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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 Mon, 05/16/2016 by Newspaper Toolbox

Newspaper Toolbox to offer 52 weeks of content in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday

Newspaper Toolbox to offer 52 weeks of content in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday

May 13, 2016
For immediate release
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

 

Starting in July 2016, Newspaper Toolbox subscribers can access original material that will celebrate all things Canadian in honour of the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation. 52 weeks of content that pays tribute to the nation’s unique identity, including its achievements, its history and its people, will be available to download.

Published on Thu, 04/28/2016 by Canadian Online Publishing Awards

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) Celebrates its 8th Year in 2016

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) Celebrates its 8th Year in 2016

TORONTO, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) is an industry showcase of Canadian talent in the digital publishing industry. Established in 2009, the COPAs have been the industry benchmark for digital excellence in Canada. Every year, 15 awards are given out in three divisions (B2B, B2C and News) as well as a Best of Canada award. The competition is open for all types of organizations that produce content for the digital medium in words, pictures, animation, audio and video.

Published on Tue, 04/26/2016 by Federation of Canadian Municipalities

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

A long overdue conversation has begun in Canada about how to ensure large sections of our country are no longer cut off from an essential service which is taken for granted by so many others – access to high-speed Internet. For too long now, many people in rural, remote, and northern communities have either been forced to live with inadequate and spotty online services, or in many cases, no high-speed Internet at all. In fact, Canada’s current broadband coverage standards for upload and download speeds fall well behind many industrialized nations.

Published on Thu, 04/21/2016 by Newspapers Canada

Young reporters from Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Kelowna Daily Courier win 25th Annual Goff Penny Awards

Young reporters from Saskatoon StarPhoenix and The Kelowna Daily Courier win 25th Annual Goff Penny Awards

April 21, 2016 (TORONTO, ON) – Andrea Hill from the StarPhoenix and Andrea Peacock from The Daily Courier have been selected as the two recipients of the 25th annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists.

Published on Thu, 04/21/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s greatest contribution to sustaining our planet’s biodiversity and ecological services may very well be our abundance. From some of the world’s largest intact forests and wetlands, to wild northern rivers, Canada is one of only a handful of countries with true wilderness and wild spaces remaining.

Reflecting on our evolving relationship with this planet on Earth Day, it is clear that we need big protected wild places. And we need big protected wild places not just for nature, but to secure the quality of life for future generations.

Published on Wed, 04/20/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteering for a Better Tomorrow

Volunteering for a Better Tomorrow

Taking care of places and stewarding lands requires spending time in nature. Many Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties are supported and maintained with the help of Conservation Volunteers (CVs) in communities from coast to coast, who donate their time to help conserve and care for land so that others may enjoy it.

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 Mon, 04/18/2016 by RBC Insurance

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Are you prepared for an emergency? Tips to Protect your Home

Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether it’s a late winter storm, springtime flooding, hail storm or fire, having an emergency plan in place can reduce risk and keep you and your family safe. While nobody ever wants to think about having to deal with a disaster, extreme weather events are increasing in prevalence and intensity across Canada and many other parts of the world.

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