Food and Nutrition

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.

Published on Wed, 02/03/2016 by BASF Canada

Fusarium control in seed treatments

Fusarium control in seed treatments

Feature Article

Growers in Western Canada know an integrated approach to managing Fusarium Graminearum includes using clean, disease-free seed, seeding varieties less susceptible to disease, testing for germination and vigour, and incorporating a broad-spectrum fungicide seed treatment. Fusarium Graminearum has had a major economic impact and growers should be aware of the ways to manage it.

Published on Thu, 01/21/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF Innovation Promotes International Year of Pulses

BASF Innovation Promotes International Year of Pulses

Pulses may be small, but they are mighty and have captured worldwide attention. So much so, that The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. The year will showcase the importance of pulse crops, from a powerhouse of nutrition for human consumption, to a leading candidate in crop rotation.

Published on Tue, 11/24/2015 by BASF Canada

Wheat: Protecting your investment

Wheat: Protecting your investment

Canada is the world’s sixth largest producer of wheat, and one of the largest exporters. With wheat being one of Canada’s major crops, maximizing those wheat acres is a priority for growers.

Published on Thu, 09/24/2015 by BASF Canada

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

Growers tightening their canola, soybean and corn rotations may face more weed control challenges, especially if their rotation includes two glyphosate-tolerant crops.

This could be the case for many Manitoba growers who are including glyphosate-tolerant canola, corn and soybeans into their rotation. The province has seen significant growth in the number of soybean acres over recent years and, with a large number of growers already growing canola, the possibility for growers to have both included in a rotation is common.

Published on Wed, 08/19/2015 by BASF Canada

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

Increasing demand for alternative canola genetics in the United States has Canadian producers turning to canola systems that can offer specialty oil contracts for the quality crop.

Grower and agronomist Barry Chappell of Chappell Ag Ventures in Hamiota, MB, speaks of the success his operation has experienced in growing and selling Clearfield canola.

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