Research and Innovation

Published on Wed, 09/27/2017 by BASF Canada

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

In late August, BASF announced the expansion of its Saskatoon manufacturing facility for biological inoculants.

“BASF remains committed to the growth of the Canadian pulse market and helping Canadian growers be successful. This announcement is a testament to that commitment.”
- Mike Schaad, Marketing Manager for Functional Crop Care, BASF

With a reported $10 million CAD investment into the expansion project, BASF is demonstrating industry leadership by responding to an increased grower demand for inoculants in Canada.

Over the past several years, pulse acres in Western Canada have expanded dramatically, specifically in lentil and pea acres. Growers need innovative solutions to provide the nitrogen lentils and peas require for the production of a high-yielding crop.

Published on Wed, 09/06/2017 by BASF Canada

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Field trials show that straight cutting with a pre-harvest herbicide application can boost yields by 3.5 bushels per acre.

Growers know that running an efficient farming operation is crucial to maximizing profitability in today’s fast-paced farming environment. Straight combining canola is one way that growers can maximize efficiency on their farm.

Published on Tue, 09/05/2017 by Parkinson Canada QC

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

MONTREAL, QC – After last year’s success, Parkinson SuperWalk returns to St. Anne de Bellevue on September 10. Before you start the Walk, consider giving boxing a try. It’s a great exercise to help combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson Canada and its partners will give a boxing demonstration adapted to Parkinson’s and you can give it a try too! SuperWalk registration will open at 12 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Ted Bird of Jewel FM will be our celebrity master of ceremonies! 

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 Tue, 04/26/2016 by Federation of Canadian Municipalities

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

High-speed broadband is essential for rural and northern Canada

A long overdue conversation has begun in Canada about how to ensure large sections of our country are no longer cut off from an essential service which is taken for granted by so many others – access to high-speed Internet. For too long now, many people in rural, remote, and northern communities have either been forced to live with inadequate and spotty online services, or in many cases, no high-speed Internet at all. In fact, Canada’s current broadband coverage standards for upload and download speeds fall well behind many industrialized nations.

Published on Thu, 04/21/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s largest parks, protected areas: Canadians' gift to the world

Canada’s greatest contribution to sustaining our planet’s biodiversity and ecological services may very well be our abundance. From some of the world’s largest intact forests and wetlands, to wild northern rivers, Canada is one of only a handful of countries with true wilderness and wild spaces remaining.

Reflecting on our evolving relationship with this planet on Earth Day, it is clear that we need big protected wild places. And we need big protected wild places not just for nature, but to secure the quality of life for future generations.

CACTUS: Communities Have Until April 15th to Ask for Cable Company Budgets to Manage “Community TV”

CACTUS: Communities Have Until April 15th to Ask for Cable Company Budgets to Manage “Community TV”

Canadians have until April 15th to share their experiences as viewers and producers at cable community TV channels.  

The vast majority of cable community TV channels do not meet the minimum criteria for operating a community TV channel under CRTC policy, according to Deepak Sahasrabudhe of Newwest.tv in BC, and a member of the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).

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 Thu, 03/03/2016 by BASF Canada

Today’s tech-savvy farmers leverage more info for better profitability

Today’s tech-savvy farmers leverage more info for better profitability

Tool also positions farmers to stay ahead of the curve on consumer trends

During the course of any growing season, Canadian growers get a lot of information about their farm. This includes crop plans, grain inventories, tracking of crop inputs, spray history, soil sampling, yield maps, contracts, as well as the farm’s accounting and books. All of this contributes to the bottom line and managing all this information is an increasingly important part of any successful farming operation.

Published on Mon, 02/29/2016 by BASF Canada

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

Benefits of a two-pass system in field peas

For growers looking to get maximum yield from peas, early weed control is critical. Planning ahead with a two-pass system for peas, such as the PeasPlus solution from BASF, can help maximize yields and eliminate weed pressure.

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