Ever since I was a kid, everything “futuristic”, in books and TV pointed to automation as the pinnacle of what the future would hold. From the Jetsons and their automatic sidewalks and dishwashers to my personal favourite, the old “Science International – What Will They Think of Next” tv show, automation was the future of… Read More

BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received registration for Priaxor fungicide for use on corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada. Priaxor is the first fungicide registered in Eastern Canada containing Xemium, the company’s new active ingredient in the carboxamide family. “The new active ingredient, Xemium, allows growers to control pathogens over a broad range of stages,”… Read More

Harvesting technology continues to evolve as manufacturers attempt to  improve the harvesting process.  Last week, Gleaner introduced the first Series 8, Transverse rotary combine.  We encourage you to listen to the interview with Kevin Bien, Gleaner to get a better understanding of the machine and its benefits.   Below are some pictures from the launch… Read More

Wild oat control is, like it or not, an increasingly costly issue in Western Canada. Not only is herbicide expensive (costing growers over $500 million annually), we are also seeing an increase in resistant wild oat populations. There are several fields with confirmed resistance to both Group 1 and Group 2 products. Farmers do and… Read More

Having trouble deciding whether or not to spray for soybean aphids? Well, you’re in luck: there’s an app for that! In this episode of Soybean School, Tracey Baute, emtomologist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, introduces The Aphid Advisor App, which uses pest and beneficial insect data collected by the user, in addition… Read More

In years gone by, seeding overlap fell into the same category as new vehicle depreciation. It was just something you didn’t think about as you drove off the lot. You still can’t do anything about losing 10 grand as you drive away from the dealership, but you do have some pretty fantastic options when it… Read More

This week Iron Solutions launched a new version of its machinery sales site, IRONSearch.com.  With some great new added personalization features, improved keyword search, and cool tools like changing your searches with visual sliders, the new IRONSearch.com will really impress new and veteran users of the site. Shaun Haney spoke to Iron Solutions, Chief Information… Read More

Dow AgroSciences LLC has announced the full Canadian approval of Enlist Duo herbicide, with Colex-D technology, by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Canada is the first country to approve the Enlist weed control system that offers built-in 2,4-D tolerance in corn and soybean varieties. Enlist Duo provides the weed control and peace of… Read More

Syngenta Canada Inc. announced today via press release that azoxystrobin has been registered for use on oats in the United States. Azoxystrobin is a key active ingredient in Quilt fungicide. As a result, oats grown in Canada and treated with Quilt can now be exported to the United States. “This timely U.S. registration gives Canadian… Read More

 

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