Rack Petroleum Ltd. is an independently owned and operated agricultural input business that has evolved to excel at supplying farm customers with a range of inputs as well as unsurpassed agricultural advice and recommendations.
Our mission is to transfer technology to our customer while striving for excellence in our product and service offerings safely and profitably, at a price that can be customer attractive and measurable for the value received through operational efficiency and excellence.
Rack is one of the only independent retail families that offers every fertilizer type; anhydrous, dry, and liquid products. Rack also works closely with farm customers to offer full service 24/7 fuel delivery priced on the open market. The company has shown tremendous growth as a result of its employee commitment to work hand in hand with growers to provide daily solutions in every aspect of farm production.
The company prides itself in being able to assist the customer in determining the solution to their unique situation, and deliver the required product or service to the farm or field. The Rack can discuss a problem, create a solution, and supply, deliver & custom apply the inputs to provide the solution, all in a timely manner.
We are proud to offer you the most up to date range of services aimed at making you successful in your farming business.
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Chemicals, Fertilizer and Fuel are the main categories of products being sold by the Rack Petroleum company operating in the Western Canadian Agriculture market. Chemicals - i.e. plant protecting lliquid compounds, as well as Fertilizer - plant nutrition dry and liquid blends are offered in a vast variety of options.
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There are ten offices of the Rack located accross Saskatchewan. The list of towns begins with Biggar, where you can find our headoffice, then Rosetown, Wilkie, Perdue, Outlook, Luseland, Swift Current and Unity are the names of towns where you can find our services, representatives and customer care.
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The Rack sells the most effective and well tested chemicals to help growers to protect their crops agains harmful weeds, insects and deseases.
Plant protecting chemicals generally called Pesticides fall under several categories. Herbicides, Fungicides and Insecticides are to name the few of these plant protection categories. Herbicides - kill weeds or suppress their growth giving crops advantage over the other harmful plants. Fungicides - stop growth and developments of fungi in your crops. Insecticides - fight harmful insects killing their population in the fields.
Herbicide is chemical compound that kills plants or inhibits their normal growth. A herbicide in a particular formulation and application can be described as selective or nonselective.
In agriculture in Saskatchewan, selective herbicides are often used instead of tillage to protect crops against the weeds or in combination with tillage and other agronomic practices, to control weeds without damaging crops. For these low-till or no-till systems, scientists are using biotechnology to develop crop varieties with increased tolerance for herbicides.
Nonselective herbicides, toxic to all plants, are used where complete control of plant growth is required. Contact herbicides kill only the parts of the plant they touch; systemic herbicides are absorbed by foliage or roots and translocated to other parts of the plant. Some herbicides, mixed into the soil, will kill germinating seeds and small seedlings.
Fungicide is any substance used in plant protection agriculture to destroy Fungi. In Saskatchewan sulfur compounds, long used to destroy fungi on plants and protect crops, have been supplemented for some time by other chemicals, especially by compounds of copper, such as Bordeaux mixture.
Organic salts of iron, zinc, and mercury are also synthesized as fungicides. Rack Petroleum sells Fungicides, including formaldehyde; these are applied also to seeds and soil for the destruction of vegetative spores. Plant fungicides are usually applied by spraying or dusting. Fungicides used on wood, including creosote, prevent dry rot, and certain compounds are used to make fabrics resistant to mildews. Antibiotic and sulfa drugs are used for human fungus diseases as well as for fungus diseases of plants.
Most agricultural fungicides are preventive; those applied after infection are called eradicant, or contact, fungicides. In the United States, fungicides must be registered with the Food and Drug Administration and must conform to specifications; e.g., they must control the disease without injuring the plant and must leave no poisonous residue on edible crops.
Insecticides are chemicals that kill insects and other live pests which are harmful to agricultural crops.
Among the biological agents, parasites and predators feed on pests; pathogens sicken them. Physical agents crush, wound, smother, or otherwise injure pests. Chemical pesticides are usually contact, stomach, or fumigant poisons. Contact poisons may have immediate or delayed effects after physical contact with a pest. DDT, the use of which is now illegal in many places, is both a contact and a stomach poison. Fumigants, which may initially have the form of a solid, liquid, or gas, kill pests while in a gaseous state.
Pesticides are applied in various forms: wet sprays, dusts, atomizable fluids, low pressure aerosols, smokes, and seed dressings. Because of concern about their harmful effects on humans and on ecological systems, chemical pesticides undergo exhaustive and expensive trials prior to government registration and release. Efforts are being made to reduce chemical-pesticide use in favor of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), biological controls, and plant-breeding for inherent pest resistance.