Agriculture

Published on Mon, 09/15/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Le fonds AgriSécurité de Financement agricole Canada acceptera bientôt des demandes de financement

Le fonds AgriSécurité de Financement agricole Canada acceptera bientôt des demandes de financement

La cinquième année du fonds AgriSécurité de FAC sera axée sur la formation relative aux tracteurs et machines

Le 15 septembre 2014, Winnipeg (Manitoba) – L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) a le plaisir d’annoncer son partenariat encore une fois avec Financement agricole Canada pour annoncer l’appel  de demandes en vertu du fonds AgriSécurité de FAC de 2015 – 2016.

Published on Mon, 09/15/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund Soon to Accept Applications

Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund Soon to Accept Applications

Fifth year of the FCC Ag Safety Fund to focus on tractor and machinery training

September 15, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to be partnering once again with Farm Credit Canada to announce the call for applications to the 2015 – 2016 FCC Ag Safety Fund.

Published on Thu, 09/11/2014 by BASF Canada

Post-harvest scouting in canola

Post-harvest scouting in canola

Over the last few years, various public disease surveys show an increase in the incidence and severity of the canola disease blackleg across Western Canada. According to the Canola Council of Canada, blackleg was the most damaging canola disease throughout the 1980s and early 1990s and if it is not managed carefully, blackleg can cause significant yield losses.

Published on Tue, 08/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

L’outil « Parlez en faveur de l’équipement plus sécuritaire » est maintenant disponbile

L’outil « Parlez en faveur de l’équipement plus sécuritaire » est maintenant disponbile

Winnipeg, le 26 août 2014 – L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) a créé un nouvel outil en ligne qui donne aux agriculteurs la possibilité d’exprimer leurs préoccupations au sujet des dangers possibles liés à l’équipement agricole.

Published on Tue, 08/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

“Speak Up For Safer Equipment” Tool Now Available

“Speak Up For Safer Equipment” Tool Now Available

Winnipeg, August 26, 2014 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has developed a new online tool that gives farmers an opportunity to express their concerns about possible hazards with farm equipment. The “Speak Up For Safer Equipment” tool is intended to provide a way for farmers, manufacturers and standards organizations to talk about safety concerns with agricultural equipment manufactured within the past five years.

Published on Tue, 08/19/2014 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference expanding, with events planned for Calgary and Toronto in 2015

Advancing Women Conference expanding, with events planned for Calgary and Toronto in 2015

Calgary, August 19, 2014 – Two days of learning and networking, two cities to choose from and many more ways to be inspired about a future in agriculture. After a successful first edition in Calgary in 2014, the Advancing Women conference is set to grow.

Published on Wed, 08/06/2014 by BASF Canada

Growers with unseeded acres need to consider weed control options

Growers with unseeded acres need to consider weed control options

Growers across the West have been faced with a number challenges this season that have left many acres unseeded. Cold, wet conditions this spring followed by devastating summer hail storms and flooding have taken millions of acres out of production.

Using multiple modes of action when controlling weeds on chemfallow fields will be extremely important as affected growers try to put this season behind them and prepare for next year.

Affected growers will need to think about how to best manage those acres since weed control will be a key concern as preparations for next year begin. Weed management strategies such as chemfallow, pre-harvest and post-harvest applications should be considered as a part of weed management practice.

Published on Wed, 07/30/2014 by BASF Canada

Protecting corn against northern leaf blight

Protecting corn against northern leaf blight

Northern corn leaf blight, a common yield-robbing fungal leaf disease south of the border, is becoming more common in corn fields throughout Ontario. As the disease develops, it blocks the flow of nutrients from the leaves throughout the crop, ultimately affecting grain quality and yields.

With the wet spring in Ontario this year, crop staging is variable throughout the province. In some areas, growers were able to get their crop in on time, but many acres were planted late.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, with funding from the Ontario Seed Corn Growers and the Grain Farmers of Ontario through Growing Forward, have been following different corn diseases for the past 15 years.

Published on Thu, 07/24/2014 by BASF Canada

Demand for food-grade level soybeans increasing

Demand for food-grade level soybeans increasing

Soybean growers must ensure they grow, scout, and manage their crops according to the detailed requirements of buying companies.

The 2014 season has seen record high soybean acres planted across Canada, including a significant increase in non-GMO soybeans in Eastern Canada. With Eastern Canadian growers expanding their share of soybeans into the food-grade market, growers will need to deliver high-quality soybeans at the international level. 

Published on Wed, 06/25/2014 by BASF Canada

Get a handle on FHB

Get a handle on FHB

As fusarium head blight continues to spread, growers are becoming more concerned about its increasing severity. Already well established in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan, the disease is now spreading across Southern Alberta. According to 2020 Seed Labs Inc., counties in Southern Alberta have shown a high risk for developing FHB this year. As growers in Saskatchewan are aware, FHB is a devastating disease. In 2012, FHB cut grain yields by as much as 50 percent in parts of Saskatchewan.

As growers in Saskatchewan are aware, FHB is a devastating disease. In 2012, FHB cut grain yields by as much as 50 percent in parts of Saskatchewan. 

Growers can get a handle on FHB by following these tips:

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