people news Jim McCullagh has joined Hendrick Seeds at their new location in Inkerman, Ont., as vice-president of business development. McCullagh left the position of executive director of the Canadian Seed Institute in February to join the Hend…

Provincial Syngenta Awaiting Registration of New Soybean VarietySyngenta Seeds Canada Inc. has developed the first aphid-resistant, glyphosate-tolerant AMS soybean variety in the country. S25-F2 has been endorsed by the Ontario Oil and Protein Seed C…

Partners in Innovation: Canada as a Competitive, Prosperous World Leader to Feed a Hungry World In the next 50 years, the world’s farmers will have to produce as much food as has been consumed since the beginning of humanity. They will have to acco…

Plant Breeding in Canada It’s been almost 110 years since a small group of pioneers conceived a plan for seed competitions, which grew into the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association. Their objective was to improve crop production through the selecti…

An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From a conference in Brussels on improving innovation in the plant sector to China’s renewed emphasis on its seed sector. StatusEuropeIn mid-May, the European Technology Platform “Plants for …

Exploring ideas and views on all aspects of the seed industry. A Call to Governments Around the Globe“In 2010, the share of private sector investment in agriculture continued to rise. This investment has produced technologies benefiting our planet …

CSGA Award Winners Honourary Life Awards Colleen Acres was raised on a dairy, sheep and crop farm south of Ottawa. She and her husband, Dwayne Bazinet, and sons Mitchell, Taylor and Kieran now operate a 500-acre farm south of Ottawa, where they grow …

Study shows more western Canadian wheat growers are buying certified seed. A recent study completed by Blacksheep Strategy revealed a shift towards increased certified wheat seed usage in Western Canada. This is welcome news for Canadian seed grower…

Concerns over the malnutrition of one billion people globally is putting this health issue front and centre on the world stage, but the nutrition challenge cannot be solved solely by the health sector—farmers are the first nutrient providers. Often…