El Niño Impacts Agricultural ProductionMeteorological forecasts indicate a 70 per cent probability of El Niño occurring during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer and an 80 per cent probability during autumn or winter. Although no precise quantitati…

CSTA Bill C-18: The Most Significant Piece of Legislation for Seed in Decades On Dec. 9, 2014, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced the introduction of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, in the House of Commons. Bill C-18 p…

CSAAC CSAAC Recognizes Outstanding Seed Analysts To best Honour members of the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada who promote exceptional leadership and professionalism, the association established the Outstanding Achievement Award. The f…

From the Field At this time, all of the certification application deadlines have passed and the paperwork necessary for field inspection should be filed. Germination talks with inspectors to see how things are going on their end. 2014 marks the first…

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and Canadian Seed Trade Association Achievement Awards CSGA Award Winners Robertson Associate Awards Rodney AltwasserAfter returning home in 1968 to the family farm near Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Altwasswer …

SAA Spearheads Priority Working Groups As the Seed Association of the Americas pushes to ease the movement of seed between countries, more member engagement is needed. Members of the Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) met the first week of M…

Shorten and Simplify GMO Conversations Sometimes, talking to people away from the office about the work can be a challenge, especially when it comes to GMOs. Here are some tips to help you talk about what you do and why it’s important. There&n…

Is there one ideal variety registration model that every country should adopt? Variety registration is not a one-size-fits-all scenario but there are certain characteristics that every variety registration system should have — flexibility and a mar…

An innovative program from Syngenta Canada uses wildflowers to promote bee populations and bee health while enhancing the view on golf courses. Taking in the view. If you’re a golfer, it’s probably a big part of what draws you to the sp…