Tag: Engage Agro

No Change to Manipulator’s Status for 2016

As the time for applying a plant growth regulator (PGR) to wheat approaches, there have been many questions about whether Manipulator, a PGR introduced in Canada by Engage Agro in 2015, has been approved for exports into the US. The answer is no. “Engage Agro does not anticipate the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the… Read more »

Belgian Company Buys Stake in Engage Agro

Guelph-based crop protection company Engage Agro is selling a minority stake in its business to a Belgian company that also sells crop protection products for specialty crops, including potatoes and vegetables. Belchim Crop Protection is paying an undisclosed amount in a deal that’s supposed to be completed in May. While the company says it will… Read more »

Farmers, Take Note: PGR Use Must Be Declared at Delivery for 15/16 Crop Year

Most grain elevators in Western Canada are going to be asking producers to declare whether they used a plant growth regulator containing chlormequate chloride when delivering this year’s crop. If the answer is yes, they’re going to reserve the right to not accept delivery of the grain. All the companies that are members in the Western Grain Elevator… Read more »

Seller Beware: Avoiding Mistakes That Make a Crop Difficult to Market

Nobody wants to be stuck with a crop that suddenly has no market, especially when it’s due to avoidable circumstances. While Canada’s regulatory process and international trade policies are designed to prevent situations where residues from pesticides and other tools used to grow crops become trade obstacles, each farmer must still carry out their own due diligence…. Read more »