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PublicationsMailAgreement40030841germination.caJULY2014INDUSTRYCALLEDTOHelpFundResearchTipstoTalkabouttheScienceofSeedWHATSTHEBUZZONTHEGOLFCOURSEItsaWaitingGameforLow-LigninAlfalfaThatswhatCSTAhasdubbedRonDePauwashisplantbreedingskillshavereapedrewardsfortheentirevaluechain.BILLIONDOLLARMANTHE Wereproudtohaveworkedwithyou.OnbehalfoftheentireseedindustrywethankeachofyouforyourcontributiontoCanadianagriculture.GenesthatfityourfarmisaregisteredtrademarkofSeCan.www.secan.comCanadianPlantBreedingGeneticsAwardDr.RonDePauwAsaplantbreederwithAgricultureAgri-FoodCanadayourwheatvarietiesincludingACBarrieACLillianandACCarberryhavedominatedthePrairiesforover20years.Youreffortshaveresultedin1billiondollarsinincrementalreturnstoCanadianfarmers.CSTASeedAchievementAwardLorneHadleyAsExecutiveDirectoroftheCanadianPlantTechnologyAgencyyourvisionexpertiseandleadershiphaveearnedyoutheaffectionatetitleCanadasSeedCop.YourprotectionofPlantBreedersRightscontinuestofosterinnovationinourindustry.CSTAHonoraryLifeMemberDr.BillLeaskAsExecutiveVice-PresidentoftheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationyouhavebeenarespectedvoiceforCanadasseedindustrybothnationallyandinternationally.AsaBoarddirectoryoualsohelpedestablishSeCaninitsformativeyears. JULY20141July2014eaturesCONTENTSdepartmentsAsfarmershaveadoptednewtechnologiesandthecostofseedhasgoneuptheyexpectthateveryseedputintothegroundwillcomeupemergeandestablishwell.StrategySession20Thefreelunchisover.Thisdecisionmeanswehavetostepupourgameandinfactweare.GiantViews5214CSGA34CSAAC36CSTA38CrossPollination40RegulatoryRoundup42WorldStatus44IndustryNews4604AlfalfaAwaitsRegulatoryApprovalWhilelow-ligninalalacanimprovedigestabilityooragesthebenetsareyettobeseenonagrowerscale.Whatstheholdup08AWorldofWheatFromthewheateldtojudoRonDePauwremainsocusedonthetaskathand.Discoverwhatsetshimapartromthecrowd.14OperationPollinatorLearnhowgolcoursesarebeginningtoplayaroleincreatingpollinatorriendlyhabitats.Itsaboutbeautyandbees.18RegistrationReviewVarietyregistrationsystemsvaryromcountrytocountrybutisthereasystemthatworksbestReadaboutefortsinCanadaandcharacteristicsthatcompriseagoodsystem.24HumanizingScienceOtentimestheseedindustrygetsanegativereputationbecauseobiotechnology.Expertsshareaewtipstohelpmaketheconversationalittleeasierwhileyoureoutandaboutthissummer.26SeedAssociationoftheAmericasUpdateFocusingonregionalissuesSAAmetearlythissummertodiscusskeyissues.DiegoRissosharesaewhighlights.28HighAchieversintheSpotlightCSTAandCSGArecognizeselectindividualsortheircontributionstotheseedindustry.Whosamongthem32InspectorsProvideInsightHowisthealternativeservicedeliverygoingInspectorsprovidetheirperspective.08 2July2014-Vol.18No.3ThemagazineotheCanadianseedindustryPUBLISHEDBYIssuesInk6327435CanadaLtd.403-313PacicAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2Phone204453-1965Fax204475-5247emailissuesissuesink.comGermination.caPUBLISHERShawnBrooksbrookissuesink.comEDITORJulieDeeringjdeeringissuesink.comEDITORIALMarkHalsallmhalsallissuesink.comLindsayHomanlhofmanissuesink.comShannonSchindlesschindleissuesink.comMarcZienkiewiczmzienkiewiczissuesink.comMARKETINGCraigArmstrongcarmstrongissuesink.comAdriaGrewalagrewalissuesink.comSamMostafasmostaaissuesink.comHitenShahhshahissuesink.comCREATIVEJeHiebertjhiebertissuesink.comLesleyNakonechnylnakonechnyissuesink.comCIRCULATIONBradGordonbgordonissuesink.comShawnaShimnowskisschimnowskiissuesink.comCONTRIBUTORSPeterEntzJulieMcNabbEDITORIALBOARDDaveAkisterHollyGelechShaunHaneyToddHyraDougKnightLeeMarkertRyanMurrayTimWelbanksSUBSCRIPTIONSCanada47.25yearincludingGSTForeign95yearGerminationmakesnoexpressedorimpliedwarrantiesomerchantabilityortnessoraparticularpurposeorotherwiseconcerningtheuseoanyproductandassumesnoliabilityoranyinjuryordamagedirectorconsequentialincurredromtheuseosuchproductsorservicestherein.FederalProvincialandMunicipallawsandregulationssupersedetheinormationcontainedherein.PublicationsMailAgreementNo.40030841.ReturnundeliverableCanadianaddressestoIssuesInk403-313PacicAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2PRINTEDINCANADAPleaserecyclewhereacilitiesexist.NopartothismagazinemaybereproducedwithoutthewrittenpermissionothepublisherGERMINATION.CALetsGrowTogether PROVIDINGCROPINSURANCEFROMTHEINSIDEOUTBIOFORGEPROTECTSMILLIONSOFACRESOFWEATHERTHREATENEDCROPS.ITCANPROTECTYOURSTOO.Cropstressorslikeextremetemperaturesdroughtandexcessivemoisturecannegativelyimpactyourcropproductionyieldandbottomline.Stollersnewadvancesintheplanthealthtechnologyarenaallowproducerstoinsureagainstlossintimesofextremegrowingconditions.Bio-Forgeoffersaneffectiveprotectionpolicybydeliveringvitalnutrientsthatregulatespecificgenesthatenableyourcroptoadaptquicklytoanygrowingcondition.Itslikeaninsurancepolicyforyourcropfromtheinsideout.Get160AcresofBio-ForgeFreeREGISTERTODAYFORYOURCHANCETOWINGotowww.stollerenterprises.cawin160tellusaboutyourmosttryingweatherrelatedgrowingchallengeandyoureintowin160acresofBio-Forge.Oneluckywinnerperprovince.RegisteryourentryTODAYStollerEnterprisesLtd.1-306-528-7309 4SINCEAprilo2013atermorethanadecadeoproductdevelopmentRoundupReadyalalatechnologyhasbeenapprovedorcommercializa-tioninCanada.Withinthenextcoupleoyearsgrowerscouldalsobeneftromasecondgeneticallymodifedtraitwhichisunderreviewthatpromiseshigher-qualityalala.MonsantoandForageGeneticsInternationalhavesubmit-tedanapplicationorthederegulationoanewGMalalageneticallyengineeredorreducedlignincontentandimprovedoragequality.TheapplicationiscurrentlyunderreviewbytheU.S.DepartmentoAgriculturetheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyCFIAandHealthCanada.AlthoughRoundupReadyalalahasbeenapprovedorcommercializationinCanadaitsnotbeingsoldhere.Ithelow-lignintraitisapprovedbyCanadianauthoritiesForageGeneticsplanstointroduceastackedproductthatcombinestheRoundupReadyandlow-lignintraitsaccord-ingtoJoseAriasForageGeneticsdirectoroalalaseedproduction.WereexcitedaboutreducedligninwhichistheirstoragequalitytraitinGEalalasaysMarkMcCaslinForageGeneticsInternationalvicepresidentoresearch.Ivebeentalkingaboutitatgrowermeetingsorthepastthreeorouryearsasweweredoingthediscoveryphaseandproo-o-concept.Theresalotoexcitementamonggrowers.Ligninisastructuralcomponentoalalaplantsthatisindigestiblebylivestock.Thenewtraitwasdevelopedbysuppressingakeyenzymeduringtheplantssynthesisoligninresultingina12percentlowerlignincontentaccordingtothederegulationpetitionbeoretheUSDA.RatherthanputtinganewgeneintheplantwetookanexistinggeneandturneddownthevolumecommonlycalledaknockoutMcCaslinexplains.Soromaregula-torystandpointitsalittledierent.Iwouldntsaythatitwillexpeditetheregulatoryprocessbutitprobablysimpli-fessomeotheanalysis.Whilemanyareexcitedsomearehesitant.SuryaAcharyaisaresearchscientistwithAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaattheLethbridgeResearchCentre.Hesveryinterestedinseeinglow-ligninalalaupcloseandbelievesitsthenextbreakthroughtechnologyorgrowers.ButAcharyasayssomechallengesmighthavetobeovercomeasligninisasubstancethathelpsalalawithstandtheelements.IwouldliketoseethekindobiomassproductivityithasAcharyasaysnotingthatintheorylow-ligninlevelsinalalacouldleadtoweakstemswhichmeanshighwindsandstormscoulddamagethecrop.HealsohasconcernsLow-LigninAlfalfaShowsPromiseNewGMtraitnotyetavailableinCanadabutproductmightprovidesignifcantbeneftstoproducers.Growingorsourcingenoughhigh-qualityalalacanbeachallengebecausegrowersotenhavetosacrifcequalityorquantity. JULY20145WereexcitedtoannouncethatourWinnipegfacilitywillbemovingtoanewlocationthisfallQualitySeedTestingLethbridge-Nisku-Winnipegwww.2020seedlabs.caPhone.1.877.420.2099Fax.1.888.900.1810aboutitsdigestibility.AlalaisairlydigestibleandthatswhyitcancausebloatAcharyasays.Withlow-ligninalalaIthinkitwouldbeevenmoredigestible.Idlovetoseesomeothedata.Butitsoundslikeitcoulddenitelyhelpsomearmerstodelayharvesttoalaterstage.Alalaqualityisntdeterminedcompletelybythestems.QualitygoesdownatamaturestagebecausethelowerleaveswhichhavealmosttwicetheproteinasthestemsdropAcharyasays.ThatsanotherconsiderationIdlovetoseedataonhowyoudealwiththeleaaspectiharvestisdelayedwhatqualityimpactdoesthathaveThedevelopersothenewtraitmaintainreducingligninmightprovidemorefexibilityorgrowerswhotypicallyonlyhaveashortwindoworreapingalalabeorelignincontentincreasessubstantiallyandcropqualitydeclines.AccordingtoMonsantoandForageGeneticsInternationalregularvarietiesoalalaactuallycontainmoreligninthantheyneedandthenewGMalalawillcontain12percentlessligninwhichmeansthealalawillstillbeabletostandwell.Inproducinghigh-qualityalalatherearetrade-osbetweenorageyieldandoragequalityexplainsKathleenMcAleenanspecialtycropsbusinessmanagerorMonsantoCompany.Alalasoragequalitydigestibilityandpro-teinarehighestduringtheearlygrowthstages.Aterearlygrowthorageyieldwillincreasebutoragequalitydecreases.Thisisbecauseasthetimebetweencuttingsgrowslongeroriplantsareharvestedatlaterstagestheyieldpercuttingmightincreaseduetomorestemsandlargerstems.Ontheotherhandoverlymatureorageislessnutritiousbecauseoitshigherbrecontent.Otentimesgrowersareacedwithtoughchoicesbetweenquantityandqualitywiththeiralalaacressotheresinherentlyalotoriskinthedecisionsgrowersmake.Becauseothismanygrowersareinterestedinthepotentialbenetsthatreduced-ligninalalacanbringtotheiroperationMcAleenanadds.Shesaysthegoalothereduced-lignineortistopro-videarmerswithharvestfexibilitywhenadverseweatherequipmentailureorcompetingarmactivitiesariseandtobettermanagetheyield-qualityrelationshiportheiralalaorageproduction.ProducerBeneftsMcAleenansaystheaddedyieldorqualitypremiumwillbenetgrowersandusersoalala.High-qualityalalaindairycattlerationsincreasesmilkproductionwhilecon-trollingeedcostsshesays.Butgettingenoughhigh-qualityalalaisanon-goingchallengeasgrowerstypicallysacriceyieldorquality.Becauseotheimportantrolealalaplaysinadairyoperationsprotabilitywebelievethisparticularinvestmentwillmakeapositivedierenceorgrowerswhoseektoproducemorehigh-qualityhay.MonsantoandForageGeneticsInternationalalsoteameduporRoundupReadyalalageneticallyengineeredtoresistglyphosateherbicides.WeeelgoodthatarmersarendingvalueinthetraitMcCaslinsays.Itsauniquetoolorweedcontrolinalalaespeciallyduringestablishmentbutalsoorcontroloper-ennialweedsinestablishedstands.Inlate2011theUniversityoCaliorniareleasedtheresultsoasurveythatshowed72percentoU.S.respondentswhogrewRoundupReadyalalawouldgrowitagain.ForageGeneticshasconducteditsownmarketresearchthatechoesthosendings.WevedonequiteaewgrowersurveystoOftentimesgrowersarefacedwithtoughchoicesbetweenquantityandqualitywiththeiralfalfaacressotheresinherentlyalotofriskinthedecisionsgrowersmake.KathleenMcAleenan 6MonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Thisproducthasbeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconfrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.GenuityandDesignGenuityRoundupReadyandRoundupareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2013MonsantoCanadaInc.PioneerandtheTrapezoidsymbolareregisteredtrademarksofPioneerHi-Bred.ProvenSeedisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CPSCROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesInc.VR9562GCVR9562GCPROVENPROVENVR9562GCYIELDSTopWesternCanadianarmersarechoosingProvenVR9562GCaspartotheirlongtermplanormanagingclubrootdisease.Withexceptionallyhighyieldpotentialandexcellentstandabilitythisnewcanolahybridwillmaximizeyourfeldspotential.