Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Herbicide for weed control in corn



The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Callisto (mesotrione) for the late post-emergence control/suppression of labeled weeds on seed and sweet Corn in Eastern Canada and British Columbia.

Callisto 480SC Herbicide is a suspension concentrate (SC) that provides selective control of annual broadleaf weeds in corn. It is a new mode of action for POST emergence broadleaved weed control that has shown to be very effective in field corn. The herbicide is already registered in Eastern Canada (PCP # 27833) for pre-emergence use in field, seed, and sweet corn, and post emergence use in field corn for control of annual broadleaf weeds namely, lamb’s-quarters, redroot pigweed velvetleaf, wild mustard and common ragweed (suppression).

This label expansion will provide corn growers with a much needed post-emergence weed management tool for seed corn and sweet corn. This minor use submission was compiled by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) Minor Use Pesticide Program. The value data to support the registration resulted from work conducted under projects MU03-WEED1 and MU03-WEED2, as part of the PMC’s Minor Use Research Program.

This label expansion, achieved through the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion (URMULE) process of PMRA, was sponsored by AAFC-PMC in response to minor use priorities established by corn producers, processors, extension personnel and researchers in Canada.

The sponsors wish to thank the personnel of Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc. for their support of this registration.

For copies of the new minor use label contact:
Nadine Lavigne, Pest Management Centre.
Email: nadine.lavigne@agr.gc.ca Telephone: 613-759-6176

Or the registrant Syngenta Crop Protection Canada
Telephone: 1-877-964-3682
Web site: http://www.syngenta.ca/

Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Cereal & Oilseed Field Day

Cereal & Oilseed Crop
Field Day

July 22, 2009

3:00 PM

Cereal & Oilseed Research Trial Site

Covered Bridge Farms Ltd.

Somerville, NB

Just off Old Trans Canada (Route 130)
Across from Hartland Golf and Country Club

The New Brunswick Soil & Crop Improvement Association and the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture invite you to attend a field tour at the cereal and oilseed research site. This location includes traditional spring cereals (oat, wheat, 2 row, 6 row and malt barley,), soybean (conventional and Round Up Ready), flax, canola and Brassica carinata (Ethiopian/Abyssinian mustard).

Open Farm Day 2009

Attention: Farmers of New Brunswick

We are looking for more participants who would help host

Open Farm Day 2009: Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Perhaps you or your neighbouring farms would like to learn more about providing a one day farm exposure for people who are interested in learning more about agriculture.

If so, pass on our information to others and contact our office to learn more about this fun day of showing New Brunswick what we as farmers do!

All interested farmers need to contact the office by July 24th, 2009
Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick:
Pat: 506-454-4821

Carleton County Agri-environmental Club Field Day

The field day will be held July 15th from 11-3, with lunch provided. Topics will include: local weed problems by Gavin Graham; the new Growing Forward Program Guidelines discussed by Peter Brennan; and Cedric MacLeod’s fencing system and solar powered water pump.

The field day will be held at Cedric MacLeod’s farm, located in Centreville. Everyone is welcome. I can forward you directions if you are interested.

Jennifer Roper, M.Sc.
Agri-Environmental Club Coordinator Carleton County, NBSCIA
202-103 Queen St. South
Woodstock, NB E7M 2N1
Office: (506) 324-8892
Cell: (506) 612-0986
email: jenroper@nb.sympatico.ca

Farm Succession Conference

The Canadian Farm Business Management Council is hosting a conference on farm succession for producers, consultants and industry stakeholders. The 2009 International Farm Succession Conference will take place August 26-28 at the Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac in Quebec City. With expert speakers from Europe, the United States and Canada this event is sure to be a great learning experience for all. More information about the conference can be found on our website at http://www.farmcentre.com/EventsAnnouncements/Events/SuccessionConference/2009/ .

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Groecery Innovations 2009

If you’ve ever considered growing your sales by selling to the grocery market in Canada, now is your chance! This exciting project offers you an opportunity to exhibit and sell your product from the New Brunswick Pavilion, centrally located on the floor of “Grocery Innovations 2009” being held in Toronto, Ontario, October 2009.

The New Brunswick Pavilion will feature 12 New Brunswick companies displaying and sampling product in the 1000 square foot, open concept pavilion. Let our on site Chef work his magic with your product, cooked with perfection to impress visitors to our stand!

Take advantage of the bulk product shipment, marketing initiatives, and on site assistance to help you get in front of grocery buyers from all across Canada. No need to bring your booth equipment - the New Brunswick Pavilion will house all exhibitors and will provide what you need to showcase your products!

Date - October 26 - 27, 2009
Location - Toronto Congress Center
Participation Fee - $500.00 +HST ($565.00) Per company

Advance Registrations is being offered first to those companies who expressed interest in this project earlier in the year. Deadline for Advance Registration is June 26, 2009.

To secure your place in the Pavilion, simply complete the attached Registration/Information Form and return it with your cheque made payable to “The Minister of Finance” to the address indicated on the bottom of the Registration form.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Suite Hotel, 640 Dixon Road, Toronto for project participants at a rate of $149.00 plus tax. (Rate includes parking and this hotel is within short walking distance from the Toronto Congress Center). Hotel reservation information will be provided to you when we receive your Registration form and participation fee.


Company Name :

Company Official & Title :

Address :

Telephone :
Fax :

E-mail :
Website :

Describe your product

Show dates - October 26 - 27, 2009
Location - Toronto Congress Center
Participation Fee - $500.00 +HST ($565.00) Per company

Deadline for Advance Registration - June 26, 2009

I will require a room at the Radisson Suite Hotel 0 Yes 0 No
Room rate is $149.00 plus tax
Rate includes parking and this hotel is within short walking distance from the Toronto Congress Center.

Please complete the above Registration/Information form and return it with a cheque made payable to “The Minister of Finance” for $565.00 to:

Greg Sweetland
Agriculture and Aquaculture
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Renewable Energy Tool for Farmers

Natural Resources Canada :

New Renewable Energy Tool for Farmers

The Government of Canada has unveiled a new resource to help farmers reduce their dependence on conventional energy sources and improve farm sustainability. The Integration of Renewable Energy on the Farm (IREF) Web site is a complete repository of technical information and online tools for analyzing the potential for integrating renewable energy sources onto individual farms. The IREF Web site can be found at www.farm-energy.ca.