Finance and Business

Published on Wed, 08/19/2015 by BASF Canada

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

Increasing demand for alternative canola genetics in the United States has Canadian producers turning to canola systems that can offer specialty oil contracts for the quality crop.

Grower and agronomist Barry Chappell of Chappell Ag Ventures in Hamiota, MB, speaks of the success his operation has experienced in growing and selling Clearfield canola.

Published on Wed, 07/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Benefits of straight cutting canola

Benefits of straight cutting canola

Growers and industry experts have discussed the benefits of straight cutting versus swathing in Western Canada for a number of years. Swathing has traditionally been the harvesting choice for the majority of canola growers. However, as growers become increasingly aware of the benefits of straight cutting, the industry has seen the practice of straight cutting grow in popularity.

Published on Tue, 07/14/2015 by Clean Foundation

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

Summer contest for low income homeowners in Nova Scotia

July 10, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - It’s summertime, and no one wants to think about the winter we just had. But now is the perfect time to make your home warmer and save money before the snow falls again.

If you qualify for HomeWarming – a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating bills and feel more comfortable year-round – we’ll assess your home and complete energy efficiency upgrades at no charge.

Published on Mon, 06/22/2015 by BASF Canada

Lentil acres on the rise in Western Canada

Lentil acres on the rise in Western Canada

In recent years, Canada has seen lentil production in the West increase significantly. The world’s consumption of lentils is at an all-time high and demand for the crop is increasing. Statistics Canada is reporting an increase in acres by eight percent in 2015, while other experts in the industry expect the increase in acres could be as high as 16 percent, totalling approximately 3.7 million acres in 2015. This would be the largest recorded number of lentil acres to date in Canada.

Published on Thu, 06/18/2015 by BASF Canada

Fusarium head blight pressure hurts bottom line

Fusarium head blight pressure hurts bottom line

Economic loss from reduced grade and yield in cereal crops can be directly related to fusarium head blight pressure. Fusarium head blight is a fungal disease of small grains, such as wheat, barley, oats and corn that hinders kernel development. It spreads and infects crops very easily due to the dispersed ascospores that are spread both by rain splash and wind.

Published on Thu, 06/11/2015 by BASF Canada

More herbicide options available for Western Canadian corn growers

More herbicide options available for Western Canadian corn growers

Corn is not a crop that is traditionally produced in many parts of Western Canada. But in recent years we’ve seen corn production in Alberta expand to thousands of seeded acres in 2014. Manitoba has grown to become one of the top corn producing areas in Canada and the crop has also secured its place as part of a regular part of rotation in many areas of Saskatchewan.

Published on Fri, 06/12/2015 by JournalismIS

Ad campaign champions the benefits of journalism

Ad campaign champions the benefits of journalism

June 12, 2015

“Professional journalism is more important than ever”

TORONTO – A coalition of professional associations, unions and media organizations today launched an advertising campaign highlighting the value and benefits of professional journalism.

Published on Tue, 06/16/2015 by RBC Insurance

Olympian offers water safety tips

Olympian offers water safety tips

Martha McCabe spends hundreds of hours in the water each year.

She is one of the world's fastest swimmers.

Yet despite international success in the pool, the Canadian Olympian still respects the danger water can bring.

Published on Tue, 06/02/2015 by BASF Canada

Two-pass system offers protection for cereals

Two-pass system offers protection for cereals

A two-pass system can improve the yield and quality of your cereal crop to help get the best grade possible and highest return on your investment.

The first pass boosts yield

Research shows that 50 to 65 percent of yield is created at the flag and penultimate leaf stage. Protecting the plant at this stage is so important because leaf diseases such as tan spot and septoria leaf spot block out part of the green leaves, they reduce the plant’s capacity for photosynthesis and result in less head fill in wheat.

Published on Wed, 05/20/2015 by BASF Canada

Protect your canola from sclerotinia

Protect your canola from sclerotinia

A wet spring with moderate temperatures could create the conditions necessary for sclerotinia on your farm. If you don’t spray for sclerotinia or you don’t spray at the right time, your canola field could lose greater than half of its yield. If you wait until the first signs of the disease appear, it will be too late.

“The key to optimum sclerotinia control is timing,” said Glen Forster, Technical Marketing Specialist with BASF Canada.

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