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationandgetthepowertogrowwithProvenVR9562GCandtheentireProvenSeedportfolio.Unlockyourfieldspotential.TMtrytogeteedbackromgrowersintermsotheirexperiencewithRoundupReadytechnologyandwhatweseegenerallyinallpartsothecountryisthosegrowerswhoaretryingitarereportingthattheyvehadapositiveexperienceandareplantingmoreacresMcCaslinsays.McAleenanagreesthatRoundupReadyalalacontinuestobewellreceivedbygrowerscitingarecentgrowersurveyinwhich97percentousersreportedbeingsatis-edwiththetechnology.Growersrecognizethatweedcompetitionintheestablish-mentyearreducesalalayieldpotentialandoragequalityoverthelieothestandshesays.Thesegrowersknowthatbetterstandsmeanmoreproductivitylonger.Weveaskedearlyadopterswhattheylikemostabouttheproductandtimeandagainwehearthatthetechnologymakesgrowersliveseasierandthattheaddedyieldpaysorthetechnologyinyearoneothestandslie.CreatingBuzzMcCaslinsaysthenewGMtraitsbeingintroducedbyForageGeneticsInternationalandMonsantoarecreatingquiteabuzzthroughoutthealalaindustryandnotjustamonggrowers.Toaddvaluetotheseedisagoodthingortheindustryandoragriculturehesays.Ithinktheindustryisgoingbesupportiveoanythingthataddsvaluetocropsandhelpsarmersbemoreprotable.Anythingthatmakesgrowershappytheindustryisexcitedabout.Thatstrueorusasacompanyandtheseedindustryingeneral.ForthisreasonthestaatForageGeneticsInternationalareparticularlyexcitedabouttheprospectocombiningRoundupReadytechnologywiththereduced-lignintraitcurrentlyinthepipeline.Wethinkbothothesetraitsaddsignicantvalueandfex-ibilityorgrowersintermsodoingabetterjobcontrollingweedsprovidingmorefexibilityincuttingmanagementandincreasingthelikelihoodoproducinghigh-qualityhayorwhichtheygetpaidapremiumMcCaslinsays.MarkHalsallandMarcZienkiewiczToaddvaluetotheseed...isagoodthingfortheindustryandforagriculture.Theindustryisgoingtobesupportiveofanythingthataddsvaluetocropsandhelpsfarmersbemoreprofitable.MarkMcCaslin PUREEFFICIENCY.NowyoucaneasilyimprovethequalityandintegrityofyourhighvalueseedthankstoincredibleVisionSeriesColorSortersfromOliverManufacturing.Usinginfraredoptictechnologyandvisual-recognitionsoftwareVisionseparatorsinstantlydetectandremovevisiblyimperfectseedsbasedonyourpre-programmedcriteriasuchasdiscolorationblightdeformitiesetc.Theresultisthatyourdeliveredproductsrepresenthigherlevelsofpurityperformanceandcustomersatisfaction.NewVisioncolorsortersalsooersimpletouch-screenprogrammingeasymaintenanceandmulti-productsortingonthesamemachinetomaximizethroughput.ThroughourpartnershipwithglobalindustryleaderASMOlivercanoerVisionseparatorstoenhanceouralreadyimpressiveportfolioofgravityseparatorsdestonersprecisionsizersanduidizedbeddryersalldesignedtohelpyouoptimizeyourseedproductsandprots.ForfurtherdetailscontactyourOliverrepresentativeorvisitolivermanufacturing.comDestonerFluidizedBedDryerGravitySeparatorPrecisionSizerINTRODUCINGVISIONSERIESCOLORSORTERSStopbyandseeusattheCSTAs91stAnnualMeetingandlearnmoreaboutVisionSeriesColorSortersandothermachinesfromourprocessingline. WHENotherssaiditcouldntbedoneAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadasRonDePauwofSwiftCurrentprovedthemwrong.Foralongtimeitwasbelievedthatpre-harvestsproutingresistancecouldntbebredintowhitewheat.TogetherwithmycolleagueswebrokethathypothesissayswheatbreederRonDePauwwhosbeenworkingforAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadasince1973firstinBeaverlodgeAlta.andtodayinSwiftCurrentSask.ButDePauwandhisteamdidntjustdothisonetimetheydiditthreetimes.ItwasthoughtthatfusariumheadblightresistancecouldonlyexistinatallplantthatswhattheexpertspreachedDePauwsays.Thenin2009heandhisteamreleasedasemi-dwarfwithsemi-resistance.Additionallythenegativecorrelationbetweengrainyieldandproteincon-tentwascommonknowledge.ButDePauwandhisteamweredeter-minedtoshowthatitdidnthavetobethatway.Wegotaccesstonearinfraredtechnologywhichallowedustonon-destructivelymeasuretheproteincontenthesays.Weselectedplantsforgrainyieldandproteinandendedupselectingabetterplant.Wedidntbreakthecorrelationbutwecertainlyshiftedit.Wemadehigheryieldingwheatwithahigherorsimi-larproteincontent.ThevarietyACBarrieahardredspringwheatrepresentedamajoryieldWheatWardenItsmorethanajob.ForRonDePauwbreedingwheatandplayingaroleinthecreationoasaewholesomeandafordableoodsupplyisapassionsomemightevensayawayolie.increasewhilemaintainingahighproteincontentrequiredforbakingquality.Grownonmorethan41mil-lionacresACBarriewasthemostwidelygrownHRSWfrom1998to2005.ACBarrierepresentedapara-8digmshiftinthecultivarsavailable.Othersthathavecomealongsincehavefollowedsuit.Theseachievementsdidntjustcomeabout.TheyrequireworkandlotsofThe2014CanadianPlantBreedingandGeneticsAwardhonoredRonDePauwoSwitCurrentSask. JULY20149CultivarsDevelopedAndCo-DevelopedCanadaWesternHardRedSpringLauraLeaderLancerACEatoniaACBarrieACCadillacACElsaACIntrepidACAbbeyLovittLillianInnityHeliosAlvenaGoodeveStettlerCarberryMuchmoreAACBaileyAACBrandonAACElieBW957BW961PT245CanadaPrairieSpring-RedHY320BiggarACTaberACForemostACCrystalAACRyleyAACPenholdCanadaWesternHardWhiteSpringHW363CanadaPrairieSpring-WhiteGenesisACKarmaACVistaAC2000Snonwhite475Snowwhite476CanadaWesternExtraStrongBlueskyWildcatFrom1998to2005ACBarriewasgrownonmorethan41millionacresinCanada.CanadaWesternAmberDurumKyleACAvonleaACNavigatorACPathnderStrongeldCommanderBrigadeEurostarEnterpriseTranscendAACCurrentAACRaymoreAACDuraeldAACMarchwellDT840DT844CanadaEasternRedSpringGrifonTriticaleFrankACCopiaACAltaACCertaACUltimaBrevisit.ThosewhoknowDePauwdescribehimastenacious.The70-year-oldmanworkssixdaysaweekarriv-ingattheoceeachmorningby7a.m.Onanygivendayonemightndhimintheeldagreenhouselaboratoryorintheoce.HedriveshometohavelunchwithhiswieElsaMarieeachdayandthenreturnstoworkwhereheocuseshiseortsonimprovingwheatorarmersbakersandultimatelyconsumersuntil6p.m.exceptorFridaysandSaturdayswhenhetakesoat5p.m.Imhighlyorganizedgoal-orientedandocusedDePauwsays.Hisdedicationandworkhasresultedinthedevelopmentandregistra-tiono57cultivarsowheatandsixcultivarsotriticale.Forthepast17years40to55percentoallthewheatgrowninCanadaderivesromcultivarsheandhisteamdeveloped.ThatswhyDePauwistherecipiento2014CanadianPlantBreedingandGeneticsAward.GiventhebytheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationtheawardisthehighesthonourorplantbreeding.ItsanawardgivenbypeersandIthinkthatmeansagreatdealsaysPattyTownsendCSTAchieexecutiveocer.RonistheNo.1plantbreederinCanadarightnowandyoucantunderestimatethecontributionthathesmadeatthispointinhiscareer.Hiscontributionsareevennoticedoutsideotheseedindustry.In1991DePauwreceivedtheSaskatchewanOrderoMerit.Thenin1994hewasmadeaFellowotheAgriculturalInstituteoCanada.In2003hebecameaMemberotheOrderoCanada.DePauwhasreceivednumerousotherawardsincludinganHonoraryDoctoroScienceromtheUniversityoSaskatchewanin2012.AccordingtoCSTAtheincrementalvalueograinproducedromDePauwswheatcultivarsexceedsabilliondol-lars.ThatswhyCSTAhasdubbedhimthebilliondollarman.ButDePauwdoesntworkorawards.Ivealwayswantedtomaketopdrawercultivarsthatareprotableorarmerssaeandnutritiousorcon-sumersandthatcontributetothewealthothenationhesays.ItsveryhumblingtoreceivethiskindorecognitionordoingsomethingIenjoy.EarlyStartAsamemberohis4-HseedclubinSouthernManitobaDePauwbeganreceivingthelatestvarietiestogrowoutorhiscropproject.SincethenIvealwayshadaninterestinthenewestvarietieshesays.AterhighschoolDePauwletTrehereMan.topursuehisunder-graduateworkintheareasosci-enceattheUniversityoManitobaandthenphilosophyandbotanyatSt.LouisUniversityinMissouri.In1970atercompletinghismastersdegreeDePauwsworktookhimtoaplantbreedingstationinNjoroKenyawhereheworkedonapro-jectadministeredbytheUniversityoManitobaandundedbytheCanadianInternationalDevelopmentAgency.ItwasherethathemethiswiewhohappenedtobevisitingNjoroaspartoamissiontripromnorthernKenya.ButitwasntuntilDePauwenrolledinageneticsclassduringhisgradu-ateworkbackattheUniversityoManitobathatthesparksbegantofy.IbecametotallyascinatedDePauwsaysnotingthathesalwayshadanextensivecuriosityaboutnatureplantsandanimals.Therestremen-dousdiversitybutyoucanseepatternsorsimilaritiesotraits.Ivealwaysbeenascinatedbywhatsbehindthisandknewtherehadtobesomething.Andeugenicsbroughtallthepiecesothepuzzletogether.DePauwexplainsthattheGreekwordorgoodiseu 10andthateugenicsisthedeliberatemakingogeneticcombinationstogetapositivegood.In1973DePauwearnedhisdoctor-ateingeneticsandplantpathologyromtheUniversityoManitoba.Hesbeenworkingtoimprovewheatcul-tivarseversince.BeingoutdoorswiththeplantsandmakingtheselectionsisextremelyrewardingbutDePauwalsosaysitsextremelytiring.Youvegottherubberbootsstickinginthesoilandmosquitostodealwithontopotheweatherhesays.Butwhenyoucanseethegeneticvariationsandselectwhatwillworkinarmersfeldsitsrewardingandexhilaratingtoknowtheresthepotentialtomakesomethingbetterthanwhatsalreadyoutthere.ThroughtheyearsDePauwsaysthatindustryandstakeholdershavelearnedthatgeneticswork.Wehaveincredibleopportunitiesinbeingabletoreducethebusinessrisksorproducersandprocessorshesays.Wevereallydevelopedthecapacitytocollectplantbreedinginormationandmarketintelligencetoknowwhatisrequiredbythemarketandthenbeabletofndthatneedleinthehaystack.TodayDePauwocusesonmakingplantsmorenutrientefcientespe-ciallyintheareasonitrogenphos-phorusandwater.Rightnowthenitrogenuseefciencyowheatyouputinthegroundrunsabout30to45percenthesays.Soiyouputon1000poundsonitrogenwhichisexpensivecurrentwheatvarietiesonlyuse350to400pounds.Therestisgone.Iwecouldincreasenitrogeneiciencyto40to50percentwewouldmakeahugegainandIthinkwecandobetterthanthat.DePauwalsostressestheimportanceophosphorustoplantgrowth.Weonlyhaveabout25yearsoreadilyextractablephosphorushesays.Andthenwehaveanother25yearsodiiculttoextractphosphorus.Aterthatwehaveaproblem.Achievingthesegoalsisgoingtotakeacollaborativeeort.WhileDePauwworkstoincreasenitrogenandphos-phorusefciencyhestressesitreallyneedstobeateameortthatpublicandprivateinstitutionsneedtocometogetherandworkontheseissues.AdvocatingforScienceOneothethingsthatrustratesDePauwisallthemisinormationoutinthepublicdomain.ForexampleDePauwsaysthebookWheatBellybyDr.WilliamDavisaccusesplantbreedersochangingwheat.SowhatsDePauwdoingaboutit.ForseveralyearshesbeengrowingoutredfeandseveralotheoriginalprimitivewheatvarietiesandcomparingittotheHavingspentalifetimeworkingtoadvancewheatcultivarsandvarietiesRonDePauwofAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadatakestimetoenjoythelittlethingsinlifesuchasJudoandchoreographedballroomdancingwithhiswifeElsaMarie. 