During National Soil Conservation Week, CAAR would like to thank our members for their dedication to helping their customers make the best decisions on their operations to protect our soils for the next generations.

The April Communicator is now online and in your mailbox! This issue includes a wrap-up of the 2018 CAAR Conference, held in February in Saskatoon, SK. Read about the winners of the CAAR’s Choice Awards; each exemplifing the spirit of innovation, commitment to customer service and dedication to giving back to community and the industry that CAAR members strive for.

CAAR is pleased to congratulate CAAR member, Shur-Gro Farm Services Ltd. of Brandon, Man., as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. To celebrate, they are hosting a special recognition event on April 12 in Brandon.

On behalf of CAAR’s staff and board of directors, we extend our deepest sympathies to the players of the Humboldt Broncos, along with their families, friends, neighbours and communities.

CAAR has been in contact with Manitoba Sustainable Development regarding the province’s restriction prohibiting the application of nitrogen and phosphorous during the winter and is advising all members that due to current soil and weather conditions, the application ban remains in effect until midnight April 10th. 

CAAR is pleased to announce that the updates to the Nurse Tank Safety Council of Canada’s (NTSCC) Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) Quality Control (QC) Manual required for compliance to B620-14 have been completed.

This is a reminder that as of Jan. 12, 2018, all ammonia nurse and applicator tanks and transport delivery units (TDU) must be in compliance with new Transport Canada regulations implementing CSA B620/622-14 Standards1.