Canadian farmers have a chance to win one of four cash prizes of $25,000 for a community project with BASF’s Growing Home with BASF contest. Opening today and running until March 18, individuals in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario can nominate organizations that help grow their communities. Nominations submitted by March 18 will be judged… Read More

Verticillium has been impacting canola crops in Manitoba for over a decade, but it is now spreading across the Canadian Prairies. According to Jeanette Gaultier of BASF, while verticillium was first detected in Manitoba around ten years ago, it has since been found in every canola growing region of Canada, except the Atlantic provinces. Verticillium… Read More

Weed control is not an exact science, especially when Mother Nature throws curveballs at growers throughout the growing season. BASF agronomist Ken Currah says the extremes of the 2023 growing season are a good example of why it’s best to think season-long when planning a weed control program. During spring, as dry conditions continued through… Read More

Welcome to the Canola PODcast, sponsored by InVigor® hybrid canola from BASF! In this episode, you’ll learn all about the Agronomic Excellence Trial program from BASF and how trial results can help farmers make more informed decisions when selecting and growing InVigor canola hybrids. Host of the podcast Shaun Haney is joined by Derek Lewis,… Read More

Oleta (Leta) LaRush is set to lead BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, effective November 1, 2023. In this role, LaRush will lead Canadian operations and the Canadian Leadership Team for the agriculture division at BASF, and will join the company’s North American Leadership team. She will also continue to serve as a member of the BASF Canada… Read More

Welcome to the Canola PODcast, sponsored by InVigor® hybrid canola from BASF. In this episode, we delve into the topic of managing canola diseases, including clubroot, blackleg, and verticillium stripe. Joining us for this informative discussion are three Senior Technical Services Specialists with BASF: Allison Bishop, Leighton Blashko, and Jeanette Gaultier. In this episode, we… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney, brought to you by Cargill Marketsense. We will hear from Peter Johnson of RealAgriculture on night crawlers, soil health and much more! Then, we’ll hear from John Heard on the new Prairie Nutrient Removal calculator, and an interview Kelvin… Read More

Canola has a very high sulphur need, unlike most other annual crops. Sulphur is relatively mobile in the soil, but not in the plant. It’s also a nutrient that comes in a readily-available and slow-release form. All told, sulphur management of canola takes some careful planning and forethought, with a few key cautions thrown in…. Read More

For many in Western Canada, making it through the Victoria Day long weekend often means we are in the clear from Jack Frost. We also know with every anecdotal rule comes an exception. Part of the central Prairies did see low to freezing temps late this season and that’s prompted several questions about if there’s… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! You’ll hear from Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on a number of topics including: wrapping up seeding in Ontario, nitrate samples, dry conditions in southwestern Ontario, and favourite things to BBQ. Listen on for an audio clip from a recent Soybean School with Jason… Read More

Many may think the time to check the drill for seeding rate and depth is as the drill is going over the field. While they wouldn’t be wrong, it’s also important to get out and dig through that field as the canola field germinates and emerges. Rob Macdonald of BASF joins this episode of the… Read More

 

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