Agriculture

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 Mon, 06/22/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Les communautés continuent de manifester leur soutien de la formation en sécurité agricole à l’intention des enfants

Les communautés continuent de manifester leur soutien de la formation en sécurité agricole à l’intention des enfants

L’ACSA encourage les communautés à organiser un SécurijourMD de Progressive Agriculture de 2016

Published on Mon, 06/22/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Communities Continue to Show Support for Children’s Farm Safety Education

Communities Continue to Show Support for Children’s Farm Safety Education

CASA encourages communities to host a 2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®

Winnipeg, MB, June 22, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 10,000 Canadian children and participants have already taken part in a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® event in 2015. In addition to the 46 Safety Days already held, there are 27 Safety Days planned to take place later this year.  

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, 06/11/2015 by BASF Canada

More herbicide options available for Western Canadian corn growers

More herbicide options available for Western Canadian corn growers

Corn is not a crop that is traditionally produced in many parts of Western Canada. But in recent years we’ve seen corn production in Alberta expand to thousands of seeded acres in 2014. Manitoba has grown to become one of the top corn producing areas in Canada and the crop has also secured its place as part of a regular part of rotation in many areas of Saskatchewan.

Published on Tue, 06/02/2015 by BASF Canada

Two-pass system offers protection for cereals

Two-pass system offers protection for cereals

A two-pass system can improve the yield and quality of your cereal crop to help get the best grade possible and highest return on your investment.

The first pass boosts yield

Research shows that 50 to 65 percent of yield is created at the flag and penultimate leaf stage. Protecting the plant at this stage is so important because leaf diseases such as tan spot and septoria leaf spot block out part of the green leaves, they reduce the plant’s capacity for photosynthesis and result in less head fill in wheat.

Published on Wed, 05/20/2015 by BASF Canada

Protect your canola from sclerotinia

Protect your canola from sclerotinia

A wet spring with moderate temperatures could create the conditions necessary for sclerotinia on your farm. If you don’t spray for sclerotinia or you don’t spray at the right time, your canola field could lose greater than half of its yield. If you wait until the first signs of the disease appear, it will be too late.

“The key to optimum sclerotinia control is timing,” said Glen Forster, Technical Marketing Specialist with BASF Canada.

Published on Tue, 05/12/2015 by BASF Canada

Economics favour a two-pass system

Economics favour a two-pass system

Planning ahead for top quality wheat with a two-pass fungicide application can help maximize grain quality and yields, and provide an additional straw yield increase.

Although many independent agronomists recommend a two-pass fungicide application, the practice is not standard for all wheat growers. Most farmers will apply a fungicide at the heading stage, but an earlier application at the flag leaf stage is not always warranted.

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 by BASF Canada

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

Get crops off to the best start with a pre-seed burndown

Canadian growers know that one of the toughest things to deal with in agriculture is one of the things they have absolutely no control over - the weather. A long winter followed by cool spring temperatures is one of the season’s first challenges and often the biggest since it can delay seeding by several weeks.

Even with seeding delays, one thing you don’t want to skip in the spring is a burndown. Starting the season with clean fields will help crops get off to the best start and will help keep fields clean until a properly timed in-crop herbicide application.

Published on Fri, 05/01/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole continue de ‘Faire la différence’.

L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole continue de ‘Faire la différence’.

Formation en ligne sur la sécurité agricole offerte maintenant

Winnipeg MB, le 1 mai 2015 – L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) a le plaisir d’offrir gratuitement trois cours de formation en ligne sur la sécurité agricole jusqu’au 31 mai 2015,  gracieuseté de Financement agricole Canada (FAC) et de l’Institut canadien des engrais (ICE).

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