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Corgan Registered for use on Sunflowers

Posted: May 8, 2013

April 10, 2013 – Coragen® Insecticide Provides Broad-Spectrum and Residual Control of Many Pests

Powered by Rynaxypyr®, DuPont™ Coragen® is from a whole new group of chemistry (Group 28) with no cross-resistance to other chemistries. As such, it provides excellent control of pest populations that are resistant to other insecticides. It controls hatching insects all the way through to adult stages of development and is easy on bees and beneficials.

Coragen® is now registered for use on canola and sunflowers and is also registered for use on: brassica vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, corn (field, sweet, seed, pop), fodder and hay, fruiting vegetables, grass forage, greenhouse vegetables, leafy vegetables, mint, non-grass animal feeds, okra, potatoes, tuberous and corm vegetables. The broad-spectrum and residual control attributes of Coragen® make it a great tool in managing the quality of these many crops.

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Sourced from: DuPont Canada website.

Ag-Chieve Free Grain Marketing Strategies Webinars

Posted: November 18, 2012

Ag-Chieve will be providing a series of free online meetings throughout the winter exploring how western Canadian farmers can find balance in the short term & long term grain market trends.  You will gain an understanding of the importance of using technical analysis to pick target areas for short term sales, using the fundamentals and long term charts to forecast the markets for the long term, and analyzing cash and basis prices. Join us to learn how to make extra $ per bushel on short term decisions and an in-depth look at whether there could be a big payoff to holding production into the winter or spring 2013. Free online registration at

Sunflower Cash Advance Rates

Posted: August 1, 2012

The 2012-2013 Cash Advance Program for Special Crops is now available. It entitles each producer to $100,000.00 Interest Free and an additional $300,000.00 with an Interest charge of Prime – ¼%. No producer is allowed to go over the $400,000.00 total at any time – this includes money received from any other administrators such as CWB or CCGA.

Pre-Production Advance Rates for this year are as follows:

  • Confectionary Sunflowers $0.17/lb
  • Oilseed Sunflowers $0.14/lb

Final Deadlines for Pre-Production Applications is October 31 , 2012. The Sunflower Cash Advance program is adminsitered by the Manitoba Corn Growers Association. For more infomration or to apply for a Sunflower Cash Advance contact MCGA at 1-877-598-5685.

*NEW* Sunflower Production Guide

Posted: August 1, 2012

NSAC has released an updated and revised Sunflower Production Guide. The guide will provide growers with an education tool touching on crop production issues with sunflowers including an update weed, insect and disease section as well as blackbird control techniques and integrated pest management section. The guide will be available in limited print format and online via the NSAC website.

Read the Sunflower Production Guide

Sunflower Herbicide Chart Addendum – Manitoba Guide to Field Crop Protection 2012

Posted: August 1, 2012

An addendum has been issued for the sunflower herbicide chart from the Manitoba Guide to Field Crop Protection 2012. Please use the attached chart to help make herbicide choices this spring. The table is just a guide and you should always consult the product label for information including rates, water volumes and re-cropping restrictions. Throughout the last few years new products have been registered for use on sunflowers offering higher levels of weed control.

If you have any further questions, please contact Claire Kincaid at (204) 750-2555 or the marketing company for the herbicide in question.

Government of Canada grows new opportunities for sunflower sector

Posted: January 27, 2012

Canadian sunflower growers will benefit from higher yields and increased competitiveness thanks to the support of the Government of Canada. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $1.1 million to the National Sunflower Association of Canada to develop and market new seed varieties.

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