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Getting on the Same Page

Ask a room full of people what sustainability means, and you’ll get a room full of answers. In this Perspectives discussion, three members of Canadian ag share their views on sustainability, and how we can get on the same page.

A Consistent Message

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

Maximizing Modes of Action

Herbicide layering programs can help growers maximize available chemistries.

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.

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.

Helwer at the Helm

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

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Your membership with CAAR enables you to focus your attention on your business; trusting CAAR to share the regulatory, compliance and advocacy information you need to know, when you need to know it.

CAAR is reminding all members that they must adhere to the updated B620-14 Standard to remain in compliance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Under the new standard, visual inspections for all anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks and TDUs are now required annually.

Every business has people management issues and CAAR has the solution for you!

Spring weather can be unpredictable during the times growers need to be working in their fields. Wet weather can wreak havoc on fields, adding time and additional cost to an already hectic time of year. For some growers, fall fertilizer application can reduce stress during spring and spread their workload, provided over-winter and early spring nitrogen loss can be prevented. Where appropriate, fall application can reduce compaction and spring workload, allowing more timely planting, and removing issues of storing nitrogen over winter.

On Aug. 15, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released proposed decisions to phase out all outdoor use of clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two important products that have been used responsibly by Canadian canola growers to control flea beetles as part of their integrated pest management strategies.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is pleased to host NTSP Safety Training covering the testing and inspection requirements of the CSA B620 and CSA B622 Safety Standards.

Fertilizer Canada released the new Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Security Code of Practice (CAN Security Code) this year for implementation in 2019. The CAN Security Code aims to provide uniform security practices for the handling, transportation, storage and/or sale of CAN in Canada.