Current Issue January 2011 Cross PollinationThe beekeeping industry, which is responsible for a third of the food we eat, is at a critical thresholdGiant HighlightsFrom biotech acceptance to creating an intellectual property regime from scratch, seed…

ATTRACTING THE “FUTURE GIANTS” OF THE SEED INDUSTRYA KEY STRATEGIC PRIORITY FOR THE CANADIAN SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION A recent study done for the Canadian Seed Trade Association by Bryan Harvey of the University of Saskatchewan found that at a five…

REACHING OUT TO END USERS As the importance of traceability, quality assurance and product innovation in food systems continues to grow, so is the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association’s commitment to promoting certified seed as a foundation for suc…

SEED DORMANCY In seed testing, dormant seeds are defined as viable seeds, rather than hard seeds, which fail to germinate when provided the prescribed germination conditions. Hard seeds are defined as “seeds which remain hard at the end of the test…