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MARCHAPRIL2014PublicationsMailAgreement40030841THEgermination.ca2014NewVarietiesINVESTMENTinAGRICULTUREPlantBreedersPerspectivesLLPUPDATEQACEREALBREEDINGALTERNATESERVICEDELIVERY ForgenerationsfamiliesacrossCanadahavebeengrowingandprocessinghighqualitycertifiedseedofSeCangenetics.Itsinourgenes.GenesthatfityourfarmisaregisteredtrademarkofSeCan.www.secan.comItsinourgenes.Itsinourgenes.AskinFamilyPortagelaPrairieMBBelcanSeedsSte-MartheQCChinRidgeSeedsTaberABMarkertFamilyVulcanABOlsonFamilyArcherwillSKProulxFamilyNicoletQCCribitSeedsWestMontroseONHeavinFamilyMelfortSK MARCHAPRIL20141MarchApril2014featuresCONTENTSdepartmentsThedaysofsellingthesamevarietyto20farmersandallowingthemtotreatthevarietyliketheywanttotreatitareover.StrategySession43Letscometogethertoadvancetheseedindustryandcreatesolutions.GiantViews6430CrossPollination48WorldStatus50RegulatoryRoundup52CSGA54CSTA56CSAAC57IndustryNews5806ConventionalBreedingContinuestoAdvanceCerealsCanadascerealbreedersaredeliveringconsistentyieldincreasesandthequalitycharacteristicsdesiredinthemarketplace.10PushingforLLPPolicyTheCanadianseedindustrycontinuestoadvocateforthecreationofLLPpolicyguidelinesforseedstosupportfuturegrowthoftheindustry.14NewVarieties2014Germinationsannuallistingofnewseedvarietiesenteringthemarketplace.24IsBigMoneyLeavingAgTheagricultureboomofrecentyearsattractedinvestorstoconsidercommoditiesaspartoftheirportfolioswhatschanged30SoMuchtoChooseFromGerminationsharessomeofthehighlightsfromthisyearsPrairieGrainDevelopmentCommitteeAnnualMeeting.34PlantBreedersPerspectivesFourplantbreederssharetheirinsightsaboutthefutureofseedresearchandnewprojectsonthehorizon.38CanadianSeedSectorMakesaDifferenceinAfricaTheseedindustryaddstheirsupporttotheManyingaCommunityResourceCentrehonouringalong-timeindustrysupporter.46PerspectiveQuestionsandAnswersCFIAandCSGAanswersomeofthemostfrequently-askedquestionsregardingASD.06 2MarchApril2014-Vol.18No.2ThemagazineotheCanadianseedindustryPUBLISHEDBYIssuesInk6327435CanadaLtd.403-313PacicAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2Phone204453-1965Fax204475-5247emailissuesissuesink.comGermination.caPUBLISHERShawnBrooksbrookissuesink.comEDITORJulieDeeringjdeeringissuesink.comEDITORIALMarkHalsallmhalsallissuesink.comLindsayHofmanlhofmanissuesink.comShannonSchindlesschindleissuesink.comMarcZienkiewiczmzienkiewiczissuesink.comMARKETINGCraigArmstrongcarmstrongissuesink.comAdriaGrewalagrewalissuesink.comSamMostaasmostaaissuesink.comHitenShahhshahissuesink.comCREATIVEWadeClisbywclisbyissuesink.comJefHiebertjhiebertissuesink.comLesleyNakonechnylnakonechnyissuesink.comCIRCULATIONBradGordonbgordonissuesink.comShawnaShimnowskisschimnowskiissuesink.comCONTRIBUTORSAngelaLovellJulieMcNabbConnorRosineEDITORIALBOARDDaveAkisterHollyGelechShaunHaneyToddHyraDougKnightLeeMarkertRyanMurrayTimWelbanksSUBSCRIPTIONSCanada47.25yearincludingGSTForeign95.00yearGerminationmakesnoexpressedorimpliedwarrantiesomerchantabilityortnessoraparticularpurposeorotherwiseconcerningtheuseoanyproductandassumesnoliabilityoranyinjuryordamagedirectorconsequentialincurredromtheuseosuchproductsorservicestherein.FederalProvincialandMunicipallawsandregulationssupersedetheinormationcontainedherein.PublicationsMailAgreementNo.40030841.ReturnundeliverableCanadianaddressestoIssuesInk403-313PacicAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2PRINTEDINCANADAPleaserecyclewhereacilitiesexist.NopartothismagazinemaybereproducedwithoutthewrittenpermissionothepublisherGERMINATION.CAMulti-purposeRe-UseableWaterproofGluesUsedSiftResistanceBuiltInRugged100lb.TagStockConstructionEasyToUseFold-InFlapsFold-DownTuck-In2802HedbergDriveHopkinsMN55305-3405Ph952545-7124Fax952545-0196WithSpearItsInThBg.SeedGrainSpecialSafetyEnvelopesForSamplingandStorage.CallorSendForFreeSampleKitPricesGummedandUngummedCoinEnvelopesAvailable Weknowthevalueofcoldweathergermination.Wehaveto.ItsCanada.AgCelencebenetsrefertoproductsthatcontaintheactiveingredientpyraclostrobin.Alwaysreadandfollowlabeldirections.AgSolutionsisaregisteredtrade-markofBASFCorporationAgCelenceisaregisteredtrade-markandINSUREisatrade-markofBASFSEallusedwithpermissionbyBASFCanadaInc.INSURECEREALshouldbeusedinapreventativediseasecontrolprogram.2014BASFCanadaInc.Creatingaseedtreatmentthatcanwithstandthiscountrysunpredictableelementswasnoaccident.LikeyouandyouroperationInsureCerealwasbuiltinCanada.Ofcourseincreasedemergenceincoolgerminationconditionsisjustoneofthisinnovativeseedtreatmentsadvantages.Italsodeliversmoreemergedseedlingsamoreconsistentplantstandincreasedrootbiomassandlargershootsystems.TheyreallpartoftheuniquebenetswecallAgCelence.AndInsureCerealistheonlycerealseedtreatmentthathasthem.Fordetailsvisitagsolutions.cainsureorcallAgSolutionsCustomerCareat1-877-371-BASF2273. 2013MeridianManufacturingInc.RegisteredTrademarksUsedUnderLicense.www.meridianmfg.costoreormoveMeridianSmoothWallandGalvanizedbinsofferyouindustryleadingqualityandversatilestoragecapacity.WhileourAugersandConveyorsallowforsafeandquickmovementofseedsoyoucangetbackontheeldfaster. 6ALTHOUGHthereisalotobuzzaboutthepossibilityohybridwheatandbarleyvarietiesbeingavailableintheutureconventionalcerealbreedingprogramsquietlycontinuetodeliverincreasedyieldsbetterdiseaseresistanceandtheabilitytomaintainandbuildonthestrengthothegeneticadvancesthathavebeenachievedtodate.ManystudieshavebeendoneinEuropeAustraliatheUnitedStatesandCanadaandwhatyouseeoveralongperiodotimeisanaveragegeneticgainoaboutonepercentoyieldperyearsaysBrianRossnagelabarleybreederattheUniversityoSaskatchewan.HugestrideshavealsobeenmadeindiseaseresistanceandlowerproteincontentinnewmaltbarleyvarietiessuchasCDCMeredithBentleyandMerit57.Eachothesevarie-tieswhentheyaregrownsidebysidewithACMetcaleconsistentlyproduceaboutapercentlessproteinatahigheryieldlevelsaysRossnagel.Allthesevarietiesarewellover10percenthigheryieldingthanACMetcale.Manyhigheryieldingwheatvarietieshavebeenintroducedoverthepast10to15yearsbutitisimprovedagronomicqualitiessuchasshortstrawtoimproveharvestabilityaswellaspestanddiseaseresistancethatinmanycaseshasallowedthemtoachievetheirullyieldpotentialsaysRobertGraawheatbreederatAAFCsLethbridgeResearchCentre.Withinthelast10yearsweveseenmidge-resistantvarie-tiescomeonstreaminWesternCanadahesays.Thosevarietieshavesubstantiallydrivenyieldsoourspringwheats.Wereseeingmuchmoreoatruerefectionosomeotheyieldpotentialthatwevebeenabletobreedintothosevarieties.Comparedtovarietiesthatwereregis-teredsay15yearsagoinsomecaseswereseeinguptoa20percentyieldadvantage.Therehasalsobeencontinualprogressmadeinusariumheadblightandrustresistanceinwheatlines.SpringwheatvarietiesthatoermoderatetointermediateresistancetoFHBarenowmorecommon.Theyarealsohigheryield-ConventionalBreedingContinuestoAdvanceCerealsHybridcerealsmaybeintheuturebutCanadianbreederscontinuetooferarmerstop-notchcerealvarietiesthatdeliverthequalitycharacteristicstomeetmarketdemands.ingvarietiesaswellsowevebeenabletoincreasebothyieldanddiseaseresistanceatthesametimesaysGra.Thatsaidallwheatbreedersremainvigilanttothepos-sibilityonewstripeleaandstemrustracesincludingUg99thatevolvequicklyandcanpotentiallydeeatsomeothegenesdeployedagainstthem.Striperustisbecom-ingmoreoaproblemsaysGra.WehavenewmorevirulentracesinNorthAmericasoitsveryimportanttoincorporateresistanceintoourvarieties.Inlearustwereseeingsomeverygoodgenesthathavebeendeeated.AgoodexampleothatisLr21whichconerredexcellentTheCropMolecularGeneticsLaboratorysupportsthebarleybreedingprogramotheCropDevelopmentCentrethroughboththedevelopmentoandscreeningormolecularmarkers.PhotocourtesyofTheUniversityofSaskatchewan MARCHAPRIL20147resistanceinmanyoourvarietiesoverthepast10to15years.Wehaveothergenesbutweconstantlyhavetobelookingornewresistanceandpyramidinggenestotryandmakesurethatthegeneswehavedeployedwillbeuseuloverthelongterm.Anotherthingthatcanrestrictpotentialyieldisenviron-mentalconditions.MostvariabilityinyieldcomesromgrowingconditionssaysRossnagel.Iwelookat2013whichwasoneothebestcropyearsinWesternCanadaandcomparetheyieldsversusthelongtermaverageorallclassesowheatbarleycanolaandsoontheaverageyieldincreaseovernormalrangesromabout28percentto32percentinallthreePrairieprovinces.Thisdatatellsmethatalmostallthisyieldincreasecameromtheenviron-ment.Newgeneticsequipmentandtechnologiesallowedtheexpressionothattohappenbutitwasntalldowntoaspecifcvarietyorseedingequipmentormicro-nutrient.Itwasallthosethingsthatdiditincombinationwithaperectstormoweather.UtilizingTechnologyWhathashelpedtomakeconventionalbreedingmoreef-cientandcost-eectiveoverthepast10to15yearshasbeenthewideradoptionotechnologysuchasmarker-assistedbreedingandothercross-oversromthebiotech-nologyfeldsuchastheuseodoublehaploidywhichcanshortenthebreedingprocessbyproducinggeneticallypureinbredlinesinjustoneyear.Canadahasbeenattheorerontinutilizingdoubledhap-loidsinbothspringandwinterwheatbreedingsaysGra.Itspeedsupthebreedingprocessanywhereromtwotoouryearsdependingonaccesstowinternurseriesandthatkindothing.DNAmarkershavealsobeenabigplus.Itdoesntincreasethespeedasyoudevelopavarietybutitdoesincreaseyourefciencybygettingridosomeothethingsthatyoudefnitelyknowyoudonotwantsoyoucangotothefeldwiththoselinesthathopeullywillhavemoreothecharacteristicsthatyourelookingor.Inmaltbarleybreedingadvancesinbothtechnologyandequipmentparticularlyorqualityevaluationandtestinghavealsobeenimportant.Oneotheotherthingsthatsdramaticallychangedorusallistheabilitytomeasurechemicalconstituentsinsamplescost-eectivelytobeabletomakeimprovementsinthingslikebeta-glucancontentinoodbarleyandoodoatsandcuttingitdowninmaltingbarleysaysRossnagel.Tenyearsagowecouldmeasurebeta-glucaninonlyaewsamplesbecauseothecostothelabprocessequip-mentandthestaneededtodoitbutnowwecandothousandsosamplesandthesamplesizeisevensmallerthanitusedtobe.Near-inraredtechnologyisalsoallowingbreederstoscreenordesirablequalitiesinthelabwithouthavingtodestroypreciousseedsamplesthatareinitiallyproducedinsmallquantitiesattheearlystagesothebreedingprocess.Equipmentchangesincludemicro-malterswhichallowmaltbarleybreederstousesmallbatchesandgetgoodmaltinginormationromsmallersamples.ApplestoOrangesExcitementoverhybridcerealsisunderstandablegiventheyieldadvantagesthathavebeenseenincropslikecanolaandcornbutthejuryisstilloutonwhethersimilarexpec-tationsinhybridcerealsarerealistic.MostpeoplethatIvetalkedtothatarelookingathybridsaresayingthat15percentyieldincreaseisaboutthebesttheyveseensaysGra.Onceyouvegotthehybridsthatshowincreasedyieldgenerallytherateoincreaseinyieldaterthatisnotdierentthantherateoyieldincreaseamongtheinbredlinesthatyoureusingtopro-ducethosehybrids.Soinotherwordsinordertocreateagoodhybridyouneedtohavegoodinbredlines.UPOV91Therecently-tabledAgriculturalGrowthActBillC-18suggestsamendmentstothepresentPlantBreedersRightsActthatwillbringCanadaintoconormitywiththe1991conventionotheInternationalUnionortheProtectionoNewVarieties.ManypublicandprivateplantbreedersarewelcomingtheamendmentswhichtheyeelwillstrengthenbreedersrightswhileprotectingtherightoarmerstosaveseedandwillencouragemoreinvestmentinCanadianplantbreedingprograms.AstrongandairintellectualpropertyrameworkensuresthatCanadaisadesirableplacetoinvestinplantbreedingresultinginmoreinnovationadditionalresourcesandsuperiorvarietiesinthemarketplacesaypublicplantbreedersBryanHarveyromtheUniversityoSaskatchewanandKeithDowneyabreederatAAFCsSaskatoonResearchCentreinarecentpressstatement.MostwesterncommoditygroupsbelievetheamendedPBRlegislationshouldbeneftarmerswithamorecompetitiveplantbreedingenvironmentresultinginagreaterchoiceopest-resistanthigh-yieldingvarietieswithgoodagronomicstomeettheirneedsorsustainableproductionandtocompeteintheglobalmarketplace. 8HighlightsofBillC-18includeProtectingaproducersrighttosavestorecleantreatandplanttheseedofaprotectedvarietyfortheirownuseandtoselltheharvestedgrainintothecommercialmarketwithoutpayingadditionalroyaltiesaslongastheseedwasobtainedlegitimately.Aproducermaynottransferharvestedseedfromaprotectedvarietytoanyoneelsetoplantorfurthermultiplywithoutpermissionoftherightsholder.Arightsholdertoaprotectedvarietycanexercisetheirrightsonacommercialcroponlyiftheseedhasbeenobtainedillegallyortherehasnotbeenareasonableopportunitytocollectroyaltiesearlierinthesaleschain.AresearchexemptionallowsanybreedertouseaPBR-protectedvarietytobuilduponitsgeneticsanddevelopsuperiorvarietieswithoutobtainingpermissionfromtherightsholder.Plantbreederscannotre-constitutetheprotectedvarietybymakingaminorchangetoitandclaimownershipasanewvarietywithouttakingintoaccounttherightsholdersrighttotheoriginalvariety.Itseemsthatthecirclealwaysreturnstothebasicsocon-ventionalbreedingmethodsandcerealscomparedtoothercropsarentalwaysanapple-to-applecomparisonwhenitcomestoyieldandotheradvantages.Cerealshaveevolvedtobeveryefcientusersowaterenergyandnutrientstoproduceproductthatwelikeasaninbredandarenotasamenabletobigincreasesromhybridityassomethinglikecanolawhichisacross-pol-linatedspeciesandisnaturallyevolvedtotakeadvantageothatsaysRossnagel.Conventionalbreedershavelearnedromexperiencethatcerealshaveanumberoqualitycharacteristicsdictatedbytheendusethatarenteasytobalanceoagainstyieldincreasesandrequireextrastepsinthebreedingprocesssuchasevaluationandtestingorspecifcmaltormillingqualitiesthataregoingtobethesamenomatterhowthevarietyisdeveloped.FromtheclassifcationstandpointvarietiesneedtohavethequalityparametersthatdefneeitheraCWRSoraCPSredorwhateverwheatclassyouretalkingaboutsaysGra.Itsgoingtobeveryinterestingtoseeashybridsstarttobetestedjustwhatthequalityparametersarelikeandwhatthedifcultiesencounteredwillbe.Iwouldthinkthatcertainlysomeothequalitycharacteristicsamongthetwoparentsthatareusedinthehybridwillhavetobegeneticallyfxedtomakeitmuchmoreprobablethattheresultinghybridisalsoogoodquality.Maltingbarleyoerssimilarchallenges.Inahybridvari-etywhatyoulookorareparentsthatarequitearapartintermsoasmanycomponentsothegenomeaspos-siblebecausethatwillincreaseyourprobabilityoget-tinggreaterhybridresponsesaysRossnagel.Howeveriyoureworkingonacropthathasstrictqualityrequire-mentslikemaltingbarleyitsverydifculttonothaveparentswhicharerelativelycloselyrelatedbecauseother-wiseyoullaectthequality.Bydefnitioninsomethinglikemaltingbarleytheprobabilityogettinglargeyieldincreasesduetohybridityisverylow.Developmentoanewwheatvarietycanbespedupatvariouspointsusingtechnologyequipmentorresourcessuchasgreenhousesorwinternurseriestoproducenextgenerationlinesbutotherpartsotheprocesssuchasplotandfeldtestingseedmultiplicationandregistrationarethesameoranyvarietynomatterhowitsproduced.Plantbreedingislikeaactory.Youmakecrosseseveryyearyoudoallthethingsinbetweeneveryyearonsetsomaterialprogressingthroughyouracilityandyoucanspeeduptheprocessbyusingthingssuchaswinternurs-eriesbuttheprocessrunslikethatandsoyoustillputcrossesineachyearandwhatevertheprocessistakessomanyyearsandouttheotherendcomesavarietysaysRossnagel.AngelaLovellCanadahasbeenattheforefrontinutilizingdoubledhaploidsinbothspringandwinterwheatbreeding.RobGraf