Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Herbicide for weed control in corn

MINOR USE LABEL EXPANSION

CALLISTO 480SC HERBICIDE FOR THE LATE POST- EMERGENCE CONTROL/SUPPRESSION OF LABELLED WEEDS ON CORN IN EASTERN CANADA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

2009
Cereal & Oilseed Crop
Field Day

Wednesday
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:
506-452-8101
alliance@fermeNBfarm.ca
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.










REGISTRATION /INFORMATION
INSCRIPTION ET RENSEIGNEMENTS


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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

IFAO Bus Tour

Innovative Farmers Agricultural Bus Tour 2009

The 2009 Agricultural Bus Tour of Indiana and Illinois is shaping up to be the best ever.

Five days of friendly, interesting travel and innovative farming ideas.
Grow your mind and your contacts with us this summer. Here are just some of the items on the tour.

• • The Monsanto Learning Center — an 850 acre research facility where you'll see what's coming to your farm today, tomorrow, and in 10 years.
• • A unique collaborative fish/vegetable operation using fish sludge as fertilizer for vegetable production
• • Biotown in Indiana using 600 wind turbines for energy resources and working toward a goal of total energy self sufficiency.
• • Family-run dairy farm and cheese operation marketing cheese products internationally.
• • New grass varieties and experimental soybean production in Shirley, IL.
• • Two-stage ditch project.

NBSCIA is a member so Soil & Crop members get the member price.

Cost: IFAO Members - $500 / Non-members $575 - no GST
Price includes coach & accommodations.
All accommodation includes breakfast, other meals not included.
Deadline to register is July 31, 2009, if not filled before that date.
For more information, contact Jim & Lorraine House
Phone 519-769-2443, Fax 519-769-2777

Crop profiles

Crop Profiles from the Pesticide Risk Reduction Program for twenty-nine crops are accessible for download on the Government of Canada Publications web site.

http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1181157779290&lang=eng

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Maritime Pasture Manual

A Maritime Pasture Manual is now available on AgraPoint's website: http://www.extensioncentral.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=167&Itemid=119

Pollination Forum

June 12 & 13 Pollination Forum: Workshop & Field Tour Atlantic Organic Berry Network. Don't miss this opportunity to learn with a team of experts about natural pollinator species and strategies for increasing and protecting their health and biodiversity. Keynote speaker Dr. Peter Kevan is regarded as one of the most active pollination biologists worldwide and he is excited to connect pollination research with berry producers. All of this and more at the upcoming Pollination Forum, June 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown with a field tour June 13 in Montague. Cost is $45 Friday lunch included. For more information or to register (by June 10th) contact ACORN at 1-866-32-ACORN (22676) or e-mail admin@acornorganic.org.

Building With Straw Bales

June 6, July 11 & August 22

The Basics of Building with Straw Bale

A 3-part series. Interested in getting started on a straw-bale home? Join us to learn some of the basics of straw-bale design in a three-part series of summer workshops. The workshops will consist of a balance of theory, history and hands-on practice. Participants will have a chance to see two existing homes and will have a chance to practice new skills on a load-bearing home that is under construction. June 6: Rubble Trench Foundations: Theory and design; July 11: The Framing Components of Straw Bale; August 22: Putting it All Together: Raising the walls and roof. Cost: $75 per workshop, or register for all 3 sessions for $200! Cost includes a home-cooked organic lunch. Bursaries are available on a needs basis. For more information, please contact alison@fallsbrookcentre.ca or 375-4310. Falls Brook Centre is located at 125 South Knowlesville Road, Knowlesville, New Brunswick.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Minor Use Label Expansion

KOCIDE FUNGICIDE FOR SUPPRESSION OF SEED-BORNE BACTERIAL DISEASES ON DRY EDIBLE BEANS AND SUCCULENT BEANS


The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for Kocide ® 2000 Fungicide for suppression of seed-borne bacterial diseases including Common Blight, Halo Blight and Bacterial Brown Spot on Dry Edible Beans and Succulent Beans in Canada.

Kocide 2000, a relatively new product in Canada, was already labelled for management of halo and common blights by foliar sprays on beans, bacterial spot on peppers and greenhouse seedlings for transplants, for early and late blights on potatoes and for early blight, septoria leaf spot on tomatoes and bacterial spot on greenhouse seedlings for transplant productions. This is the 1st minor use registration of Kocide 2000 on a crop grown in Canada.

This registration will provide bean growers with a much needed fungal management tool to help manage one of their most challenging fungal problems. Seed transmitted bacterial diseases have been a minor use priority for bean producers for many years in Canada.

In 2004 this minor use project was initiated by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) Minor Use Pesticide 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 bean producers, processors, extension personnel and researchers in Canada.

The sponsors wish to thank the personnel of DuPont Canada 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 DuPont Canada
Telephone:1-(800) 387-2122
Website: http://www2.dupont.com/Agriculture/en_CA/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pest Management Updates

The Pest Management Centre at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has new information available on its website. Visit the PMC Website or click on the hyperlinks below for the latest pest management information.

