Agriculture

Published on Tue, 04/15/2014 by BASF Canada

Fungicides offer more than just disease control: BASF

Fungicides offer more than just disease control: BASF

Fungicide use has picked up momentum in the past several years on many crops in Canada. While the purpose of a fungicide application is disease management, some fungicides have evolved to offer additional plant health and yield benefits.

The customized approach is a focus for the company with the recent launch of new fungicides tailored to specific time frames for specific diseases.

In 1996, BASF registered the first fungicide that delivered such benefits. Headline — a pyraclostrobin-based fungicide for managing leaf diseases on multiple crops — was positioned as more than just a disease management tool thanks to the unique plant health, or AgCelence, benefits that the pyraclostrobin active exhibits.

Published on Wed, 04/02/2014 by BASF Canada

Les conditions météorologiques imprévisibles requièrent l'utilisation d'herbicides résiduels

Les conditions météorologiques imprévisibles requièrent l'utilisation d'herbicides résiduels

La récolte est presque protégée contre les grands vents qui peuvent survenir plus tard dans la saison, contre la sécheresse ou un temps beaucoup trop humide.

Cette année, les climatologues prédisent des conditions printanières moyennes sur la plus grande partie de l'Ontario et du Québec. Si, par contre, on considère que les conditions printanières moyennes dans cette région se reconnaissent à leurs variations de température et à leurs nombreuses formes de précipitation, nul ne peut réellement prévoir ce qui se passera au printemps.

Published on Wed, 04/02/2014 by BASF Canada

Unpredictable weather calls for residual herbicides

Unpredictable weather calls for residual herbicides

The crop is almost weatherproofed for winds that may come through later in the season, dry weather, or excessively wet weather.

Climatologists are predicting an average spring throughout most of Ontario and Quebec this year. But considering that the average spring in the region consists of a variety of temperatures and types of precipitation, it is anyone’s guess what the season will actually hold. This leaves growers guessing what to do to prepare fields for planting.

Published on Tue, 04/01/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

TransCanada soutient la formation en sécurité agricole à l’intention des jeunes au Canada

TransCanada soutient la formation en sécurité agricole à l’intention des jeunes au Canada

Les événements Sécurijours apprennent aux enfants comment demeurer en sécurité à la ferme.

En nous associant avec l’ACSA, nous avons la garantie que les programmes tels que Sécurijours de Progressive Agriculture reçoivent le financement requis pour rejoindre davantage de communautés au Canada. 

Winnipeg, MB, 1 avril 2014 :  l’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) a le plaisir d’annoncer que la Société TransCanada s’est engagée à améliorer la sécurité des jeunes en milieu rural en 2014.

Published on Tue, 04/01/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

By partnering with CASA, we can ensure programs like Progressive Agriculture Safety Days receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across Canada

Winnipeg, MB, April 1, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation will be helping rural youth stay safe on the farm in 2014. The company is donating $40,000 to support Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada this year.

Published on Mon, 03/31/2014 by BASF Canada

Canadian cereal growers prepare for spring and look to build on success of 2013 season

Canadian cereal growers prepare for spring and look to build on success of 2013 season

“We know how important it is that growers get the best returns at the end of the year, so we keep it our top priority to continue to deliver innovative solutions to help them do it.”

2013 was a big success for Canadian cereal crops in Western Canada. Statistics Canada reported Canadian wheat production increased by 38.0 per cent, barley by 27.8 per cent, and oats by 38.3 per cent over 2012. Both barley and oat acres produced record yields in 2013: barley at 71.7 bushels per acre and oats at 92.1 bushels per acre.

Published on Mon, 03/31/2014 by BASF Canada

Une application de fongicide bien planifiée s’avère essentielle pour améliorer les rendements maximaux

Une application de fongicide bien planifiée s’avère essentielle pour améliorer les rendements maximaux

Une application de fongicide bien planifiée offre une protection contre les maladies, en plus de sa tolérance au stress, ce qui aide à réaliser un rendement maximal. 

Selon le Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation de l’Ontario (MAAO), les  manifestations de maladies végétales augmentent dans l’Est du Canada.

Published on Mon, 03/31/2014 by BASF Canada

A timely fungicide application is crucial to improve maximum yields in corn and soybeans

A timely fungicide application is crucial to improve maximum yields in corn and soybeans

A properly timed fungicide application offers disease protection while increasing a crop’s standability and stress tolerance, helping to achieve maximum yield. 

According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF), disease pressure in eastern Canada is increasing. With the severe outbreak of northern corn leaf blight in some areas of the province and incidents of Asian soybean rust increasing in the southern United States, growers in eastern Canada are reminded to take preventative measures when it comes to disease management in corn and soybeans.

Published on Tue, 03/18/2014 by BASF Canada

Protecting pulse crops from severe weather

Protecting pulse crops from severe weather

Canadian lentil growers using products with AgCelence experience crops with greener leaves, stronger stems, and larger seeds. This results in improved crop yields, quality and harvestability. 

Prairie weather is unpredictable. Growers know that can mean anything from cold snaps, to droughts, to flooding and everything in between. Poor weather conditions threaten crop quality and yield which can mean the difference between getting a premium price and having the crop rejected at market.

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Le lancement à Olds, en Alberta, renforce le message de la sécurité agricole

Le lancement à Olds, en Alberta, renforce le message de la sécurité agricole

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Certains disent que l’exploitation agricole est un métier à haut risque, mais on peut prévenir les blessures, grâce à la bonne combinaison d’outils et de procédures d’exploitation.

Olds AB, le 13 mars 2014 :  Des partisans de la sécurité agricole se sont réunis à Olds, en Alberta, cette semaine pour participer aux activités de lancement de la Semaine canadienne de la sécurité en milieu agricole de 2014. Plus de 40 personnes ont assisté au dîner de lancement le 11 mars 2014, qui comprenait des discours de champions de la sécurité agricole et des témoignages d’agriculteurs de l’Alberta.

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