Agriculture

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:

Published on Tue, 06/24/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

On prévoit que les événements de sécurité agricole atteindront plus de 15 000 enfants et participants canadiens

On prévoit que les événements de sécurité agricole atteindront plus de 15 000 enfants et participants canadiens

La mission de la fondation est d’offrir un enseignement et une formation pour rendre la vie à la ferme, au ranch et en milieu rural plus sécuritaire et plus saine pour les enfants et leurs communautés.

Le 24 juin 2014, Winnipeg (Manitoba) – L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole (ACSA) a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’on prévoit que plus de 15 000 enfants et participants de tout le Canada participeront cette année aux événements de Sécurijours de Progressive AgricultureMD. C’est le plus grand nombre de participants jamais vu depuis l’instauration des événements de formation en sécurité agricole au Canada en 2002.

Published on Tue, 06/24/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

The Foundations mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

June 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 15,000 children and participants are expected to take part in this year’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada. This is the largest number of participants since the introduction of Safety Day events in Canada in 2002.

Published on Wed, 06/04/2014 by BASF Canada

Planning a cereal disease management strategy

Planning a cereal disease management strategy

Many growers now direct market their grain into the United States. But with grade standards south of the border becoming stricter, growers need to control diseases to maintain the quality of grain to satisfy that market. When managing cereal pathogens within cropping systems, using an integrated management strategy will maximize returns.

When managing cereal pathogens within cropping systems, using an integrated management strategy will maximize returns. 

Grain grades and the three stages of disease management:

Published on Mon, 05/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Les nouvelles directives volontaires pour les jeunes travailleurs agricoles

Les nouvelles directives volontaires pour les jeunes travailleurs agricoles

La politique a été adaptée d’un document semblable développé par des défenseurs de la sécurité des jeunes et des chefs de file agricoles aux États-Unis.

Le 26 mai 2014

Published on Mon, 05/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

May 26, 2014

The Canadian Model Youth Policy is a voluntary guideline that enables parents and farm owners and operators to plan and talk about keeping young farm workers safe.

Farm kids are a special breed. They are often precocious, dedicated, smart and willing to help out on the farm. However, even the most advanced young worker doesn’t have the knowledge, experience or judgment of a seasoned farm worker. With so many youth starting summer jobs on the farm, parents and employers of young farm workers need to have a clear understanding of youth development levels, abilities, limitations and know when and how to set clear rules and boundaries for any work assigned to a young person.

Published on Wed, 05/14/2014 by BASF Canada

Integrated management approach reduces FHB implications in malting barley

Integrated management approach reduces FHB implications in malting barley

There’s nothing quite like that first sip of a cold, refreshing beer. But, when beer gushes out of a freshly-opened bottle or has an off-putting taste, it can leave a beer drinker asking ‘What just happened?’

“The key is using an integrated approach to the disease. You cannot rely on just one part alone; it needs a combination of tools to be effective.”

According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), it may be related to fusarium head blight (FHB) infection in barley.

Published on Fri, 05/02/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole s’associe à Syngenta pour l’élaboration d’outils « Portez les bons vêtements »

L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole s’associe à Syngenta pour l’élaboration d’outils « Portez les bons vêtements »

« C’est d’une importance vitale que les producteurs prennent les mesures nécessaires pour se protéger et protéger leurs travailleurs d’une exposition accidentelle aux pesticides »

L’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole s’associe à Syngenta pour l’élaboration d’outils « Portez les bons vêtements » soulignant l’importance de l’équipement de protection individuelle

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