Health and Safety

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.

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant? Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Avez-vous perdu l’odorat? Écrivez-vous plus petit qu’avant?

Avril est le mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Parkinson

Montréal, 23 mars 2016 – De nombreuses personnes affirment qu’avec l’âge, elles perdent leur faculté de l’olfaction et du goût. D’autres remarquent que leur écriture change et rapetisse. Savez-vous qu’il peut s’agir de signes avant-coureurs de la maladie de Parkinson plutôt que du vieillissement normal?

Published on Wed, 03/23/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller? April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Have you lost the sense of smell? Is your hand writing getting smaller?

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Montreal, March 23, 2016 – Many people notice they lose their sense of smell and taste as they get older. Others observe their handwriting changing and getting smaller. Did you know these could be the early signs of Parkinson’s disease, and not just a normal part of aging?

Published on Mon, 03/07/2016 by BASF Canada

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Registered for use in Canada does not mean ‘okay to use’ in a crop that is 90 percent exported

Status of quinclorac acceptance in China highlights complex canola export issues 

The Quinclorac Story

Canola is a uniquely Canadian success story. It’s the number one revenue generating crop in Canada, contributing $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and resulting in almost one-quarter of a million jobs.

Published on Fri, 03/04/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

La Semaine canadienne de la sécurité en milieu agricole amène les événements de lancement à la région de Niagara

La Semaine canadienne de la sécurité en milieu agricole amène les événements de lancement à la région de Niagara

Cette année, Faites partie d’une famille AgriSécurité en Assurant la sécurité des enfants 

Published on Fri, 03/04/2016 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Brings Launch Events to the Niagara Region

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Brings Launch Events to the Niagara Region

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

Vineland Station, ON, March 4, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor, Farm Credit Canada are pleased to announce the launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Vineland Station, Ontario this year.

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

Canola: Scouting and managing blackleg

Canola: Scouting and managing blackleg

Western Canada has seen an increase in the incidence and severity of blackleg over the last few years. Where blackleg is not managed carefully, it can cause increased lodging, slower harvesting and yield losses. Blackleg can reduce yields on large sections of canola fields and increase the risk for repeated blackleg infestations on future crops.

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