Finance and Business

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.

Published on Tue, 05/12/2015 by BASF Canada

Economics favour a two-pass system

Economics favour a two-pass system

Planning ahead for top quality wheat with a two-pass fungicide application can help maximize grain quality and yields, and provide an additional straw yield increase.

Although many independent agronomists recommend a two-pass fungicide application, the practice is not standard for all wheat growers. Most farmers will apply a fungicide at the heading stage, but an earlier application at the flag leaf stage is not always warranted.

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by BASF Canada

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

Canadian growers know that one of the toughest things to deal with in agriculture is one of the things they have absolutely no control over - the weather. A long winter followed by cool spring temperatures is one of the season’s first challenges and often the biggest since it can delay seeding by several weeks.

Even with seeding delays, one thing you don’t want to skip in the spring is a burndown. Starting the season with clean fields will help crops get off to the best start and will help keep fields clean until a properly timed in-crop herbicide application.

Published on Thu, 04/30/2015 by Extra Awards

Extra Awards Now Offers Exclusive Weekend Prize to Winner

Extra Awards Now Offers Exclusive Weekend Prize to Winner

April 30, 2015

Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2015 Extra Awards. The Extra Awards celebrate outstanding advertising in newspapers across any device.

We have introduced a prize this year for the winning creative – an Exclusive Toronto Weekend for 2 – including 2 Toronto Maple Leaf Gold Hockey tickets*, 2 tickets to the Toronto Aquarium, 2 nights stay at the Sheraton Centre Hotel and return flights (if needed).

Published on Tue, 04/28/2015 by RBC Insurance

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Protect your Home and Family against Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are on the rise in Canada with heavy rainfalls, severe snowstorms, ice storms and floods increasing in prevalence and intensity across the country. Weather events that used to occur every 40 years are now happening every 6 years in some regions. While a recent RBC study highlights that Canadians feel prepared to deal with emergencies, they are not taking enough precautionary steps to protect their homes.
 

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