Health and Safety

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.

Published on Tue, 05/24/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Princess Auto Raises Funds to Help Keep Kids Safe

Princess Auto Raises Funds to Help Keep Kids Safe

Winnipeg, MB, May 24, 2016: This past March, Princess Auto raised over $48,000 for child farm safety thanks to the generosity of their customers across Canada. All throughout March, cashiers asked customers to donate a toonie at the till to support Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Safety Days® for children in Canada.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has facilitated PAF Safety Days in Canada since 2002. This year, Princess Auto helped these efforts through its toonie at the till campaign.

Published on Wed, 04/20/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

12 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Funding from the FCC AgSafety Fund

12 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Funding from the FCC AgSafety Fund

April 20, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), is pleased to announce that 13 community-based farm safety training programs have been awarded funding.

In its sixth year, the FCC Ag Safety Fund is providing financial support to charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada to deliver tractor and machinery training. The FCC Ag Safety Fund has provided over $450,000 since 2010 to support a variety of farm safety training to Canadian farmers.

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.

Published on Thu, 03/31/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Find out how Parkinson’s changes everything during Parkinson Awareness Month this April

Find out how Parkinson’s changes everything during Parkinson Awareness Month this April

TORONTO, ON, March 31, 2016 – Parkinson’s changes everything. It is a disease of the brain that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including: movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, sleep, and cognitive changes. It worsens over time, robbing a person of independence through increasing complications, and ultimately resulting in premature death. There is no known cause or cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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.

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