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BASF signs agreement to acquire parts of Bayer’s seed business

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

Finance and tax advice for succession planning

There’s a lot to think about as a family transitions its farm business to a new generation. Who is the best person to pass the reins to? What skills and training do they need to prepare them for the role of farm owner and operator?

Landmark deal delivers Planet’s global daily imagery to Farmers Edge users

Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, announced a strategic partnership to bring Planet’s global monitoring data and platform capabilities to the Farmers Edge precision agriculture product suite.
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Soil fertility and fertilizer management directly influence yield and quality in canola. To avoid deficiencies, sulphur application should be based on the uptake needs of the crop and the anticipated yield. Canola also has a high requirement for boron. Like sulphate, boron is mobile in the soil and can move out of the root zone with excessive rainfall or irrigation, leading to deficiencies. Supply your canola crop with TIGER 90CR®, TIGER XP, or TIGER Boron 2%® to unlock better yields and ROI. >> Learn more
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Creating agronomic sustainability

In Canada, 40% of food losses occur at the retail level before the food ever sees a grocery cart. The Bio-Cycle production model reduces compostable food waste – upwards of 32 tonnes per day – to create a sulphur amended compost blend. With our strict processing requirements, our compost ensures a healthy mix of microbes end up in the soil. Then when mixed with elemental sulphur, this blend puts food back into the food chain.

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Shelterbelts and carbon storage potential

Colin Laroque, a professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s department of soil science and his team have just wrapped up a multi-year Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Program-funded project looking at the above and below-ground carbon storage potential of shelterbelts, broken down by tree species in Saskatchewan. The project has been renewed for a second phase that began this spring. » Read More

Changing recommendations for canola seeding rates

Gone are the days when canola growers dialed in a standard five pounds per acre seeding rate – or at least they should be. Today, with wide variations in seed size from three to six grams per 1,000 seeds or more, one size no longer fits all. » Read More