12LorneHadleyonreceivingthe2014SeedAchievementAwardRonDePauwonreceivingthe2014CanadianPlantBreedingandGeneticsAwarddescendantsoredfe.AsapartothisprojectDePauwhasbeenworkingwithacerealchemistNancyEdwardsandanutritionistDr.NancyAmes.Thisisourthirdyearontheprojectandwecantfndanydierencesintheaminoacidchemicalmineralorvita-mincontenthesays.Thisisacasewheresomeonemadeanaccusationwheretherewasnosciencebehindit.DePauwiscareultoacknowledgethatthereisglutenintoleranceandceliacdisease.Howeverthesedontmeanwheatisbadheexplains.AsortheutureDePauwbelievesitsextremelybright.Withtheworldpopulationincreasingtomorethan9billionpeopleby2050thatsalotoextrademandhesays.Rightnowabout1billionpeopleoneinsevenareinaooddefcitsituation.Thingsneedtobedoneatagloballeveltobringthesepeopleintotheeconomicspheresotheycanpurchaseood.HesaysclimatechangewillhaveanegativeimpactonagriculturalproductionbutnotesthatCanadamightexperiencesomeimprove-ments.TheresagreateropportunityorCanadatocontributetotheoodsupplyandoodsecurityDePauwsays.Butthisoodhastobeabletobepurchasedandwehavetobeabletogetittothemarket.DePauwisexcitedaboutthenextron-tierwhereplantbreederscanmoreeasilyusemolecularmarkerswhicharelinkedtohigh-valuegenes.Therewillbemoreandthecostswillcomedownhesays.Wellalsoknowwhichregionsarelessdetrimental.Hebelievesgenomictechnologywillcon-tinuetoexpandacceleratingthepaceandaccuracyinmakingbetterselec-tionsatallstages.HoweverDePauwsaystheneedornurseriesandfeldtrialswontgoaway.WellbeapplyingnewtoolsbutstillhavetheoldtoolstooDePauwsays.Genomicsisjustanothertoolmoresophisticated.Myresearchhasnovalueunlessitcontributestosaewholesomeandnutritionaloodotherwiseitwontbeproftableorarmers.Youhavetothinkoitinitsentirety.JulieDeeringWecantfindanydifferencesintheaminoacidchemicalmineralorvitamincontent.Thisisacasewheresomeonemadeanaccusationwheretherewasnosciencebehindit.RonDePauw GfasaccassaanDesignedbyLMCsleadingteamoresearcherstoprovidemaximumeciencydurabilityandprotability.TheLMCAsaoers3deningcharacteristicsthatnootherseparatorcan1.SiMpLepreCiSeoperationthatenablesmaximumprocessingeciencythrough-putandROI2.HeAvyduty14-gaugecarbonsteelconstructionthatguaranteesround-the-clockserviceandup-time3.CuStoMizAbLecongurationsthatoeryouthefexibilityyouneedoryouruniqueprocessingapplicationVisitwww.lewismcarter.comorcallLMCat1-800-667-6924toarrangeyourFREESeedAssessment.withthenewLMCAspirator 14TAKINGintheview.Iyoureagoleritsprob-ablyabigpartowhatdrawsyoutothesport.Andthankstoaplantoenhancebeepopula-tionsthroughtheinusionowildfowerstheviewatyouravouritegolcoursecouldgetevenbetter.SyngentaCanadaispilotingaprogramcalledOperationPollinatorwhichisdesignedtoincreasethenumberopollinatinginsectsonandneargolcoursesbytransorm-ingout-o-playareasintoimprovedhabitatsorbeesandotherimportantpollinators.To-dateOperationPollinatorhasbeenlaunchedattwocoursesinsouthernOntariotheBrantordGolandCountryClubandCuttenFieldsindowntownGuelph.Throughout2014-2015theprogramwillbeexpandedbeyondtheinitialpilotphasetoaddadditionalgolcourses.ThismeansmoreCanadiancoursescouldsoonbesportingalotmorewildfowers.WegaveapresentationattheCanadianInternationalTurgrassConerenceinVancouverinFebruarytotalkaboutthisprogramandtheamountointerestromgolcourseswasremarkablesaysPaulHoekstrastewardshipmanagerwithSyngentaCanada.TheBrantordandGuelphcoursesjoinhundredsoothersintheUnitedStatesandEuropebenettingromthepro-gram.AccordingtothecompanythelaunchoOperationPollinatorinOntariolastyearwasinpartbasedonrecog-nitionothesuccessosimilarSyngentainitiativesinotherpartsotheworldduringthepastdecade.OriginallylaunchedintheUnitedKingdomtheprogramincludesbothon-armando-armcomponentsandAninnovativeprogramromSyngentaCanadauseswildfowerstopromotebeepopulationsandbeehealthwhileenhancingtheviewongolcourses.OPERATIONPOLLINATORInthenextewyearsgolerswillstarttoseeanuptickinwildfowersandpollinator-riendlyhabitatsoncoursesthroughoutCanada. JULY201415operatesinmorethan13countries.Inthebroadestsenseitisaboutrestoringnaturalhabitatsandoodsourcestoimprovetheortunesonativepollinatorssuchasbumble-beesbutterfiesandotherinsectsthatthrivewhendiversesourcesooodareavailableHoekstrasays.ThroughOperationPollinatorSyngentaprovidespartici-patinggolcourseswithacustom-blendedseedmixthatincludesnativewildfowers.Thegolcoursethenusesthisseedandothermanagementpracticestocreatepollen-andnectar-richhabitatsinout-o-playareas.AccordingtoHoekstraOperationPollinatornotonlypro-motesbeehealthbutalsohelpsbuildtheenvironmentalproleogolcourses.Itallowsustoworkwithgolcoursesorotherstakeholderstodevelopseedmixesthatareuniquetoourclimatethatareuniquetoourgrowingconditionsandthathavealsobeenscienticallyvalidatedhesays.AccordingtoPaulEvendencoursesuperintendentattheBrantordGolandCountryClubgolcoursesprovidegreatpotentialtocreateessentialhabitatandoodsourcesorarangeonativebeesandpollinatinginsects.Experiencesinotherjurisdictionshavedemonstratedthatthecreationoevensmallareasodedicatedhabitatcansignicantlyincreasethenumberopollinatorshesays.AestheticBeneftsDavidKuyperscoursesuperintendentatCuttenFieldssaysanaddedbenetotheprogramisthatitprovidesnewvisualeaturesorgolerstoenjoy.OperationPollinatorprovidesanexcellentopportunityorgolcoursestodiver-siytheireldsoplayhesaysaddingthatthosepartsoCuttenFieldsthatarentdirectlyinplayactuallymakeupmostothecourse.ItcertainlyprovidesanaestheticbenetcomparedtowhatwastherewhichwouldhavebeenwoodyweedsoraggressivegrassesKuypersexplains.BecausethisistherstyearoOperationPollinatorseedingatthecourseitwillbetwoorthreeyearsbeorepeopleseetheulleectotheprogramabankowildfowersodierentvarietiesthatwillbeinbloomvirtuallyorallothegrowingseason.ThebeeswillhaveaoragesourcethroughouttheseasonsaysKuypersaddingthatgolerswillbenetromachanginglandscapethatrefectsdierentwildfowerblooms.KuyperssaystheleadershipoCuttenFieldshadnoreserva-tionsaboutpitchingintopromotebeehealth.Golcoursesunlikeagriculturedonthaveadirectbenetrompollinatorsbutbeehealthisimportanttoeverybodyinthecountryhesays.Wereaprivatelymanagedgreenspacerightinthemiddleoanurbancommunitysoiwecanusepartoourgreenspaceandprovideabenettothecommunitythroughsomethinglikethiswerecertainlywillingto.Beepopulationsandbeehealtharetop-o-mindissuesthesedayswithsomeareasotheworlddealingwithsig-nicantbeehealthissuesandpopulationdeclines.Thereisgeneralscienticconsensusthatbeehealthisaectedbyavarietyointerdependentactorsincludingthingslikeparasiticmitesdiseasepoornutritionhabitatinadequateoodsuppliesandmanagementpracticesincludingpes-ticideswhichmustbeusedproperlytominimizetheirimpactonbeepopulationsHoekstrasays.Itisaboutrestoringnaturalhabitatsandfoodsourcestoimprovethefortunesofnativepollinatorssuchasbumblebeesbutterfliesandotherinsectsthatthrivewhendiversesourcesoffoodareavailable.PaulHoekstraHoweverheaddsthatthenumberobeecoloniesinCanadahasactuallybeenincreasinginrecentdecadesreerringtoStatisticsCanadadatashowinga40percentjumpinbeecolonynumberssincethe1950s.ItgoeswithoutsayingthatpollinatorsareimportanttousallHoekstrasays.WewanttobuildonwhatwehavethroughinitiativessuchasOperationPollinatororthebenetobothmanagedandnativepollinators.Syngentahesayshasavestedinterestinprotectingpolli-natorsbecausetheproductswesellandthegrowerswereworkingwitharedependentonbeestomaketheirliveli-hood.Werequirehealthybeesnotjustorourbusinessbutalsoorthehealthothebusinessoourcustomers.Soorusitsaboutmakingsurewecanworkholisticallywithvarioustoolstopromotebeehealthwhetheritsthroughbiodiversityorthestewardshipoourproducts.MarkHalsall WiththethemeoSolvingthePartnershipPuzzletheCanadianSeedGrowersAnnualGeneralMeetingistakingplaceinReginaSask.July9to122014.WhenplanningbeganorthismeetingthehostSaskatchewancommitteeknewthatnowwastheperecttimetoaddressthechangeshappeningintheindustryandwantedtochallengegrowerstothinkbeyondtheiroperationtothehealthotheindustryatlarge.SolvingthePartnershipPuzzleisthefnalthemethehostSaskatchewanSeedGrowersAssociationdecidedupon.ThethemewaschosentospeaktothemanylayersocollaborationthatarerequiredtobuildandsustainanybusinessbutmorespecifcallytheseedindustryinCanada.Itwaswiththisinmindthattheorganizingcommitteesetouttoestablishtheirseedgrowerprogramsearchingoutspeakersandtopicsthatwouldhelpgrowersthinkabouthowtheyinteractwiththeindustry.Thepastcoupleoyearshaveseenmanychangestoagricultureandtheseedindustryinparticular.SSGAeltthatgrowersandindustrypartnerswouldrelatetothethemeasarepresentationotheongoingchallengesandopportunitiesparticularlyinregulatoryandmarketdevelopment.TheendresultisaninormativeanddynamicgroupospeakersortheCSGA2014AGM.Theorganizingcommitteesgoalwastogetpeopletalkingandwhenyoucombinethesethought-provokingspeakerswiththenetworkingandcamaraderieotheAGMitisarecipeorsuccess.SSGAhopesthatthewillhelpgrowersempoweredtobeadvocatesorpositivechangeintheseedindustry.PartnershipsarecriticalandSSGAknowthattheindustryneedstoworktogethertocontinuedrivingchange.Astheroleoseedgrowersevolvesitisuptoallstakeholderstobepartothedecisionmakingprocessandchampionsotheindustry.LookormoreinormationromtheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationsAnnualGeneralMeetingatseedgrowers.ca.SOLVINGTHEPARTNERSHIPPUZZLECanadianseedgrowersareonthefrontlineofthemanychangescurrentlytakingplaceinCanadasseedindustry.AnintegralpartoftheseedindustryinCanadaseedgrowersarefacingthesechangeshead-onandthetopicsofthisyearsCSGAAnnualGeneralMeetingareaperfectexampleoftheircontinuedcommitmenttoadvancingtheindustry.CSGA2014SOLVINGTHEPARTNERSHIPPUZZLEJULY9-112014REGINASASKATCHEWAN