Food and Nutrition

Published on Thu, 04/14/2016 by BASF Canada

New formulation Solo ADV herbicide welcome news for growers supporting expanding lentil market demand in Western Canada

New formulation Solo ADV herbicide welcome news for growers supporting expanding lentil market demand in Western Canada

Lentil acres continue to expand across fields throughout Western Canada thanks to increased prices and demand from export markets. In fact, according to Dr. Bert Vandenberg from the University of Saskatchewan Department of Plant Sciences, Crop Development Centre, “growers in Western Canada now supply half of the world’s lentils.”

For growers, one of the largest obstacles in meeting this growing demand for the crop is weeds.

Published on Thu, 04/14/2016 by BASF Canada

Sikkema; Multiple modes of action on every soybean acre, every year

Sikkema; Multiple modes of action on every soybean acre, every year

With a mild winter coming to an end, an early and warm spring has arrived, giving everything an early start, including weeds. Resistance has spread quickly through southern Ontario and according to Dr. Peter Sikkema, Field Crop Weed Management Professor, University of Guelph, studies found that glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed and Canada fleabane in soybean have resulted in yield losses of greater than 90 percent in fields with the greatest weed pressure.

Published on Thu, 03/31/2016 by BASF Canada

Boost to germination, improved emergence bolsters cereal crops

Boost to germination, improved emergence bolsters cereal crops

As risk of disease continues to rise across Western Canada and threatens cereal crop quality, effective disease control and strong plant health should be top of mind for growers.

Published on Tue, 03/01/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2016 runs from March 13–19.

Published on Tue, 03/01/2016 by BASF Canada

Preventative fungicide application is key to protecting canola from Sclerotinia

Preventative fungicide application is key to protecting canola from Sclerotinia

Even with the drier weather experienced in many regions of Western Canada last season, the need to plan and preventatively apply fungicides to control key diseases such as Sclerotinia is still necessary for 2016.

High potential for the development of Sclerotinia remains across Western Canada, as many broadleaf crops – including lentils, soybeans, peas and canola – are all hosts for the disease.

Published on Mon, 02/29/2016 by BASF Canada

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

For growers looking to get maximum yield from peas, early weed control is critical. Planning ahead with a two-pass system for peas, such as the PeasPlus solution from BASF, can help maximize yields and eliminate weed pressure.

Published on Wed, 02/24/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers

BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers

As disease pressures increase and crop rotations continue to tighten, Canadian growers have a pressing need for new, more effective chemistry. The discovery and development of new active ingredients continue to help meet growers’ needs.

Published on Thu, 02/18/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF announces AgCelence benefits now available in pulse seed treatments

BASF announces AgCelence benefits now available in pulse seed treatments

The right seed treatment is important to protect seeds against soil-borne diseases and adverse soil conditions. That’s why BASF has introduced Insure Pulse, the first pulse seed treatment with the added benefits of AgCelence.

Published on Wed, 02/17/2016 by BASF Canada

Evolution of fungicides in Eastern Canada

Evolution of fungicides in Eastern Canada

Fungicide use in Eastern Canada has picked up momentum over the past several years. Ten years ago, fungicides were not used often, if at all, and were mainly a weather-dependent disease control strategy. Fungicides were often an afterthought and many growers would selectively incorporate a fungicide based on the weather that year. As time went on and disease pressure evolved, fungicide use increased and growers began to see more consistent disease control, standability and plant health. Today, fungicides have evolved to offer more than just disease control.

Published on Tue, 02/09/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

As Western Canada sees increasing levels of Fusarium, growers are looking for innovative solutions to minimize the disease presence, which can threaten yields by up to 50 per cent – and protect the quality of their cereal crops.

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