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies section has been expanded and updated. There is general information on strategies and selecting priorities, as well as strategy documents detailing progress for the following specific issues:

Apple Scab
Chickpea Ascochyta Blight
Grasshopper

A number of factsheets are available under the Document and Publications Archive > factsheets section:

Pest Management Centre Progress in ….(6 factsheets hyperlinked mid page)

Carrot foliage trimmer
Biopesticides for fireblight

Under Crop Profiles > the Cranberry crop profile has been published and can be viewed on-line.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Minor Use Label Expansion

PRISTINE FUNGICIDE FOR SUPPRESSION OF POWDERY MILDEW AND GUMMYSTEM BLIGHT ON GREENHOUSE CUCUMBER AND THE SUPPRESSION OF POWDERY MILDEW ON GOOSEBERRY AND CURRANT

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for PristineTM WG Fungicide for suppression of Powdery Mildew and Gummy Stem Blight on Greenhouse Cucumber and the Suppression of Powdery Mildew on Gooseberry and Currant in Canada.

Pristine, a relatively new product in Canada, was already labelled for management of berry group, bulb vegetable group, GH tomatoes, carrots, stone fruits group and strawberry. This is the 3rd minor use registration of Pristine WG Fungicide on a crop grown in Canada.

This registration will provide greenhouse and berry growers with a much needed fungal management tool to help manage one of their most challenging fungal problems. Cucumber powder mildew and gummy stem blight are recurrent problems each year and damage can be substantial and in severe cases a total loss. Powdery mildew on currant and gooseberry is an important issue mainly on susceptible cultivars of red currant.

In 2003 for GH cucumbers and 2005 for gooseberry and currant these minor use projects were initiated by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) Minor Use Pesticide 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 greenhouse and berry producers, processors, extension personnel and researchers in Canada.

The sponsors wish to thank the personnel of BASF 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 BASF Canada
Telephone: 1-877-371-2273
Website: www.agsolutions.ca

Monday, May 4, 2009

Terminator Gene

Bill to Ban Terminator Seeds Re-introduced:

Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. To ask the Prime Minister to support Bill C-53 "Terminator Seed Ban Act" and to find out more about how you can take action, visit this site:
http://www.cban.ca/terminatoraction.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sweet Corn & Seed Corn

MINOR USE LABEL EXPANSION

IMPACT HERBICIDE FOR THE CONTROL OF LABELLED WEEDS ON SWEET CORN AND SEED CORN


The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for IMPACT Herbicide (topramezone) for the control of labelled weeds on sweet corn and seed corn in Canada.

IMPACT Herbicide is a Group 27 Herbicide, which contains 336 g/L of the active ingredient “topramezone” in a suspension formulation. It is a systemic post-emergence herbicide for selective control of grasses and broadleaf weeds. It was already registered in Canada (Pest Control Product Reg. No. 28141) for the control of common lamb’s quarter, lady’s thumb, common ragweed, eastern black nightshade, wild mustard, redroot pigweed and green pigweed, and suppression of grass weeds such as green foxtail, yellow foxtail, barnyard grass and large crabgrass in field corn (including both conventional and herbicide tolerant varieties).

IMPACT Herbicide must be used as a broadcast ground treatment in tank mix with atrazine (37 mL Impact + 1.04 L Aatrex 480/ha) with Assist (1.25% v/v) +UAN (1.25% v/v). It is recommended to apply IMPACT Herbicide when the corn is at the 1 to 7 leaf stage, broadleaf weeds are at the 1 to 8 leaf stage and grass weeds are at the 1 to 4 leaf stage. Please see the label for details of use pattern.

This label expansion will provide corn growers with a much needed weed management tool to help manage one of their most challenging problems of controlling both broad leaf and certain grass weeds in corn fields for many years in Canada.

This minor use project was initiated by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC) Minor Use Pesticide Program in 2007. Original data generation came in part from the Pest Management Centre’s Minor Use Research Program. This label expansion, achieved through the User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion (URMULE) process of PMRA, which 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 Amvac Chemical Corporation (Registrant) and BASF Canada Inc. (Distributor) for their support of this registration.

For copies of the new minor use label contact:
Kalidas Subedi at the Pest Management Centre
Email: kalidas.subedi@agr.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-759-5536

Or the registrant BASF Canada
Telephone: 1-877-371-2273
Website: www.agsolutions.ca

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pest Management Updates

The Pest Management Centre at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has new information available on its website. Visit the PMC Website or click on the hyperlinks below for the latest pest management information.

The following project pages under Pesticide Risk Reduction Program > Implementation projects have been updated with the final results:

PRR06-360 The development and implementation of a late blight fungicide spray model for Canadian potato growers

MU03-ENT03 Replacement technologies for managing fruit flies, Rhagoletis species, key pests of cherry in Canada

MUR06-100 Reduced risk herbicides for horticultural crops in organic soils: supplemental registration data & herbicide screening

PRR03-230 Pesticide free production systems for flax, wheat and oat

PRR06-370 Improving the scope and delivery of weather-based decision models for plant diseases in wheat

SCR07-005 Field Trials to evaluate fungicides for control of Phytophthora root rot of caneberries (raspberry)

MUR06-110 Evaluation of various reduced-risk products for management of powdery mildew in greenhouse cucumber, tomato and pepper

PRR06-520 Detection and tracking of airborne rust spores as an information tool for pesticide-reduction strategies

PRR06-490 Pesticide risk reduction in soybeans by comparing conventional, organic and Integrated Weed Management systems and soybean cultivar traits