STEVEFABIJANSKIPRESIDENTANDCEOAGRISOMABIOSCIENCESSteveFabijanskibringsmorethan20yearsoseniorexecutiveexperiencewithintheagricultureandbiotechnologyindustrytohisleadershipoAgrisomaaswellasabackgroundinscienceandtheseedsbusiness.Hebuiltaseedcompanyinthehybridcanolaseedsbusinessandhasextensivehands-onagriculturalindustryexperienceromsmallerorganizationstoworkingextensivelywithlargeglobalseedcompanies.FabijanskiwillshareAgriSomasveryinterestingstoryandthepartnershipstheyareormingwithpedigreedseedgrowerstoproduceanoilseedcropthatwillbeusedinthedevelopmentojetuelamongotherthings.THEHONOURABLEBILLBOYDMINISTERFORTHEECONOMYGOVERNMENTOFSASKATCHEWANBillBoydisoneotheoundingmembersotheSaskatchewanPartyandhasbeeninvolvedontheSaskatchewanpoliticalsceneornearlytwodecades.ApedigreedseedgrowerhimselBoydhasbeenakeyplayersince2007onthegovernmentsexecutiveteam.Saskatchewanhasgoneromahavenotprovincetooneotheleadersinthecountryineconomicgrowthandstability.Boydwillspeaktothepoweropartnershipsinbuildingastrongbusiness.CAMIRYANCamiRyanisanoutspokenadvocateoragscienceandconsumersandhasworkedinagricultureorover20years.Camicriticallyinvestigatesanti-scienceespeciallyanti-biotechnologynetworksandhowspecialinterestgroupsdevelopcampaignstoattackspecifcissues.InparticularsheexplorestheroleosocialmediatoolsTwitterFacebooketcasplatormsorlaunchinganti-sciencecampaigns.Camiprovidescriticalinsightsintohowbadsciencecangetgoodlegspropellingmisinormationontothepublicradarthroughweakornon-existentpeerreview.Camissel-titledblogprovidesaplatormordiscoursearoundcurrentagricultureandoodcontroversies.CamiiscurrentlyaProessionalAfliatewiththeCollegeoAgricultureandBioresourcesattheUniversityoSaskatchewanCanada.SheholdsaBacheloroCommerceMajorinBiotechnologyManagementandaPh.D.inInterdisciplinaryStudiesagriculturaleconomicsbusinessandsociology.GREGJOHNSONTHETORNADOHUNTERAfrmbelieverintheBucketListphilosophyGregsmissionistoinspireotherstochasetheirownpassionswhilesharingandteachingthelessonshehaslearnedrompursuinghis.John-sonisoneoNorthAmericastopproessionalstorm-chasersandsevereweatherexpertsandisalsoanaccomplishedphotographerspeakerandworkshopleader.Usingsophisticatedweath-er-trackingtechnologyhisabilitytoreadsevereweatherpatternsandateamodedicatedsidekicksGreghasputover180000kmsonhisTornadoTruckinterceptinganddocumentinghundredsostormsacrosstheUnitedStatesandCanadasince2011alone.CSGA2014AGMKEYNOTESPEAKERS 18IsthereoneidealvarietyregistrationmodelthateverycountryshouldadoptVarietyregistrationisnotaone-size-ts-allscenariobuttherearecertaincharacteristicsthateveryvarietyregistrationsystemshouldhavefexibilityandamarket-drivenocus.Aresponsiveandecientseedregulatorysystemcon-tributestothesuccessoacountryscropproduc-tionsector.Howevereachcountryhasitsownregulationswhenitcomestovarietyregistration.Astheseedindustryevolvesitsbecomingmoreclearthatwhilethesevari-etyregistrationsystemsaroundtheworldcandieronecommonthemeneedstoexistorseedindustriestoensuretheirendusersaresuccessulafexiblevarietyregis-trationsystemthatmeetstheneedsothevariousvaluechainsothemanydierentcropsoundinthatcountry.StreamlinetheSystemTheCanadiangovernmenthastakenaleadershiproleinupdatingitsvarietyregistrationsystem.ThispastyearitbeganreviewingCanadascropvarietyregistrationsystemwiththegoalostreamliningit.StakeholderswereaskedtoconsiderouralternativesinanissuesandpolicypaperpreparedbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadatheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyandtheCanadianGrainCommission.Optionsrangedromallowingfexibilityinthecurrentrecentlyrevisedsystemtoeliminatingtheederalgovernmentsroleinthevarietyregistrationprocesscompletely.TheollowingresultswerecollectedaterthecommentperiodendedinNovemberAllowthefexibilityinherentinthecurrentvarietyreg-istrationsystemtoemergewhichwassupportedby37percentorespondents.Streamlinetheregulatoryprocessbyrequiringthatallcropsmeetminimumregistrationrequirementswiththeoptionorsomecropstohavemeritassessmentthroughanindependentassessmentprocesswhichwassup-portedby27percentorespondents.RegistrationReviewStreamlinetheprocessbymaintainingaminimumlevelogovernmentoversightandeliminateanymeritassessmentorperormancedataunderthevarietyregistrationsystemwhichwassupportedby17percentorespondents.Withdrawtheederalgovernmentsroleinvarietyregis-trationallowingindustryorthirdpartiestoassumetheseunctionswhichwassupportedby13percent.FollowingthesurveyPattyTownsendCEOotheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationworkedwithmem-berstoreleaseastatementwhichrequeststhatanyrevi-sionstothevarietyregistrationsystemmaintaincurrentexemptionsromregistrationsuchascornandtheabilitytoexemptcropspeciestypesandkindsromregistrationwitharstpriorityoexemptingoilseedtypesoybeansromregistration.ThestatementalsocalledorallcropspecieskindsandtypestobeplacedinPart3oScheduleIIIotheSeedsRegulationsprovidinggovernmentover-sightbutremovingmeritrequirementsandtheneedorarecommendationromarecognizedrecommendingcom-mitteeexceptwherethevaluechainorthecropkindprovidestherationaleandconsensusorthecropkindtoremaininPartIorPartII.OnJune4CFIAreleasedanoticetotheindustrystatingthatregulatorychangesarenowineectthatstreamlinethevarietyregistrationprocessornewoilseedsoybeanandoragevarieties.Itsaystheamendmentsprovideamoreecientapprovalprocessandsupportasteraccesstoinnovativevarietiesthatareinglobaldemand.Newoilseedsoybeanandoragecropvarietiescannowbeexpeditedastheregistrationprocesshasbeensimplied.Specicallypre-registrationtestingandmeritassessmentswillnolongerberequired.Allrelevantsaetyassessmentswillcontinue.Anapplicationtoregisteranewplantvarietyisonlyper- JULY201419CongratulationstoDr.WilliamLeaskHonouraryLifetimeMemberAwardThanksBillforyouryearsofdedicatedeffortinsupportingandbuildingtheCanadianSeedindustryandforyourprofessionalisminrepresentingourindustryinCanadaandaroundtheworld.Welldone.performingeverywhereyougo.mittedaterthesesaetyassessmentsarecompleteandthevarietyisdeemedsaeorcommercialproduction.Toreduceduplicationtheamendedregulationshaveremovedtheoptiontosuspendavarietyregistration.ThevarietyregistrationsystemisdesignedtopreventraudsupportseedcerticationosterinternationaltradeandenabletrackinginthemarketplaceaccordingtoCFIA.TherelevantamendmentstotheSeedsRegulationsincludedmovingoilseedsoybeanandoragecropvarietiesromPartItoPartIIIoScheduleIII.MeettheMarketsNeedsKenNelsonpresidentoAlberta-basedKLNelsonAssociatesInc.andbreedersrepresentativeorKWS-UKsaysCanadahasworktodotoimproveitsvarietyregis-trationprocess.HeeelstheCanadiansystemneedstobemarket-basedversusregulatory-based.ThesysteminCanadaisregulatory-basedwhereastheUnitedStatesandAustraliahavemarket-drivensystemshesays.Themar-ketplaceshoulddeterminewhatisgrown.Whileitshardtocomparevarietyregistrationsromcoun-trytocountryNelsonsaysthatasnationslooktostream-linetheirsystemstheyneedtolookaroundtheworldorsuccessesandthenapplythattotheirownneedsallwhilekeepingthemarketinmind.IsvarietyregistrationinlinewiththeneedsothecommercialindustryThatswhatweneedtoaskhesays.CannewvarietiescomethroughthesystemastenoughtomeettheneedsothemarketplaceVarietyregistrationsystemshavetobehighlyresponsive.TheUnitedStatesdoesnthaveaormalvarietyregistrationsysteminplacebutreliesonthemarketplacetodeterminewhichvarietiesbestmeettheneedsoarmers.Itspreerabletooerthemarketandarmersampleree-domtomakevarietalchoicesandallowthemarkettodrivedecisionsaboutwhichvarietiescanbepurchasedsaysBerniceSlutskyAmericanSeedTradeAssociationseniorvicepresidentodomesticandinternationalpolicy.Thissystemallowsnewvarietiestobemorequicklyintroducedintothemarketandadoptedbyarmersthusgivingarmersmoreimmediateaccesstothebenetsonewadvancesinbreeding.Butgovernmentsandindustriesmustkeepinmindthevaryingdynamicsatplayromcountrytocountry.ThereisnoonemodelevenwithinCanadaTownsendsays.ThevarietyregistrationsystemneedstobefexibletoaccommodatetheneedsothevaluechainsothemanydierentcropsinCanada.Weneedafexibletransparentandnimblesystemthatcanensureourplantbreedersandvarietydevelopershavethetoolstheyneedtogivearmersaccesstovarietiesthatbestsuittheirneeds.JulieMcNabb 20THERESNODOUBTthatseedtreatmentshavetakentheseedindus-trybystormduringthepast10years.Globallyitsestimatedthattheseedtreatmentmarketwasworth2.29billionin2012andisexpectedtoreach4.19billionby2018accordingtoaseedtreatmentmarketreportpublishedbyMarketsandMarketsin2013.Amongallseedtreatmentproductsinsecticidesormthelargestsegmentandaccountedornearly51.7percentotheglobalseedtreatmentmarketin2012whileungicidescomprised34.8percentothemarket.Resultsonthearmdrivedemandasabout21millionacresocanolaareseededwithneonicotinoidtreatedseedandabout3.6millioncornacresareseededwithneonicotinoidtreatedseedaccordingtoCropLieCanada.Thereareourapproachestoseedtreatmentstoprotecttoeradicatetodisinectandtoenhance.ThekeymarketplayersareBayerCropScienceBASFNuarmandSyngenta.Severalotherplayersareemergingintheseedtreatmentmarketwithproductsrang-ingromtraditionalchemistriestobio-basedproducts.Whiletheirpopularityhasgrowninrecentyearsseedtreatmentsarentnewtheyvebeenaroundorthou-sandsoyears.Theearliestreporteduseoaseedtreatmentdatesbackto60A.D.whenwineandcrushedcypressleaveswereusedtoprotectseedromstorageinsects.Theactivecomponentinthismixturewaslikelyhydrogencyanide.BayerCropSciencereleaseditsfrstseedtreatmentknownasUspulunin1914aterchemistGeorgeWesenbergdiscoveredthatchlorophenolmercurycontrolledungalpathogensincerealswithoutimpairinggermination.Todaytherearemorethan100seedtreat-Business-criticalinformationforretailerssellingseedandseedtreatmentproducts.SUPPORTEDBYSEEDTREATMENTSmentproductsonthemarket.CropLieCanadasaysitsmembersarecommittedtoullliecyclesteward-shipoourproducts.AspartothiscommitmentCropLieCanadassisterorganiztionCleanFarmsispilotingacollectionprogramorinsecticide-treatedseedbagsinregionsoOntarioandQuebectoensuretheyaresaelydisposedoaterthearmerreturnsthem.AdditionallyCropLieAmericareportsthatin2011morethan90ResearchersandproductspecialistsatBayerCropSciencestudytestandanalyzeseedtreatmentproductsrigorouslytohelpfarmersprotecttheseedandgetthemostfromtheircrop. JULY201421GETTINGKEYMESSAGESINTOTHEHANDSTHATNEEDTHEM.ForagrowerhandoutonthistopicvisitGermination.ca..SendusyourcompanynameandlogoandwelldevelopacustomizedPDFforyoutodistributetoyourgrowercustomers.ENDORSEDBYpercentothecornseedplantedintheUnitedStatesreceivedsomekindoseedtreatment.Andallsoybeanseedtreatmentungicidecombinationsincludedatleastoneproductthatisactiveagainstrhizoctonia.SoiseedtreatmentshavebeenaroundorcenturieswhyallthebuzzaboutitnowAccordingtoRayKnakeoRayKnakeConsultingthereareseveralreasonsimprovementsinactiveingre-dientsthatcanbeappliedtotheseedchangesinarmingpracticesthatresultinseedsbeingsownearlierincreasedinputcoststhatnecessitatemaximumcropproductionandtheactthattheresnoalternativetobelow-groundpestcontrolpost-seeding.MartinGrusswhoisheadoBayerSeedGrowthProductssaysthatasthevalueoseedhasincreasedseedtreatmentshavebecomeincreasinglyimportant.AsarmershaveadoptednewtechnologiessuchasprecisionseedingandthecostoseedhasgoneuptheyexpectthateveryseedputintothegroundwillcomeupemergeandestablishwellGrusssays.Ourjobistocontinuouslydevelopnewproductstocontrolpestsanddiseases.MonitoredbyHealthCanadasPestManagementRegulatoryAgencyPMRAseedtreatmentsundergoarigorousscientifcevaluationprocess.HealthCanadadoesacomprehensivebeexposedtoitbecausetheseedisplanteddirectlyintotheground.Howevertherehasbeenincreas-ingscrutinyregardingseedtreatmentstewardshipanditsimpactsontheenvironmentspeciicallypollina-tors.HealthCanadahasbeenwork-ingcloselywithgrowersbeekeepersseedtreatmentacilitiesandseedingequipmentmanuacturersinCanadatodevelopshort-andlong-termstrategiesorprotectingpollinatorsincludinghoneybees.AccordingtoSaraLauermediarelationsoicerorHealthCanadathestrategiesincludeaguidetitledPollinatorProtectionandResponsibleUseofTreatedSeedBestManagementPracticeswhichwasreleasedinFebruary2013andoutlinesBMPsorplantingneonicotinoid-treatedseed.Thisguidewasdevelopedinconsulta-tionwithawidevarietyostakeholderstoensurethattherecommendedprac-ticeswereaspracticalandeectiveaspossibleandwouldbewellreceived.HealthCanadahasbeencloselymonitoringtheeectivenessotheBMPsduringthisplantingseasonLauersaysaddingthatinecessarythepracticeswillberevisedbasedongrowereedbackontheirpracticalityandeectiveness.Laueralsopointstoagrowingnumberoindustry-ledinitiativesinCanadaaimedatprotectingpollina-MartinGrussheadofBayerCropScienceSeedGrowthProductsdiscussesseedtreatments.scientifcreviewandriskassessmentomorethan200separatestudiesthattestarangeohealthandenviron-mentalimpactsbeoreitwillapproveapestcontrolproductorsaleoruseinCanada.Evenateraproducthasbeenapproveditmustberegularlyre-evaluatedtoensurethattheproductmeetsthemostcurrentinternationalandCanadianscientifcstandards.CropLieCanadaexplainsthatpesticidesareregulatedonthebasisoriskratherthanhazard.Forexam-pleinsecticidesarehazardoustobeeshoweverwhenaninsecticideisappliedtoseedsbeesshouldnever 22tors.Longer-termstrategiessuchasimprovedseedcoatingslubricantsandseedingequipmentcontinuetobedevelopedbystakeholdersshesays.CropLieCanadaisoneothosestakeholderswhichincooperationwithgrowersbeekeepersandpro-vincialgovernmentagriculturalagen-cieshasalsodevelopedasetobestmanagementpracticesortheuseoseed-appliedinsecticidespostedontheCropLieCanadawebsite.PierrePetellevice-presidentochemistrywithCropLieCanadasaysanotherprojectisunderwaytodevelopsaehandlingprotocolsandrecommendationsorcommercialseedtreatmentacilities.Thosewillbefnalizedoverthenextyearandbroughtintoorcein2015hesays.Petellebelievesthesetypesoindustry-ledstewardshipinitiativesmakeaneonicotinoidbanlikethatjustimposedinEuropeunlikelytohappeninCanadaanytimesoon.Wethinkthatindustrytakingini-tiativeanddemonstratingthatitcanregulateintheseareasonitsowncer-tainlydoesavoidsomeotheinterven-tionsromgovernmentshesays.InouropiniontheEuropeandecisiontobanneonicotinoidtreatedseedswasntgroundedinscienceitwasapoliticaloutcome.SowehaveullconfdencethatthescientifcreviewbeingconductedbyPMRAandEPAwillyieldadierentresult.Weareullyconfdentthattheywillcontinuetosupportascience-basedapproachandthesciencedoessupportthesaetyotheseproducts.CURRENTEFFORTSGrusswhosbeenwithBayeror36yearssaysthecompanyisuniqueinthatithasourareasocompetencyrelatedtoseedtreatmentsprod-uctscoatingsequipmentandservice.WearetheonlycompanythathasresearchanddevelopmenteortsinallourareasGrusssays.OneoBayersnewestproductinnovationsintheUnitedStatesisPonchoVOTiVOwhichcombinesaninsecticidewithabiologicalorpestcontrolandaddedyieldpotentialoncornsoybeanandcottonseed.GrusssaysBayeristhefrstcompanytocom-bineachemicalinsecticidePonchowithabiologicalVOTiVO.AccordingtoBayerinmorethan150replicatedsoybeanfeldtrialsin2011and2012PonchoVOTiVOprovidedanaverageyieldadvantageo1.5to2.5bushelsperacre.ThisyearSyngentaCanadalaunchedVibranceMaxxseedtreat-mentacombinationoApronMaxxRTAandVibranceoruseonpeaslentilsandchickpeas.AccordingtoSyngentaVibranceMaxxseedtreat-mentprovidescontroloearly-seasondiseasesincludingRhizoctoniatohelpensureahealthystandestablishment.Nowgrowerscanreaptheben-eftsoadvancedtechnologydeliver-ingstrongresultsintheirpulsecropssimilartowhattheyveexperiencedintheircerealfeldswithproductslikeCruiserMaxxVibranceCerealsandSUPPORTEDBYResearchersworktodevelopseedcoatings.Wethinkthatindustrytakinginitiativeanddemonstratingthatitcanregulateintheseareasonitsowncertainlydoesavoidsomeoftheinterventionsfromgovernment.PierrePetelle JULY201423VibranceXLsaysNathanKlagesproductleadSeedcarewithSyngentaCanada.Withseedtreatmentssteward-shipandpropertrainingarecritical.AccordingtoSyngentasstewardshipguideproperapplicationoseedtreatmentscanonlybeachieveditheequipmentbeingusedinunctioningproperlyandthepersonoperatingtheequipmentisproperlytrainedontheoperationcalibrationslurryprepara-tionandmaintenanceotheequip-ment.Itistheresponsibilityothetreateroperatorandthelocationman-agementtoensureallpersonnelareullytrainedtooperatethespecifedequipment.Theguideaddressesslurryprepa-rationcalibrationtreatingseedandcleaningoravarietyocropsrangingromalalaandcanolatocornandpotatoes.OntheequipmentsideotheseedtreatmentbusinessBayerhasrecentlylauncheditsOnDemandSystemwhichisahighlysophisticatedapplicationthatcompletelyautomatesrecipesanddocumentationothetreatment.Nearly80percentosoybeansaretreateddownstreamandgrowersusu-allyhavetheirseedtreatedthedaybeoreorthedayoplantingexplainsKerryGrossweilerBayerSeedGrowthequipmentandcoatingsmanageratBayerCropSciencesNorthAmericanheadquarters.TheOnDemandsystemisidealbecauseitisthefrstandonlyullyautomatedseedapplica-tionsystemdevelopedtomaketreat-ingseedseasiermoreaccurateandefcient.TheOnDemandsystemisakeycomponentinthequickturnaroundosoybeansbecauseitcantreatuptoENDORSEDBY2000poundsperminute.NotonlyisOnDemandullyautomatedbutitwasalsodesignedwithproductstewardshipandinventorymanagementinmind.AnotherimportantplayerintheseedtreatmentmarketisBASFwhichoersaportoliooinoculantscolor-antsandbiologicalandchemicalseedtreatments.BASFoerstheinoculantsNodulatorNodulatorNTandNodulatorPROoruseonsoybeans.ThecompanyalsooersNodulatorXLoruseonlentilsandpeas.NodulatorNTandNodulatorPROarearesultoBeckerUnderwoodsBioStackedTechnologywhichcombinescom-plementarybiologicalcomponentstoachievegreateryield.AccordingtoBASFBiostackedsoy-beaninoculantspromotegreaterplantvigourgreaterrootbiomassmorenitrogen-fxingnodulessuppressionoseedlingdiseasescausedbyrhizoc-toniaandusariumandhigheryieldpotential.OntheungicidesideothingsBASFoersInsureCerealaungicideseedtreatmentdesignedtohelpcontroldiseaseonbarleyoatsryetriticaleandwheat.TheseedhasitsmostpotentialbeorearmerseveropenthebagsaysAJWoodyardwhoservesasatechnicalcropproductionspecialistorBASF.Everythingaterthatnegativelyimpactsit.Butthetechnologyandproductschangesoquicklyarmersreallydependontheirlocalagronomistorseeddealerinselectingthebestseedtreatmentsortheirneeds.Thisisthetrueservicethatcompaniescanpro-videarmersmakingsuretheygettherightproductortheirlocalenvi-ronment.WHATSATTHEFOREFRONTOFSEEDTREATMENTSOneothebiggestopportunitiesorseedtreatmentgrowthliesinthosecropsthataretypicallyletuntreatedsuchascerealsBayersGrusssays.Theresalotoseedthatgoesuntreatedthatcouldbenefthesays.TodayBayerisworkingonaseedtreatmentpackagethatwouldallowuseonricewhiletheseedispresoakedGrusssays.Treatingriceseedisnotacommonpracticesowearetryingtomakeitsothatthepro-cessingsideothingswouldnthavetochangetoaccommodatetheseedtreatment.Bayerisinthelateield-testingstageandfne-tuningitbeoretheypresenttheproducttokeystakehold-ersGrussexplains.Whilelookingatseedthatsnottypicallybeentreatedisoneutureapproachbiologicalseedtreatmentsandplantextractsarethelatestnew-comerstotheseedtreatmentscene.Biologicalseedtreatmentsandplantextractsarecommerciallyusedonlargeamountsoseed.Somehavespeciicpestcontrolclaimswhileothersarebeingsoldasyieldenhanc-ersorasproductsthatwillimproveplanthealthandvigour.BASFsBeckerUnderwoodhasastrongootholdinthebiologicalssector.Itistheworldslargestpro-ducerobenefcialnematodesanditprovidestheleadingbio-controlsolu-tionorlocustsinAricaAustraliaandAsia.Asconsumerscontinuetodemandoodwithewerchemicalresiduesandarmersconsistentlyseekwaystopre-servetheeectivenessotheirpestcontroltoolsbiologicalsareprimedorgrowth. 24SHORTENANDSIMPLIFYGMOCONVERSATIONSSometimestalkingtopeopleawayromtheofceabouttheworkcanbeachallengeespeciallywhenitcomestoGMOs.Herearesometipstohelpyoutalkaboutwhatyoudoandwhyitsimportant.THEREaremanyquestionsthatconsumersandthegeneralpublichaveaboutseedandtherolethatbiotechnologyandgeneticallymodifedorganismsplayintheoodsystem.Battlingnegativeperceptionsandclearingupmisconceptionsisanongoingchallengeorthoseintheseedindustry.Forthisreasonitsnotunreasonabletobereluctanttotalkaboutwhatyoudo.Germinationtalkswithcommunica-tionsexpertstoseewhatadvicetheyhaveorhelpingyoudiscusswhatyoudoandwhyitsimportantinessencehowtohavetheGMOconversation.JulieBorlauggranddaughteroGreenRevolutionpioneerNormanBorlaugspokeaboutAWorldwithoutGMOsattheAgIssuesForumhostedbyBayerCropScience.HavingtheGMOconversationwasoneothepointsinherspeechinBorlaugsviewdistillingthemessagedowntoahumanlevelandbeingpreparedarekeytosuccess.OurmessaginghasbeenwrongromthegetgosaysBorlaugwhoisassociatedirectororexternalrelationsattheNormanBorlaugInstituteorInternationalAgriculture.Wevetakenourargumentsorthebeneftsoallthisbutwevedoneitinascientifcapproachandnooneoutsideoagunderstandswhatwearetalkingabout.Weneedtogetmorehumanstoriesaboutthebeneftsandbringitdownalevel.ForexampleBorlaugsayswhentalkingwithriendsthataremomsshesharesthebeneftsoplanttechnologytothecitrusindustryspecifcallyFloridaoranges.Withoutitthepriceororangejuicewillskyrocketandmightevenbecomescarceduetodiseasepressureshesays.Havingtravelledtheworldshealsotalksabouttheabilitytomakestapleoodssuchasricemorenutritiousbyaddingmicronutrients.Onothercontinentsthistechnologycanbethedierencebetweenlivinganddyingshesays.WhatwillyoutalkaboutYourmessageneedstobea90-secondelevatorpitchshesays.Iyouin90secondscanttellsomeonethebeneftsoGMOsthenwehaveaproblem.JanicePersondirectorosocialmediaMonsanto.CamilleRyanproessionalafliatewiththeCollegeoAgricultureandBioresourcesUniversityoSaskatchewan.FranCastleGlobalBrandandMediaCommunicationsseniormanagerBASFPlantScience.CamilleRyancouldntagreemore.TheonlythingthatIwouldaddisthat90-secondpitchhastobeyourstoryithastobepersonalsaystheoutspokenscienceandagricultureadvocatewhoblogsregularlyaboutoodproduction.Itdoesntmeanthatyourenotbringinginthoseactsbutithastocomeromyouandithasbeauthentic.RyanwhoisaproessionalailiatewiththeCollegeoAgricultureandBioresourcesattheUniversityoSaskatchewanexplainsthatthefrststepinhavingasuc-cessulGMOdiscussionisrecognizingthatwhatyousayisntnearlyassignifcantashowyousayit.Howtocom-municateiswaymoreimportantthantheactualmessage JULY201425youwanttosendoutRyansays.Thegeneralpublicisnotinterestedinactsorpackagedinormation.Theyrelookingorastorytheyrelookingorconnectiontheyrelookingorsomethingthatappealstotheirvalues.Thestatementoweregoingtoeedtheworldpeoplearentbuyingthatanymore.Theywantsomethingelseandthatswherethehuman-to-humanconnectionmatters.JanicePersonisthedirectorosocialmediaatMonsanto.ShesharesRyansviewwhenitcomestopackagedinormation.IhavetosaycannedmessagesdontworktoowelltheysoundcannedPersonsays.Butwhenwetalkabouthowwepersonallyhavetheconfdenceintheproductssothatweeelcomortableservingbiotechproductstoourchildrenorhowwepersonallyhaveseenthepositiveimpactontheenvironmentthoseexperienceshaverealpowerorothers.Ryanagreesthatitsimportantorthosewhoworkintheindustrytorelatewhattechnologymeanstothem.Iyoujuststartrepeatingothermessagesitsnolongerauthenticshesays.Comeupwithawayoconveyinginormationinamannerthatsalmostlikeastory.Wecanfndcommongroundperson-to-personallthetime.Itdoesntnecessarilyhavetostartwithagricultureortechnology.Itcanstartwithotherthingslikeyourkidsbothplayhockeyoryougotothesamechurch.Thatswhererealconnectionsaremade.YesyouhavetobeaccurateinprovidingyourinormationbuttheinormationdoesntneedtobethefrstthingoutthedoorRyanadds.Youhavetoleadwiththathuman-to-humanconnectionbecauseitheace-to-aceailsthentheactswontmatteratall.RelateThroughCommonValuesFormorecasualconversationswithamilyandriendsFranCastleBASFplantscienceglobalbrandandmediacommunicationsseniormanagerencouragesthoseintheseedindustrytonotonlytalkaboutthebeneftsothetechnologybuttoalsounderstandtheargumentscom-municatedbythosewhoopposeGMOs.ThispastyeartheseedindustrylaunchedGMOAnswerssothatitcoulddoabetterjoboansweringquestionsaboutGMOsromthepublic.Itisaninitiativecommittedtorespondingtoanyquestionpeoplehaveabouthowtheiroodisgrown.IseedindustryemployeesaregivenmoretoolstobeabletohandlethesekindsodiscussionsoutsideotheworkplaceCastlethinkstheywillbemuchmoresatisfedwiththeirjobs.BothRyanandPersonstresstheimportanceokeepingonesheadinGMOdiscussions.Forthoseousengagedinbiotechnologyweseehowpolarizedtheconversa-tionhasbecomeanditcanbeintimidatingtofndwaystoentertheconversation.Wealsofndourselvesheavilyrootedindataandinormationandseeingtheemotionsexpressedaresodierentthantheknowledgewehaveitishardtowadeinto.HardbutitcanbedonerespectullyandthatswhytalkingthroughthisissocriticalPersonsays.MarkHalsallfusariumbeforeitstarts.Intheground.Intheplant.ThenameinGrainProcessingandHandling.www.canseedequip.com1-800-644-8397332PackhamAve.SaskatoonSask.S7N2T1USCLLCLPX2000SeedTreaterBuhlerSortexASeriesOpticalSorterOliverVoyagerSeriesGravitySeparatorSTOP 26AstheSeedAssociationoftheAmericaspushestoeasethemovementofseedbetweencountriesmorememberengagementisneeded.CANADAUNITEDSTATESMEXICOBRAZILPARAGUAYCHILEARGENTINAURUGUAYSEEDASSOCIATIONOFTHEAMERICASSAASpearheadsPriorityWorkingGroupsDIEGORISSOSAASECRETARYGENERAL fpgenetics.caFPGeneticsalongwithourWesternCanadianseedgrowerswouldliketothankRonDePauwforhiscontributionstothewheatindustryoverhiscareer.FPGeneticsisatrademarkofFPGeneticsInc.281-1.06.14JULY201427MEMBERSotheSeedAssociationotheAmericasSAAmettheirstweekoMayinBuenosAiresArgentinatoaddressourpriorityissuesbiotechnologyintellectualpropertyseedtreatmentandphytosanitaryrequirements.TobetteraddressthepriorityareasSAAormedourworkinggroups.WeareworkingtostrengtheneachotheseworkinggroupsandincreasingcommunicationwithinorimprovedpreparednesssaysDiegoRissoSAAsecretarygeneral.SAAconnectswithalltheregulatorsintheAmericasandistheorumorthoseintheseedindustrytoaddresstheirconcerns.RegardingbiotechnologySAAmembershadproactivediscussionsinordertoupdatetheirLLPpositionpaper.RissoreportsthattheSAAteamisworkingcloselywiththeSouthernAgriculturalCouncilknownasCASandtheNorthAmericanBiotechInitiativetoaddresslow-levelpresenceissues.RissosaystheworkinggroupislearningabouttheadoptionlevelonewbreedingtechniquesandhowregulationsarebeingproposedinArgentinaBrazilCanadaChileMexicoParaguayPeruUnitedStatesandUruguay.OneoourbiggestconcernsisthatseedtreatmentmightbecomeatradebarriersaysJerryMonkSAApresident.Tobestaddressthiswearedevelopingtwodatabasesonethatcompilesandanswersthemostrequentlyaskedquestionsandtheothertoserveasaresourceoalltheseedappliedproductsandrelevantproductinormation.TohelpaddressconcernsregardingintellectualpropertytheworkinggroupdratedgoalsandanactionplanduringitsMaymeeting.SAAalsoencouragesallmembercoun-triestoadoptUPOV91becauseitsoneothebestprotec-tionsystemsorIP.Rissoalsoreportsthatthephytosanitaryworkinggroupstrivestospeedupthepestriskanalysisprocessasthatsamajorbottleneckandcantakeanywhererommonthstoseveralyearstobecompleted.WecontinuetoimproveourcommunicationswithnationalregulatorsandstrivetobringallpartiesaroundthetabletodevelopsolutionstotradebarriersRissoexplains.SAAisuniqueinitsabilitytobringgov-ernmentsregulatorsandseedindustryrepresenta-tivestogethertodiscussandmoveorwardissuesoimportance.Iyouoryourcompanywanttogetinvolvedinworkingtofndsolutionstothesechallengeswewelcomeyourparticipation.AllyouneedtodoisbeamemberoyournationalseedassociationandasktojointheSAAdiscus-sions.Themoreparticipationwehavethebettertheseedindustrywillbe.JulieDeering 28ACHIEVEMENTAWARDSCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationandCanadianSeedTradeAssociationCSGAAwardWinnerAWARDRobertsonAssociateAwardCOMPANYSuperSeedInc.whichisnowman-agedbyhissonAllenBeautifulPlainFarmsLtdwhichisnowmanagedbyhissonDeanCAREERHIGHLIGHTBecameoneoftheearlyproducersoflentilsinSaskatchewanandprocessedandbaggedlentilsforexport.INDUSTRYINVOLVEMENTSWesternCanadianWheatGrowersAssociationformerlyknownasthePalliserWheatGrowersSaskatchewanFlaxGrowersSaskatchewanPulseGrowersRODNEYALTWASSERYellowGrassSaskatchewanCSGAAwardWinnerAWARDRobertsonAssociateAwardCOMPANYRetiredCAREERHIGHLIGHTSLaxdalhasbeenamoverandshakerintheindustry.HesbeeninstrumentalinstartingLakesideSeedsMidwestGrainCo.LakesideProcessorsLtd.LakesidePulsesandSpecialCropsLtd.andLakesideGlobalGrainsLtd.INDUSTRYINVOLVEMENTSSaskatchewanSeedGrowersAssociationboardmemberGLENLAXDALWynyardSaskatchewanCSGAAwardWinnerAWARDRobertsonAssociateAwardCOMPANYHuvenaarsSeedFarmsLtd.CAREERHIGHLIGHTSHavebeenproducingapedigreedseedcropsince1979andhybridcanolaseedhasbeenamainstayatthefarm.Theyalsobuiltasystemforseedcleaningloadingandtreating.INDUSTRYINVOLVEMENTSAlbertaSeedGrowersAssociationSeCanAssociationSeedNetInc.JOHNANDLISAHUVENAARSHaysAlbertaCSGAAwardWinnerAWARDHonoraryLifeAwardCOMPANYNationalSoilConservationProgramCAREERHIGHLIGHTDedicated41yearstotheNationalSoilConservationProgramandwasheavilyinvolvedintheseedindustryduringthattime.INDUSTRYINVOLVEMENTSCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationboardmemberSaskatchewanSeedGrowersAssociationadvisortotheboardUniversityofSaskatchewanCropDevelopmentCentresecretaryMIKEMCAVOYReginaSaskatchewan ContactDaveWaldo.cell503-507-3499.oce503-838-6568.emaildaveuniversalcoating.netwww.ucoatsystems.comSeedCoatingSystemsEquipmentOver30yearsofexperiencewithequipmentdesignmanufacturingandinstallationoneverycontinentontheglobe.Wehavedoneeverythingfromthesmallestlaboratorysystemtocompletelarge-scaleseedpelletingplants.SeedCoatingPolymersColorantsUniversalCoatingSystemsUCSystemshasdevelopedseedcoatingpolymersthatprovideasmoothevencoveragekeepingyourprotswiththeseednotinthebag.OurpolymerformulationsareavailableinmanycoloroeringsaswellasournewlytrademarkedUNICOATNUDEwhichgivesthecoatedproductanaturalseedappearance.UCSystemsalsohasthecapabilityofcustomblendingproductsforspecializedcustomerrequirements.SeedCoatingTreatingPolymersforTodaysDemandingMarketSuperabsorbentpolymerallowstheseedlingtosurviveforlongerperiodsbetweenwaterapplicationevents.Thiscoatingprovidesasmoothevencoatsignicantlyreducingdusto.3150CCSRotaryCoatingSystemCCS1200SAUNICOAT 30CSGAAwardWinnerAWARDHonoraryLieAwardCOMPANYAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaCAREERHIGHLIGHTDuringhis25-yearcareerwithAAFCGehlservedasocer-in-chargeandheadotheSeedIncreaseUnitatAgCanadasExperimentalFarm.INDUSTRYACHIEVEMENTSOversawtheproductionomorethan1000BreederPlots.Obtainedmorethan600BreederSeedCertifcatesorvarietiesomorethanthreedozencropkinds.CoordinatedplantbreedingwinternurseryactivitiesorAAFC.OTHEREnjoysspendingtimewithamilyandriendscyclingcross-countryskiinggardeningputteringinhisgarageandlisteningtomusic.DAVIDGEHLIndianHeadSaskatchewanCSTAAwardWinnerAWARDHonoraryLieMembershipAwardCOMPANYSeedTradeConsultingCAREERHIGHLIGHTServingastheexecutivevice-presidentLeaskguidedCSTAormorethan27years.BothnationallyandinternationallyhewasthevoiceotheCanadianseedindustry.INDUSTRYACHIEVEMENTSHelpeddrivethereormoCanadasvarietyregistrationsystem.RepresentedprivatesectorplantbreedersontheMinistersAdvisoryCommitteeonPlantBreedersRights.AdvocatedoramendmentstoPlantBreedersRightsinCanadaandBILLLEASKOttawaOntarioCSGAAwardWinnerAWARDHonoraryLieAwardCOMPANYNewfeldSeedsTheCanadianSeedInstituteCAREERHIGHLIGHTSStonerworkedor20yearsmanagingNewfeldSeedsmultiplicationpro-gram.WhenitwassoldStonerbeganworkingorCSIandassistedacilitiesintheprocessingimportingandtestingopedigreedseed.INDUSTRYINVOLVEMENTSCanadianSeedTradeAssociationsForageSeedCommitteeSaskatchewanForageAdvisoryCommitteeExpertCommitteeorForageCropsSaskatchewanForageCouncilOTHERSaskatchewanInstituteoAgrologistsNipawinChamberoCommerceDistrictChamberoCommerceNipawinEvergreenCentreKENSTONERNipawinSaskatchewanguidedCSTAthroughthefrstattempttogetlegislationthroughParliamentin1999andthenthroughconsultationin2004.HelpedimplementtheAuthorizedExporterandImporterPrograms.GuidedCSTAthroughtheestablishmentotheCanadianSeedInstitute.RepresentedCSTAattheInternationalSeedFederationor26years.RepresentedtheinternationalseedsectorattheUnitedNationsConventiononBiologicalDiversityandtheassociatedBiosaetyProtocoltheNorthAmericanPlantProtectionOrganizationandtheCodexAlimentarius.WasaoundingdirectorotheSeedAssociationotheAmericas.OTHEREnjoystravellinggardeningandspendingtimewithamily. JULY201431Convey-AllindustriesInc.seedhandlingandstoragesystemsaredesignedtomovedeliverandstoreyourseedmorequicklyandsaelywhilemaintainingthehighestseedqualitypossible.Youbeneftromseedhandlingsystemswithsottouchbelttechnologydesignedtohelpensureyouachievemaximumproductivityperormanceandmostoallprofts.GROWPROSPERFORALIMITEDTIMEONLYContactustoorderyourcomplimentaryseedhandlinginformationpackageandreceiveAFREEGIFTVALUEDUPT3001-800-418-9641orregisteratWWW.CONVEY-ALL.COMGIFTCSTAAwardWinnerAWARDSeedAchievementAwardCOMPANYAgGenuityConsultingInc.CAREERHIGHLIGHTAterestablishinghisownconsultingfrmAgGenuityin2001Hadleyquantifedthecontri-butionoCanadasseedindustrytotheCanadianeconomy.Theseedindustryandevengovernmentdepartmentsbeganregularlyquotinghisfgureo3.95billion.INDUSTRYACHIEVEMENTSCoordinatedacampaignin2013tomakeprovin-cialgovernmentMinistersanddepartmentsawareotheneedoramendmentstoPlantBreedersRights.WorkedquietlyasthePBRpolicemantotrackdownPBRinringerswhostealtheinventionsoplantbreedersortheirownproftwiththehelpotheCanadianPlantTechnologyAgency.ServedonCSTAsIntellectualPropertyCommitteeWastheprimaryauthoroCSTAscurrentintellec-tualpropertytextbook.Assessedtheuseocertifedseedinselectedcountriesaroundtheworld.OTHERAgraduateotheUniversityoSaskatchewanwithabachelorsinAgriculturalEconomicsHadleystillmaintainsthearmhegrewuponinLandis.HegothisstartintheseedbusinessfrstworkingwithCanadianSeedCoatersandthenasSaskatchewanterritorialmanagerwithUGGProvenSeeds.LORNEHADLEYLandisSaskatchewanWHEREONTHEWEBItsdifficulttohighlightandconsolidatetheachievementsofCSGAandCSTAsawardwinnersdowntojustafewpages.SotheeditorsofGerminationhavemadetheirfullbiographiesavailableonline.Checkthemoutatgermination.ca2014awards. 32ASERIESOFDEDICATEDREPORTSDESIGNEDTOSHAREBUSINESS-CRITICALINFORMATIONWITHSEEDGROWERSONSEEDCROPINSPECTIONIN2014.FromtheFieldAuthorizedseedinspectorsarejustgettingintotheheavyinspectionperiod.Alleyesarewatching.2014MARKSTHEfirstyearthatseedgrowershadtodesignateanAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServiceASCISontheirapplication.ThisrequirementwasbroughtaboutatthedirectionoftheCanadianFoodInspectionAgency.DanielleMarkertacertifiedcropadviserandleadinspectorwithAgri-FXInc.believesthattherolloutofthenewalternativeinspectionser-vicehasgoneprettywell.BothCFIAandtheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationhavedoneagoodjobatprovidinglotsofinformationtoinspectorsandASCISsregardingtheinspectionprocesswhatisexpectedofthemandtechnicalsupportsaysMarkertwhoisalsoaprofessionalagrologistbasedinMagrathAlta.HoweverMarkertsaysoneofthehurdlesthatseedgrowershavehadtoovercomeislearninghowtousethenewonlineapplicationsystem.Thescreentimesoutifithasbeeninactivefortoolongwhichcausessomepeopletoloseinformationandthentheyhavetore-inputitshesays.Asasolutionsomegrowersareprintingoffacopyoftheonlineapplicationfillingitinbyhandandthentransferringthatinformationbacktotheonlinecopy.GordonButcherCEOofAgCallwhichcreatedCropInspectagreeswithMarkert.ProgressisbeingmadehoweverthereweremanyAtthistimeallofthecertificationapplicationdeadlineshavepassedandthepaperworknecessaryforfieldinspectionshouldbefiled.Germinationtalkswithinspectorstoseehowthingsaregoingontheirend.challengesinthetrainingofnewinspectorspriortospringhesays.BasicallyCFIAwaslateinofferingclassroomtrainingforthespringof2014.IncertainregionsitdidnotallocateenoughtrainingspotstomeettherequirementsoftheASCIS.GerminationhadtheopportunitytocatchupwithMichaelScheffelCFIASeedSectionnationalmanager.TodayJune25willbethefirstdayforseedcropinspectionhesaysnotingthatthefieldtobeinspectedisafallryefieldinsouthernAlberta.Alloftheimplementationworkthatwevedoneforthepast28monthsreallystartstoday.Scheffelsaysthathisteamwontreallyknowhowthealternativeser-vicedeliveryisgoinguntilacouplehundredinspectionsaredone.Whenitsallsaidanddoneheexpectsthattherewillbeabout16000inspectionapplications.AdmittedlyScheffelsaystheywerentpreparedtotrainthelargenumberofpeoplewhohadrequestedfieldinspectiontraining.Wehadwaymorepeopleaskingfortrainingthanwehadthecapacitytotrainhesays.Butwehavemorethanenoughlicensedcropinspectorstogetthejobdone.Thispastyearwetrainedmorethan150individualsandmore JULY201433SUPPORTEDBYthan180individualsarelicensedsomeofwhichareformerCFIAemployeeswhodidntneedtraining.Iexpectaboutanother100individu-alstobelicensedinthenextthreeweeksandbeabletodoinspectionsyetthissummer.CreatinganInspectorCommunityThecreationofCropInspectisadirectresultofCFIAsdecisiontooutsourceseedcropinspectionservicestolicensedinspectors.CropInspectismadeupofateamofmorethan60trainedinspec-torsacrossCanadaandisdesignedtodeliverdependableseedcropinspectionservicestotheCanadianseedindustryfromBritishColumbiatotheAtlanticprovinces.OurgoalwastohelpmakeseedgrowerstransitionintothenewseedcropinspectionframeworkassmoothaspossiblesaysLaurieHayesprojectmanagerforAgCallsCropInspectservice.Hayesman-agesAgCallslicensedcropinspec-torsandtheday-to-dayoperationsofCropInspectfromherofficeinSaskatoonSask.ButcherexplainsthattheCropInspectwebsiteallowsgrowerstocreateanaccountonlinebuildaquotebookaninspectionissueaninvoiceandmakeapayment.Butsomegrow-ershavebeenunclearonthestepsnecessarytosignupwithanASCISandtriedtosigntheirfieldsupwithCSGAhesays.Therehasbeensomepriceshockbyafewgrowershoweverthemajorityrealizethatchangeisnecessary.Thinkofthechangeswiththelong-terminmind.ThenewsystemisapositivechangesaysKevinZaychukcropinspectionadminis-tratorfor2020SeedLabs.WhilewerestillinthefirstyeartherearesomeimprovementstobemadesuchasdatatransferfromCSGAtoinspectors.Oneofthechallengesgrowershaveisthevaryinglevelsofcomputeruseandtheirabilitytoadapttothenewsystem.Ibelieveitsapositivemovewejustneedtogetthroughthefirstyearortwo.MarkertwhoisinspectingfieldsinsouthernAlbertaandthesouthernpartofBritishColumbiasaysitstooearlytoknowforsurehowthisseasonisgoingtogobutshethinksthateveryoneistryingtomakethetransitionaseasyaspossible.ScheffelsayscomeNovemberCFIAwillevaluateboththeprogramandinspectors.ThroughouttheseasonCFIAwillinspect10percentofthefieldsthatlicensedinspectorsinspecthesays.WewillcompareCFIAresultswiththeresultsfrominspectorsandlookatsimilaritiesanddifferencesandprovidefeedback.Wellalsositdownface-to-facewithall24qualitymanagersoftheAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServicesandhaveatwo-waycon-versation.Thiswillbeachanceforustoshareourobservationsaswellasanopportunityforthemtogiveusfeedback.Wasthetrainingade-quateArethereaspectsthatneedtobechangedormodifiedNextyearwelltweaktheprogrambasedonfeedbacktrainmoreinspectorsandaddnewcropstothemix.WHEREONTHEWEBForcompleteinformationabouttheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencysSeedProgramQualitySystemProcedureandrolesandresponsibilitiesregardingtheAuthorizedSeedCropInspectionServicesvisittinyurl.cominspection-gc-ca.Alloftheimplementationworkthatwevedoneforthepast28monthsreallystartstoday.MichaelScheffel 34CSGAANSWERSTOFREQUENTLYASKEDQUESTIONSOFTENTIMESindividualsintheseedindustrygetaskedquestionsaboutthedifferencesbetweencertifiedseedandfarm-savedseed.TheCanadianSeedGrowersAssociationanswersafewofthesecommonquestions.Q.Iscertifedseedmoreexpensivethanbin-runorarm-savedseedA.Thecostdifferencebetweencertifiedseedandbin-runorfarm-savedseedisafunctionofmultiplefactors.Whencomparingbin-runseedcoststocertifiedseedconsiderthehiddencostsofkeepingbin-runseedcomparedtotheyieldqualityandpurityadvantagesofcertifiedseed.HiddencostsmightincludeOpportunitycostoflosinggrainsalevalueStorageandinterestTruckingtoseedcleanerTruckingbacktofarmLabourloadingunloadingmanagementShrinkageclean-outSeedtestingforgerminationanddiseasessuchasfusariumCostdifferenceswillvarygeographicallybycropandbythevarietyselectedforcomparison.Soitsimportanttoconsiderallthebenefitsofcertifiedseedversusjusttheretailpriceofcertifiedseed.Q.Ivebeenusingmyownarm-savedseedoryearswhyshouldIinvestincertifedseedA.Ifyouinvestincertifiedseedyourenotjustgettingaprovenqualityproductyoureputtingmoneybackintotheresearchanddevelopmentofnewandadvancedseedvarieties.ThisbringsvaluetoyourfarmgivesyoumorechoicesgeneratesjobsinagricultureandstimulatestheCanadianeconomy.Withyieldsincanolaincreasing27percentandcornincreasingalmost60percentduringthepast15yearstheproofisinyourfields.Q.Howiscertifedseeddierentthancommonorbin-runseedA.Commonseedorbin-runseedisproducedwithoutanyofficiallyrecognizedthird-partyinspectionstoconfirmvarietalpurityidentityorqualitywhereascertifiedseedundergoesrigorousoversightduringproductionharvestingandcondi-tioning.Certifiedseedmustpassinspectionsbyaccreditedpersonnelasacropinthefieldandagainasseedattestinglabsandseedclean-ingestablishmentstoensurethatitmeetsCSGAandCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyrequirementsforvarietalidentitygerminationandfreedomfromimpurities.Certifiedseedoffersnewandimprovedgeneticsbetteryieldscleanseedqualityassuranceandvarietalpurityamongmanyotherbenefits.Italsoprovidessubstancebehindyourword.Thebluetagisyourproofgrainbuyersknowtheyregettingexactlywhatyousaywhentheyseethebluecertifiedseedtag.Formoreinformationaboutcertifiedseedvisitseedgrowers.ca. Un-sowyourWildOatsApre-emergenceapplicationofAvadexcontrolsGroup12resistantwildoatsbeforetheystart.ProtectyourcropsfromresistantbiotypesandboostyouryieldswithearlyseasonweedcontrolfromAvadexFormoreinformationcallUAPat1.800.561.5444AvadexisaregisteredtrademarkofGowanCompanyL.L.C.PMRAReg.No.is25112.Alwaysreadandfollowlabeldirections.1200209.12 