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Published on Tue, 11/15/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Get Into the True Spirit of the Holidays with These Five Tips

Ready for the holidays? Finding or receiving the ultimate gift may feel great, but helping others is more rewarding. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the gift shopping you’ll be doing, check out these tips for getting into the holiday spirit:

Published on Wed, 10/26/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

13 Facts About Canadian Bats

There are 19 species known bat species in Canada. Although they are subjected to a spooky stigma around Halloween, they’re nothing to be afraid of.

 Here are 13 things you didn’t know about this not-so-scary mammal:

1.  The snooze button. While hibernating, bats do not feed or drink, and their body temperature and metabolic rates decrease markedly. This energy-efficient state allows them to sleep away the long northern winters.

Published on Mon, 01/25/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Sprouting resolutions for a greener you

Sprouting resolutions for a greener you

This year skip the gym, the diets and the less-is-more rules and step into greener pastures. 2016 doesn’t have to be about losing. Instead, gain an appreciation for the world around you. Make this year’s resolution more a stop-and-smell-the-roses promise to yourself.

Published on Mon, 12/14/2015 by Virtuoso

Virtuoso Reveals Its Top 10 List for Fall and Winter Travel

Virtuoso Reveals Its Top 10 List for Fall and Winter Travel

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Published on Tue, 12/01/2015 by RBC Insurance

Fire prevention tips to give you a silent night

Fire prevention tips to give you a silent night

The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of the year for many families. But it’s also one of the peak periods for accidental home fires, partly due to the increased use of candles, heaters, tree lights, even cooking (none of which mix well with several glasses of eggnog!).

Published on Tue, 11/24/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Gifts for a green Christmas

Gifts for a green Christmas

Your tree isn’t the only thing that can be green this holiday season. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the perfect gift for the nature lover who already has four pairs of binoculars.  

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s annual charitable gift-giving program, Gifts of Canadian Nature, program provides an opportunity for people to contribute to the conservation of wild areas across Canada by sponsoring five of our country’s most quintessential species: moose, grizzly bear, Canada lynx, gray wolf and great horned owl.

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 Tue, 09/08/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Fall into Nature with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Fall into Nature with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Even with summer coming to an end and the new school year approaching, there are many reasons to keep getting outside. Every part of Canada has so much to offer. From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland there are countless nature destinations close to home. Who says the fun has to stop in September?

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.

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