GFM Network News


Mosaic Sees Potash Sales Rising In 2010

Fertilizer producer Mosaic Co. said Jan. 6 it expects shipments of potash to increase in 2010 following dismal demand for the crop nutrient in 2009. The company expects global potash shipments of 47 million tonnes to 50 million tonnes in 2010, compared with global sales of about 32 million tonnes in 2009, a company executive

Agrium Profit Down, But Gets Regulatory Ruling

Agrium Inc. reported a 93 per cent plunge in its quarterly profit Nov. 4, but the fertilizer maker and agricultural products retailer expects sales to rebound in 2010. Calgary, Alberta-based Agrium, which is locked in a lengthy battle to buy U. S. rival CF Industries, said the sharp decline in profit was due primarily to


Fertilizer Demand Expected To Grow

It will take both higher fertilizer and crop prices if the world is to meet the growing demand for food and fuel, says a British expert on international prices and markets for nitrogen, potash and phosphorus. Barrie Bain, director of Fertecon, said the fertilizer industry needs prosperous farmers if it’s going to be profitable. “The

U. S. “Dead Zone” Smaller But More Severe

The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, an area choked by low oxygen levels that threatens marine life, is smaller than expected this year but more deadly, the U. S. government said July 27. The zone, caused by a run-off of agricultural chemicals from farms along the Mississippi River, measured about 3,000 square miles

Agri-Retailers Seek Federal Aid For Security Measures

“We cannot, nor should not have to, pay the entire bill to secure crop inputs.” – DAVID MACKAY, CAAR Canada’s farm supply dealers have renewed their call for federal assistance in upgrading agriretail sites to meet new and incoming security protocols. Agri-retailers want Ottawa to cover half of the estimated $100 million cost of implementing


Be Prepared For Flooding

If You Have To Evacuate The Winnipeg Humane Society urges pet owners to take their pets with them if an evacuation order occurs. They recommend having an emergency supply kit ready which includes: A three-day supply of food and drinking water, as well as bowls, cat litter and a container to be used as a

New Broadleaf Weed Control Option In Durum

Durum wheat growers now have access to the same great weed control that spring wheat and barley growers have come to expect from DuPont Triton K herbicide. Now registered for use on durum wheat, Triton K controls some of the toughest broadleaf weeds including Group 2-resistant kochia, narrow-leaved hawk’s beard, cow cockle, wild buckwheat, flixweed

Spread sulphur now, save money on 2009 crop

Applying elemental sulphur now can boost next year’s canola crop and save money, the Canola Council of Canada says. “If growers are interested in applying elemental sulphur for next year’s canola crop, look at broadcasting it this fall,” senior agronomy specialist John Mayko said in a release. Growers choose elemental sulphur fert i lizer because