Strip tillage for corn continues to gain momentum as more growers cultivate strips to reduce total tillage and place seed and fertilizer in soil that warms faster prior to planting. But what about weed control? How do growers keep yield-robbing weeds at bay in these cultivated strips and optimize the potential of the growing environment… Read More

It’s mid-April and the weeds are growing in eastern Canada. Overall, good weather has many fields one month ahead of schedule, and in some cases, two months ahead of backward 2019 spring conditions, notes BASF agronomist Rob Miller. That means it’s time for growers to tackle perennial weeds and winter annuals like Canada fleabane before… Read More

When it comes to growing canola, clubroot is the disease that really can be detrimental to crop yield, and detrimental to future crops if not managed properly. In Alberta, oftentimes clubroot is thought of to be in the central part of the province, around Edmonton. But as time goes on, it’s slowly but surely spreading,… Read More

Growing pulses can be tricky at times, and getting proper emergence keeps the crop competitive. Ensuring the crop has the proper amount of nutrients is key to a high and healthy yield, and that means choosing the right type and amount of inoculant. But inoculants aren’t like other crop production products, as they have a… Read More

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it has received the required court approvals to move ahead with its investigation into allegations of anti-competitive interactions between several major crop input suppliers and Farmers Business Network (FBN) Canada. The bureau says it obtained court orders on February 11, requiring BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Corteva, Federated Coop, Univar Solutions, and… Read More

The news Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDuPont, has acquired the Clearfield canola production system from BASF in both Canada and the United States. Clearfield canola is a non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance (HT) system, consisting of a herbicide tolerance trait and Imidazolinone (IMI) herbicides, sold in Canada primarily under the brand Ares. The financial terms… Read More

It’s the end of the week and for today’s RealAg Radio show, host Shaun Haney is at Calgary, Alta., at the BASF Canada national business meeting. Today’s guests include: Garth Hodges, the head of global canola and oilseeds, and John Sweat, vice-president of agricultural products for BASF Canada talk about the future of the company… Read More

There’s a new option for those having to deal with pesky weeds in Canada. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has cleared the way for a new pre-seed/pre-emerge herbicide for use on lentils, field peas, soybeans, and corn. BASF’s new Heat Complete will be available for producers for next year’s crop season. The herbicide  has both Group 14… Read More

BASF employees can officially get to work on the company’s newly-acquired business from Bayer. The company announced Wednesday that it has closed its acquisition of assets from Bayer, which competition regulators required Bayer sell to gain approval of its purchase of Monsanto that closed in early July. The 7.6 billion euro (C$11.5 billion at today’s… Read More

 

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