Drill Box Survey shows Value of Certified seed The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association is a member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) and sits on both its board of directors and its Certification Requirements & Stand…

The new Plant Breeders’ Rights: What you need to know More than 22 years of hard work by the Canadian Seed Trade Association and its partners came to fruition with the Royal Assent of the landmark legislation, Bill C-18, an Act to Amend Certain Act…

Some work to advance their education and make scientific breakthroughs, while others in Africa and the United Kingdom try to breakdown barriers associated with genetically-modified crops.   STATUS Africa More African stakeholders are calling fo…

Exploring ideas and views on all aspects of the seed industry. Canada seeks to modernize its wheat classes At the end of February, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) began consultations on its proposal to modernize Canadian wheat classes. These whea…

Readers have indicated that Germination’s New Varieties List is one of the most eagerly anticipated features of the year. The list is sponsored by seed companies across Canada —their logos are featured below. For more information about the variet…

The seed industry has made significant investments into the research and development of biologicals — be it through acquisitions or their own research teams. Here, we highlight some of the investments that have been made, recognize the brands and s…

According to Statistics Canada, this critical pollinator has been increasing in number during the past decade. Bees are an essential component of Canadian agriculture, with the Canadian Honey Council pegging the value of honeybees to crop pollination…

Intellectual property is of tremendous importance to the seed industry, but why? And how do farmers and seed companies determine it? It reads like a script for a Hollywood crime thriller. Corporate spies from China steal biological secrets they inten…