Bio-ForgeisapatentedgrowthpromoterformulationdesignedtoensureplanthealthinourextremeCanadiangrowingenvironmentandisproventoncasyldsbyupto8.5bushlspac.basedon2013trialresultsrducshashwathcondtonlatdstssincassnutntffcncsimpovscllulavabltyenhancssdlngmgncimpovsootgowthhomonbalancandnutntuptakAnyCrop.AnyStAge.AnyWeAther.g40AcsfBi-FFSeedetailsbelow.Someconditionsapply.Visitwww.stollcanada.com40forcall1-855-787-4414 10THEREisnodoubtthatlowlevelpresenceishavinganimpactontheCanadianseedindustryandrightnowthereisnoescapingit.ItsbecauseothisthatthecountrysseedsectoriscontinuingtodriveorwardchangestoLLPpolicy.OurmembershavereportedthattheyarebeingaskedtoprovidelegaldocumentsandagreementsthatguaranteeazeropresenceoGMmaterialinsomeseedshipmentstocountriesthatmaintainbanssaysPattyTownsendCEOotheCanadianSeedTradeAssociation.Giventhewayseedisproducedhandledandtransportedandthesensitivityotestingtodayabsolutezeroisnotpossible.Thatmeanssomesaleshavebeenlost.WehavealsohadmembersreportthatshipmentshavebeenrejectedorturnedbackbecausetestsosampleshaveoundverylowpresenceoGMmaterial.WayneUngervice-presidentoForageandTurorBrettYoungSeedssayshisindustrysectorisdefnitelybeingnegativelyimpactedbythezerotolerancepoliciesinsomecountries.Wethinkoitmostlyromanexportbasisandthechallengesarethatregulationsintradearoundtheworldhaventkeptpacewiththesciencehesays.WehavegotcountriesthathaveadoptedGMcropsandcoun-triesthathaventadoptedGMcropsandthetraderelationsbetweenthosecountriesarentup-to-datewiththerealitiesocropproductiontoday.DraftinganLLPSeedPolicyTheGovernmentoCanadaalongwithindustryparticipa-tionproducedadratdocumentontheproposeddomesticpolicyandimplementationrameworkormanagementoLLPoGMcropswhichwasreleasedorpubliccommentromNovember2012toJanuary2013.TheCanadianseedindustryormedaWorkingGroupinAugust2012atertheGovernmentoCanadadecidedtoexcludeseedromitscurrentworkonLLP.AnLLPpolicytoacilitatethetradeoseedisimportantsaysTownsendwhochairstheWorkingGrouponLLPinseed.TheobjectiveistoollowtheprocessthatisbeingusedtodevelopanLLPpolicyorgraintodevelopanissuespaperthatcancontainsomeoptionsoradomesticLLPpolicyorseed.Tothispointtheworkinggrouphascompletedanenvi-ronmentalscanagreedonadefnitionoLLPasitrelatestoseedhasdevelopedaglossaryotermsandisnowtryingtodefnethescopeoapotentialpolicyinadvanceobeginningtodeveloptheissuespaper.PUSHINGFORLLPPOLICYAsCanadamakesprogresstowardsdevelopmentoanationalLowLevelPresencepolicyorgeneticallymodiedmaterialsingraintheseedindustrycontinuestobeafectedbyLLP. Withthehydraulichoppermoveroptionthehoppercanbepositionedeasilyandwithminimaleffort.Anoptionalhydraulicwincheasilyliftsthehopperintoplacefortransport.FarmKingBacksaverAugersarepracticaleconomicalanddependable.ThatdependabilityhasbeenabenchmarkoFarmKingBacksaverAugersormanydecades.Augertubingsizesareavailablein10or13diametersandlengthsrangingrom50to95eet.The4312x60intakehopperinviteslargequantitiesograintobequicklymoveduptheaugerandintothebin.Durable11gaugefightingisusedonevery10and13FarmKingBacksavermodel.www.farm-king.com2014BuhlerTradingInc.infobuhler.comwww.farm-king.com 12TheLLPpolicydevelopmentprocessorseedisarbehindtheprocesstodevelopLLPpolicyorgrainoroodeedandprocessing.Andeventhoughitisaheadotheseedworkitisalsoverydetailedandtechnicalwork.AlthoughormalconsultationonthedratpolicydocumentorgrainLLPhasendedthereweremanydetailedandtechnicalquestionsthatthegovernmentworkinggroupreceivedandisstilltryingtoaddresssaysTownsend.Giventhedierenttechnicalcapacitiesinternationallythismakestheprocessevenmorecomplicated.Itsmyunderstandingthatawholelotmoreworkneedstobedoneonproposalsorthresholdsandriskassessmentsbeoreanotherdratcanbeputoutorconsultation.Howeverwhiletheprocessisaimedatdevel-opingaCanadiandomesticpolicyonLLPingrainthehopeisthatitwillserveasanexampleorothercountriessointernationalconsultationswerealsoconductedshesays.FeedbackromthedratproposalandalsoromtheglobalLLPconsultationsthatwerearealreadyidentiyingsignif-cantchallengestodevelopingLLPseedpolicy.DuringboththeconsultationsonLLPinCanadaandattheGlobalLLPmeetingsconcernswereexpressedaboutincludingseedinthecurrentprocesssaysTownsend.Unlikegrainseedisnotprocessedorconsumedbutisintroducedintotheenvi-ronmentwhereitcanperpetuate.Alsounlikegraintherearenointernationalguidelinesorriskandsaetyassess-mentsoseedLLP.AllothathasmadegovernmentsinCanadaandoutsideoCanadamorereluctanttomoveasquicklyonseedLLP.FacilitatingTradewithLLPEventhoughtheseedindustryissmallerthanthegrainindustryseediscurrentlyingreatneedoaninternationalLLPpolicy.Townsendeelsthattheseedindustryalreadyhasprotocolsandproceduresinplacethatcouldbeaben-eftindevelopingandimplementinganLLPseedpolicy.Wehaventyetdiscussedwhatriskmanagementprocesseswouldbeusedhoweverunlikegrainwhichisverymuchabulkindustryseedisproducedandtradedunderverystrictqualityrequirementstoensurepurityandidentityshesays.Wethinkthatriskmanagementmeasuresshouldrecognizethosequalitystandards.CanadaisanimportantexporteroseedandsomeoourimportantmarketseitherdonthaveunctioningassessmentandapprovalsystemsorproductsobiotechnologyortheymaintainoutrightbanssaysTownsend.SeedlikegrainisproducedinopenenvironmentsishandledandtransportedinlargequantitiesandasaresultislikelytocontainverylowlevelsoGMmaterial.ThepresenceoGMmaterialinshipmentscanandhasmeantthattheshipmentsarenotacceptedbysomeimportantmarketsorseedexporters.ThefrstlineodeenceistoworktowardssynchronousapprovalsoGMproductsinmarketsthatareimportantbutwherethatisnotpossibleweneedanLLPpolicythatwillacilitatetrade.UngeragreesthatwithLLPpoliciesinplaceworldwidetherewouldbemorebusinessopportunitiesormanyseedcompaniescurrentlyrestrictedbyreg-ulatorystandards.SeedcompaniesinEuropeorexamplebecausetheyareinvolvedintheindustryunder-standthattheriskoGMmaterialinseedisextremelylowhesays.Theywouldliketodomorebusinessandimportmoreseedbuttheyarerestrictedbytheexistingzerotoler-ancepolicyinEurope.CanadaLeadingtheWayCanadahaslongbeenachampionoLLPandisrecognizedasbeingaleaderbymanyoitsinternationaltradingpartnerssaysUnger.ItscriticalthatwetaketheinitiativeandkeeppushingorwardwithLLPhesays.CanadianpositionpapersandstatementsonLLParebeingwellreceivedinternationallyattheSeedAssociationotheAmericasaswellasattheInternationalSeedFoundationlevel.CanadahasspearheadedalototheprogressthatwehavemadeitsonpeoplesagendasandwearemovingorwardwithLLPdiscus-sions.AngelaLovell ReadershaveindicatedthatGerminationsNewVarietiesListisoneofthemosteagerlyanticipatedfeaturesoftheyear.ThelistissponsoredbyseedcompaniesacrossCanadatheirlogosarefeaturedbelow.FormoreinformationaboutthevarietieslistedinthissectionbesuretocheckouttheNewVarietiesListonlineatGermination.ca.HereyouwillndURLlinkstodistributorswebsitescontainingvaluableseedinformation.ThankyoutothefollowingsponsorsofGerminations2014newvarietieslistallianceseed.combayercropscience.capioneer.comsecan.combrettyoung.cacanterra.comsyngentafarm.ca2014NewVarieties14dekalb.cacpsagu.cahylandseeds.com KEYTONEWVARIETIESLISTDISEASERESISTANCESSusceptibleMSModeratelySusceptibleMRModerateResistanceIRIntermediateResistanceRResistantOTHERCHUCropHeatUnitsOPOpenPollinatedPCVTPrairieCanolaVarietyTrialsRMRelativeMaturitySubjecttoregistrationPESTSBCMVBeanCommonMosaicVirusCRMCornRootWormECBEuropeanCornBorerPRRPhytophthoraRootRotRWRootWormSCNSoybeanCystNematodeTRAITSCLCleareldProductionSystemCRClubrootResistanceGENRR2YGenuityRoundupReady2YieldGENSSRIBGenuitySmartStaxRIBCompleteGENVT2PRIBGenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompleteGENVT3PGenuityVTTriplePROGTGlyphosateTolerantHXHerculexHX-XTRAHerculexXTRALLLibertyLinkRARefugeAdvancedRIBRefuge-in-a-bagRRRoundupReadyRR2RoundupReady2RR2YRoundupReady2YieldSCLSclerotiniaResistanceSSSmartStaxWHEATCWGPCanadaWesternGeneralPurposeCWHWSCanadaWesternHardWhiteSpringCWRSCanadaWesternRedSpringCWSWWCanadaWesternSoftWhiteWheatCWRWCanadaWesternRedWinterALFALFACompanyContactVarietyMaturityYieldHighlightsbrettyoung.caBrettYoungSeedsPh8006655015Fx20427573332010MediumVeryGoodNewcreepingrootalfalfawithexcellentwinterhardinessGoodregrowthforexcellenthayandpastureindrierregionsBARLEYCompanyContactVarietyMaturityYieldHighlightssecan.comSeCanAssociationPh800665-7333Fx613592-9497CDCKindersley2-RowMalt-1dayACMetcalfe106ofACMet-calfeShorterstrongerstrawthanACMetcalfeExcellentmaltingqualitysimilartoACMetcalfe.HighertestweightkernelweightandpercentageplumpthanACMetcalfeIncreasingcommercialdemandformaltingCDCAnderson6-RowMaltEqualtoLegacy103ofLegacyShorterstrongerstrawthanLegacyExcellentmaltingqualitywithlowbeta-glucanRtosmutandspotblotchsyngentafarm.caSyngentaCanadaInc.Ph877964-3682Fx877214-5405AACSynergy2-RowMaltSimilartoACMetcalfe113ofACMetcalfe107ofCDCCopelandAnewmaltbarleyvarietywithhighyieldpotentialGoodfoliardiseaseresistanceandexcellentmaltingqualityCANOLACompanyContactVarietyMaturityYieldHighlightsbrettyoung.caBrettYoungSeedsPh8006655015Fx20427573336044RRRR0.5daysofcheckExcellentNewmediumheightmidmaturityRRhybridwithsuperiorlodgingresistanceVerygoodyieldacrossallcanolazonesRtoblacklegbayercropscience.caBayerCropSciencePh8882836847Fx4037234535InVigorL252NapushybridLL1dayofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H29110ofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H2920112012WCCRCCTrialsThetopperformeratthe2012WCCRRCtrialsThetopperformeratthe2013CanolaPerformanceTrialsSuperiorblacklegresistanceandexcellentstandabilityInVigorL261NapushybridLL2dayofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H29107ofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H2920112012WCCRCCTrialsHighyieldingandmid-maturingInVigorL261deliverssuperiorblacklegresistanceandstandabilityyoucancountonInVigorL140PNapushybridLL-0.5dayofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H29100ofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H2920112012WCCRCCTrialsPatentedpodshatterreductiontechnologyoffersgrowersyieldprotectionandharvestexibilityandsuperiorblacklegresistanceInVigorL160SNapushybridLL2dayofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H2997ofchecksInVigor5440andDuPontPioneer45H2920112012WCCRCCTrialsInVigorL160SprovidesvaluablesclerotinaprotectionandtheyieldofanInVigorhybridwithsuperiorblacklegresistanceMARCHAPRIL201415 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24ISBIGMONEYLEAVINGAGWhyinvestorsmayhavesouredonagriculturalcommodityfunds. MARCHAPRIL201425THElastdecadesawboomtimesoragriculture.Supplysqueezesemergingmarketgrowthanddirewarningsabouttheplanetsabilitytoeeditselcombinedtosparkwavesoinvestmentinterestinthesectorallovertheworld.Sincethentimeshavetemperedtheresultobumpercropsslowingeconomiesanddampeningpricesoragriculturalcommodities.Theresultaccordingtosomeinvestmentexpertsisthataginvestingmayhavelostitslustreperhapstothepointwherethebigmoneyrepresentedbyundmanagersandinstitutionalinvestorsisnowowingoutothesector.MichaelColemanisfrmlyinthatcamp.Investorshavecooledonthecommoditystorysaystheveterantraderandco-ounderotheMerchantCommodityFundaSingapore-baseddiscretionaryundthattypicallyhassomewherebetween30to50percentoitscapitalinvestedinagriculturalcommodities.ColemansaysMerchanthasseenamassivedropincapitalinthepasttwoyearswithassetsunderitsmanagementshrinkingromUS1.5billionatthestarto2011tojustUS130milliontoday.SadlyourexperiencehasbeenreasonablytypicalsaysColemanaormerCargilltraderwhoeightyearsagooundedAislingAnalyticstheholdingcompanyorMerchantalongwithormerCargillcolleagueDougKing.Theresulthesaysisthatanumberohighprofledis-cretionaryundswithreasonably-sizedagriculturalexpo-sureshavehadtoshutdowninrecentmonths.OneexampleistheU.K.sCliveCapitalwhichatitspeakhad5billioninassetsaccordingtoColeman.Anditsnotjustdiscretionaryundmanagershesayswhoareeelingthepinch.Colemanbelievesinstitutionalandotherlargeinvestorsarentaskeenoncommodityindexinvestingorcommodityexchangetradedundsastheyoncewere.Ithinkingeneraltherehavebeenairlysignifcantout-lowsonthecommoditysector.ThoseoutlowshavebeenconcentratedmorewithdiscretionaryundslikeMerchanthesays.Wheretheresbeenlessoutowisintheindexinvesting.SoIthinkthesituationvis--visintheagmarketisthatcommodityindexmoneyisstillasizeableelementinthemarketbutthatmoneyisnotgrowing.Ithasntbeenpulledoutyetbutmysenseisthattherehasntbeenmuchnewaddition.LowReturnsonInvestmentAgricultureproductstheso-calledsotcommoditiesarepartothelargercommoditypicturethatincludesenergyandminerals.Goldandotherhardcommodityinvestmentshaveperormedpoorlyinrecentyearsdraggingdownthesectorgenerally.OverallcommoditieshavebeenverydisappointingorinvestorsColemansays.Itsbeenacaseogenerallyreturnsnotbeingverygood.Soiyouvebeenacommod-ityindexinvestorthroughthebiggestbullmarketsincetheearlyyearsothe20thcenturyyouactuallyhaventmadeanymoney.ColemansayssuchthingsasstrongeconomicgrowthinemergingmarketslikeChinacontributedtoarobustagsectorandcorrespondinginvestorinterestduringmuchothe2000s.Sincethentheagpicturehaschangedasaresultoshitingsupplyanddemandactors.Fromaninvestorspointofviewatthetopheadlinelevelitlookslikethiscommoditysuper-cycleifitsnotoveritstakingabreather.MichaelColemanFromaninvestorspointoviewatthetopheadlinelevelitlookslikethiscommoditysuper-cycleiitsnotoveritstakingabreathersaysColemanpointingtorecentnewsitemsaboutlowergrowthtrajectoriesprojectedorChinaandbigsupply-sideincreasesinvariousagcommoditiesasthekindostoriesinuencinginvestorsthesedays.TheresnotopheadlinestoryanymoreaboutwhyIshouldbeinvestedincommodities.AccordingtoColemanalotomoneyowedintogoldandothercommodityinvestmentsmuchothatintoindexundsordiversifcationpurposesandasahedgeagainstination.Thatargumentordiversifcationandinationhedginghasbeenmuchweakenedoverthelastcoupleoyearshesays.Colemanmaintainsmanyinvestorsunamiliarwiththesectorjumpedontheagcommoditiesbandwagonduringthemid-2000sandmanyothemhavesincelet.CommoditieswereinaboonandlotsopeoplewhohadnttradedcommoditiesbeoregotinvolvedandhavebeendisappointedColemanexplains.Compoundingtheproblemhesaysistheactthatoverthelastyearcom-moditieshavemassivelyunderperormedotherequities. 26STRONGStandsBIGYieldsMonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Thisproducthasbeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconfrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.GenuityandDesignGenuityRoundupReadyandRoundupareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2013MonsantoCanadaInc.ProvenSeedisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CPSCROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesInc.Maximizeyouryieldwiththebeststandabilityofanyhybridonthemarket.ProvenVT500Gis1forstandabilityallowingyoutoswathandcombineatfasterspeedsthaneverbeforesavingyoutimeandmoneyduringharvest.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationandgetthepowertogrowwithProvenVT500GandtheentireProvenSeedportfolio.1forWorldClassStandabilityVT500GPROVENPROVENVT500GSTANDABILITYStandabilityRatingBETTER12345FLATGDEKALB73-75RRL1302.12.9WhatdoesColemanthinkitlltaketoturnagcommod-ityinvestmentaroundItsgottobesomecombinationoChineseandemergingmarketgrowthreacceleratingandreallythecreationoshortageagainhesays.Intheperiod2004to2008youhadstructuraldefcitsappearinawiderangeoagriculturalcommoditiessopriceswentupandthatattractedmoreinvestment.HoweverColemanbelievesabearishagmarketisatrendthatcouldcontinueorsometime.Commoditieshavebeenhotnowtheyrecoolandtheyreprobablygoingtobecoolorawhilehesays.Thelasttimetheywentcoolwasbackin1981andtheystayedcoldor20years.DiegoParrillaisounderandCEOoNARECOAdvisorsanassetmanagementfrmspecializinginnaturalresourcesandcommoditiesalsobasedinSingapore.Parrillaagreesinvestmentinterestintheagsectorhasdefnitelycooledasaresultosotcommoditypricesandhebelievesbiouelsalsocomeintoplay.IthinktheagriculturalowsareareectionothegeneralsentimenttowardscommoditiessaysParrilla.Theenergyrevolutioninourviewwillhaveamajordeationaryimpactacrossenergypricesandthatwillimpactagriculturalcommoditiesaswellwhichhaveseenamajorincreaseinproductioncapacitytocopewithbioueldemandandgovernmentmandates.IMotherNatureiskindandweseenormalweatherwecouldseemuchloweragriculturalpricesoralongtime.Parrillabelievesthatonthesupplysideitwilltakesomeveryadverseweathernegativelyaectingagriculturalpro-ductiontosparkstrongtacticalinterestbyinvestorsintheagsector.Otherwisethetrendremainsorlowerinter-estandgiventheherd-ishmentalityoinvestorstheyareunlikelytogetinvolvedhesays.MarketVolatilityPhilippedelaPerouseisdirectoroHighQuestPartnersGlobalFoodandAgribusinessPracticeamarketresearchandmanagementconsultingfrmbasedinSt.Louis.Mo.WhileheagreestherehasbeenquiteabitomovementinthecommodityindexundsinrecentyearsdelaPerousestressesvolatilityisthenatureothebeast.DiegoParrillafounderandCEOofNARECOAdvisors.PhilippedelaPerousedirectorofHighQuestPartnersGlobalFoodandAgribusinessPractice. Buckhornoersanunmatchedselectionoreusablepackagingsolutionsdesignedtoprotectyourproductsandincreaseyourproftability.BuckhornsCenterFlowseedboxisthesaestmosteecientwaytotransportanddispenseallkindsoseed.Itstacksourhighhandlesloadsupto2500lbs.anddispensesseedquickly-inasastas30seconds.Newor2014Buckhornisoeringabaseandlidonlyconfgurationorsmallerbatchsizeslikeresearchanddevelopmentseed.Visitbuckhorncanada.comformoreinformationandrequestaquotetodayUS1.800.543.4454Canada1.800.461.7579www.buckhorncanada.com2014BuckhornMyersIndustriesInc.020714BULKBOXESHAND-HELDCONTAINERSIBCsPALLETSSPECIALTYBOXESNEWCenterFlowBaseandLid 28FullyAccreditedSeedLabNo.1215empLoyeeowNedoperatedCALLUSTODAY1-866-980-8324WWW.SEEDCHECK.NETHaveFaithinOurSeedTechnologists.PreparetoExpectWonders.Thoseareairlyliquidstrategiessothemoneytherehasatendencytokindoswinghesays.Ithinkweregoingtocontinuetoseeairlystrongvolatilityinthemarkets.HoweverdelaPerouseisoptimisticaboutthelong-termprospectsoaginvesting.Iwouldarguetheresstillalotoopportunityhesays.Therearelotsowaystoplaytoinvestinagriculturebesidescommodityindexunds.Oneothosewaysistolookatbuyingarmlandwithaneyeonthelongterm.TosaythatarmlandinvestingtodayisnotagooddealIwouldarguethatsomeonewhohasa30-yeartimehorizonitmaybeagreattimetobuyhesays.Itsadierentperspectivedierentneeds.DelaPerousecitesthecaseonumerouslargecorporatelandholdersintheUnitedStatesthatarelookingorinvest-mentswhichpreservecapitalandprovideareturnoverthelonghaulasameanstomeetlong-termfnancialcommit-ments.Theyreinvestinginarmlandbuttheyrelookingatitasa25-to30-yearinvestmenthesays.Thatsquitedierentthaniyoureaprivateequityinvestorandyourelookingataseven-yearliecycleortermonyourund.Therearelotsofwaystoplaytoinvestinagriculturebesidescommodityindexfunds.PhilippedelaPerouseDelaPerousesuggestsinrastructurerequiredtosupportproductionandmovementooodisanotheraspectoagriculturethatshouldntbeoverlookedbyinvestors.ThemoneyithasntreallycometotheinrastructureareawhichisreallywhereIseethebigopportunityhesays.Thecommoditybusinessisliketherealestatebusiness.ItsallaboutlocationthelocationwherethecommoditiesaregrownandwheretheconsumptionmarketsarelocatedandgettingthemromoneplacetotheotherdelaPerousesays.Whetheritsbuildingofxedacili-tiesnetworksoelevatorsstorageacilitiestransloadingacilitiesorportacilities.Iseealotoopportu-nityonthelogisticsside.MarkHalsallYourSeedisinGoodHandsKrauterSolutionsmichaelkrauter-storage.comwww.krautersolutions.comContactusTodayAskforMikeat800-992-2824Climate-ControlledStorageGrowthChambersNewRetrofttedSystemsOurpatent-pending BuyinginputsNowsthetimeManageyourcashowwithFCCfnancing.PurchaseallyourertilizerseeduelandcropprotectionproductsandyoudontpayuntilFebruary2015.Callnowtogetapproval.1-888-522-2555fcc.caCropInputs 30THERESalotgoingoninthegrainvarietydevelopmentindustryandnowherewasthatmoreevidentthanthePrairieGrainDevelopmentCommitteeannualmeetinginWinnipegFeb.24-27.Theannualmeetingheldtoacilitatetheexchangeoinormationrelevanttothedevelopmentoimprovedculti-varsograincropsorthewesternCanadianPrairieswasmarkedthisyearbyarecordnumberooilseedandpulsecropvarietiesbeingsubmittedbydevelopersorrecom-mendation.ThePGDCconsistsoourindependentrecom-mendingcommitteesresponsibleorthetestingevaluationandrecommendationograincropcandidatecultivarsorregistrationinWesternCanada.ThisisoneothehighestnumberolineswehavedealtwithsaysParthibaBalasubramanianchairothePulseandSpecialCropsRecommendingCommittee.Thecommitteelookedat26linesonewpulsecropvarietieswith22beingsupportedorregistration.TheotherswentunsupportedsimplybecauseoinadequatedataaccordingtoBalasubramanian.Weusuallyhavelinesoababeansandsoonbutthisyearweonlyhaddrybeanspeasandlentils.NewvarietiesrecommendedorregistrationincludedtheblackshinybeanlineL09BS520ahigh-yieldinglineadaptedtosouthernAlbertaandSaskatchewan.TheseedyieldoL09BS520issignifcantlyhigherthanthecheckvarietyACBlackDiamond.Thelineexhibitsalowinci-denceocommonbacterialblightcomparedtoACBlackDiamond.ItwasdevelopedbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadainLethbridgeAlta.MP1867isagreencotyledonfeldpeawithsignifcantlybetterbleachingresistanceandgreencolourintensitythanthecheckvarietiesCDCStrikerandCooper.MP1867issimilartothecheckvarietiesinreactionstoMycosphaerellablightandusariumwilt.ItwasalsodevelopedbyAAFCinLethbridge.WorldofWheatImprovingyieldswasthemajorocusothedrybeanpeaandlentillinesrecommendedorregistration.Atthesametimeimprovedmaturitywasalsoaocusathemeoundinthewheatvarietiesputorward.Theresarangeolinesthatcontinuetomeettheneedsoproducersinthemarketplaceandevennichemarkets.Oneothelinesrecommendedwasbredspecifcallyoranorganicproductionsystemsothatsprettyunique.Wecon-sideredfvedurumlinestwoowhichweresolid-stemandtwowhichweremidge-resistantsaysBrianBereschairotheWheatRyeandTriticaleRecommendingCommittee.Intotalthecommitteeunanimouslyendorsed17outo24varieties.Mostlinesrecommendedthisyearwerewheatwhiletwowereryeandonewasaspringtriticale.TheresanothernicewheatvarietyoutotheUniversityoAlbertathatssomethingthatscaughtmyattentionintermsotheuniversitybeingbackinthegamewiththereleaseoCWRSvarietiesthathitonniceyieldpotentialbutnotatthecostomaturity.ThevarietycomingoutotheUoAprogramwasPT769aCanadaWesternRedSpringwheatlineadaptedtotheTherewererecordnumbersofoilseedandpulsevarietiesputforwardatthisyearsPrairieGrainDevelopmentCommitteeannualmeetingsignalingexcitingtimesfortheindustry.SoMuchtoChooseFrom MARCHAPRIL201431parklandregionsoWesternCanada.Itsanearlymatur-inghigh-yieldinglinewithverygoodbuntresistance.SoIthinkgrowersinthePeaceRiverregionshouldbeprettyexcitedaboutwhatscomingoutothatprogram.IthinkitbodeswellorarmersandorthatprogramattheUniversityoAlbertasaysBeres.JusttheFlaxSevenlinesoaxwereputorwardalsoanunusuallyhighnumberaccordingtoOilseedsRecommendingCommitteechairDarylRex.Fiveothemwererecommendedorreg-istration.ThatsprobablyalotmorethanwevehadinawhilesaysRex.DevelopedbytheUniversityoSaskatchewantheyieldoFP2385issignifcantlyhigherthanthecheckCDCBethuneintheshortergrowingseasonanddarkbrownblackgreyanddarkgreysoilsothenorthernPrairies.Alpha-linolenicacidcontentissignifcantlylessthanthecheckFlanders.FP2385lodgingresistanceisnotsignif-cantlylowerthanFlanders.FP2388isalaxvarietydevelopedbyCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.IncomparisontoCDCBethuneFP2388yieldssimilarlyintheshortseasonzoneoWesternCanada.IncomparisontoFlandersFP2388hassimilardaystomatu-ritylodgingresistanceoilcontentandoil-reeproteincon-tent.Thiscandidatecultivaralsohassignifcantlyhigherseedsizeiodinevalueandalpha-linolenicacidcontentwhencom-paredtoFlandersthelatterqualitymakingitespeciallysuitedtouseinoodsbearingagovernment-approvedhealthclaimstatingthataxcanhelpreducelowercholesterol.HealthClaimsaFactorinEvaluationHealthclaimswereatopicodiscussionandaactorindecidingwhetherornotsomevarietieswererecommendedorregistration.OatvarietyOT7074didnotreceivesupportromtheevaluationteamduetohighoilcontentandlowbeta-glucanlevels.HealthCanadahasapprovedahealthclaimsayingthatoatfbrecanhelpreducecholesterolitsthebeta-glucancontentthatsbelievedtodoso.PatriciaJuskiwsecretaryortheOatandBarleyCommitteesayshighoilcontentmakesoatsunsuitableormillingandlowbeta-glucancontentcanmeanitwontliveuptothehealthclaim.HoweverasarasbarleygoesJuskiwaddsthatHB623ahullesstwo-rowoodbarleylinethatwasrecommendedorregistrationisexcitingbecausebarleydoesntnecessarilyhavetobehighinbeta-glucantoberec-ommendedorregistrationasoodbarley.Itsgoodtoknowyoucanjustuseanormalbarleyitdoesnthavetobeahighbeta-glucantypeJuskiwsays.Highbeta-glucanisgreatiyoureusingthebarleyasaractionothebakedgoodwhenyoureactuallymillingit.Butoranormalcookingbarleythisftsthebillnicely.Intotaltwooatandeightbarleylineswererecommendedorregistration.Not-So-SweepingChangesAccordingtoBerestheWheatRyeandTriticaleRecommendingCommitteemadesomechangeswithregardtovotingatthecommitteelevelorthisyearsmeeting.ThechangestoitsoperatingproceduresweremadeinresponsetoaletterromAgricultureMinisterGerryRitzreceivedin2013callingonthePGDCtostreamlineitsapprovalprocessinordertoensureanapproachgoingorwardthatencour-agesinnovationandvarietydevelopmentandbalancestheinterestsoproducersandtheentirevaluechain.Themorevotingsomedevelopersseetheyeeltheresahigherprobabilitythattheoutcomewillbelessthandesir-able.SowetookthatasaaircriticismandimplementedaprocesswhereieverythingsendorsedaseitherdoNewCanolaVarietiesRecommendedinSaskatoonAttheWCCRCCannualmeetingheldthisyearinSaskatoononFeb.4severalnewcanolavarietieswererecommendedorregistrationdisplayingavarietyotraitsincludingimprovedyieldsanddiseaseresistance.AccordingtoRaymondGadouacanolaco-optestmanagerortheCanolaCounciloCanadatherewere65totalvarietiesrecommendedorregistrationthisyear47receivingullrecommendationand18interimrecommendations.Itwasabusiness-as-usualsortoyear.Wehadaslightlylowernumberoentriesbutwerekindostabilizingweusedtogetmorebutnowwereataround60entries.Weusedtosee70to75beoreGadouasays.ThenewMonsantoTruFlexvarietywasrecommendedorinterimrecommendation.Thisisanewglyphosate-resistanttechnology.Thatsoneothenewestthingsweveseenalthoughthattechnologydoesnthaveapprovalinallmajorexportingmarkets.AccordingtoMonsantotwokeyarmerbenetsoTruFlexcanolaareenhancedweedcontrolandincreasedfexibility.Farmerswillhaveabroaderwindowoapplicationandgreaterfexibilitytoutilizeahigherrateoherbicidestoprovidemoreeectivecontroloperennialweedsandtough-to-controlannualweedsintheircanolaeldstomaximizeullyieldpotential. 32Convey-AllindustriesInc.seedhandlingandstoragesystemsaredesignedtomovedeliverandstoreyourseedmorequicklyandsaelywhilemaintainingthehighestseedqualitypossible.Youbeneftromseedhandlingsystemswithsottouchbelttechnologydesignedtohelpensureyouachievemaximumproductivityperormanceandmostoallprofts.GROWPROSPERFORALIMITEDTIMEONLYContactustoorderyourcomplimentaryseedhandlinginformationpackageandreceiveAFREEGIFTVALUEDUPTO300www.convey-all.com1-800-418-9641orregisteratWWW.CONVEY-ALL.COMGIFTknowthattheregistrationsysteminCanadaisguaranteeingthemaqualityproduct.WhyfxsomethingthatisntbrokenWehaveaveryefcientandwell-runsystem.Theresnopushbackromourindustrythatthisisntworking.StillJuskiwsaystheOatandBarleyCommitteeislookingatitsoperatingprocedurestoseewherepracticalchangesoroatsandbarleyareinorder.Onepossibilityiscreatingdierentteamsthatlookaturtheruniquequalityaspectsovarietiesuporrecommendation.AndreaJohnstondirectoroAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadasInnovationandGrowthPolicyDivisionspokeatthePGDCmeetinginregardtothevarietyregistrationprocessandrecentsurveysAAFCconductedwithboththepublicandproducersabouthowtheprocesscanbeimproved.Accordingtotheresultsthemajorityorespond-entsnearly40percentsupportallowingtheimpactsorecentchangestothevarietyregistrationsystemtobecomemoreullyevidentandthenre-assesswithinthenextfveyearsithesystemrequiresmorechange.Inanonlinesurvey13percentsupportedtotalwithdrawalotheederalgovernmentsoversightroleinvarietyregis-trationallowingindustryorthirdpartiestoassumetheseunctions.MarcZienkiewicznotobjectorsupportamongallthreeoourteamsthentheresnomorevotingBeressays.Thiswayitsunanimouslyendorsedtheresnomorevotingatthecommitteelevelotherthanaproceduralvotetorecommendthosevarieties.Wetookitonestepurtheratouragronomyevaluationteamlevelwherewedontevenvoteatallwetaketheinormationromtherequesttosupportthateachdeveloperwouldprepareoralinetheydliketorecommendedandwetakethatdataplugitintoaspreadsheetandweapplyvaluepointstothatandthespreadsheetactuallydeterminesourdeci-sionswithoutanyvoting.UsingthisnewvotingprocesssavedovertwohoursworthoproceduralvotingatthePGDCmeetingheldinWinnipeghenotesconsideringthecommitteelooksatsuchalargenumberovarieties.Butnotallcommitteesseeaneedtomakesuchchanges.Juskiwsaysasarasoatsandbarleygocommitteemembersdontseeagreatneedtoalterthewaytheirprocessworks.Wekeepchangingtomeettherequirementsoourindus-trybutthenweretoldbygovernmentthatweneedtochangeagain.Itsbeuddlingtoourindustryshesays.WehavepeoplecomingromtheU.S.andJapanbecausethey Formoreinformationcall306.966.1382Registeronlineatccde.usask.cacmporcall306.966.5539ComplianceManagementProgramCMPforConnedFieldTrialsGainknowledgeandunderstandingonhowtoproperlyconductaconnedeldtrialofplantswithnoveltraitsinCanada.Thisexibleandinteractiveonlinecourseallowsyoutostudywhereandwhenyouwant.EnsureyouarecompliantwithCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyCFIAregulationsComplianceManagementProgramEnrolnow.Cost350.00GSTInvestmentinthisprojecthasbeenprovidedbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadathroughtheCanadianAgriculturalAdaptationProgramCAAP.InOntariothisprogramisdeliveredbytheAgriculturalAdaptationCouncil. 