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/ .