January 2014

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People News NorthStar Genetics, Minnesota’s largest independently owned seed company, has made several announcements concerning the Canadian arm of its business. Kim Perfumo has been hired to manage the company’s office in Winnipeg, Man., and to …

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CSTA CSTA Welcomes the Introduction of Bill C-18—Canadian Agricultural Growth Act The Government of Canada has recently taken a very substantial step forward with the introduction of Bill C-18—the Canadian Agricultural Growth Act. Included in thi…

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CSAAC Causes of Seedling Abnormalities Do you ever wonder what your seed analyst really means when they report a percentage of abnormal seedlings within your seed lot? How do they decide what is abnormal? Will these abnormal seedlings grow? What caus…

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NATIONAL CANADA TABLES NEW AGRICULTURAL GROWTH ACT The Canadian Government has tabled a new bill titled the Agricultural Growth Act, which is expected to increase producer access to new varieties, create new trade opportunities, contribute to the saf…

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Staying Ahead of the Curve“We live in an environment that is extremely fast- paced where timely results are either needed here in Canada or on the other side of the world. We need to be able to be prepared for our clients’ business needs. Having …

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An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From a newly developed tomato variety in Argentina to new ag recruitment tactics in Germany. Status Argentina Argentine researchers working with the National University of Rosario in Santa Fe pro…

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Variety Registration in Western Canada — Balancing Quality with Growth Brian Beres, chair, Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale; research scientist – Agronomy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alta. To rem…

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New Responsibilities for Seed Growers Beginning in 2014 The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association offers their tips for success moving forward with ASD. “Going into 2014, the world will change for seed growers and this will impact your responsibilit…