34PLANTBREEDERSPERSPECTIVESFromtheglobalacceptanceofbiotechcropstoifandhowprivateandpublicplantbreederscanworktogetherplantbreedersandbiotechinnovatorsfromAlbertaandManitobaweighinonthefutureofplantbreeding.PatJuskiwPhDM.ScB.Sc.Agric.P.Ag.PatJuskiwisaplantbreederwiththeFieldCropDevelopmentCentreAlbertaAgricultureandRuralDevelopmentinLacombe.Juskiwsresearchocussince1996hasbeenthebreedingotwo-roweedandmaltingbarley.PriortothatPatworkedonthedevelopmentoagronomicpracticesorbarleyandtriticaleproductionespeciallyorannualorageuse.Patcontinuestoworkonenhancingwateruseefciencynutrientuseefciencyandqualityoeedgrainsaswell.JuskiwhasbeentheSecretaryothePrairieRecommendingCommitteeorOatandBarleysince2007.SheisinvolvedintheCanadianSocietyoAgronomytheAmericanSocietyoAgronomyandtheCropScienceSocietyoAmerica.ShesitsontheboardodirectorsortheCanadianMaltingBarleyTechnicalCentre.SuryaAcharyaPhDSuryaAcharyaisaresearchscientistwithAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaLethbridgeResearchCentre.Hehasdevelopedandcommercializedhigh-yieldingdisease-resistantcultivarsoalalacicermilkvetchandorchardgrassaswellasdevelopedandcommercializedthefrstNorthAmericancultivarsoperennialcerealryeandorageenugreekalongwithmanynativeAlbertagrasscultivars.In2013hedevelopedasainoincultivarthatcanbeusedorbloatreductioninalalapastureinadditiontoanacid-andsaline-tolerantalalaorWesternCanada.JamieLarsenPhDBasedinLethbridgeJamieLarsonisaresearchscientistwithAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanada.Specializinginperennialcerealsbiomassbreedinghiscurrentprojectsincludebreedingallryeorimprovedallingnumberandgrainyieldandalsobreedingperennialcerealryeorimprovedadaptationbiomassqualityandgrainyield.KevinMcCallumAsgeneralmanageroDLSeedscanolabreedingdivisionKevinMcCallumhelpsthebreedingteamachieveitsgoalocreatingandproducingcanolahybridsorNorthAmericanproducers.HehasbeendevelopingvarietiesorCanadianarmersoverthelast23years. MARCHAPRIL201435GerminationDoyouthinkacceptanceobiotechnologyislimitingvarietyandmarketdevelopmentPJAcceptanceobiotechnologyisntlimitingthedevelop-mentonewvarietiesoverallhoweveritdoeslimitthemarketdevelopmentonewvarieties.TheproblemwithbiotechnologyisthateveryonethinksthatbiotechequalsGMOanditsjustnottrue.Thepublicslinkageothetwoisharmul.Itsamatteroeducatingpeopleaboutthedierences.AustraliadoesagreatjobandhasovercomepushbacksromAsiawithregardtocerealcropsdevelopedusingmarker-assistedselectionbiotechcrops.SAOverallithasdenitelyhadanimpactbutnotsomuchonoragesasothercrops.ForexampleinoragesthereisonlyoneandthatisaRoundupReadyalala.Whathashadanimpactisthateverybodyiswaitingorabiotechcropbecausetheythinkthatwillbesubstantiallybetterthantraditionalcultivars.Onlyaewpeoplearewillingtobuythenewnon-GMOcultivarsthatarereadynowandcon-sequentlythereislessmoneyavailableorresearch.Thisisespeciallyimportantorperennialoragecropsaseveryoneiswaitingorthatbigbreakthrough.KMNonotinthecanolaindustry.ThemajormarketsorCanadiancanolahaveacceptedbiotechnology.JLNonotromaNorthAmericanperspectiveatleast.GerminationWhatdoyouthinkwillbethenextgeneticortraitdevelopmentbreakthroughwewillseecommercializedPJThewholeideaogenomicsandmarker-assistedselec-tionisamazing.Itsnowmoreaordableeasierandasterwecanrunhundredsoscreenings.WewillnotbecuttingandslicinggenestomakeGMOsbutthenewtech-nologywillhelpusndgenecombinationsthatnaturallyoccur.Usinggenomicsasatoolwillallowustoscreenvastlyincreasednumbersoplantsthatmayallowustoidentiynaturallyoccurringchangesingenecombinationsthatarebenecial.SAInoragesthenextbreakthroughwillbethecommer-cialavailabilityolowligninalala.ThisGMOalalawillmakeiteasierorproducerstoharvestthecropatalaterstageatupto50to60percentfoweringwithoutlosingqualityorbiomass.Thiscouldhaveapositiveimpactonsomeproducerswhohavedicultyharvestingalalaatprimestagevepercentbloomandmaysavealittlebitomoneyasonlytwocutswouldbeneededinsteadothreeingoodgrowingconditions.KMIncanolathenextimpacttraitwillbethesecondgen-erationoglyphosate-tolerantvarieties.JLThisisquitediculttopredictandisamatteroper-spectiveandtimerame.Ithinkthegeneraltrendwillbethatprivateindustrycontinuestostacknewherbicideandpestresistancetraits.Thismaybeimportantasmodelsgener-allypredictanexpandedrangeoranumberoimportantcroppests.Alsosomeothesetraitscouldbeextremelyimportanttomaintainoperationaleciency.Formeamajorbreakthroughwouldbethedevelopmentoperennialwheatandperennialcerealryewhichwillhaveaprooundimpactonarmingoperationsincludingasignicantreductioninproductioncoststheopportunitytoconserveandimprovesoilqualityandmakebetteruseoavailablewaterandnutri-ents.Perennialcerealsalsopresentanopportunityormixedarmingoperationstograzetopgrowthinthespringandallextendingeldgrazingperiods.Aclosesecondandmorelikelytobereachedinthemid-termistheunlockingourthercoldtoleranceinwintercerealsandwintercanolaacilitatingaparadigmshitinWesternCanadaagriculture.Fall-sownwintercropsprovidemultipleproductionandlogisticaladvantagesoverspringcerealsandwouldprovideasignicantboostinyieldtomeetglobaldemand.GerminationWhatcropsdoyouthinkwillbenetthemostromadvancesinplantbreedingandgenomeresearchinthenextveto10yearsPJRememberwhenbarleyusedtobeweedyandulloo-typesNowitsanelitecropormaltingbecauseoregularplantbreedingbutwecantakeittonewyieldanddis-easeresistanceplateaususingbiotechnology.Usinggenom-icscerealslikehardredspringwheatandmaltingbarleywillbenetwithimprovementsindiseaseresistanceandincreasedyields.Fiveyearsromnowwemightseenewlinkagesinmaltingbarleyandtheywillallbenon-GMO.Thereisalsopotentialortriticaletoimprovequalitytraitsorbreadproduction.KMToughquestiontoanswerbecauseDLSeedsocusoncanolabutinthenextveto10yearswheatcouldbenetthemostitheindustrycansuccessullydevelophybridtechnologyinthatcrop.Incanolathereisalreadyquiteabitoinvestmentandadvancementsongoingalready.JLThistimerameistooshortoranumberomajorcropstotakeadvantageothemassivegenomicsandbiotechnol-ogyeortscurrentlyunderway.Inthistimerameprob-ablycanolaandotherbrassicaswillbenettremendouslyrompreviousgenomicseortsinrelatedspeciesBrassicarapaandmodelplantArabidopsis.GenomicsequencingcerealsorwesternCanadianproducershascurrentlybeencompletedorisgettingclosetocompletion.Thetimerametomakeuseothisresearchismorelikely10yearsandbeyondespeciallyiwearetalkingaboutdirectapplicationsresultinginvarietyimprovement.GerminationAretherolesopublicplantbreedersdiferentthanprivatebreedersHowwillprivateandpublicplantbreedersworktogetherintheuturePJAplantbreederworkingoraprivatecompanymaynothavethesamegoalasapublicplantbreeder.Privateplantbreedersareprimarilyocusedonbreedingoryield.Apublicplantbreederisveryconcernedaboutreducingrisktothepublicanddiseaseresistanceispartothat.Publicbreedersworkextensivelywithpathologistsandweworktomaintainqualitystandards.InCanadawehaveaverygood 36cooperativemodelwherepublicandprivateplantbreederssharegermplasmdiseaseassessmentandyieldinormation.Thisshouldandwillcontinue.SAInoragestherearenoprivateplantbreedersatthistime.Theroleopublicoragebreedersisdierentinthesensethattheydonothavetoworryaboutproftabilityromtheircultivars.Perennialcropsareseededlessrequentlythanannualcropsandsotheproftmarginromthemwouldbelessthanperennialcrops.ThatmaybethereasonwhyprivatecompaniesarenottooinvolvedinperennialcropsinCanada.AsapublicoragebreederIdonothesitatetodevelopcropsornichemarketssalineandacidsoilsandthathaveasix-orseven-yearstandlieeventhoughthecultivarwillhaveasmallermarketandwillbesoldlessrequently.Thiswillnotbeointeresttoprivatebreeders.Butpublicandprivatebreederscanworktogethertotakecareoallproducerneedsandworktowardssustainabilityotheentireindustry.KMAttheundamentalplantbreederleveltherolesarethesametocreatesuperiorvarietiesnomatteriyouareapublicorprivatebreeder.Publicandprivatebreederswillcontinuetoworktogetherasinthepastcreatingevenmoresubstantialagreementsgoingorward.DLSeedsasasmallbreedingcompanyreliesonitspartnershipwithmanypublicbreedingprogramstodayandwillintotheuture.JLInmyopinionpublicandprivateplantbreedersstrivetowardsthesamegoalwhichistoreleaseimprovedvarietiesorarmers.Wheretheydieristhelatitudeoexplorationintonewareasortoincorporatenewtraitsromexoticless-adaptedgermplasm.Privateplantbreedersworkorcom-paniesthatonlyunctionitheyturnaproftthereoretheapproachtobreedingmustbedirectwithaclearmarketableproductasanendresult.Publicplantbreedersunctiongenerallythroughbaseundingromtheirorganizationbutderivesignifcantlevelsoundingortheirprogramsromundingbodiesthatareinterestedinresearchthatistar-getedtoaddressaspecifcthreatorlong-termpublicgoodresearch.Inpublicbreedingthereismoreopportunitytoexaminetheunderlyingmechanismoaspecifcobservedtraitandprovideanexplanationwhichwillleadtoanunder-standingoandperhapsmoreeectivedeploymentothetrait.Itisimportantthatprivateandpublicplantbreedersworktogetherintheuture.Private-publicpartnershipsarebecomingmorecommonplaceasthereareopportunitiesoreachgrouptomakeuseocomplementingstrengths.ForperennialcerealsIbelievethedevelopmentothiscropwillollowthemoretraditionalmethodwherepublicresearchersdevelopvarietiesandtheproductionsystemollowedbyindustryrecognizingthemeritinperennialcerealswhichleadstourtherdevelopmentoperennialcerealsintoamatureproductionsystem.JenniferPinarskiVisitwww.rrwms.caDownloadtheWEEDIDAPPGotoiTunestodayorvisitweedidapp.caALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.TankmixturesTheapplicablelabelingoreachproductmustbeinthepossessionotheuseratthetimeoapplication.Followapplicableuseinstructionsincludingapplicationratesprecautionsandrestrictionsoeachproductusedinthetankmixture.Monsantohasnottestedalltankmixproductormulationsorcompatibilityorperormanceotherthanspecifcallylistedbybrandname.Alwayspredeterminethecompatibilityotankmixturesbymixingsmallproportionalquantitiesinadvance.MonsantoandVineDesignandRoundupReadyareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2014MonsantoCanadaInc.LeadbyExampleOptimizeweedcontrolonyourfarm.Usemultiplemodesofactioninyourpre-seedburndownbytankmixingtwoormoreherbicidegroups.UseMultipleModesoActionWHEREONTHEWEBToreadmorefromourplantbreederpanelvisitGermination.ca. 38IMAGINElivingonlessthanadollaradayandneedingtoindtuitionmoneyoryourchildtostartGradeOne.Imagineachildskinninghiskneewithnomothertocleanthewoundandnobandagetocoverit.Imaginehavingtolearnhowtoearnalivingonyouramilyarmwhenyouare14andyourparentsaregone.InaremotecorneronorthwesternZambiatherearetwoschoolsprovidingorphansandvulnerablechildrenwithaneducationthattheywouldotherwisemiss.TheschoolsarepartotheManyingaCommunityResourceCentreaprojectstartedin2008thatteachesmorethan400studentsayear.InZambia85percentothepopulationarearmersandchildrengenerallylearnhowtoarmromtheirparents.Theschoolsagricultureprogramisaimedatteachingorphansandvulnerablechildrenessentialagriculturalskills.InthisregionwherediseaseslikeAIDSmalariaandtuberculosisarecommonplacethesechildrenrepresentasignifcantportionoapopulationwhocouldeasilyallintopovertyitheylackaneducationortheabilitytoarmoraliving.LocatedintheZambiancommunitiesoChinemaandSamaundatheManyingaschoolswelcomeorphansandvulnerablechildrenatnocostromGrades1to7.TheschoolshavethreeprimarygoalsTotrainchildrentobecomeviablecommercialarmersandsuccessulgardenersToprovideareeeducationwherestudentscanqualiyorstateexamsattheendoGrade7TogenerateincometosupportaportionotheschooloperatingcostsTheagriculturalprogramteachesstudentsaboutorchardsgardensfeldcropsandlivestock.In2011about32acresomaizesweetpotatoesandbeanswereplantedwithyieldsincreasing200to300percentoverthepreviousyearthroughtheuseoertilizerandbetterseed.Inadditiontheschoolsplantandharvestbananaguavaorangeandtangerineandtheresalsoasmallherdogoats.Partoeachyearscropisusedtohelpeedthestudentswhiletherestissoldandtheproceedsreinvestedintheschools.CanadianSeedSectorMakesaDierenceinAfricaTheseedindustryissupportingaprojecttoprovideeducationandagriculturaltrainingtoZambianchildren.TheManyingaCommunityResourceCentreoersstudentsessentiallessonsinagricultureaswellastraditionalcurriculum.TheAndersonFamilyattheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationAnnualMeeting. SeekTreatmentThetreatmentofJumpStartonyourseedthatis.WhenyoustartoutrightwithJumpStarttheresultsaremorerewardingquickeremergenceenhancedvigourgreaterstresstoleranceandhigheryields.DontforgetyourJumpStart.SeektreatmentfromyourlocalretailerandseewhatJumpStartcandoforyourcrop.Novozymesistheworldleaderinbioinnovation.Togetherwithcustomersacrossabroadarrayofindustrieswecreatetomorrowsindustrialbiosolutionsimprovingourcustomersbusinessandtheuseofourplanetsresources.Readmoreatwww.novozymes.com.www.useJumpStart.ca1-888-744-5662JumpStartisaregisteredtrademarkofNovozymesAS.Allrightsreserved.1400502.142014Novozymes.2014-02031-01Fortheloveoffarming 