Agriculture

Published on Wed, 09/27/2017 by BASF Canada

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

BASF gives competitive edge to Canadian growers with increased inoculant production

In late August, BASF announced the expansion of its Saskatoon manufacturing facility for biological inoculants.

“BASF remains committed to the growth of the Canadian pulse market and helping Canadian growers be successful. This announcement is a testament to that commitment.”
- Mike Schaad, Marketing Manager for Functional Crop Care, BASF

With a reported $10 million CAD investment into the expansion project, BASF is demonstrating industry leadership by responding to an increased grower demand for inoculants in Canada.

Over the past several years, pulse acres in Western Canada have expanded dramatically, specifically in lentil and pea acres. Growers need innovative solutions to provide the nitrogen lentils and peas require for the production of a high-yielding crop.

Published on Thu, 09/07/2017 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

La conférence sur la sécurité agricole sera axée sur les tendances agricoles nouvelles et émergentes

La conférence sur la sécurité agricole sera axée sur les tendances agricoles nouvelles et émergentes

La Conférence annuelle de l’ACSA aura lieu du 3 au 5 octobre à Edmonton AB

Si vous travaillez avec des agriculteurs, si vous êtes employé dans les services de sécurité, ou si vous voulez simplement vous tenir au courant des tendances de santé et sécurité agricoles, cette conférence est pour vous

Winnipeg  (Man) — L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) tiendra sa 23e conférence annuelle « AgriSécurité— Faites-en une année record! » et assemblée générale annuelle à Edmonton (Alberta), du 3 au 5 octobre 2017.

Published on Thu, 09/07/2017 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

CASA’s Annual Conference to be Held October 3-5 in Edmonton, AB

If you work with farmers, are employed in safety services or just want the inside track on farm health and safety trends, this conference is for you.

Winnipeg, MB — The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety— Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, from October 3 – 5, 2017.

Published on Wed, 09/06/2017 by BASF Canada

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Pre-harvest herbicide application improves harvest efficiency in canola

Field trials show that straight cutting with a pre-harvest herbicide application can boost yields by 3.5 bushels per acre.

Growers know that running an efficient farming operation is crucial to maximizing profitability in today’s fast-paced farming environment. Straight combining canola is one way that growers can maximize efficiency on their farm.

Published on Wed, 07/12/2017 by Advancing Women

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities

Over 3000 women in agriculture have gathered at the six Advancing Women Conferences held since 2014! Advancing Women is now recognised as the largest agricultural leadership conference for women and place to be for women in ag.

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by BASF Canada

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

The trend of straight-cutting in canola has gained traction in recent years, particularly with farmers managing an increasing number of farm acres. A 2015 study from Ipsos found 74 percent of growers surveyed are interested in trying straight-cutting canola on their farm. Agronomists estimate that half of all canola acres will be harvested using straight-cutting by 2020.  

Those who do it, cite benefits of better management of acres, larger seeds, less green seed, reduced dockage compared to swathing, and improved weed control.

Published on Wed, 06/07/2017 by BASF Canada

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

With unpredictable autumn weather, harvest timing is often a balancing act. This was clear in 2016, when early snow arrived in October and interrupted harvest. Many growers found themselves with some of the 2016 crop still out in the field and little or no fall field work done.

Incorporating straight cutting some acres can help balance harvest timing, reducing some of the risks and helping growers get their crops in the bin.

Published on Mon, 06/05/2017 by BASF Canada

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

Bullish market for canola puts focus on disease management

The 2017 season is poised to be a big year for canola growers. Economists predict canola earnings to range from $11.45 to $12.15/bu, and Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada released its first seeded acre estimates for 2017, with canola up 3.1 percent to 21M acres – a five-year high. Many regions throughout Saskatchewan are estimating upwards of 40 percent of the acres will have canola on them, which begs the question: how many of these acres will be a canola-snow-canola rotation?

Last year was a perfect storm for sclerotinia infection in the prairies.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Use multiple modes of action to protect pulses from white mould and address weed resistance

Pulse acres are growing rapidly in Western Canada, and with tighter rotations comes a need for growers to protect their crops from such diseases as white mould.

Published on Tue, 05/16/2017 by BASF Canada

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It con

Rotate crop inputs for resistance management and higher profit potential

Canola is an economic driver in Western Canada. It contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year, and growing crush capacities are providing new opportunities and growth for canola growers.

With growing demand, canola acreage is increasing and crop rotations are getting tighter. These tighter rotations can lead to increased weed pressures and herbicide resistance – all while impacting your bottom line.

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