ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
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.
CAAR is advocating on behalf of members on a proposed ban of two valuable neonic products.
Herbicide layering programs can help growers maximize available chemistries.
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.
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.
The venerable founder of Shur-Gro celebrates a half-century in ag-retail.
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.
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.
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.