage more info for better profitability

Today’s tech-savvy farmers leverage more info for better profitability

Tool also positions farmers to stay ahead of the curve on consumer trends

During the course of any growing season, Canadian growers get a lot of information about their farm. This includes crop plans, grain inventories, tracking of crop inputs, spray history, soil sampling, yield maps, contracts, as well as the farm’s accounting and books. All of this contributes to the bottom line and managing all this information is an increasingly important part of any successful farming operation.

Published on Wed, 03/02/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Take a walk on the wild side with The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Take a walk on the wild side with The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The field observations made by scientists at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are key to telling the story of conservation. On an average day they may encounter an array of wildlife species, bringing back stories of the mysteries and wonders of all nature’s creatures have to offer. Their ordinary field day can yield extraordinary stories about the species on our properties.  

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