40RecentlyaspecialcampaignspearheadedbyDorothyMurrellandBrendaTraskcommunicationsmanagerwithSeCanaimedtolloneotheschoolsneeds.JoansHouseisaprojecttoopenateachershouseateachotheManyingaschools.Inruralareasteacherssometimesneedtotravelmilestogettotheirstudents.InmanyZambianschoolsaccommodationisprovidedortheteacherson-sitesotheydonthavetotraveleachday.TheprojectsnamesakeisJoanAndersonalielongadvo-cateoreducationwhopassedawayin2013.Joansinfu-encealsoreachedintotheagworldwhereherhusbandBobAndersonisalong-timeManitobaseedgrowerandherchildrenRobynneandChriscontinuetobehugecon-tributorstotheagricultureindustry.Robynneisalsooneothevolunteerswhohelpedoundtheschool.Theprojectaimstoraise4000oreachschoolandlocallabourwillbeusedtobuildthehousesmeaningthemoneywillbeinjectedintothelocaleconomy.ThestudentsaretaughtaregularstatecurriculumwiththeagriculturalprogrambeingasupplementarypartotheireducationatManyinga.Theyaretaughtonceaweekbyanagriculturalist.Inthelowergradesstudentsocusongardeningandmoveintoeldcropsinthehighergrades.Olderstudentsarealsotaughtmarketingandentrepre-neurialskillswhichareincorporatedintotheirmathclass.TheschoolisntjustaboutagricultureasevidencedbytheactthatManyingastudentsregularlypassthestate-wideexamsorentranceintoGrade8athigherratesthanotherschoolsinthearea.Someothestudentsromtherstclassotheschoolshavenowgraduated.Thosestudentsareworkingtowardsuturesinteachingmedicineandcomputers.Theyattendedtheschoolwhentherewasnobuildingswaterwellorevenlatrines.Theprogramhashadsomeremarkablesuccessesasaresultothestudentsdetermination.SometravelmorethananhoureachwaytoattendclasssaysRobynneAnderson.Onestudentwhohadlosttheuseohislegstopoliodraggedhimselonasledgeormorethananhourtoattendclasseachdayuntilaspecializedcartwithhandpedalscouldbepurchasedorhim.WiththereetuitionoeredattheschoolhepassedhisGrade8entranceexamsandisnowsponsoredtocontinuehiseducationinthestatesystem.Hehopestoworkwithcomputersatergraduating.TheCanadianworkingcommitteewhichincludesateamromSuckerpunchCreativeDr.AllanRonaldMyrnaRonaldandCamDahlpresidentoCerealsCanadacon-tinuestodoimportantworkparticularlywiththeagricul-turalprogramsaysRobynneAnderon.Astheschoolhasgrownhowevermoreandmoreothegovernanceisbeingdonebythecommunity.Withtheheadmasterheadmistressinplaceaswellastheormationoalocalparent-teacherboardortheZambianschoolstheCanadiancommitteeisshitingtowardsasupportrole.JoansLegacyManythanksonbehalfoftheManyingaCommunityResourceCentretothoseintheseedsectorwhohavesupportedJoansHouseandtheManyingaprojectingeneral.InadditiontonumerousanonymouscontributorsJoansHousedonorsincludeErinArmstrongManitobaShawnBrookManitobaArtEnnsManitobaWayneGaleOntarioPeterHannamOntarioDougKnightandBrendaFrankSaskatchewanBillLeaskOntarioKimMcConnellAlbertaPattiMcNabbManitobaMonsantoCanadaDorothyMurrellSaskatchewanDavidandAnneSippellMinnesotaBrendaTraskOntarioJohnZuelzerSonBritishColumbiaTocontributetoJoansHousevisitmanyinga.org.AllothisismadepossiblebyamilyriendMarianRonaldanursewhowasraisedonaarminPortagelaPrairieMan.whohasmadeherhomeinthisremotecorneroZambiaor40years.TheschoolshaveseenmuchgrowthsincetheybeganbutthebiggestchallengeacingtheManyingaprogramispayingthesalariesoitsteacherswhoonaveragereceive1500peryear.ThededicationoManyingasteachersisahugepartowhytheprojecthasbeenasuccess.Inthepastwhensourcesoundinghaverundrytheyhavecontinuedtoworkwithoutpayuntilundingcouldresumeagain.Payingteacherssalariesneedstobedonethroughthepro-gramuntiltheZambiangovernmentassumestherespon-sibility.ThoughtheManyingaprogramaimstobecomesel-sucientitneedshelpwithitsnancialresponsibilitiesuntilitcanachievethisgoal.ForlessthanathirdooneCanadianteacherssalaryitispossibletosendmorethan500childrentoschoolprovidealivingortheirteachersandimprovetheprospectsormanyZambianorphansandvulnerableyouthoraruitulandviablelieonthearm.ConnorRosine ContactDaveWaldo.cell503-507-3499.oce503-838-6568.emaildaveuniversalcoating.netwww.ucoatsystems.comSeedCoatingSystemsEquipmentOver30yearsofexperiencewithequipmentdesignmanufacturingandinstallationoneverycontinentontheglobe.Wehavedoneeverythingfromthesmallestlaboratorysystemtocompletelarge-scaleseedpelletingplants.SeedCoatingPolymersColorantsUniversalCoatingSystemsUCSystemshasdevelopedseedcoatingpolymersthatprovideasmoothevencoveragekeepingyourprotswiththeseednotinthebag.OurpolymerformulationsareavailableinmanycoloroeringsaswellasournewlytrademarkedUNICOATNUDEwhichgivesthecoatedproductanaturalseedappearance.UCSystemsalsohasthecapabilityofcustomblendingproductsforspecializedcustomerrequirements.SeedCoatingTreatingPolymersforTodaysDemandingMarketSuperabsorbentpolymerallowstheseedlingtosurviveforlongerperiodsbetweenwaterapplicationevents.Thiscoatingprovidesasmoothevencoatsignicantlyreducingdusto.3150CCSRotaryCoatingSystemGTS10BulkSeedTreatingSystemUNICOAT MARCHAPRIL201443WITHDOUBLETRIPLEandquad-rupletraitstacksbecomingthenormorcornandsoybeanshowdoseedretailersgettherightseedintherightplaceattherighttimeSeedpositioningisoneothetopfveactorstoproducingatopcropsaysRodOsthusoR.C.ThomasCompanyaseedsalestrainingandconsultingfrmthathelpsseedcompaniesacrossNorthAmerica.Howeveritcanbetrickyintodaysrapidly-evolvingmarketplace.Itwasntmanyyearsagothatnewly-releasedvarietiesremainedonthemarketor15yearsorlonger.Todaynewtechnology-integratedvarietiesareonthemarketanaverageoonlythreeyearsorlessaccordingtoOsthus.InactOsthussaystheyarebeingreleasedsoquicklyontothemarketplacethatthereisnolongertimeorarmerstodowhattheyhavealwaysdonetryortestnewvarietiesbeoreplantingthemontheirarms.Ingeneralseedretailershavedroppedtheballnotonlywhenitcomestohelpingarmersmakedeci-sionsonwhichvarietiesandtechnolo-giestouseontheirarmsbutmoreBusiness-criticalinformationforretailerssellingseedandseedtreatmentproducts.SUPPORTEDBYSTACKINGITUPENDORSEDBYimportantlywheretoplantthemhesays.Theyarestillputtingtheresponsibilityorthosedecisionsoncustomerseventhoughintodaysmarketplacethereisnowaycustom-ershavetheinormationtheyneedtomakethosekeydecisions.RETAILERSLEADTHEWAYOsthussaystheproblemisthatseedretailershavecontinuedtoletgrowersbelievetheycanstillmaketheirownproductselections.Retailershaventputthemselvesintoaleadershipposi-tionsothatcustomersrealizetheirlackRodOsthusisthepresidentofR.C.Thomas.StephenDenysisvice-presidentofsalesandmarketingforPrideSeeds. 44oabilityandtheystartmakingthosedecisionsorthemsaysOsthus.Salesrepshaveallotheinormationonproductsandarmershavenone.Whythenisanyoneexceptthesalespersondecidingwhateacharmershouldbebuyingandinwhichfeldsthosevarie-tiesshouldbeplantedStephenDenysvice-presidentosalesandmarketingorPrideSeedsagreesthatproperseedpositioningshouldbetheresponsibilityotheseeddealer.Formostcompaniesitstartswithdealertrainingtoensuresellingdealersarepositioningtherighthybridsandtraitcombinationswiththeircustomershesays.Dealersorthemostpartknowtheircustomersoperationsandneedsandsocannarrowdownthechoicesquitequicklyintermsowhathasaitorspeciicproducers.Thiscanalsooccurwithmeetingsbetweencompanyagronomistswiththeseeddealerandtheircustomer.Oncetherecommendationsareacceptedtheproducerwillplaceanorder.KNOWYOURCUSTOMERSNEEDSEveryarmisuniqueeveryfeldisdierentandeveryarmerhashisownstyleomanagement.Thedaysosellingthesamevarietyto20armersandallowingthemtotreatthevarietyliketheywanttotreatitareoversaysOsthus.SittingdownwithaarmeranddevelopingacomprehensivecroppingplannotonlyaidsinvarietyselectionsaysOsthusbutitensuresproperproductplacement.Seventy-ivepercentoallvarietiesneverreachtheirullgeneticpotentialonarmsbecausetheyareplantedinthewrongfelds.HowmanyseedsellerstodaySUPPORTEDBYollowthefrstruletosuccesspriortosellingaarmerseedlookingatthefeldsfrstItsallabouthavingafeld-by-feldcroppingplanoreachcustomerOsthusexplains.Everyarmerneedsonebutewhaveonebecausemanyseedcompanysalesrepsjustaskthegrowerwhathewantstodothenwritestheorder.OuragronomyteamhasworkedhardorthelastewyearscoachingourrontlinesellerstousecroppingplanswithgrowerstohelpdeterminehisneedsfeldbyfeldsaysDaveBautepresidentoMaizexSeeds.Thisprocessstartsveryearlyinthesellingseasonwellbeoreharvestanddoesntenduntilplantingoccurs.Atraitdiscussionispartoproductrecommendation.Fieldhistorysoiltypeandmanagementpracticesarejustaewotheconsiderationswhenplacingproduct.DenyssaysPrideSeedsisalsowellawarethatproperseedpositioningcomesdowntoiguringoutaarm-ersormorespecifcallyeachspecifcfeldsneeds.Hesaysthisinvolvesfrstmatchingthestrongestgeneticstothefeldorarmthenselectingtheinsectandweedcontrolmeasuresorullyieldpotential.Producersneedtolookattheirownoperationsandlookatwhattheirproductiongoalsareortheirarmmatchupvarietiestospecifcsoiltypesfeldrotationsandtheninsectcontrolneedshesays.Sostartwithgenet-icsthathaveaftorperormancethenlookatthetraitcombinationsavailableorthegeneticsochoice.Denyssaysseedcompanieshavetoprovidegrowerswiththedierenceingeneticperormancebysoiltypesothattheycanbettermatchthegeneticstheyarepurchasingtothevaryingsoiltypesontheirarms.DaveBauteispresidentofMaizexSeeds.TIPSFORSELLINGSTACKEDTRAITSKnowyourindividualcustomersneedsHelpdeveloppropercroppingplansTakeinitiativeinlearningaboutnewandexistingtechnologiesKnowthegrowingdierenceswithinyourgeographicterritoryKeepyourcustomerinormedthroughouttheyearSellthevalueotheproductnotpriceSetgoalsRememberTheseedsellerisalwaysthedierenceineveryseedsale ENDORSEDBYThismayalsoleadtopopulationconsiderationsandchangingthepre-erredplantingpopulationbysoiltypetobetterutilizedierentpartsothefeldexplainsDenys.Wearenotlongromthedaywhenproducerswillbeabletoplantmultiplehybridsinthesamefeldnotbyrowbutbysoiltype.Thisareaoadvancementnotonlyhashugeimplicationsonieldplanningbutalsohowwetesthybridsasaseedindustrygoingorward.Bauteagreessayingtheadvicetothegrowerisreallyquitesimple.Positionandplaceyourhybridsbasedongeneticsirstadaptabilityandyieldpotentialiscriticaltraitsarebasedonneeds.Iyouhavecornoncornorknowthereistheriskorootwormpressurewewouldrecommendtheullcomplementoprotectionhesays.EDUCATINGYOURSALESSTAFFPerhapsoneothemostimportantaspectsopositioningstackedtraitsisensuringsalesstakeepuptodatewiththeconstantevolutionotraits.Bautesstamembersareroutinelyeducatedaboutthelatesttechnologiesinthemarketplacetoensuretheycanbestadvisegrowersonhowtousethetraitseectivelyandtotheirmaximumadvantage.WehavebeenaordedexcellentsupportromallothetraitsupplierskeepingusabreastothelatestdevelopmentssaysBaute.OngoingeducationalprogramsbothinaclassroomsettingandonlinehavealsobeenmadeavailableovertheSostartwithgeneticsthathaveatforperformancethenlookatthetraitcombinationsavailableforthegeneticsofchoice.StephenDenysHOWMANYTRAITSAREENOUGHAlanGouldoVerdantPartnerssaystherightcombinationisaquestionopriceversusvalue.Obviouslyithetechnologyeechargedorstackotraitspushesthepriceoabagoseedbeyondthevalueotheharvest-ableyieldtherearetoomanytraitsinthepackage.Anindica-tionthatthissituationisalmosthereissignalledbytheactthatsmallnumbersogrowersarerevertingtoconventionalgenet-icshesays.yearsordealersandstatoassistinunderstandingthecomplexitiesothesenewoptions.SomeapproachestokeepingyouremployeesontopotheevolutionotraitsincludePlanmonthlyace-to-acemeet-ingswithsalesstaanddistrib-utebiweeklyletterstodiscussnewproductsandtechnologiesimprovementsandadvancementswithdealers.Watchorwebinarsthatwillkeepstauptodateonwhatsnewwhatsinthepipelineandhowtouseit.Achartorlistoimportantinor-mationcontainingthenameothetraitcomponentsinitandhowmuchreugeisrequiredtoworkwiththatproduct.Routinelyassessingandevaluatingstaonproductknowledgeisavaluabletooloranorganizationtoidentiygapsinunderstanding.Monitoringproductmixeswhentraitmixesaremonitoredadjust-mentscanbemadeoruturerec-ommendations.THEIMPORTANCEOFSTACKEDTRAITSTraitshavebeenanimportantadvancementormodernproductionagriculturesaysBaute.ProtectionromyieldrobbingpestsdeliveredbyBttraitsandthecropandenvironmen-talsaetyoherbicidetolerancetech-nologieshavedrivenadoption.Thehighlevelsogeneticgainsincornhybridsandthemoreconsistentper-ormancethatwehaveexperiencedinrecentyearsisundeniablehesaysTheseadvancementsarearesultothedevelopmentocostlyandhighlytechnicalmodernbreedingtechnolo-giesaddsBaute.Moderntoolssuchastheuseomolecularmarkersandtheinormationbeinggarneredromgenomicsequencinghaveproveninvaluableorrapidproductadvance-menthesays.Thesuccessandadoptionotraitshasaordedthesesubstantialinvestmentsbythisindus-try.TherehasbeentoolittlementionothelinkbetweenGMtechnologiesandyieldgain.Andevenlesshasbeentoutedaboutthepositiveimpactontheenvironment. 46THREEMONTHSINTO2014andthealternativeservicedeliveryofseedcropinspectionisofficiallyareal-ity.TheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyhasbeenbusylicensingprivateseedcropinspectionpro-viders.Whilethefulltransitiontoanauthorizedseedcropinspectionsystemwilltakeafewyearsthelong-termgoalistotransfermostseedcropinspectiondeliverytolicensedservices.Manyseedgrowershaveexpressedconcernwiththeupcomingchangesandquestionslinger.Readbelowforanswerstosomeofyourfrequentlyaskedquestions.QWhatisthemajorchangetotheprocessABeforeapplyingtotheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationforseedcropinspectionsseedgrowerswillneedtoidentifyanddesignateanAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServiceontheirapplication.Growerswillbeabletosubmitanonlineorhardcopyapplicationforcropcerti-ficationstotheCSGA.Toavoidlatefeesitsthegrowersresponsibilitytoensureapplicationdeadlinesaremet.Cropsdesignatedunderthisprocessfor2014arecerealsandpulsesaswellasspecialtycropsandflaxseed.QWhenwillweknowwhotheAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServiceprovidersareAInearlyFebruaryCFIAreleasedarevisedlistofASCISproviders.PostedontheCSGAwebsiteatseedgrowers.cathelistoutlinesgeographicregionsandcrops.SeedgrowerscanusethelisttomakeinitialenquiriesastotheASERIESOFDEDICATEDREPORTSDESIGNEDTOSHAREBUSINESS-CRITICALINFORMATIONWITHSEEDGROWERSONSEEDCROPINSPECTIONIN2014.QuestionsandAnswersservicesthatareofferedandassoci-atedfeessaysRachaelBurdmanCFIAmediarelations.WhenapplyingtotheCSGAforseedcropcertifica-tionlaterthisyearseedgrowerswillhavetoidentifytheASCIStheyhavechosenastheirserviceprovider.Itappearstherewillbe24serviceprovidersacrossCanadaaddsDaleAdolpheCSGAexecutivedirector.Itvariesfromregiontoregion.Twenty-threeofthe24havealreadybeenauthorizedbyCFIAandtheyarenowbeginningtosignthenecessaryser-vicecontractwithCSGA.Adolpheencouragesseedgrowerstomakecontactwithservicepro-vidersoperatingintheirregionandconfirmwhichserviceprovidertheywilluseanddesignateontheappli-cationtoCSGA.ItisimportanttonoteCFIAisstillavailabletoperformcropinspectionsonplotsandnon-section2and3cropkindshesays.EachJanuaryalistofproviderswillbeplacedonthewebsitealongwiththeirregionscropkindsandpedigreeclassestheirinspectorsarequalifiedtoinspect.QWillthenumberofprovidersbesufficientfor2014andwilltheybeadequatelytrainedAAccordingtoBurdmanthenumberoflicensedseedcropinspec-torsfor2014willmeetthenecessarydemandtoconducteffectivecropinspections.AsofFebruary2014thereare174LSCinspectorswhoweretrainedandevaluatedbyCFIAin2013saysBurdman.HoweverAdolpheexplainsthattrain-ingoncerealsandpulsesCircular6section2and3cropkindswasuntakenin2013.Therearenowmorethan170inspectorsnewlytrainedorpreviouslyemployedasseasonalcasualCFIAinspectorsinpastyearshesays.ThisappearsadequatebutSeedgrowersmustnowdesignateanAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServiceontheirapplication. MARCHAPRIL201447thecrucialelementistheinspectorslocationsandabilitytomovearoundthecountry.TheMaritimeseasternQuebecandeasternOntarioarealittleshyoninspectornumbers.QArethefeeschangingfor2014ACSGAfeesarenotchangingfor2014saysAdolphebutinspectionfeeschargedbyserviceprovidersarecertainlyupfromthe75centsanacrechargedbyCFIAinpastyears.Inspectionfeesvaryfromserviceprovidertoserviceproviderhesays.Seedgrowersneedtocontactserviceproviderstolearnthespecif-icsofinspectionfeeschargedbytheserviceproviderofchoicehesays.ForCFIAinspectionfeesthebasicfeeof100andtheinspectionfeeof75centsperacrewillchangein2014.AdolphesaysCSGAwillcontinuetocollectassessmentsforCFIAinspectionsplotsandnon-section2and3crops.Thatassessmentwillbe300peraccountand3.10peracre.Thisreflectsathree-tofour-foldincreasefrompreviousyearshesays.QDo2014applicationsstillgothroughthemembersareaoftheCSGAmember-onlysiteAYesandCSGAisencouragingseedgrowerstoapplyonline.In2013wereceivedabout27percentoftheapplicationsonlinesaysAdolphe.QWillCFIAperforminspectionsonsection2and3cropkindsifaseedgrowerisunabletoreceiveservicefromaserviceproviderAIntheeventthatagrowerhasbeenrefusedbyallauthorizedseedcropinspectionservicesinhisorherregionthenCFIAwillasresourcespermitconductseedcropinspec-tionsforFoundationRegisteredandCertifiedfieldsofsection2and3cropkinds.GrowersarebeingencouragedbyCSGAtohavelegalcontractsandoragreementsinplacewiththeirserviceprovider.IfforsomereasontheserviceproviderisnotabletomeetthetermsofthecontractagreementandisnotabletoinspectaseedcropthenCFIAwillconductseedcropinspectionsforFoundationRegisteredandCertifiedfieldsofsection2and3cropkindsasresourcespermit.HoweverthegrowermusthaveattemptedtogetservicefromallotherASCISinhisorherregionbeforegoingthroughaprocesstorequestthattheCFIAconducttheinspection.IfagrowerhasaconflictwiththeirlicensedseedcropinspectororaproblemwithaseedcropinspectionreporttheymustfirstattempttoresolvethesituationwiththeirASCIS.ASCISarerequiredtohaveaproce-dureinplaceforre-inspections.Ifagrowerisstillnotinagreementwiththere-inspectionfromtheirASCISandtheyhavenotalteredthecropsincetheirlastinspectiontherewillbeaprocessthroughwhichthegrowerwillbeabletorequestthroughtheCSGAacomplaintinspectiontobeperformedbytheCFIAasresourcespermit.CSGAmaycollectanassessmenttocoverthecostsofthecomplaintinspection.QWhatisCFIAsrolefortheremainderof2014andinto2015AAccordingtoBurdmanin2014theCFIAwillreviewaminimumof10percentofthefieldsinspectedbyLSCinspectorsaudittheASCISattheendoftheseasonandreviewandevaluatetheprogramwiththeSeedIndustry-GovernmentWorkingGroup.TheCFIAwillalsoprovideaddi-tionaltrainingoncerealsandpulsesthisyearanddependingontheresultsoftherolloutofalternativeservicedeliverytheagencymightprovidetraininginadditionalcropkindsin2015saysBurdman.TheCFIAwillalsocontinuetoofferseedcropinspectionservicesforcertainseedcropsincludingforagesandspecialtycropsaswellashighgen-erationplots.QWhathastheresponsefromindustrybeennowthattheASDmodelhasbeendecidedonandisfirmlylaidoutAMostseedsectorstakeholdersaresatisfiedthatthetransitiontoASDhasbeenwellplannedandcommu-nicatedandareoptimisticthatthetransitionwillbesuccessfulsaysBurdman.SUPPORTEDBY 48Exploringideasandviewsonallaspectsoftheseedindustry.PROTECTINGPOLLINATORSNeonicotinoidpesticideshelpfarmersprotecttheircropsfrominsectattacksatthevulnerableseedandseedlingstagessaysPierrePetellevice-presidentofchemistryatCropLifeCanada.Coatingtheseedmeanslesspesticideisusedandbeneficialinsectslikebeesarelessmuchlesslikelytocomeintocontactwiththeinsecticide.CropLifeCanadarecentlyrespondedtothePestManagementRegulatoryAgencysrequestforpublicinputonitsNoticeofIntentregardingbeesandneonicotinoidpesticides.WeremainsupportiveoftheeffortsbeingundertakentoreduceunintendedexposureofbeestoneonicotinoidsbutwearegravelyconcernedaboutthefactthatthevariousotherthreatstobeehealtharebeingoverlookedPetellesays.Beehealthiscomplexandthereareseveralotherfactorscancontributetothekindsofunusuallossesthatasmallnumberofbeekeepersinveryspecificregionshaveexperienced.Gettingtothebottomofthissituationisofparamountimportancebutwehavetolookforsolutionsthatarerootedinscienceifweexpectthemtohaveameaningfulimpact.UPOV91AWIN-WINTheresnorealnegativeimpactonfarm-erssaidAnthonyParkercommissioneroftheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencysPlantBreeedersRightsofficespeakingontheimplementationofUPOV91.ParkerspokeviasatellitefromOttawatogrowersandindustryofficialsgatheredrecentlyattheLethbridgeResearchCentre.AccordingtoParkertheplant-breedingstandardswillgivebreedersmoreexclusiverightsandwillalsoaddprovisionalprotectiontothevarietiestheydevelop.Thedura-tionofthatprotectionforseedwouldalsobeexpandedfrom18yearsto20years.ParkeralsosaidUPOV91wouldcreateastrongerintellectual-propertyenviron-mentforplantbreedersashetoutedoneparticularbenefit.ItwillincreasethelevelofinvestmentsintotheCanadianbreedingprogram.Itwillencourageforeignbreed-erstobringtheirvarietiesintoCanadaandprotectthemherehesaid.ParkeraddedthatthelegislationrequiredtomakeUPOV91thestandardtoupdateCanadafromtheUPOV78frameworkcouldcomeintoforcethisAugust.Thetimelinesareprettytightforthishesaid.THEBENEFITSFORBREEDERSANDFARMERSWILLBEIMMEDIATE.SUPPLYANDDEMANDAccordingtoarecentInternationalGrainsCouncilfive-yearforecastworldtotalgrainsoutputisexpectedtodeclineslightlyin201415fromtherecordlevelforecastforthecurrentseasonbutthentorisebyanaverageof1.6percentperacreovertheremainderofthefive-yearperiodexceedingtwobilliontonsby201617.WhilesomeareaexpansionisanticipatedparticularlyinthemajorexporterssuchastheCommonwealthofIndependentStatesandBrazilTHEINCREASEISLARGELYDRIVENBYIMPROVINGPRODUCTIVITY.Firmdemandgrowthisalsoexpectedandwhiletheabsolutelevelofstocksislikelytorisetheratioofstockstouseisprojectedtofallslightlyto18percentbytheendof201819from20percentforecastfor201314.TheprojectionsindicateamarkedincreaseintradevolumesoverthefiveyearsasincreaseddemandismetbyproductiongrowthinthekeyexportersmostnotablyinSouthAmericaandtheBlackSearegionsaysthereport. MARCHAPRIL201449ONUSONGROWERSTONEGOTIATETHEBESTDEALWehaventreallysetanyguidelinesforthefees.Whatweencourageseedgrowerstodoiscontactthelicensedseedinspectionservicesthatareonthelistandcreateacontractwiththem...ItsuptoseedgrowerstonegotiatethebestdealpossiblesaidDougMillerCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationoperationsmanagerattheManitobaSeedGrowersAssociationannualmeeting.MillerwascommentingonthequestionofwhetheralternativeservicedeliverywouldmeanhigherinspectionservicefeesforgrowersthanwhattheytypicallypaidinthepastwhentheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyprovidedseedcropinspectionservices.Itisinyourbestintereststoconfirmwithalicensedserviceprovidernotonlytheiravailabilitybutalsotheirinspectionfees.Insomecasesyoumightfindaninspectionserviceiswillingtonegotiatetheirfeebasedonfieldlocationssizesnumberscropkindetc.Thisishowevertotallybetweentheseedgrowerandtheauthorizedinspectionservice.WHEATFUNDINGNEEDSBOOSTIdontdisagreethattheresbeenanemphasisonindustry-drivenorproducer-drivenpartnershipswhichgivesusafive-yearfundingwindowanditallowsustoproducecompetitivevarietiesforthefarmingindustrysaidStephenMorganJonesAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadasscienceandtechnologybranchdirectorgeneralforthePrairiesafteraNovemberspeechtoagrainindustrysymposiuminOttawa.Butweneedtore-enterthedebateaboutwhodoesthebasiccellwork.MorganJonessaidtheportionofresearchfundingdedicatedtocuriosityresearchthathasa10-or15-yeartimelineshouldbeatleast20to30percent.Myestimateisnowitwouldbeinthat20percentareasoweareatthelowerend.FROMCANADATOCALIFORNIAIfMotherNatureaffectsoneregionoftheworlditmayactuallybenefitanotheratthesametimebecausepricesgoupordownasaresultofspeculationsaysSylvainCharleboisprofessoroffooddistributionandpolicyattheUniversityofGuelph.Thirty-eightmillionpeopleinCaliforniawillbelookingformorefoodandthiscouldbeanopportunityforCanadianagricultureparticularlyinlightofthefactthatourlooniehasdecreasedinvalueoverthegreenback.OurCanadianproductsareactuallycheapertoAmericansthantwoyearsago.2013wasthedriestyearonrecordinCaliforniaandforecastsprojectthearidweatherwillcontinuethroughoutthisyear.Morethan500000acresoffarmlandmaygounplantedin2014whichCharleboiscallsquitesignificant.Agricultureisworthanestimated44.7billioninCaliforniaanoticeablechunkofwhichcomesfromCanada.PENALTYFEESAVOIDABLEWereimposingapenaltyof25perapplicationifyoudonothaveanemailaddressorfaxnumberonfileatCSGA.ThatsapenaltythatsobviouslyveryavoidablebysimplyhavingthatemailaddressorfaxnumberonfileatCSGA.WewillcontinuetocollectCSGAfeesandbranchfeesandanyapplicableCFIAfeesifCFIAisdoingtheinspectionbut...withaprivateserviceproviderwewillnotbecollectingthosefeeswemaynotevenknowwhatthosefeesare.Thatsanarrangementbetweentheseedgrowerandtheserviceprovider.AnyunpaidfeestoCSGAwillcontinuetoresultinacropcertificatenotbeingissueduntilyouraccountwithCSGAhasbeenbalanced.Wehaveimposedotherfeesorpenaltiesthatareagainavoidable.Theseareestablishedtotrytoworkasaconsensustotryandhavealternativeservicedeliveryworkassmoothaspossible.AsIsaidtheyareavoidablesomeettheapplicationdeadlinetoavoidthepenaltyhaveacompleteapplicationsubmitted...andkeepyourfinancialaccountatCSGAingoodbalancebecauseweregoingtoalsostartcharging1.5percentpermonthontheoutstandingbalanceafter30days.DaleAdolpheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationexecutivedirectorspeakingattheannualmeetingoftheManitobaSeedGrowersAssociationaboutnewpenaltyfeesbeingimposedbyCSGAasalternativeservicedeliveryforseedcertificationisimplementedANDTHISCOULDBEANOPPORTUNITYFORCANADIANAGRICULTURE 50STATUSEuropeGOODNEWSoragricultureinEuropetheEuropeanParliamentrecentlygaveastrongsignalinstrengtheningEuropesplantbreedingcapacity.TheEuropeanParliamentvotedinplenaryonanown-initiativereportonPlantbreedingwhatoptionstoincreasequalityandyieldsputorwardbyMemberoEuropeanParliamentMaritPaulsen.TheEuropeanSeedAssociationsaysitwelcomesMEPPaulsensinitiativeandtheattentiontheParliamentisgivingtothisverystrategicsectororEuropeaswellastheopportunitytostartaninormedandconstructivedebateonthevalueandroleoplantbreedinginmodernsocieties.WithoutaneectiveandcompetitiveplantbreedingsectorweseriouslyreduceouroptionstorespondtoagriculturalandsocietaldemandssaysGarlichvonEssensecretarygeneraloESA.AccordingtovonEssenthereportshowsthatEuropeneedstobuildonitscompetitiveadvantageandcontinuetoinvestinresearchdevelopmentandtheuseonewplantbreedingtechniquesandtoprovidesupporttolong-termpartnershipsbetweengovernmentindustryandresearchorganizationstostimulateinnovation.WeareworkingveryhardwithEUarmersandthepublicresearchsectorwithintheEuropeanTechnologyPlatormPlantsortheFuturetodevelopaResearchInnovationandEducationActionPlan.WelookorwardtoputtingtheseorwardlaterthisyearsaysvonEssen.TheESAsaysitspecifcallywelcomestheveryorward-lookingrecommendationtotheEuropeanCommissiontodevelopanoverallpolicystrategyonagriculturalinputsespeciallyinrelationtoplantbreeding.WelookorwardtotakingupsomeotherecommendationscontainedinthereportandcontinuingthisdebatewiththeEuropeanParliamentinordertoachieveapolicyrameworkthatenablesEuropesbreed-ersseedproducersandarmerstocontributetooodsecurityorEuropes500mil-lionconsumersandagrowingworldpopulationvonEssensays.Weverymuchappre-ciatethebroadsupportorthisreportsendingastrongsignalromParliamenttotheEuropeanCommissionandCouncilthatplantbreedingisthekeyscienceortheutureoagricultureinEurope.STATUSIndiaANINTERNATIONALeorthasbeenlaunchedtodevelopqualitystandardsorkeyproductsothemulti-billiondollarspiceandherbtrade.ThesectorhasbeenenjoyingrapidgrowthorseveraldecadesonthebackoburgeoningdemandromtheboomingeconomiesoAsiaandelsewhereaswellasincreasedrecognitionothehealthandculinarybeneftsoherbsandspices.InresponsetothesectorsgrowthandtheextraordinarydiversityothetradeanditsproductstheglobaloodstandardsbodyknownastheCodexAlimentariusCommissionlastyearestablishedtheCodexCommitteeonSpicesandCulinaryHerbs.ThefrstmeetingotheCCSCHwasheldinKochiIndiainearlyFebruary.ThenewcommitteeishostedbyIndiaandisresponsibleorpromotingworldwidequalitystandardsormanyothemostimportantspicesandculinaryherbs.BydevelopingsuchstandardsCodexwantstocontributetothesaetyqualityandairnessotheinternationalspiceandherbtradesaysRenWangassistantdirectorgeneraloFoodandAgricultureOrganizationsAgricultureandConsumerProtectionDepartment.Onceclearinternationally-acceptedstandardsareestablishedconsumerscantrustthesaetyandqualityothespicesandherbstheybuy.Importerscantrustthatthespicesandherbstheyorderandthenhavedeliveredwillbeinaccordancewiththeirspecifcations.Perhapsmostimportantlythemillionsosmallholderarmerswhogrowspicesandherbsoralivingcanseemoreclearlywhattheyshouldbegrowingandtowhatstandard.Anin-depthoverviewoftheglobalseedindustry.FromplantbreedingregulatoryprogressinEuropetonewdevelopmentsinbuildingahealthierseedindustryinRwanda. MARCHAPRIL201451AccordingtotheFAOpubli-cationSpicesandHerbsorHomeandMarkettherearearound50spiceandherbplantsoglobaltradesignif-cancebutmanyotherspicesandherbcropsareexpand-ingandoergoodreturnstosmall-scalearmers.STATUSPakistanPAKISTANCONTINUEStoacethethreatoUg99mainlyduetothelackoresistantvarietiesavailableinthecountrysaysIanWinborneaplanthealthadviserwiththeU.S.DepartmentoAgriculturewhoisbasedinIslamabad.HoweverwheatgrowersnowhavetwosolutionsPakistanintroducedNARC-11in2011andPAK-13lastOctober.ThetwoUg99-resistantvarietieswerefrstdevelopedattheInternationalMaizeandWheatImprovementCenterinMexicoandlaterbroughttoPakistanortestingbythePakistanAgriculturalResearchCentreandprovincialagriculturalresearchstations.Trialdatarom64researchstationsprovedthesurvivalothetwovarietiesandconsequentlythegovernmentreleasedthemtoarmers.WinbornesaysthesevarietiesarehighyieldingandadaptedtodierentenvironmentsinPakistan.NARC-11issuitableorirrigatedareaswhilePAK-13perormsbetterinareasodrylandarming.USDAincollaborationwithPARCandresearchinstitutesinvariousprovincesiscontinuingawheatproductivityenhancementprojecttoprotectandenhancetheproductivityowheatinPakistanwithparticularocusonwheatrusts.ThesuccessothetwonewvarietieshasgivenrisetothehopethatthereisasolutiontoUg99.Startingnextwheatsea-sonworkwillstarttoreplicatethetwovarietiessothatenoughquantitiesowheataremadeavailablesaysWinborne.STATUSRwandaINEARLYJanuaryaroundtablediscussionwasheldbyRwandasMinistryoAgricultureandAnimalResourcesandtheSyngentaFoundationorSustainableAgriculturetodiscussthecurrentchallengesoRwandasseedsectorandproposeconcretesolutionstobringingseedinvestmenttothecountry.TheGovernmentoRwandahasexpressedtheneedtobecomemoresel-sufcientinseedproductionaswellastospurmoreinvolvementromtheprivatesectorinordertograduallyprivatizetheindustryorsustainability.KeystakeholdersincludingpublicofcialsinternationalseedmultipliersandinvestorsgatheredtobeginaconversationaboutthecurrentstatusoRwandasseedindustry.GovernmentoRwandaofcialsincludingMinisterAgnesKalibataandotherMINAGRIandRwandaDevelopmentBoardstawereabletomeetleadingprivateseedinvestorswhohavehadexperiencearoundtheworldanddiscusswithparticipantsadratplantomeetkeyutureseedneedsoRwanda.AccordingtoMinisterKalibatainvolvingtheprivatesectorisnotonlymeanttosecurelivelihoodsorruralarmersandincreaseproductivitybutisabusinessopportunityorseedcompanies.WithRwandasagro-climateandtopographyitholdshugepotentialorthegrowthomaizeseedsIrishpotatoseedsandvegetableseeds.HowcanwegettheprivatesectortobeapartotheprocessrightromthebeginningothevaluechainaskedMinisterKalibatainreerencetomovingorward.WithknowledgeoandrelationshipswithbothprivatesectorcompaniesandtheGovernmentoRwandaSyngentaFoundationorSustainableAgriculturewillbeactingasakeyintermediaryinacilitatingdealsbetweentheGovernmentoRwandaandinterestedleadingprivateseedcompaniesinthemovetowardsanimprovedseedsindustry.Allstakeholderswillbeencouragedwithincreasedcommunicationandco-ordinationorasuccessultransition.SFSAhasalreadybegunworkingwithplayerssuchasOneAcreFundasocialenterprisethatworksdirectlywitharmersprovidinginputsaswellastraining.Thereishugeinterestandpo-tentialinRwandainthedevel-opmentoawidelysuccessulseedindustryacountrywithanappetiteorgrowthandcommitmentorthesectorasmanyparticipantsnotedollowingtheroundtable. 