Research and Innovation
Feeding the 9-billion world: get crops off to a good start
“With Canada being the number one lentil exporter in the world, it is important that we continue to invest in research to help Canadian growers increase yields and meet future demands.”
With the global population expected to rise to 9.6 billion by 2050 and the limited agricultural land and resources, Canada, among other countries, will need to produce more food to keep up with the rising demand. Crop protection companies, like BASF, are continuously investing in research to bring new innovations to help growers produce healthy and high-yielding crops.
AgDays highlights research and solutions for herbicide resistance
Now in its 37th year, the Manitoba AgDays show in Brandon, MB, is easily one of the largest indoor farm shows in Canada and boasts more than 10 acres of exhibitor space. It is also one show that always does a great job of responding to the needs of today’s growers through the themes and speakers that it lines up, which plays well into the show’s tagline of ‘100% Pure Farm.’
Crop protection companies, like BASF, are continuing to work with growers to communicate proper weed management techniques. This is especially important as the number of confirmed cases of resistance continues to grow in the area.
With such attention being given to weed resistance over the past few years, it’s no wonder the topic was prominently weaved throughout the three-day event.
What are rhizobia anyway?
David Townsend, BASF Brand Manager for functional crop care, explains rhizobia, why they are so important to pea and lentil plant health and formulation decisions
As the rhizobia continue to work alongside the legumes to develop healthier plants that can defend against disease, the only question left is which formulation fits your seed needs?
You’ve probably heard a lot about the value of inoculants and rhizobia. But what are rhizobia anyway? What do they do and what are inoculants doing for our crops?
New Tools for Families Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer’s
Home Instead has developed a free, downloadable smartphone app that families can use to search behaviours and help find solutions when they have to quickly react (available at the iTunes store or on helpforalzheimersfamilies.ca).
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared chronic diseases among Canadians. A disease often labeled an “elderly issue” is increasingly affecting people from an earlier age. In just five years, as many as 50 per cent or more Canadians and their families could be facing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Each diagnosis not only affects the one being diagnosed, but also their family, especially those providing the majority of care.
Concern Over Retention Rises with Employee Turnover
Employers Continue Cautious Approach to Pay Increases
TORONTO, October 16, 2013 – Canadian organizations are planning average salary increases of 2.74 per cent for their salaried employees in the coming year, according to the Pal Benefits 2014 Salary Budget Report. This figure is lower than the 2.84 per cent increase employers projected for 2013, suggesting that organizations are continuing a cautious and conservative outlook, given ongoing economic unrest in much of the rest of the world.
Seed treatments vital in protecting crops against unpredicatable prairie Weather
The pyraclostrobin component of this seed treatment offers the added plant health benefits known with Headline and Twinline, including increased cold tolerance in the spring, which gives your crop a better chance against those May frosts.
Last year, fusarium cut grain yields by as much as 50 per cent in some parts of Saskatchewan, according to the Canadian Grain Commission. Due to cool, damp springs, fusarium and other soil borne diseases found on wheat are becoming a bigger issue in the province. But applying a fungicide seed treatment can protect crops and benefit yield potential despite weather conditions.
Insects and your garden: The good, the bad and the ugly.
We spend a lot of time during the summer months avoiding insects such as mosquitoes and black flies but when it comes to gardening, some insects are actually beneficial. Don't worry though, the good bugs for your plants are usually not the same ones that are most bothersome to humans.
Elanco Food Solutions Canada brings innovative food-safety solution to Canadian beef industry
Finalyse: the first pre-harvest hide wash for cattle now registered in Canada
Guelph (Ontario), July 9, 2013 - Today, Elanco Food Solutions Canada, a world-class leader in food safety, announced Health Canada has registered Finalyse™ for pre-harvest use on Canadian beef.
Currently registered in the U.S., Finalyse is the first pre-harvest hide wash for live animals in Canada. It is a food-safety intervention applied as a solution in the holding area before cattle enter a harvest facility.
The UPS Store Amplifies Its Local Facebook Reach with Reshift Media
(TORONTO) April 3, 2013 - The UPS Store Canada has partneredwith Reshift Media to translate the tremendous reach of their nationwide physical locations into a strong, local social media presence.
As part of the initiative, The UPS Store has launched a comprehensive Facebook strategy to provide valuable information and tools for its customers and local small business owners through its national network of franchises.
Research shows last year's moisture brings more weeds to Western canola fields
Cleavers are among the list of annual weeds on the rise that canola growers should be on the look out for. Research has shown that last year's wet conditions have increased certain weed populations and growers should be prepared to fight these weeds for numerous years to come.
According to Agriculture Canada, the top weeds on the list of increasing weeds in canola fields include: cleavers, green foxtail, wild buckwheat, wild oats, spring wheat and spiny annual sow thistle.