Health and Safety

Published on Wed, 05/31/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Maintain forests and plant trees to breathe with ease

Maintain forests and plant trees to breathe with ease

June 7 is Clean Air Day. Part of Canadian Environment Week, this special day aims to drive awareness about air quality.

The negative impacts of air pollution on our health are now well-known. In fact, tens of thousands of Canadians suffer from respiratory problems related to and worsened by air pollution.

Published on Fri, 12/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Grow the crop, harvest the crop, haul it to the elevator. If only farming were that simple.

The fact is, crop producers have more variables than ever to manage. Today’s growers not only need to manage the data from inputs and yields in each of their fields, but they also need to manage grain contracts and on-farm storage.

This matters because at harvest time growers are vividly reminded that the success of their year’s sweat and toil can often be determined by how much grain goes in and out of the bins and at what price is it sold.

Published on Tue, 12/13/2016 by BASF Canada

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Areas of Western Canada experienced significant moisture during the 2016 growing season, making conditions favourable for the development of increased seed- and soil-borne diseases in flax.

Seed- and soil-borne diseases that appear in flax include seed rot, seedling blight and root rot, and these diseases are caused by the Fusarium and Rhizoctonia solani fungi. Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot can lead to significant reductions in germination and emergence, and ultimately a reduction in yield potential.

Published on Fri, 09/30/2016 by Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

For Immediate Release

Published on Wed, 07/13/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

TORONTO, ON, July 13, 2016 — Parkinson Canada is pleased to launch its latest online learning module, especially designed to help nurses learn how to assist patients in managing their Parkinson’s symptoms at every stage of the disease.

Published on Thu, 06/30/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Spend your summer with NCC

Spend your summer with NCC

Nature Conservancy of Canada Highlights Need For Greater Conservation in Canada

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents where born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.

Published on Fri, 06/24/2016 by RBC Insurance

BUYING TRAVEL INSURANCE JUST GOT EASIER WITH 7 SIMPLE QUESTIONS FROM RBC INSURANCE

BUYING TRAVEL INSURANCE JUST GOT EASIER WITH 7 SIMPLE QUESTIONS FROM RBC INSURANCE

The days of answering endless, complicated medical questions are long gone! RBC Insurance is making it easier for travelers who are 65 years and older to purchase travel insurance. A first in Canada, RBC Insurance’s groundbreaking simplified medical questionnaire now consists of only 7 simple to answer questions (to a maximum of 11 questions based on responses) down from 51.

Published on Thu, 06/23/2016 by BASF Canada

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

White mould is a growing concern for soybean growers across Ontario

Timing will be everything when it comes to controlling the disease

 

For soybean growers across Ontario, many are realizing the yield robbing potential of white mould and often it is already too late.

“White mould has become a serious issue for some soybean growers across Ontario,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager, Eastern Canada, BASF Canada. “This disease is a challenge for growers because, by the time you see the disease in the field, the control options are limited.”

Published on Wed, 06/15/2016 by BASF Canada

Fusarium covering ground across Western Canada

Fusarium covering ground across Western Canada

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) continues to prove a growing trend throughout Western Canada, plaguing cereal growers with the potential for serious losses in yield, quality and grade.

“Fusarium remains a cause for concern for cereal growers across Western Canada, causing reduced yields and grade quality,” said Glen Forster, Technical Marketing Specialist, Fungicides, BASF Canada. “It can be a hard hit for many growers when it comes to their bottom lines.”

Published on Tue, 06/07/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Crop Production Services (CPS) Provides $80,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

June 7, 2016 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that Crop Production Services (CPS), the retail subsidiary of Agrium Inc., has committed $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program.

Across Canada, the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise. The Grain Safety Program is intended to address this issue. At the heart of the program is the building of a mobile demonstration unit that can function as both an education and training tool.

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