Canadian Weed Science Society continues to be a leader in research
For nearly 70 years, the Canadian Weed Science Society - Société canadienne de malherbologie (CWSS-SCM) has gathered to share their outstanding contributions to weed sciences. From young scientists just beginning their careers, to well-known names like Dr. Hugh Beckie, Ph.D Research Scientist, Herbicide-Resistant Plants, and Dr. Peter Sikkema, Ph.D Environmental Sciences, the society shares a passion for weed science and continues to make significant contributions to the agricultural industry in Canada.
Protecting grain grades with two-pass fungicide system
For the second harvest season, producers in Western Canada have had the freedom to market their grains to a buyer of their choice. With this freedom, producing a high-quality and high-yielding crop has become critical. In order to satisfy individual buyers and meet strict market grade tolerances, it is important that growers take a proactive approach and manage disease pathogens within their cropping systems.
Les Sécurijours de Progressive Agriculture au Canada atteignent leur 100 000e participant
Winnipeg, le 26 novembre 2014 : L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) en partenariat avec la Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) a le plaisir d’annoncer que plus de 100 000 participants ont participé à les Sécurijours de Progressive Agriculture depuis le lancement du programme en 2002.
Canadian Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® Reach 100,000th Participant
Winnipeg, November 26, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that over 100,000 participants have taken part in Progressive Agriculture Safety Days since the program began in 2002.
Proper crop rotation beneficial for weed control
A recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid suggests that 98 percent of Canadian growers believe that crop rotation is an effective weed management strategy. While an overwhelming majority agree with the strategy in theory, many growers do not follow recommended rotation guidelines. In fact, the poll shows that only one in three growers rotate their canola crop according to agronomists’ recommendations.
Managing herbicide resistance in Western Canada
BASF Knowledge Harvest 2015 will continue to educate growers on herbicide resistance and dig deeper into management techniques
According to weed science expert, Dr. Linda Hall growers in Western Canada have heard a lot about the spread of glyphosate resistance in recent years but can expect to hear a lot more, especially if they aren’t following proper management techniques.
Growing a successful soybean crop in western Canada
Knowledge Harvest 2015 will look closer at how biological and inoculant products increase nodulation and root growth and showcase new products
This year, Canadian soybean area could reach record highs according to Statistics Canada’s June Farm report. The report stated that for the sixth consecutive year, soybean area could potentially rise 23.5 percent from 2013 to 5.6 million acres. Final production numbers will be reported later this year.
Maximizing yield potential: the science behind BASF fungicides
Knowledge Harvest 2015 will look closer at fungicide applications/timing and learn about a new disease heading to Canada.
According to a study by Canola Council of Canada in 2013, Canadian-grown canola contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year, including more than 249,000 Canadian jobs and $12.5 billion in wages. For a grower, protecting that investment is more important than ever.
Success Leads to Paying It Forward
Calgary, October 9th, 2014 – The launch of the first Advancing Women Conference in 2014 brought to light many successes and accomplishments among women within the ag industry. With the overwhelming success of this event, Iris Meck, AWC conference organizer and owner IMCI, is proud to be able to pay it forward and invest in future leaders by sponsoring and funding great opportunities for women in ag.
Are these good days here to stay?
October 8, 2014, CALGARY- Members of the Canadian cattle industry will be meeting in Calgary on November 18 and 19, 2014 at the Canfax Cattle Market Forum. The annual event is in its third year and will be held at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta. The forum features a number of expert industry speakers who will present new perspectives and focused, up-to-date information on the beef industry.