August 6, 2014

BASF Canada - August 6, 2014 - Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Research and Innovation
Growers across the West have been faced with a number challenges this season that have left many acres unseeded. Cold, wet conditions this spring followed by devastating summer hail storms and flooding have taken millions of...

July 31, 2014

BASF Canada - July 31, 2014 - General
Disease pressure in Eastern Canada is increasing according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Because Eastern Canada’s climate is unpredictable, crop diseases are sometimes unavoidable...

July 30, 2014

BASF Canada - July 30, 2014 - Agriculture, Environment and Nature, Research and Innovation, Seasonal
Northern corn leaf blight, a common yield-robbing fungal leaf disease south of the border, is becoming more common in corn fields throughout Ontario. As the disease develops, it blocks the flow of nutrients from the leaves...

July 24, 2014

BASF Canada - July 24, 2014 - Agriculture, Environment and Nature, Research and Innovation
The 2014 season has seen record high soybean acres planted across Canada, including a significant increase in non-GMO soybeans in Eastern Canada. With Eastern Canadian growers expanding their share of soybeans into the food-grade...

June 25, 2014

BASF Canada - June 25, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
As fusarium head blight continues to spread, growers are becoming more concerned about its increasing severity. Already well established in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan, the disease is now spreading across Southern Alberta....

June 4, 2014

BASF Canada - June 4, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
Many growers now direct market their grain into the United States. But with grade standards south of the border becoming stricter, growers need to control diseases to maintain the quality of grain to satisfy that market. When...

May 14, 2014

BASF Canada - May 14, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
There’s nothing quite like that first sip of a cold, refreshing beer. But, when beer gushes out of a freshly-opened bottle or has an off-putting taste, it can leave a beer drinker asking ‘What just happened?’...

April 30, 2014

BASF Canada - April 30, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
Canadian growers are definitely on the lookout for resistant weeds. In fact, Canadian growers are reporting that 1.1 million acres of cropland are already infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds, according to a 2013 survey...

April 28, 2014

BASF Canada - April 28, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
Growers are becoming more concerned about the spread of resistant weeds on Canadian farms. In fact, a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid shows that 86 percent of growers say that resistance is a concern. Almost 90 percent of...

April 23, 2014

BASF Canada - April 23, 2014 - Agriculture, Research and Innovation
According to a poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, only one in three growers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are following the industry best practice of growing canola once every four years. But, the profitability of canola is...