52NATIONALCFIARECEIVESSUBMISSIONOFNOVELGMSOYTheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyandHealthCanadahavereceivedasubmissionfromMonsantoCanadaseekingenvironmentalsafetyapprovalforimportpurposesandlivestockfeedandfooduseofasoylinedesignatedasMON87751whichhasbeengeneticallymodiedforinsectresistance.ThesubmissionreceivedisinaccordancewithCFIAguidelinesforassessmentofplantswithnoveltraitsforunconnedreleaseandofnovelfeedsfromPNTsaswellasHCguidelinesforassessmentofnovelfoods.PARTNERSININNOVATIONAgroupofleadingCanadianfarmerandagriculturalorganizationsarejoiningforcestosupportCanadiangovernmentlegislationintendedtoimprovePlantBreedersRightsinCanada.PartnersinInnovationwhichrepresentsfarmerandaggroupsacrossCanadabelieveexpandedseedvarietyprotectionforplantbreederswillpromotefurtherinvestmentinseedresearchandinnovation.BillC-18theCanadianAgriculturalGrowthActhasbeenintroducedintotheHouseofCommonsandcontainsamendmentstoCanadasPlantBreedersRightsActtobringitintoconformitywiththe1991conventionoftheInternationalUnionfortheProtectionofNewPlantVarieties.AsfarmsworktomatchproductionwithREGULATORYROUNDUPKeepingyouinformedoflegislativeandregulatorychangesattheprovincialnationalandinternationallevelsfromlawsuitstoapprovalstootherregulatoryissuesaffectingyourbusiness.thegrowingglobalpopulationitsincreasinglyimportantthattheyhavethetoolsneededtocontinuetoincreaseproductionsaysKeithKuhlCanadianHorticulturalCouncilpresident.Ensuringthatplantbreedersrightsregulationsarealignedwithourglobaltradingpartnersisimperative.HCMANDATESNEWINSECTICIDETREATEDSEEDHealthCanadahasissuedanewrequirementfor2014tohelpprotectpollinatorsbypromotingresponsibleuseofinsecticidetreatedseed.WhenusingaseedowlubricantforplantingcornorsoybeanseedtreatedwithneonicotinoidinsecticidessuchasclothianidinthiamethoxamorimidaclopridonlyFluencyAgentbyBayerCropScienceispermittedtominimizethepotentialforabrasionthatproducesinsecticidalseeddust.Talcandgraphitearenotpermittedasaseedowlubricantforcornorsoybeanseedtreatedwiththeseinsecticides.Seedowlubricantsmightaffectthegenerationofdustduringplanting.Donotusemorethantherecommended18cupofFluencyAgentperunitseedper80000kernelseedcornunitor140000seedsoybeanunit.CarefullyfollowthedirectionsprovidedwiththeFluencyAgentbyBayerCropScience.INTERNATIONALCANADATOBENEFITFROMWTOAGREEMENTTheWorldTradeOrganizationsNinthMinisterialConferenceheldrecentlyinBaliIndonesiawithmembercountriesfoundcommongroundonanewtradefacilitationagreementthatwillbenetCanadianfarmersandagriculturalexporters.TheTFArepresentstheWTOsrstmultilateraltradeagreementtobecompletedsincetheestablishmentoftheWTOin1995.ThisagreementbuildsonourgovernmentscontinuedadvocacyforafairandmoreefcientsystemofinternationaltradebasedonpredictablerulesandsoundsciencesaysAgricultureMinisterGerryRitz.ThisagreementwillhelpCanadianfarmersandagriculturalexportersmaximizeopportunitiesininternationalmarketswherewehaveachievedunprecedentedaccessthisyear.InadditiontotheTFAconsensuswasreachedonspecicagricultureissues.Ministersre-afrmedthecallfortheeliminationofexportsubsidiesandreductioninmaximumrepaymentperiodsforexportcredits.ContinuedreforminthisareawillhelpleveltheplayingeldonworldmarketsforCanadasagriculturalexporters.TheagreementalsocarriesnewandstrongerdisciplinesfortheadministrationoftariffquotasthatwillcreatenewopportunitiesforCanadianagriculturalexporters. 54CSGAFACILITATINGTRADETHROUGHSEEDCERTIFICATIONWORKINGCLOSELYWITHinternationalorganizationsensuresCanadasseedcerticationsystemremainsoneothebestandthatitcontinuestoberecognizedbyothercountriesinsuchawaythatacilitatesCanadianexporttradeoseed.TheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationandCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyareinvolvedwiththetwoprimaryinternationalorganizationsorseedcerticationstandardstheAssociationoOcialSeedCertiyingAgenciesandtheOrganizationorEconomicCo-operationandDevelopmentSeedSchemes.AOSCAmaintainsasetotechnicalstandardsandsupportsmembercerticationagenciesinproductionandpromotionocertiedseed.Establishedin1919withCanadaasoneotheoundingmembersAOSCAnowhas50memberagenciesinCanadatheUnitedStatesChileArgentinaSouthAricaAustraliaandNewZealand.AOSCAbenetsnotjustseedgrowersbutalsoCanadasproducersexportersandagrowingnumberovariety-specicoodandindustrialproducts.IAOSCAdidnotexistseedtradeparticularlyamongcountriesintheAmericaswouldacehugedelays.Additionalcostswouldbeincurredaseachcountryworkedtogetothernationstorecognizetheirnationalvarietalorgeneticidentitystandardsorcertiedseeds.Worseyetitcouldmeanthegrowingnumberohighervalueidentity-preservedoodandindustrialproductsderivedromcertiedseedorvariety-speciccharacteristicswouldhavetobetestedandretestedtoveriycompliancewithimportersornationalstandardsuponexportromCanada.TheOECDSeedSchemesbeganin1958.AttheonsetitwasaEuropean-ocusedseedvarietalcerticationprogramominimumstandardsornationalgovernmentsocountriesthatwerecommittedtodemocracyandthemarketeconomy.TheOECDSeedSchemenowincludes58countriesthroughouttheworld.CSGAbecameactivelyinvolvedwhenCanadianexportopportunitiesintheEuropeanUnionandAsiarequiringOECDcerticationbecametoolucrativetoignore.PriceswerehigherinEuropeandproductioncostswerelowerinCanadaandconsumessolittleowhatweproducecomparedtomanyoourcompetitorsthatitwasaprioritytobeinvolvedwithaninternationalstandardsorganizationlikeOECD.ParticipationoriginallyledtotechnicalagreementsandtraderelationshipsopeningupEuropeanorageseedmarketsandlatertoediblebeanexportsintobothAsianandEuropeanmarkets.Theacilitationthatseedcerticationprovidesisthateachmembercountrysstandardsmeetaminimumsetoseedvarietalcerticationrequirements.ThishasallowedCSGAmemberstoreadilyimportandexportwithmarketssuchasChileandArgentinaorwintermultiplicationtoincreasenewmoreproductivevarietiesorCanadianproducers.CSGAandCFIArepresentativesworkintheseorganizationstoensurethattheminimumstandardstobemetarereasonableorproductioninCanada.ThisexpeditestradeorCanadianseedexporters.ItisvitalorCanadatoremaininvolvedwiththeseinternationalorganizations.IournationdoesnthaveaseatatthetablewhennewminimumstandardsrulesandregulationsareproposedhowcanCanadapreventover-regulationandincreasedcoststoCanadiangrowersParticipationinAOSCAandOECDisinactabalancingactthatpreventsover-andunder-regulation.Therearesomanyopinionsonwhatsrightandwrongandwhatshouldandshouldntbedonewhenyougetagenciesromaroundtheworldinaroomtodiscussseedregulation.ICanadawasntinthatroomtodeendCanadaspositionthentherisktotheCanadianseedsectorcouldgoup.CSGAandCFIAhavetobeinvolvedwithsettinginternationalstandardssaysDaleAdolpheCSGAsexecutivedirectorandcurrentAOSCApresident.ItsimportantbecauseCanadaisexportdependent.BeingtherewhenthedecisionsarebeingmadegivesusthechancetoandinfuencetheoutcomesaysAdolpheaddingthatCanadawouldbeataseriouscompetitivedisadvantageiwewerenotinvolved.AdditionallyCSGAprogrammanagerRandyPreatersaysnetworkingopportunitiesatin-personmeetingsareanothersignicantbenetoattendinginternationalorganizationevents.WhenwehaveCanadianexportersinterestedinexportingtoanunknownmarketitissomucheasiertohelpwhenwehavecontactsinthosemarketlocationsthatweknow.Withoutthisitcanbediculttoopenthosedoorsbutsomeace-to-acetimecanmakeallthedierencewhenstrengtheningtraderelationshipsPreatersays.RepresentationontheworldstageoseedvarietalcerticationensuresavoiceinaorumburstingwithnewdevelopmentsandensuresmarketsremainopenorCanadianexports.InternationalorganizationslikeAOSCAandOECDareundamentaltotheuturesuccessoCanadianseedproducers. OurindustryneedsmoreagvocatesToreachitsfullpotentialagricultureneedseveryoneintheindustrytospeakupandspeakpositively.AgricultureMoreThanEverisanindustry-drivencausetoimproveperceptionsandcreatepositivedialogueaboutCanadianag.Togetherwecansharethefactsandstoriesaboutthisvibrantandmodernindustryandtelltheworldwhywelovewhatwedo.ItsuptoallofustobeagvocatesanditseasierthanyouthinkvisitAgMoreThanEver.caandfindouthowyoucangetinvolved.Speakup.Speakpositively. BestManagementPracticesControloweringweedsinthefeldpriortoplantingsothatbeesarenotattractedtothefeldororagingProvidepollinator-riendlyhabitatsawayromactivefeldsBeawareohivelocationsandmonitorenvironmentalconditionsDrywindyconditionscancarrydustontooweringcropsweedsortreesincreasingpotentialexposureobeestoseedtreatmentmaterialBeawareowinddirectionwhenplantingafeldnearoweringcropsweedsortreesDiscussalternatelocationswithbeekeepersupwindshelterbeltsetc.wherepossibleAvoidgeneratingdustwhenhandlingorloadingtreatedseedPourseedscareullyanddonotshakedustorloosematerialromthebottomothebagDonotloadorcleanplantingequipmentnearbeecoloniesorbeeoragingareasWhenturningontheplanteravoidengagingthesystemnearbeecoloniesorbeeoragingareasEnsureproperclean-upanddisposalIncorporatespilledorexposedseedintothesoilratherthanleavingitexposedKeeptreatedseedanddustawayromsuracewaterProperlydisposeoemptyseedbagsinaccordancewithlocalregulationsandparticipateinCleanFARMScollectionprogramswhereavailableSpeaktoyourequipmentdealerormanuacturerabouttheappropriatenessodeectorkitsorNorthAmericanvacuumplantersFormoreinormationonpollinatorhealthandbestmanagementpracticesorseed-appliedinsecticidespleasevisitwww.croplie.ca.Insecticide-treatedseedisakeypartoagriculturalproductionandprovidessignicantbenetssuchasdeliveringtheprotectionwhereitismostneededwhilelimitingnon-targetexposure.Howeveritisimportanttoreducetheexposureobeestoseedtreatmentdust.Iyouchoosetouseinsecticide-treatedseedtherearecertainstepsyoucantaketoreducethisrisk.ProtectingPollinatorsWhatcanyoudoMANDATORYFOR2014IyouuseaseedfowlubricantwhenplantingtreatedseedPMRAnowrequirestheuseoBayerCropSciencesFluencyAgenttoreducedust.Careullyollowusedirectionsorthisproduct.Notallplantertypesrequireseedfowlubricantscheckwithyourdealerormoreinormation.ASPECIALMESSAGEFROMCSTA MARCHAPRIL201457TRUELOOSESMUTTESTINGCSAACTRUELOOSESMUTobarleywhichgoesbythescientifcnameUstilagonudaistheonlyseedhealthconsiderationintheSeedsActandRegulationsseetablebelow.Whileitistruethatsomeormosmutcanattackallcerealstheloosesmuttypesothisdiseasearemostimportantinwheatbarleyandoats.Themostdamagingisconsideredtobetrueloosesmutobarley.Whenatrueloosesmutinectionoccurscropdamageisintheormosootyblackpowderthatdevelopswherethebarleykernelswouldhavenormallyormed.Thesesmuttedkernelscanbetoxictoanimalsandhumans.Inanaectedcropyieldlosscanbealmostindirectproportiontothepercentageosmuttedkernels.WeatherplaysabigroleasacoolwetJulycanavourconditionsortrueloosesmutinectionthatcouldhaveadramaticaectontheollowingyearscrop.StandardsinTableIIorScheduleItotheSeedsRegulationsGradeMaximumPercentageTrueLooseSmutinBarleyCanadaFoundation12CanadaFoundation24CanadaRegistered12CanadaRegistered24CanadaCertied12CanadaCertied24Common14Common26FootnoteonTableIIalsoreadsBarleyseedthathasbeentreatedwithaproductregisteredasacontrolproductunderthePestControlProductsActforthecontroloftrueloosesmutUstilagonudaisexemptfromthestandardsfortrueloosesmutsetoutinColumn9ofTableIItoScheduleI63.TestingforTrueLooseSmutintheSeedLaboratoryItsimportantiyouarenotsellingseedthathasbeentreatedasabovethatitistestedortrueloosesmut.Itisimperativethatboththeseedanalystandtheseedtestinglaboratorybeaccreditedorthetestorittobeofciallyrecognized.Thelaboratoryusespropermixingtoselectupto1000seedstobeusedinatrueloosesmuttestsogrowersshouldkeepinmindwhensendinginasamplethat1000seedsusuallyweighsbetween40and50grams.Chemicalsusedinthistestcanbecorrosiveandortoxicsolaboratoryworkersneedtousespecialsaetyprecautionsanddisposalmethods.TosimpliythemethodoundinCanadianMethodsandProceduresforTestingSeed1.Seedsareplacedinsodiumhydroxideandincubatedovernight.2.Embryosareextractedusingaseriesosievesandanalystskillandtechnique.3.Debrisortrashisremoved.4.Embryosareclearedusinglacticacidandstainedwithtrypanblue.5.Examinationisperormedbyatrainedseedtechnologist.6.Resultsarereportedtothenearestwholenumber.ThoughitistruethatseedtechnologistsjokethatwegetpaidtoreadsmutitreallytakesskilltodosointhiscaseFormoreinormationabouttrueloosesmuttestsoranyotherimportantseedhealthteststhatcanhelpprotectyourproductagainstdiseasecontacttheCommercialSeedAnalystsAssociationoCanadaseedanalysts.ca.Seedanalystperformingtrueloosesmuttest.Barleyembryosclearinginlacticacidandtrypanblue. 