As a part of the National Association of Plant Breeders 2014 meeting, which will be held Aug. 5-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, participants will have the opportunity to tour Syngenta’s research and development facility in Stanton. The Stanton facilit…

Canadian Seed Industry Representatives Convene to Discuss Issues Today (July 14, 2014), the Canadian Seed Trade Association welcomed more than 350 attendees to its 91st Annual Convention in Banff, Alta. Peter Entz, CSTA 2013-14 president, opened the …

 July 3, 2014 Panel to Showcase Benefits of Private Sector Plant Breeding It’s no secret that there are more and more opportunities in private sector plant breeding compared to that of the public sector, but do graduate students studying plant…

Research Funds Hinge on Collaboration The seed industry faces a number of issues. We can point to Bill C-18, developing a value capture model in cereals, low-level presence, mycotoxins and unrestricted trade. These are all important issues that deser…

People News The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) welcomes Jillian McDonald as its new executive director. McDonald has been involved in a variety of areas in the agriculture industry for the past 10 years, and brings a strong backgro…

An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From developing the seed sector in China to UPOV accession in Africa, seed issues take center stage around the world. STATUS AFRICA The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) beca…

NATIONAL CFIA STREAMLINES REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR SOY AND FORAGE VARIETIESRegulatory changes that streamline the variety registration process for new oilseed soybean and forage varieties are now in effect. The amendments provide a more efficient app…