September 2014

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Brasetto hybrid fall rye promises to deliver 20 to 25 per cent higher yield than check variety. The first economically viable hybrid cereal will be available to Canadian growers in 2015. FP Genetics CEO Rod Merryweather says Brasetto hybrid fall…

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If you missed the association’s annual meeting, let Germination take you there and fill you in on key issues. The Canadian Seed Trade Association hosted its 91st Annual Meeting in mid-July in Banff, Alta., where more than 350 seed industry pro…

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Scientists work to unravel the wheat genome with the goal of producing disease-resistant varieties that have improved milling qualities. Whether it’s scientists wearing a white lab coat behind a workbench, a crop physiologist with a Tilley hat…

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With innovation that’s delivered more early maturing varieties to the market and a changing climate, more farmers consider devoting acres to corn and soybeans. Farmers have traditionally planted cereals, oilseeds, forages, pulses and potatoes,…

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What’s on the ASD Wish List? As year one of alternative service delivery begins to wrap up, the focus turns to 2015. Germination looks into what could be in store for next year. While 2014 marked a year of change for those involved in the seed …

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A University of Guelph plant breeder developed a native flower program to increase Canada’s competitiveness when it comes to floriculture. There are more than 3,000 different species of flowers in Canada and greenhouse managers grow different …

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Canada’s pulse industry has progessed by leaps and bounds during the past decade. That momentum is expected to continue thanks to ongoing research efforts and new areas of investment for the pulse sector. During the past 20 years, Canada’s p…