Food and Nutrition

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.

Published on Tue, 05/10/2016 by BASF Canada

Saskatchewan canola growers looking for greater blackleg protection

Saskatchewan canola growers looking for greater blackleg protection

Increasing canola acres combined with tighter crop rotations have created ideal conditions for blackleg to thrive. In fact, according to provincial disease surveys, the percentage of Saskatchewan fields with blackleg present has risen from the 10-year average of 25 percent to 54 percent in 2014, and 57 percent in 2015.

Published on Tue, 05/10/2016 by BASF Canada

Blackleg in Manitoba posing a threat to canola production

Blackleg in Manitoba posing a threat to canola production

Disease prevention is the key to minimizing losses and maximizing the success of your canola crop this growing season 

Increasing acres of canola spreading across the province and tighter crop rotations are creating the perfect recipe for blackleg disease to thrive. In fact, according to provincial disease surveys, blackleg had a prevalence of 80 percent and an incidence rate of 14 percent recorded in fields across Manitoba last year.

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.

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