Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 05/03/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.

2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported CASA initiatives as a media sponsor, advertising and celebrating both the Back to Ag Program and Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®.

Published on Fri, 04/13/2018 by Threads of Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life launch new partnership for Steps for Life

A new partnership between SPI Health and Safety and Threads of Life will help bring healing to families struggling with the effects of workplace tragedy, and help to build safer workplaces right across the country.

Published on Tue, 03/06/2018 by BASF Canada

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

Sclerotinia management still important in dry conditions

The 2016 season broke all records for Sclerotinia across the Prairies, with provincial disease surveys claiming that prevalence was at 93 percent in Manitoba, 92 percent in Saskatchewan, and 80 percent in Alberta. The heavy disease pressure felt then is still an issue for canola growers today.

Despite 2017 being a dry year, Sclerotinia was observed in 51.3 percent of canola surveyed in Saskatchewan, according to the 2017 Canola Disease Survey conducted by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Published on Tue, 02/20/2018 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Celebrate Canadian Agricultural Safety Week by Supporting Seniors

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2018 runs from March 11-17.

This is the last year of the Be an AgSafe Family CASW campaign that focused on children (2016), adults (2017) and now in 2018, seniors.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CommunityWire - February 20, 2018) - This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging all Canadians to be part of the AgSafe Family this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW).

Published on Wed, 09/27/2017 by BASF Canada

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

In late August, BASF announced the expansion of its Saskatoon manufacturing facility for biological inoculants.

“BASF remains committed to the growth of the Canadian pulse market and helping Canadian growers be successful. This announcement is a testament to that commitment.”
- Mike Schaad, Marketing Manager for Functional Crop Care, BASF

With a reported $10 million CAD investment into the expansion project, BASF is demonstrating industry leadership by responding to an increased grower demand for inoculants in Canada.

Over the past several years, pulse acres in Western Canada have expanded dramatically, specifically in lentil and pea acres. Growers need innovative solutions to provide the nitrogen lentils and peas require for the production of a high-yielding crop.

Published on Thu, 09/07/2017 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

CASA’s Annual Conference to be Held October 3-5 in Edmonton, AB

If you work with farmers, are employed in safety services or just want the inside track on farm health and safety trends, this conference is for you.

Winnipeg, MB — The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety— Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, from October 3 – 5, 2017.

Published on Wed, 09/06/2017 by BASF Canada

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Field trials show that straight cutting with a pre-harvest herbicide application can boost yields by 3.5 bushels per acre.

Growers know that running an efficient farming operation is crucial to maximizing profitability in today’s fast-paced farming environment. Straight combining canola is one way that growers can maximize efficiency on their farm.

Published on Tue, 09/05/2017 by Parkinson Canada QC

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

MONTREAL, QC – After last year’s success, Parkinson SuperWalk returns to St. Anne de Bellevue on September 10. Before you start the Walk, consider giving boxing a try. It’s a great exercise to help combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson Canada and its partners will give a boxing demonstration adapted to Parkinson’s and you can give it a try too! SuperWalk registration will open at 12 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Ted Bird of Jewel FM will be our celebrity master of ceremonies! 

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by Humanitarian Coalition

The famine no one is talking about

The famine no one is talking about

The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of seven leading agencies who work together to increase the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of Canadian responses to international disasters and emergencies. The following article and attached image are free to use in your publications. Should you wish to conduct an interview with a Canadian who has recently witnessed the devastation or a South Sudanese now in Canada, please contact Yosé Cormier at 613-292-2687.

When you donate to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, you are giving experienced aid workers, already helping on the ground in countries like Yemen and South Sudan, the ability to reach even more people. Together, we can indeed save more lives.

Imagine walking to the local market and finding only empty stalls.

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.

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