November 2013

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A Hybrid of Technology and Tradition State-of-the-art cereal breeding technologies have the potential to benefit wheat in the same way that genetic manipulation has benefitted canola, corn and soybeans over the last nearly two decades. In fact, the r…

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People News The Alberta Wheat Commission has appointed Doug Cornell as its new general manager. He takes over the position following the retirement of former GM Rick Istead. Cornell will be responsible for all aspects of the development and implement…

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CSTA Investing for Success To continue to build and advocate for an environment that fosters investment in innovation, every five years Canadian Seed Trade Association staff conduct a confidential survey of our membership to determine the level of in…

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CSGA· CSGA Moving to Electronic Business Processes The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association has certified the world’s largest acreage of seed crops since 1904. Annually, CSGA processes 16,000 to 18,000 fields, certifying approximately 2,000 variet…

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NATIONAL  FP GENETICS BRINGING NEW HYBRID TO WESTERN CANADA  FP Genetics has acquired one of the first viable hybrid cereals in Western Canada, Brasetto fall rye. Developed by KWS, an international seed company based in Germany, Brasetto is…

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An in-depth overview of the global seed industry. From an international partnership to aid salinity tolerant varieties to a new disease tolerant asparagus variety in New Zealand. STATUS SAUDI ARABIA   The Australian Centre for Plant Functio…

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“The price of farmland in Canada has outpaced both residential and commercial real estate.” Farmland is Canada’s Hottest Real Estate Market“As any farmer will readily tell you, the agriculture business has had a tough run. Agriculture…

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Introducing PERSPECTIVE Seed growers’ one-stop shop for information on the Alternative Service Delivery of seed crop inspection in 2014. Since first announcing its intent to step away from direct delivery of pedigreed seed crop inspection, the Cana…