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Fitting Foliars into the 4Rs

Choosing the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place works well in traditional soil fertilizer application, but can the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program be applied to foliar fertilizer?

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

Quantifying Sustainable Practices

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is helping their farmer customers identify attainable improvements in their operations that will contribute to overall improved farm sustainability and documenting these improvements in a meaningful way through their Grown With Purpose (GWP) program.

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

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CAAR has recently updated the Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tank Quality Control Manual, provided to trainees as part of the Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP), to Revision 5.3.

As a follow-up to their safety presentation during the 2016 CAAR Conference Retail Management Workshop, Rack Petroleum has shared an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) template with CAAR members.

The Census of Agriculture, held every five years, is taking place again in 2016 – and Canadian agri-retailers can play an important part in ensuring its success.

As Canadian growers begin to look for a defense against broadleaf and grassy weeds this growing season, Arysta LifeScience offers EVEREST 2.0® Herbicide, an advanced formulation that is safe on wheat and offers application flexibility and lasting flush control on the toughest of grass weeds.

On Tuesday, the Canadian Grain Commission began consultations on its proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills. These operations are currently exempted from licensing.

Pulse Canada encourages the Government of Canada to postpone the sunset provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, which will take effect August 1, 2016.

The member companies of the Western Grains Elevator Association and the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association have individually advised that they will not accept delivery of canola grown and harvested in 2016 that has been treated with quinclorac, a pesticide used to control cleavers.