Seed & Chemical
New contest asks growers to share resistance management strategies
December 12, 2022 By Top Crop Manager
Canadian field crop growers are being asked to share their resistance management tips, tricks and success stories in Pest Management Challenge: How do you outsmart resistance on your farm? – a first-of-its-kind online contest in Canada.
The contest is hosted by Manage Resistance Now, a collaborative effort of industry, academia and government experts, brought together by CropLife Canada to raise awareness and promote the adoption of strategies to manage weed, insect and disease resistance.
“Canadian farmers are already dealing with resistance issues on their farms and the Pest Management Challenge is an opportunity to get people talking and to encourage the adoption of resistance management best practices,” says Jennifer Hubert, executive director, plant biotechnology, with CropLife Canada. “After all, this is critical to protecting crop yield and quality today and to ensure continued access to technologies to support sustainable production going forward.”
The online contest is open to all Canadian growers from Nov. 29 to March 31, 2023. Contest entrants can fill out the short online form and share their own experiences for a chance to win an iPad Air 256 GB and the first 200 entrants will receive a $10 Tim Hortons electronic gift card. Three iPad prize winners will be drawn on April 10, 2023. Contest rules are available here.
“Pest resistance is a serious threat to growers. The support for this ‘challenge’ really demonstrates the agriculture industry’s collective commitment to stewardship and sustainability,” Hubert says.
The Pest Management Challenge: How do you outsmart resistance on your farm? contest is operated by CropLife Canada with support from Alberta Canola Producers Commission, BASF Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Les Producteurs de grains du Québec, Pulse Canada, RealAgriculture and Syngenta Canada.