58INDUSTRYNEWSIndustryNewsisgearedtoseedprofessionalsanddeliversthepeopleindustrybusinessandproductnewsyouneedtoknow.Submissionsarewelcome.Emailusatnewsissuesink.com.PEOPLENEWSTheGrainGrowersofCanadaelectedanewpresidentandvice-presidentfollowingitsrecentannualgeneralmeeting.EachmemberfarmorganizationappointsadirectortotheGGCboardfromwhichave-personexecutiveiselectedeachyear.ThenewexecutiveteamcomprisespresidentGaryStanfordoftheAlbertaWheatCommissionvice-presidentMattSawyeroftheAlbertaBarleyCommissionexecutiveIrmiCritcheroftheBritishColumbiaGrainProducersAssociationexecutiveArtEnnsofthePrairieOatGrowersAssociationandexecutiveFranckGroenewegoftheCanadianCanolaGrowersAssociation.TheGGCacknowledgeStephenVandervalkoutgoingpresidentoftheGGCwhodecidedtostepdownafterthreeyearsatthehelm.GowanAgroCanadahiredCoryBourdeaudhuiasitsManitobasalesrepresentativebasedoutofLaSalleMan.WorkingwithUnitedAgriProductsGowansexclusivedistributorinCanadaBourdeaudhuiischargedwithprovidingfarmersandretailerswithtechnicalproductinformation.BourdeaudhuiistherstsalesprofessionalthatGowanhashiredsincethecompanyexpandeditsbusinessoperationsinCanada.SeedNethiredDanielleMarkertasitsnewsalesandmarketingmanager.PreviouslyMarkertworkedasanagronomistwithCargill.MarkertisresponsibleforallaspectsofthedevelopmentandimplementationofSeedNetsstrategiesandvisionincludingmanagementsalesandmarketing.SeedNetformedbyseedgrowersinsouthernAlbertastrivestoincreaseawarenessofandsustaintheindependentfamily-ownedseedsupplychain.CerealsCanadaappointedCamDahlastheorganizationsrstpresident.Dahlbringsdiverseagricultureindustryexperiencetohisnewrole.PriortojoiningCerealsCanadaheservedasgeneralmanageroftheManitobaBeefProducerscommissioneroftheCanadianGrainCommissionchairoftheCanadianInternationalGrainsInstituteboardofdirectorsandexecutivedirectoroftheGrainGrowersofCanada.AsCerealsCanadapresidentDahloverseesthestrategicdirectiondevelopmentandmanagementoftheorganizationsoperations.PRODUCTNEWSSGSanauthorizedseedcropinspectionserviceASCISproviderlaunchesapedigreedseedcropinspectionservicefor2014.FromthebeginningoftheyearCanadasseedgrowersmustundertakethird-partypedigreedseedcropinspectionstomeettherequirementsoftheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociation.InspectionsmustbeconductedbyanASCISprovider.SGShasateamofqualiedandlicensedseedcropinspectorsauditedbytheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyofferingclientsindependentqualityassuranceandqualitycontrolmonitoringofitsproducts.BASFisnowaleadingglobalproviderofbiologicalseedtreatmentsaswellasseedtreatmentcolourantsandpolymers.WiththeacquisitionofBeckerUnderwoodcompleteBASFoffersafullportfolioofinnovativeinoculantsforpeaslentilsandsoybeans.Theacquisitionoffersgrowersanentirecroplife-cyclesolutionandmoreinnovativetoolstoaddtotheircropprotectionstrategy.BayerCropScienceincooperationwithAGIissupportingCanadianfarmerswiththeintroductionofSTORMSeedTreatmentOptimizedRateMeteringaneasy-to-userst-of-its-kindin-the-yardcerealandpulseseedtreatmentapplicator.GrowersandretailerscanconnectSTORMdirectlytotheirseedbinwheretheseedisthentreatedduringthetransferprocesstoanothertruckorbin.Thesystemcomeswithpre-setcalibrationsforBayerCropScienceSeedGrowthproductsandtheabilitytoinputadditionalcalibrationstoensurethecorrectrateofapplication.Byinputtingthedensityoftheseedbeingtreatedthesystemcalculatesthemassowrateandautomaticallyappliesthecorrectamountoftreatment.Thissystemremovesuncertaintyandwasteassociatedwithmostapplicators.AlimitedsupplyoftheSTORMisavailablethroughAGIretailersacrossCanada.NorthDakotaStateUniversityResearchFoundationhasexclusivelylicensedtheElgin-NDwheatvarietyinCanadatoFPGeneticsInc.FPGeneticsisthesoleandexclusivelicenseeanddistributorofElgin-NDinCanada.UponvarietyregistrationFPGeneticswillbetheonlyauthorizedcompanytoimportregisteredclassseedofElgin-NDintoCanada.WearepleasedtointroduceanothersourceofgeneticswhichwilldeliverhighyieldwithagoodagronomicanddiseasepackagetowheatgrowersinCanadasaysRodMerryweatherFPGeneticsCEO.Elgin-NDwillespeciallybeofinteresttogrowerstargetingmaximumeconomicyieldswithinamilling-qualitymarket.FirstsalesofcertiedElgin-NDwillbeavailabletocommercialgrowersin2016.BayerCropScienceCanadahasintroducedRaxilPROShieldanewcerealseedtreatmentthatcombinesthesystematicandcontactdiseaseprotectionofRaxilwiththeplanthealthbenetsandwirewormprotectionofStressShield.AccordingtoGrahamHastieBayerCropScienceCerealsSeedGrowthportfoliomanagerRaxilPROShieldisunmatchedinseedandsoil-bornediseasecontrolwiththreefungicidalactivitiesincludingprothioconazole.OnerateofRaxilPROShieldprovidesgrowerswithfullprotectionduringthemostcrucialtimeofcropdevelopmentregardlessofdiseaselevelhesays.RaxilPROShieldisavailableatretailersacrossCanada.SyngentaCanadaInc.hasannouncedtheregistrationofParlayPlantGrowthRegulatoranewtechnologytoassistturf-typeperennialryegrassseedgrowers.Parlayisanimportantadvanceinperennialryegrassseed CWADHardWhiteWheatWORKINGTOGETHERALLIANCESEEDCORPORATION1.877.270.2890allianceseed.com 60LPX2000PortableTreaterUSCLLC.866-703-7472www.USCLLC.comsalesuscllc.comWATCHUSCPRODUCTSINACTIONPatentedLPXPortableCommercialSeedTreatersCustomizedBulkSeedSystems-BintoTenderFlxtorPodsFlexibleBulkSeedDeliverySystemsTri-FlotheOnlyTrueContinuousFlowScaleHopperSeedSeriesConveyorswithIndustry-leading3-yr.BeltWarrantyHoppersPumpStandsOtherTreatingAccessoriesSpecializingInproductionimprovingharvestedyieldsandallowingCanadiangrowerstobemorecompetitivesaysWayneBennettSyngentabusinessdevelopmentlead.BrettYoungistheexclusivedistributorforthenewproduct.Parlaywillpositivelyimpacttheeconomicreturnforgrowerswhoproduceturf-typeperennialryegrassseedsaysHarleyBellseniorproductmanageratBrettYoung.Itwillimprovetheharvestabilityofwhatcanbeadifcultcroptoharvest.DuPontPioneerhaslauncheditsSila-Bacbrand11AFTinoculantthethirdproductinthecompanysbretechnologyplatform.11AFTwillbeavailableforthe2014growingseason.Alfalfa-specic11AFTdeliversahigher-qualityhaylagetodairyproducerssaysRobertLarmeraDuPontPioneerlivestockinformationmanager.11AFTincreasesbredigestibilityandimprovesforageenergydensityproducinganoverallhigher-qualityhigher-valuehaylageintheration.BUSINESSNEWSViterraInc.hasreachedanagreementtopurchasecertainassetsofLethbridgeInlandTerminalLtd.includingahighthroughputgrainelevatorwithacapacityof42000metrictonnes.ThisterminalisideallylocatedandanexcellenttinouroverallassetnetworksaysKyleJeworskiViterrasNorthAmericapresidentandCEO.InNovemberViterraannounceditwouldspendmorethan34millioninAlbertathroughanexpansionandupgradetoitsGrassyLakefacilityandthebuildingofahighthroughputterminalinGrimshaw.MakhteshimAganIndustriesaproviderofcropprotectionsolutionstransitionstoanewglobalbrandADAMA.MAIchangeditslegalentitynametoADAMAAgriculturalSolutionsLtd.Brandimplementationwillbegloballyimplementedwithstaggeredcountry-by-countrylaunches.Thefulltransitionisscheduledforcompletionbytheendof2015withMakhteshimAganCanadaLtd.MANACanadatransitioningtothenewbrandinfall2014.TheMANACanadateamisexcitedtomakethetransitiontoADAMAsaysAndrewMannMANACanadaCEO.ItallowsustotakegreateradvantageofourglobalreachwhilemaintainingourcommitmenttolocalgrowersandretailerscontinuingtoprovidethechoiceandsimplicitytheCanadianmarketplacehascometoexpect.ViterraInc.andtheCropDevelopmentCentreintheCollegeofAgricultureandBioresourcesattheUniversityofSaskatchewanannouncedViterrasinvestmentof5milliontoenhancetheCDCssuccessinwheatresearchandbreeding.Theve-yearagreementfocusesondevelopmentofwheatanddurumvarietieswithenhancedyieldimprovedresistancetodiseaseandinsectpestsandimprovedqualitycharacteristicsforthemarketplace.Withgreatercapacityforvarietydevelopment Un-sowyourWildOatsApre-emergenceapplicationofAvadexcontrolsGroup12resistantwildoatsbeforetheystart.ProtectyourcropsfromresistantbiotypesandboostyouryieldswithearlyseasonweedcontrolfromAvadexFormoreinformationcallUAPat1.800.561.5444AvadexisaregisteredtrademarkofGowanCompanyL.L.C.PMRAReg.No.is25112.Alwaysreadandfollowlabeldirections.1200209.12 62MonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Thisproducthasbeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconfrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.GenuityandDesignGenuityRoundupReadyandRoundupareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2013MonsantoCanadaInc.PioneerandtheTrapezoidsymbolareregisteredtrademarksofPioneerHi-Bred.ProvenSeedisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CPSCROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesInc.VR9562GCVR9562GCPROVENPROVENVR9562GCYIELDSTopWesternCanadianarmersarechoosingProvenVR9562GCaspartotheirlongtermplanormanagingclubrootdisease.Withexceptionallyhighyieldpotentialandexcellentstandabilitythisnewcanolahybridwillmaximizeyourfeldspotential.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationandgetthepowertogrowwithProvenVR9562GCandtheentireProvenSeedportfolio.Unlockyourfieldspotential.TMandresearchtrialsacrossWesternCanadaCDCresearcherswillincreasethenumberofvarietiesdevelopedandcommercializedprovidingincreasedchoiceforproducers.INDUSTRYNEWSTheOntarioCerealIndustryResearchCouncilreceiveda422000investmentforresearchonwinterwheatglutenqualitywhichwillbenettheOntariowheatindustrybyidentifyingtraitsthatwillhelpbuildnewmarketsforwinterwheatthroughenhancedmillingandmoreproductuses.Thegoalofthisresearchistohelpfarmersbenetfromthedevelopmentofnewlocallyadaptablewinterwheatvarietiesthatcanmeetthechangingpreferencesofbuyers.Throughaco-fundingpartnershipwiththeAgricultureDevelopmentFundandotherproducercommoditygroupsWesternGrainsResearchFoundationannounced2.7millionofnewfundingtowards26crop-relatedresearchprojects.TheWGRFEndowmentFundfundscropresearchprojectsthatbenetproducersthroughimprovedagriculturalsystemstechnologyandagronomicpractices.Co-fundingpartnershipsbetweenADFandproducercommoditygroupshelpmaximizetheinvestmentproducersmakeincropresearchsaysDaveSeftonWGRFboardchair.Someoftheprojectsreceivingfundingincludestrategiesforfusariumincerealsimprovingnitrogenxationofpeasandweedcontrolpractices.TheCanolaCouncilofCanadahasannouncedanew10-yearplantocapitalizeontheworldsgrowingappetiteforhealthieroilsandprotein.TerryYouzwachairmanoftheCCCboardofdirectorssaystheplanaimstoincreasetheprotabilityofcanolaforeveryoneinthevaluechainfromCanadas43000canolagrowerstothehundredsofthousandsofCanadianswhoderivejobsandwagesfromrelatedindustries.EveryadditionalbushelofcanolarepresentsanopportunitytomakeouragriculturalsectorstrongerYouzwasays.CalledKeepitComing2025theplangeneratesmoreprotforthefarmerfromeveryacregrownwhilebuildingcanolasvalueinkeymarkets.The2025targetstrivestoincreaseyieldtoanaverage52bushelsperacrefor26millionmetrictonnesofproductiontomeetglobaldemand.TheseareboldtargetsnodoubtaboutitYouzwasays.Webelievethatitcanbedoneanditcanbedoneresponsiblyandsustainably. GfasaccassaanDesignedbyLMCsleadingteamoresearcherstoprovidemaximumeciencydurabilityandprotability.TheLMCAsaoers3deningcharacteristicsthatnootherseparatorcan1.SiMpLepreCiSeoperationthatenablesmaximumprocessingeciencythrough-putandROI2.HeAvyduty14-gaugecarbonsteelconstructionthatguaranteesround-the-clockserviceandup-time3.CuStoMizAbLecongurationsthatoeryouthefexibilityyouneedoryouruniqueprocessingapplicationVisitwww.lewismcarter.comorcallLMCat1-800-667-6924toarrangeyourFREESeedAssessment.withthenewLMCAspirator 64TostealthewordsotheamousGreekphiloso-pherHeraclitustheonlythingthatisconstantischange.ThisisespeciallytrueortheCanadianseedindustrywhichseemstohaveacedonechangeateranotherin2013and2014isnottrackingarbehindchangetothe1991rameworkortheInternationalUnionortheProtectionoNewVarietiesoPlantsUPOVchangetothevarietyregistrationsystemchangetoseedcerticationserviceschangetoincreasingdiseaseandpestpressureandchangetoherbicide-resistantweeds.Everyindividualandeverybusinessdealswithchangedierently.Someindividualsandbusinessesoreseechangeandplanoritgivingthemaleguponcompetitionwhenitdoescomedownthepipeline.Otherstakeitasitcomesandreact.Yetothersresistchangeandspendpreciousenergyndingworkaroundswhichputsthematadisadvantageandultimatelymakesthemobsolete.Theprocessomanagingchangeisriddledwithvariouschallengeswhichmanagersandemployeeshavetosurmounttoensureasmoothtransitionromthecurrentstatetothedesiredstate.ThisiswhytheabilitytoincorporatebigchangesintotheDNAoabusinesswhiledrivingoperatingresultsisamuchsought-atercompetency.AsyouandyourcompanylookathowtodealwiththesechangesviewedaseitherchallengesoropportunitiestheBostonConsultingGroupoutlinesouractorsuponwhichsuccesshinges.DurationThedurationotimeuntilthechangeprogramiscompletediithasashortliespaninotshorttheamountotimebetweenreviewsomilestones.IntegrityTheprojectteamsperormanceintegritythatisitsabilitytocompletetheinitiativeontime.Thatdependsonmembersskillsandtraitsrelativetotheprojectsrequirements.CommitmentThecommitmenttochangethattopman-agementandemployeesaectedbythechangedisplay.EffortTheeortoverandabovetheusualworkthatthechangeinitiativedemandsoemployees.Itooaminayearochangeandmustadaptusingtheaboveprinciples.AstheneweditoroGerminationImthrilledtohavetheopportunitytoservetheCanadianseedindustryandlookorwardtoworkingonyourbehaltodelivernewsandbusinessinormationthatwillhelpyourorganizationexcel.WiththatIhopethatinormationfowsbothwaysandthatmovingorwardyoueelcomortablereachingouttomewithyourcommentseedbackandideas.IgrewuponaprogressiveAmericanMidwestarmthatconsistsohogsandrowcrops.WhilemanychangeshavetakenplaceonthearmsinceIveletmyamilycontinuestostewardthelandandlookoutorthewelareoanimals.Theyrecurrentlyinthebeginningstagesoimplementingasuccessionplanwhichcanresultinstructuralchangeatitscoreandotenbringsoutrawemotion.MostrecentlyIservedasthemanagingeditoroTopProducermagazinewhichocusedonthebusinessoarming.Withinthepastyear-and-a-halIvemovedromWashingtonD.C.whereIputmyskillstoworkasthecommunicationsdirectorortheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationtocentralMissourimarriedmysoulmateandpurchasedasmallarm.WhilethecropsandindustryplayersvarysomebetweentheU.S.andCanadamanyotheissuesaresimilarcoexistenceintellectualpropertyrightsprotectiontheimportanceocertiedseedinvestmentinresearchandattractingandretainingaskilledworkorce.Regardlessolocationbusinessesandpeoplemustworktomakeitnotonlyapositiveexperiencebutalsoonethatbringsaboutimprovementswhetheritsintheormoecienciessolutionsorbeingproactiveinsteadoreactive.Letsembracethesechangestogethertourthertheindustryandtackleissuesthatarebiggerthanjustonepersonorjustonecompany.Letscometogethertoadvancetheseedindustryandcreatesolutions.JulieDeeringistheeditoroGerminationandSeedWorldmagazinesAWorldoChange ThroughouttheprairiesnobodyoffersmoreseedvarietiesacrossmorecropsthanProvenSeed.Nobody.AndourpowerfulteamofseedexpertsatCropProductionServiceswillworkwithyoutohelpyouchoosetherightagronomicseedsolutionforyourfarm.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationtodayorvisitcpsagu.caThemostcomprehensiveseedlineupontheprairiesis...Availableatmorethan260CPSretaillocationsProvenSeedandThePowertoGrowareregisteredtrademarksofCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarksofCropProductionServicesInc.