November 2014

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Seeds Under Attack Germination puts rumours about the seed industry to rest. Canada’s seed industry provides employment for more than 14,000 people and contributes approximately $5.6 billion to the Canadian economy, according to the Canadian S…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered More harmonized phytosanitary regulations are poised to offer a prescription to trade woes. For the past several years, the seed industry has been working to improve phytosanitary regulations through the Internationa…

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Framework to measure sustainability follows value chain back to seed. Sustainability is the buzz word on the street and has been for several years. Consumers want to know their food is sustainably produced and that’s one of the primary reasons…

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New research shows that the use of deflectors on planters helps to reduce pollinator exposure to dust from treated seed. With the goal of protecting pollinators from seed treatment dust during planting, seed companies and farmers are interested …

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New investment model seeks to increase innovation. A new model is under discussion by Canada’s cereals sector. The intention: to significantly increase investment for wheat and barley varietal development, allowing these crop to compete with c…

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Measurement Canada amended its Weights and Measures Act, requiring scales used in the commercial sale of seed to be re-inspected every two years. As of August seed laboratories and companies must follow new regulations set forth by Measurement C…

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Even though they actually offer a number of benefits to farmers and the environment, seed treatments have been given a black eye during the past few years. Germination spotlights the truth about seed treatments. Seed treatments have been around …