Finance and Business

Published on Tue, 11/03/2015 by BASF Canada

Clearfield lentil varieties top choice of Crop Development Centre at University of Saskatchewan

Clearfield lentil varieties top choice of Crop Development Centre at University of Saskatchewan

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan’s Plant Sciences Department is making progressive changes to its lentil breeding programs, as the organization has recognized the merits of Clearfield lentil varieties as the best option for continued research innovation in the Canadian market. The move will help ensure the CDC’s research is more reflective of the most popular production system for lentil crops used by western Canadian growers.

Published on Thu, 10/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Solid core is in strong demand

Solid core is in strong demand

When it comes to efficient in-furrow inoculation, it is all about flow. Ensuring accurate and consistent placement near the seed will help improve nodulation and ensure the correct amount of product is being used. Traditional granular peat formulations can bridge easily because of higher dust and inconsistent granule size and shape. Exclusive to BASF, Nodulator XL SCG (Solid Core Granule) offers growers a unique, primarily clay-based carrier with less dust and more uniform granule size for better flowability.

Published on Thu, 10/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Unique solid core technology in high demand for soybean growers

Unique solid core technology in high demand for soybean growers

As growers look for ways to maximize yield and efficiency in their soybean crop, solid core granule technology is becoming increasingly important for soybean inoculation. Solid core technology ensures accurate and consistent placement to improve nodulation and ensure the correct amount of product is being used.

Published on Tue, 10/27/2015 by Farmers Edge

Farmers Edge™ and Osmington Inc., Partner in Values and Investment in Agriculture

Farmers Edge™ and Osmington Inc., Partner in Values and Investment in Agriculture

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – August 25th, 2015: Farmers Edge™, today announced the addition of Osmington Inc., to its team of investors. The backing of Osmington Inc., marks the fourth investment partner to join the Company’s roster to support the rapid growth of the Company within the last 12 months.

Published on Thu, 09/24/2015 by BASF Canada

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

Growers tightening their canola, soybean and corn rotations may face more weed control challenges, especially if their rotation includes two glyphosate-tolerant crops.

This could be the case for many Manitoba growers who are including glyphosate-tolerant canola, corn and soybeans into their rotation. The province has seen significant growth in the number of soybean acres over recent years and, with a large number of growers already growing canola, the possibility for growers to have both included in a rotation is common.

Published on Mon, 09/28/2015 by Universities Canada

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

By Paul Davidson
President, Universities Canada

Young people across Canada recently headed off to university for the fall semester. Those of us a little older may feel a twinge of envy, as we remember our own time on leafy campuses in September. But in fact their experience is quite unlike ours. More than ever before, these students are learning by doing.

Published on Mon, 09/21/2015 by Universities Canada

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

By Alan Wildeman

Who would have thought it would come to this.  Academics around the world are having to explain why there is value in studying history, English, philosophy, psychology, creative arts and the other subjects that collectively make up what we loosely refer to as the liberal arts, or the humanities and social sciences.  It is the equivalent of masons having to justify mortar and plumbers having to justify pipes.

Published on Thu, 09/10/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Being the Difference

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Being the Difference

Winnipeg, September 10, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from October 6-8, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The conference theme, Be the Difference will showcase safety professionals, equipment manufacturers and researchers who are making a difference to safety and health in North America’s agricultural community.

Published on Fri, 08/28/2015 by BASF Canada

Growers can expect to see the benefits of spraying a pre-harvest herbicide this season in dry beans and soybeans

Growers can expect to see the benefits of spraying a pre-harvest herbicide this season in dry beans and soybeans

The growing season is well underway and many growers are shifting their focus to think about harvest. Getting a clean, high-quality sample into the bin while working around unpredictable fall weather is the challenge that growers face almost every year.

Applying a pre-harvest herbicide is one way to help growers get around some of these challenges but there are a number of other beneficial reasons to apply a harvest aid or desiccant at the end of the season.

Published on Fri, 08/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Be sure to pack your insurance before heading off to school this fall

Be sure to pack your insurance before heading off to school this fall

For parents and post-secondary students making final arrangements to return to school this fall, there are a lot of things to think about. For those students who are living on their own for the first time, the “to-do” list seems to be never-ending. One item that many people overlook is the need for insurance.

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