If you’re crunching numbers and figuring out ways to tighten up margins, one overlooked option could ensuring you’re getting the full value of the pesticides you apply. One way to measure this is by evaluating the amount of pesticide leftover after spraying. Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Sprayers 101 joins Kara Oosterhuis for this episode… Read More

It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and under carriages rolled into farm fields. Most of those early tractors were in the 200 to 400 horsepower range. In the past decade however, many of those smaller tractors are… Read More

Bayer has announced the registration of a new product called TilMOR, a replacement for Folicur EW in its cereal fungicide portfolio. The new product is registered for use on wheat, barley, and oats, and can be applied from flag leaf to heading stages, to control leaf disease and suppress fusarium head blight. “For cereal growers,… Read More

Building on their existing partnership, Bosch and xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, owned by BASF, have started a joint venture to globally market and sell digital farming solutions from a single source. The joint venture agreement will result in the founding of a new company based at Cologne, Germany, beginning next year. The partnership will marry… Read More

The Alberta Crop Protection Guide — or as it’s more commonly known throughout the province, “The Blue Book” — will now be produced by Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, and Alberta Pulse Growers, says Erin Tateson, communications manager for Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions in the Grain Exchange newsletter. The four major crop… Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will re-approve newer dicamba formulations for over-the-top use for the 2021 growing season through to 2026. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement on Tuesday. The herbicide was previously labeled for in-crop use in soybean and cotton varieties with traits that confer dicamba tolerance, but that… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More

BASF is planning to introduce a new higher-concentrated glufosinate ammonium herbicide to the North American market after announcing the acquisition of the proprietary rights for the technology from AgriMetis. Glufosinate ammonium is the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide, which is commonly used on Liberty-tolerant crops, including canola and soybeans. The proprietary Glu-L technology developed by… Read More

Bayer Crop Science Canada is launching Proline GOLD, a new product for sclerotinia control in canola. Proline GOLD offers protection against sclerotinia in canola by combining two active ingredients, prothioconazole and the new active fluopyram. The other sclerotinia product from Bayer, Proline, contains only prothioconazole. “As one of canola’s most dangerous diseases, sclerotinia can severely… Read More

After a challenging spring that saw getting the crop planted take precedent over pre-seed weed control, soybean growers in Western Canada have had to be diligent in catching up with potentially yield-robbing kochia, lamb’s quarters, volunteer canola, and other weeds in-crop. To keep yield losses down to less than five per cent, most soybean varieties… Read More

 

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