Priaxor registered in Eastern Canada
BASF Canada Inc. recently announced it 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 new active ingredient in the carboxamide family.
Harvest sample program resumes
Producers have until Nov. 1 to send a grain sample to the Harvest Sample Program to receive quality information and a free unofficial grade.
Farmers should sign up by Oct. 15 to make sure they receive a kit in time to send a sample this fall.
The voluntary program provides information about grain at no cost to producers. It also helps promote the sale of Canadian grain by providing customers with scientific information about the quality of this year’s harvest.
Producers who send in a grain sample are also eligible to win prizes. The earlier samples are sent, the greater the chances of winning.
Producers will also be able to access detailed information:
- Protein content on cereal grains and pulses.
- Oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola.
- Oil and protein content and iodine value for flaxseed.
- Oil and protein for mustard seed and soybeans.
The Canadian Grain Commission will also provide dockage assessment for canola samples, which is a new service this year.
For more information, visit www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
New marketing manager at Novozymes BioAg
Rob Chomyn has joined Novozymes BioAg as the new Canadian marketing manager.
Chomyn, a veteran in the Canadian agronomy and financial arena with 25 years of experience, will be responsible for the overall marketing and communications strategy for Novozymes BioAg Canada, working out of the company’s Saskatoon office.
Chomyn grew up in Saskatoon and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of commerce-finance degree.
Revolution of Responsibility tour promotes 4-H
The British Columbia 4-H provincial council launched the Revolution of Responsibility tour last year as part of its efforts to recruit new members, connect with alumni and attract sponsors.
CIBC contributed $20,000 over two years to the project.
B.C. will mark 100 years of the program next year.
There has been an increase in enrolment in B.C. and the Yukon this year of more than five percent with 2,300 young people between ages six and 21 involved in more than 160 clubs with more than 600 volunteer leaders.
Beef and horse projects remain the most popular, but the Cloverbud program, which introduces six to eight year olds to the program, is quickly growing, as have many non-agriculture projects, such as photography, outdoor living and canine.
Nearly 20 percent of 4-H members in B.C are in non-agriculture programs this year.