Food and Nutrition

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by BASF Canada

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

The trend of straight-cutting in canola has gained traction in recent years, particularly with farmers managing an increasing number of farm acres. A 2015 study from Ipsos found 74 percent of growers surveyed are interested in trying straight-cutting canola on their farm. Agronomists estimate that half of all canola acres will be harvested using straight-cutting by 2020.  

Those who do it, cite benefits of better management of acres, larger seeds, less green seed, reduced dockage compared to swathing, and improved weed control.

Published on Mon, 06/05/2017 by BASF Canada

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

The 2017 season is poised to be a big year for canola growers. Economists predict canola earnings to range from $11.45 to $12.15/bu, and Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada released its first seeded acre estimates for 2017, with canola up 3.1 percent to 21M acres – a five-year high. Many regions throughout Saskatchewan are estimating upwards of 40 percent of the acres will have canola on them, which begs the question: how many of these acres will be a canola-snow-canola rotation?

Last year was a perfect storm for sclerotinia infection in the prairies.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Pulse acres are growing rapidly in Western Canada, and with tighter rotations comes a need for growers to protect their crops from such diseases as white mould.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential

Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year, and growing crush capacities are providing new opportunities and growth for canola growers.

With growing demand, canola acreage is increasing and crop rotations are getting tighter. These tighter rotations can lead to increased weed pressures and herbicide resistance – all while impacting your bottom line.

Published on Thu, 06/23/2016 by BASF Canada

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

Timing will be everything when it comes to controlling the disease

 

For soybean growers across Ontario, many are realizing the yield robbing potential of white mould and often it is already too late.

“White mould has become a serious issue for some soybean growers across Ontario,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager, Eastern Canada, BASF Canada. “This disease is a challenge for growers because, by the time you see the disease in the field, the control options are limited.”

Published on Thu, 06/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Red lentil growers can look forward to new harvest aid

Red lentil growers can look forward to new harvest aid

Lentil growers realize that under most growing conditions, long-season lentil varieties seldom mature naturally. Lentils can mature unevenly, which can result in shatter losses as some pods become over-dry while others are still green. To help dry down the crop quickly and evenly, a grower has two options:  they can desiccate with a harvest aid, or swath.

Harvest aids provide a number of benefits to lentil growers to help speed up harvest and dry down weeds. This makes early and efficient harvesting possible, and helps to make the harvest season more manageable.

Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

June 7, 2016 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that Crop Production Services (CPS), the retail subsidiary of Agrium Inc., has committed $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program.

Across Canada, the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise. The Grain Safety Program is intended to address this issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.

Published on Wed, 05/25/2016 by BASF Canada

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Blackleg in Alberta posing an increased challenge to canola production

Disease prevention and supporting stress tolerance will be the key to minimizing losses and maximizing the success of your canola crop

Tighter crop rotations and dry conditions are creating the perfect recipe for blackleg disease to thrive in Alberta canola fields this growing season. In fact, according to provincial surveys, there has been a general trend of increased incidence and severity of blackleg throughout Western Canada over the past decade.

Published on Tue, 05/17/2016 by BASF Canada

When it comes to protecting canola from sclerotinia, timing is everything

When it comes to protecting canola from sclerotinia, timing is everything

In canola, sclerotinia remains one of the most damaging diseases, and left unprotected, growers across Western Canada are witnessing yield losses of up to 50 percent of their crop.

“With tighter rotations and increasing high moisture conditions during the critical period of canola flowering, growers are seeing an elevation in sclerotinia pressure throughout Western Canada over the past few years,” said Glen Forster, Fungicide Technical Marketing Specialist in Western Canada for BASF.

Published on Tue, 05/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Two applications of fungicide in cereals pay off with quality and yield

Two applications of fungicide in cereals pay off with quality and yield

Cereal acres are up considerably, in part due to an early soybean harvest and a dry fall last year in much of Eastern Canada. Therefore, it will be more important than ever to consider a preventative fungicide application for leaf disease and Fusarium head blight (FHB) this coming season.

Cereal disease specialists advise that there are three important application timings for fungicides: 1) early applications at the herbicide timing; 2) flag leaf timing to control leaf diseases, and; 3) at heading for protection against FHB which negatively affects grade.

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