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A Consistent Message

CAAR is advocating on behalf of members on a proposed ban of two valuable neonic products.

Engaging Expertise

Improving employee engagement can have positive effects on your bottom line.

The Future of CAAR Starts Now

CAAR’s Board of Directors has recently completed a strategic planning session, resulting in a long-term, three-year strategy for the association that provides clear, constructive direction and that speaks to the goals, focus and purpose of CAAR through to 2022.

New Season, New Outreach

Fall is always an exciting time at the CAAR office and this year is certainly no exception. The CAAR team has been hard at work on advocacy and other industry strengthening initiatives on behalf of our membership, and we are very excited for the association’s activities in the coming months.

Maximizing Modes of Action

Herbicide layering programs can help growers maximize available chemistries.

Helwer at the Helm

The venerable founder of Shur-Gro celebrates a half-century in ag-retail.

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CAAR advises all Manitoba members that due to current environment conditions and forecasted overnight temperatures dropping below -10°C, Manitoba Sustainable Development, with input from multiple provincial agriculture stakeholders, will not be implementing a variance to the November 10, 2018 to April 10, 2019 Restrictions on Winter Applications of Nutrients.

Now is the time to register as a 2019 CAAR Conference exhibitor. Exhibitor space is 80% sold and may sell out before the Nov. 30 deadline secure your spot today! 

Do you know someone in the industry who deserves a little recognition? Help us shine a spotlight on their achievements and contributions to ag retail by nominating them for a CAAR’s Choice Award. Awards will be presented at the 2019 CAAR Conference!

The deadline to submit responses to the PMRA’s proposed phase-out of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam is fast approaching. To help strengthen the industry position on the proposed ban of these useful and valuable tools, CAAR is urging members to provide their comments to the PMRA before the Nov. 13 deadline.

CAAR is now accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Board of Directors. Submit a nomination on behalf of yourself or another individual and make your voice heard! Read more for testimonials from Board Chair Don Kitson and Past Chair Martin Kiefer on how serving on the CAAR Board benefits both the industry and the individual.

Whatever the crop, there’s only one thing we care about. Helping you achieve your best and highest quality yield. So if you’re looking to maximize yield potential and disease protection (and who isn’t?), Bayer fungicides are the way to go. Whether it’s different crops, geographies, weather, soil conditions or disease pressures one thing is clear. Applying a Bayer fungicide can help deliver increased quality, increased yield and most importantly, a return on your investment. Bayer fungicides. It’s Grow Time.

Agri-retailers are a grower’s first and best resource for nutrient management advice. As Canadian growers face increasing pressure to improve their environmental practices while also maintaining their bottom line, agri-retailers must be ready with solutions.