People News FP Genetics Inc. has hired Andrea Hilderman as market development manager. Hilderman will be responsible for the development, planning and implementation of business growth opportunities for FP Genetics. Her previous roles include manager…

Canada’s Forage Industry: An Evolution of Change The forage industry landscape in Western Canada has been a story of constant change and challenge over the last number of years. That change and challenge has been shaped by at least three major forc…

CSAAC Regulating CSAAC Member Seed Testing Labs Certified seed that is sold to producers has gone through a rigorous regulatory process before it goes to the field. The crop is regulated throughout the growing period and the fields are inspected befo…

CSGA Staying Current with Policies and Regulations This issue of Germination reinforces the importance for everyone in the seed industry to stay involved and up-to-date on changing policies, regulations and legislation, with articles on Plant Breeder…

The seed industry has grown accustomed to feisty competition among trait providers, but now they are about to see more fierce competition in the ag-retail sector. Large players in the retail sector are growing fast and have plans to get bigger. That …

Canada’s newly minted Renewable Fuels Standard is creating opportunities across the country’s business landscape. A recent report by market research company RNCOS identified the Americas—namely, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Canada…

The face of seed certification in Canada may soon be changing. Efficiency is the watchword of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s new pilot project for certified soybean seed crop inspections, currently underway in the Chatham and London, Ont. ar…

Producers’ ConcernsTownsend says royalties present one area of misinformation surrounding UPOV 1991. Producers believe the new convention will allow breeders to collect royalties on both seed and harvested material, but this is not the case. “A b…