Finance and Business

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.
 

Published on Mon, 04/27/2015 by BASF Canada

The future of lentils is bright

The future of lentils is bright

Canada has seen tremendous growth in lentil production as lentil consumption has soared over the last few years. According to Bert Vandenberg, University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Department, Crop Development Centre, world lentil consumption has gone up four to five times relative to the human population. Lentil production in Saskatchewan alone has gone from 25,000 acres in 1983 to more than three million acres today. With growth like this, it is no wonder the future looks so promising.

Published on Fri, 04/24/2015 by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

METROCREATIVECONNECTION (MCC) ADDS INTUITIVE AND INNOVATIVE SEARCH FEATURES

METROCREATIVECONNECTION (MCC) ADDS INTUITIVE AND INNOVATIVE SEARCH FEATURES

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Published on Wed, 04/22/2015 by BASF Canada

BASF is commited to new solutions that lead to a brighter future

BASF is commited to new solutions that lead to a brighter future

BASF has an impressive portfolio of products that satisfies growers’ needs throughout the growing season. To remain a leader in the industry, BASF is investing in research to produce the best chemistries that will combat resistance issues that growers face today. BASF introduced Odyssey Ultra for the 2015 growing season, which combines the early season broadleaf and flushing weed control of Odyssey with the proven grass control of Poast Ultra.

Published on Mon, 04/20/2015 by BASF Canada

Optill is a good option for vertical tillage

Optill is a good option for vertical tillage

Canada fleabane is a major concern for growers, especially in soybeans since post emergent control options are limited. According to Peter Sikkema, a professor of field crop weed management at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus, the presence of glyphosate-resistant weeds is increasing every year. Since Canada fleabane has wind-dispersed seeds which can produce upwards of 200,000 seeds per plant, it is no wonder resistant biotypes are have spread so quickly across Ontario.

Published on Tue, 04/14/2015 by BASF Canada

Increase expected for Canadian wheat acres in 2015

Increase expected for Canadian wheat acres in 2015

According to Statistics Canada, 2014 national wheat production (excluding durum) decreased by 22.26 percent when compared to 2013. Harvested area decreased by 10.28 percent and average yield decreased by 13.35 percent. The results of 2014 came from a combination of aspects such as the late harvest and excessive moisture affecting the amount of acres seeded in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 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

A spring burndown is a critical step in preparing the soil for seeding; however, it can often be overlooked if growers are rushing to get ahead of the growing season. Seeding crops into clean fields means they don’t have to compete for moisture, sunlight or nutrients from weeds. Seeding crops into clean fields will help get them off to the best possible start but there are a number of things to keep in mind that will increase the effectiveness of any burndown.

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