Bayer CropScience has launched BUTEO™ start, a new insecticide seed treatment option for canola in Western Canada targeted at early control of flea beetles. There are two main types of flea beetles: striped and crucifer, explains Andrew Chisholm, Traits and Trait Launch Manager with Bayer CropScience. The striped flea beetle is really starting to increase… Read More

Each year, canola covers about 20 million acres of Canadian farmland. Each of those acres represent countless growing decisions that an operator has made as they navigated the challenges of their region and of the season. For canola growers, there is little room for guesswork. That is why DEKALB® has a range of canola hybrids… Read More

Maizex Seeds is poised for continued growth in the Prairie Provinces with significant investment in building a product line for the future of corn production for Western Canada. Key Grain Hybrids Key Silage Hybrids MZ 1200DBR CHU: 2050 RM: 72 Product Features: Earliest VT2P launched in Canada Excellent seedling vigour for early stand establishment Impressive… Read More

At its core, agriculture is a careful and changing science. Each season gives growers another chance at perfecting its equation of crop cultivation by harnessing new knowledge, products, and hybrids to best address the varying factors of disease pressure, weather conditions, and market demands. Navigating the equation’s yearly variables adds difficulty to the endless list… Read More

Experience the latest, most efficient system for delivering sulfur and phosphate to your crops throughout the growing season with new Smart Nutrition MAP+MST granular fertilizer. Engineered using patented Micronized Sulfur Technology (MST), Smart Nutrition MAP+MST integrates elemental sulfur directly in the manufacturing of Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) granules. This process creates a uniform distribution of MST… Read More

Getting the spray timing right in canola isn’t always easy, particularly when erratic weather leads to uneven crop growth. “Last year, we saw up to four stages of canola in more than one field,” says Liz Simpson, Canola Agronomic Systems Manager with Bayer Canada. “There are a limited number of spray windows for canola, and… Read More

With the theme of “Your Field, Your Farm, Our Country” driving research investment decisions, Maizex Seeds is poised for continued growth in the Prairie Provinces. “We have invested significant resources in building our product line both for Maizex seed corn and Elite brand soybeans in Western Canada,” says Stephen Denys, Brand Director with Maizex Seeds…. Read More

You can’t manage what you can’t measure, but measuring — whether it be yield, ratios, or cash on hand — requires record-keeping. Moving to an online or Cloud-based data platform can leave some farmers feeling a little anxious about the security of the information they enter and save electronically. “Farmers are busy, they’ve got a… Read More

If you know the name INTL FCStone Inc., meet StoneX — the same company, but a new brand. StoneX focuses on connecting clients to markets. It leverages its presence in virtually every major agricultural market in the world to connect underserved clients to new opportunities through a customer-centric approach that emphasizes hands-on guidance, long-term relationships,… Read More

Agriculture is full of unpredictable events — weather, markets, even a pandemic. How can a planning tool be useful when there are so many factors outside of farmers’ control? Chris Vanthuyne, a senior product owner with AgExpert at Farm Credit Canada, says that even when there’s uncertainty, key farming decisions still have to happen in… Read More

As farming gets more complex and farms get larger, the recording and reporting requirements expected from Canadian farmers grows, too. Pen and paper record-keeping methods — although they’ve been successful for farmers in the past — are going to need the same updates and advancements that combines, tractors, and agriculture technology have enjoyed. How can… Read More

Keep it Clean, a cross-commodity initiative focused on helping Canadian producers grow market-ready crops, is reminding growers that their on-farm practices can protect the quality and marketability of their crops and help keep key markets open for all. By following the Keep it Clean practices to manage disease and reduce residues from crop protection products,… Read More

Bio-Sul Premium Plus is a next generation, nutrimental sulphur for a sustainable future. A brilliant Canadian innovation in crop science, Bio-Sul feeds the microbes in the soil, and is not a direct-to-plant fertilizer. It works as fast as chemical fertilizers but lasts multiple years. It can also be surface-applied at any time of year, instead… Read More

Harness this simple yet powerful farm data point to make a huge impact on your bottom line Spending just two minutes chatting with Simon Knutson about the importance of tracking Cost of Production could save you a big chunk of change this crop season. The certified agronomist and precision ag software manager at Vantage Canada… Read More

It seems a bit of a no-brainer that the earlier weeds are taken out, the better. But that wasn’t always the case. “For years, standard farming practice was to delay that first in-crop herbicide application in order get a wider spectrum of weeds,” says Liz Simpson, canola agronomic systems manager with Bayer. “Today, that practice… Read More

 

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