How can Canada remain viable as one of the world’s largest agricultural exporters? Producers have options to maintain profitability in the immediate economic environment and over the long haul. Kristjan Hebert of Hebert Grain Ventures advocates
Today, the Canadian Grain Commission began a consultation on its proposal to introduce a new eastern wheat class. Wheat industry stakeholders including grain handlers, processors, marketers, breeders and producers are invited to provide their input.
While some say the heydays of Canadian forage and turf seed are gone, others say the best is yet to come. Forage seed started the Canadian seed trade. Companies were founded on it. Regulatory and trading systems were created to facilitate the sector.
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. Download the PDF here: germination.ca/…/Germination-March2017-NV.pd
20/20 Seed Labs has been involved with Chilean seed production for about 18 years. In that time, using both our ISTA and CFIA accreditation, we have crop inspected and have verified hybrid canola, wheat and soybean seed lots coming back for spring pl
Have you ever looked at a signature on a seed testing report of analysis and thought, “I wonder what kinds of qualifications are needed to become an accredited seed analyst?” Here is an overview of the hurdles that must be overcome to sign that r
The photo you saw at the top of this page means a lot to me. It’s a picture of my staff and I when we had our first year-end meeting after I took over Can-Seed Equipment in 2015. I tend to get choked up when I talk about that day, because the memor
Seed treatment stewardship at the retail level all comes down to education, both of you and of your grower customers. When it comes to retailers being good stewards of seed treatments, taking a two-pronged approach is key. Knowing what to do is cruc
Agriculture may be Canada’s ticket to success, according to the recent report from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth titled Unleashing the Growth Potential of Key Sectors. The report highlights a number of conditions that position Canada to s
From phytosanitary issues to intellectual property and from seed treatments to biotechnology, the Seed Association of the Americas is hard at work to protect the interests of the seed industry and facilitate the international movement of seed. From s