Research and Innovation

Published on Thu, 09/24/2015 by BASF Canada

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

More glyphosate-tolerant crops create need for alternative canola system

Growers tightening their canola, soybean and corn rotations may face more weed control challenges, especially if their rotation includes two glyphosate-tolerant crops.

This could be the case for many Manitoba growers who are including glyphosate-tolerant canola, corn and soybeans into their rotation. The province has seen significant growth in the number of soybean acres over recent years and, with a large number of growers already growing canola, the possibility for growers to have both included in a rotation is common.

Published on Mon, 09/28/2015 by Universities Canada

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

New knowledge and fresh thinking: Businesses can’t afford to miss the student talent advantage

By Paul Davidson
President, Universities Canada

Young people across Canada recently headed off to university for the fall semester. Those of us a little older may feel a twinge of envy, as we remember our own time on leafy campuses in September. But in fact their experience is quite unlike ours. More than ever before, these students are learning by doing.

Published on Mon, 09/21/2015 by Universities Canada

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

By Alan Wildeman

Who would have thought it would come to this.  Academics around the world are having to explain why there is value in studying history, English, philosophy, psychology, creative arts and the other subjects that collectively make up what we loosely refer to as the liberal arts, or the humanities and social sciences.  It is the equivalent of masons having to justify mortar and plumbers having to justify pipes.

Published on Thu, 09/10/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Being the Difference

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Being the Difference

Winnipeg, September 10, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from October 6-8, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The conference theme, Be the Difference will showcase safety professionals, equipment manufacturers and researchers who are making a difference to safety and health in North America’s agricultural community.

Published on Fri, 08/28/2015 by BASF Canada

Growers can expect to see the benefits of spraying a pre-harvest herbicide this season in dry beans and soybeans

Growers can expect to see the benefits of spraying a pre-harvest herbicide this season in dry beans and soybeans

The growing season is well underway and many growers are shifting their focus to think about harvest. Getting a clean, high-quality sample into the bin while working around unpredictable fall weather is the challenge that growers face almost every year.

Applying a pre-harvest herbicide is one way to help growers get around some of these challenges but there are a number of other beneficial reasons to apply a harvest aid or desiccant at the end of the season.

Published on Wed, 08/19/2015 by BASF Canada

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium

Increasing demand for alternative canola genetics in the United States has Canadian producers turning to canola systems that can offer specialty oil contracts for the quality crop.

Grower and agronomist Barry Chappell of Chappell Ag Ventures in Hamiota, MB, speaks of the success his operation has experienced in growing and selling Clearfield canola.

Published on Wed, 07/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Benefits of straight cutting canola

Benefits of straight cutting canola

Growers and industry experts have discussed the benefits of straight cutting versus swathing in Western Canada for a number of years. Swathing has traditionally been the harvesting choice for the majority of canola growers. However, as growers become increasingly aware of the benefits of straight cutting, the industry has seen the practice of straight cutting grow in popularity.

Published on Mon, 06/22/2015 by BASF Canada

Lentil acres on the rise in Western Canada

Lentil acres on the rise in Western Canada

In recent years, Canada has seen lentil production in the West increase significantly. The world’s consumption of lentils is at an all-time high and demand for the crop is increasing. Statistics Canada is reporting an increase in acres by eight percent in 2015, while other experts in the industry expect the increase in acres could be as high as 16 percent, totalling approximately 3.7 million acres in 2015. This would be the largest recorded number of lentil acres to date in Canada.

Published on Thu, 06/18/2015 by BASF Canada

Fusarium head blight pressure hurts bottom line

Fusarium head blight pressure hurts bottom line

Economic loss from reduced grade and yield in cereal crops can be directly related to fusarium head blight pressure. Fusarium head blight is a fungal disease of small grains, such as wheat, barley, oats and corn that hinders kernel development. It spreads and infects crops very easily due to the dispersed ascospores that are spread both by rain splash and wind.

Published on Thu, 06/18/2015 by Ontario Stroke Network

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

OSN Stroke Report Cards identify top LHIN performers; most display positive progress

Provincial report card shows significant improvement in 12 of 16 indicators

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