36CSAACRECOGNIZESOUTSTANDINGSEEDANALYSTSCSAACTOBESTHONOURMEMBERSOFTHECommercialSeedAnalystsAssociationoCanadawhopromoteexcep-tionalleadershipandproessional-ismtheassociationestablishedtheOutstandingAchievementAward.Thefrstawardgivenin2006recog-nizedthelateMarieGreeniaus.TheawardwaslaterrenamedtheMarieGreeniausAward.ThisyearsawardrecipientisGailLivingstone.Livingstonewhohasbeenintheseedtestingindustryor56yearsstartedhercareerattheDepartmentoAgricultureintheTorontoLaboratoryasaseedanalyst.In1964sheletthegovernmentlaboratorytoworkasaseedanalystorherathersseedcompany.ThentwodecadeslaterLivingstoneopenedherownbusinessLivingstoneSeedLabandhasbeenrunningiteversince.ShejoinedCSAACin1964andthisisher50thyearpayingdues.Shehasheldpositionsonallcommitteesincludingsecretarytreasurerandmembershipchair.AdditionallyLivingstoneservedaspresidentortwoterms.DuringthistimeheratherwasalsopresidentotheCanadianSeedTradeAssociation.Thisistheonlytimeaatheranddaugh-terhaveheldthesepositionstogether.TodayLivingstoneservesasCSAACshistorianandamembertheEthicsCommittee.ShehashelpedorganizenumerousCSAACannualmeetingsandworkshops.ShehasalsobeenveryinvolvedwiththeCSTAandinitiatedtheSeedAnalystLiaisonCommittee.ThroughtheyearsLivingstonehasgainedauniqueperspectiveasshehasworkedataseedcompanythatbuysandsellsseedatagovernmentlaboratoryandrunningaprivatelab.WithawealthoknowledgeandhavingmentoredmanyseedanalystsshehasbeeninstrumentalinhelpingCSAACbecomethereputableorganizationthatitistoday.Anotherindividualwhoistobecom-mendedorhiscontributionstotheindustryisKenStonerthe2014CSAACHonoraryMember.Havingbeenintheseedindustryormorethan35yearsStonerisastaunchsupporteroCSAACandalabadvocate.Hehasworkedcloselywithlaboratoriesanalystsandgraderstomaintainpro-ductiveandeicientrelationships.StonersknowledgeandexpertisehavebeenogreatbenefttoCSAACandtheCanadianseedindustry.DevelopingapassionearlyinlieoragricultureStonerworkedonthehomeandneighbouringarmsinOntario.TourtherhiseducationheenrolledattheUniversityoGuelphinCropScienceandgraduatedin1979.Whileworkingattheuniversityseedarmhewasintroducedtopedigreedseedmultiplication.AtergraduationStonermovedtoSaskatchewantoworkatNewieldSeedsinNipawin.Forthenext20yearsheworkedwithgrowersacrossWesternCanadaandmanagedNewieldSeedsseedmultiplicationprogram.Laterhebecameaplantbreedersassistantandassistantman-agingdirector.In1999StonerchangedcareersmovingtotheCanadianSeedInstitutebutstayedintheseedindus-tryassistingacilitiestoprocessimportandtestpedigreedseed.DuringhiscareerStonerhasbeenactiveinindustryandproessionalassociationsservingonCSTAsForageSeedCommitteeoranumberoyears.ProvinciallyheservedontheSaskatchewanForageAdvisoryCommitteeandederallyheservedontheExpertCommitteeorForageCrops.StonerwasalsoinvolvedwiththeormationotheSaskatchewanForageCouncilandservedaschairper-sonorseveralyears.HeservedonthebranchandprovincialcouncilsotheSaskatchewanInstituteoAgrologistsinmanypositionsincludingpresidentothelocalbranchandprovincialcouncil.DuringhiscareerStonerhasbeenhon-ouredbytheSaskatchewanInstituteoAgrologistswiththeDistinguishedAgrologistAwardin1995andbytheSaskatchewanSeedGrowerswithanHonoraryLieMembershipin1998.CSAACrecognizesKenStonerofSaskatchewanwiththe2014HonoraryMemberAward.ForherexceptionalleadershipGailLivingstoneistherecipientofCSAACs2014OutstandingAchievementAward. Drive-overHopperConventionalAugerConventionalAuger-FeterlOriginalBacksaverAuger-FeterlOriginal1214BacksaverAuger-FeterlOriginal12BacksaverAuger101316UtilityAugerUnloadingAugerRollermillHammermillGrainVac-PTOModelGrainVac-DieselModelGrainCleanerCrucialdetailsconnectingyourcombinetothemarketVisitwww.farm-king.comtofndadealernearyou.2014BuhlerTradingInc.infobuhler.comwww.farm-king.comHigherinputcostsandtightermarginsrequireacompletegrainmanagementsystemtomakeyouroperationasproftableaspossible.ThecompletelineoFarmKinggrainhandlingequipmentensuresyouettopdollaroryourcrop.WithdecadesograinhandlingexperienceFarmKingoerseverythingyouneedtogetyourgraintomarketateritleavesthecombine.www.farm-king.comGrainCart-10601360 38CSTABILLC18THEMOSTSIGNIFICANTPIECEOFLEGISLATIONFORSEEDINDECADESONDEC.92014THEMINISTERofAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaannouncedtheintroductionofBillC-18theAgriculturalGrowthActintheHouseofCommons.BillC-18proposestoamendninepiecesoffederallegislationincludingtheSeedsActtheAgricultureandAgri-FoodMonetaryPenaltiesActandthePlantBreedersRightsAct.Fortheseedindustrythisisoneofthemostsignificantpiecesoflegislationtobeintroducedindecades.JustbeforeParliamentrecessedforthesummerBillC-18passedthroughsecondreadingandhasbeenreferredtotheHouseofCommonsStandingCommitteeonAgricultureandAgri-Food.WiththegoalofmodernizingCanadianlegislationonthefoundationofscienceinnovationandinternationalstandardsBillC-18proposestoamendthreepiecesoflegislationthatdirectlyimpactfortheseedsector.AsitappliestotheSeedActBillC-18proposestoAuthorizeinspectorstoorderthedestructionorremovalofimportsthatdontmeetCanadianlegalrequirements.AllowtheMinistertotakeintoaccountforeignreviewsforsomeapplicationswhichcouldhelptospeedupapprovalsandperhapsvarietyregistrationwithoutanynegativeimpactonqualityorsafety.Allowfortheincorporationofsomematerialbyreferenceinregulations.Fortheseedsectorincorporationbyreferencecouldfacilitatemoretimelyplacementofcropsinthevarietyregistrationsystembyremovingthelistofcropssubjecttovarietyregistrationfromregulationandjustreferringtothelistinregulation.Changingplacementwouldthenbeanadministrativedecisionwiththepotentialtosubstantiallyspeeduptheprocesswhereitiscurrentlyveryslow.ForexampleittookmorethanthreeyearstoplaceforagesandoilseedsoybeansinPartIIIofthevarietyregistrationsystem.AdditionallyBillC-18proposestoamendtheAgricultureandAgri-FoodAdministrativeMonetaryPenaltiesActtoincreasepenaltiesforviolations.ThiscouldresultinbettercompliancewithsomeoftherequirementsoftheSeedsAct.Possibleexamplesofimprovedcomplianceincludeimportingexportingandlabellingseedofunregisteredvarietieswhereregistrationisarequirementorimportingadvertisingandsellingcommonseedbyvarietyname.ThelargestpartofBillC-18containsproposedamendmentstoCanadasPlantBreedersRightslegislationbringingitintocompliancewiththemostrecentconventionoftheUnionfortheProtectionofNewPlantVarietiesUPOV1991.InshortBillC-18ExpandsthedurationofPlantBreedersRightsfrom18yearsforagriculturalcropsto20years.ExpandsthescopeofPlantBreedersRightsrequiringtheauthorizationofthebreederinordertoproducereproduceconditionimportandexportpropagatingmaterialseed.Stockingofseedforsalewouldalsorequiretheauthorityofthebreederaswouldtherepeateduseofthematerialforexampletomakehybrids.ProvidesamandatoryexceptiontoPlantBreedersRightswhichensuresthatprotectedmaterialcanbeusedforresearchandplantbreeding.ProvidesanexceptiontoPlantBreedersRightstoallowfarmerstosavestoreandconditiongrainproducedfromprotectedvarietiesontheirfarmstouseasseedontheirownfarms.WithinthelegislationthisiscalledtheFarmersPrivilege.Givesthebreedertheabilitytobecompensatedbasedonharvestedmaterialofhisherprotectedvarietyifheshedidnthavetheabilitytoexercisetherightonthepropagatingmateriale.g.seedwasacquiredillegally.ProvidesprovisionalprotectionbetweenthedateofapplicationandthegrantofPlantBreedersRightsbuttakesawaytheprovincialprotectionifPlantBreedersRightsarenotgranted.TheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationstronglysupportstheelementsinBillC-18thatapplytoseed.Theyareallsubstantialstepstowardapolicyregulatoryandintellectualpropertyenvironmentthatwillfosterfutureinvestmentandinnovation. GettingQuestionsAboutBillC-18andPlantBreedersRightsJointheConversationwiththeFactsAreyougettingquestionsaboutBillC-18thericulturalGrowthActanditsproposedamendmentstoPlantBreedersRightsAreyouhearingconcernsgettingmixedmessagesHerearesomeanswerstorequentlyaskedquestionsandconcernstohelpyoujointheconversationQ.HowwillPBRamendmentsbeneftarmersA.Theamendmentswillgiveplantbreederstheconfdencetoinvesttimewandmoneyindevelopingandcommercializingnevarietiesorarmers.TheamendmentswillalsoputCanadaonthesameotingasmostotherUPOVmembercountriegivinginternationalplantbreederstheconfdencetogiveCanadianarmersacthercesstotheirnewimprovedvarieties.Togthesetwothingswillresultinmorechoiceorarmersastheywillhaveaccesstomorevarietieswithawiderrangeocharacteristicsincludingincreasedproductivityandattriecifcnichemarkets.Q.WillPBRamendmentsallowplantbreederstopatentallotheirmaterialA.PlantBreedersRightsPBRarenotePBRarwotherpatents.Unlikepatentsplantbreederswhouserequiredbylawtoallobreederstousetheirprotectedvarounlikeprmersetiesorresearchandtodevelopnewvarieties.AlsatentsPBRallowstosaveharvestedmaterialoruseasseedontheirownarms.Q.WillPBRamendmentspreventarmersromsavingseedA.BillC-18entrenchesaFaron.ThisensuresthatarmerscanproducereprodumersPrivilegeinlegislatcestoreandconditiongrainromPBRontheirarmstouseasseedontheirownarms.protectedvarietiesgrownThesaleoarmsavedseedhasalwaycontinuetobeillegal.beenillegalandwillQ.WillPBRamendmentsmeanthatarmerswillhavetopayroyaltiesoneverythingtheyplantA.Farmerswillalwayshabreederscanchoosewhetherornottoprotecttheirinventionsntiesechoice.JustasplantwvariwithPBRarmershavPBRprotectedvarieties.Andthereisalotochoice.Only91othethechoicetonotuse259registeredwheatvarietieredbarleyvarietiesand29othe126registeredoatsvarietiesarepedes59othe252regisrotectbyPlantBreedersRigts.Q.WillarmershavetopayroyaltiesonharvestedgrainA.Thislegislationdoesnotytocollectroyaltiesonharvestedgrainunlesstheseedwasobtainedgivebreederstheabilitillegally.Inthatcasetheensationontheharvestedgrain.breedercanseekcomQ.DoPBRamendmentsbeneftonlytheprivatesectorbigcompaniesA48oallotheagriculturalrcurrentPBRweredevelopedatpublicinstitutions.AgriculturevarietiesprotectedundendAgri-FoodCanadaUniversitiehacilitiesallreceiveroyaltiesromPBRprotectedvarietiesthsandProvincialresearcyhavdeveloped.Theamendmentsinvetheinvestmentenvironmentorpublicinstitutions.BillC-18willalsoimproQ.WillPBRamendmentsplacemoreliabilityonseedcleanersandconditionersA.Theamendmentsstatethatcleaningasopropagationcannotbedonewithoutionndconditioningorpurposhepermisotheplantbreederunlesstheseedbeinhegrowersownlandthatisarm-cleanedisorplantingonsavedseed.Soseedcleanerswillneedtobeawareowdrightstoensurethatenhichvarietieshavebeengranrmissionhasbobtainedbeorecleaningseedoaprotectedvariety.Q.DoPBRamendmentsincludepenaltiesirightsareviolatedA.TheamendmentsinBillC-18donotspelloutpenaltiesorinatethatingement.TheprovisionsinthecurrentActtheplantbreederprovesthattherehasbeenaninringementohisntitledtoreceiveherrightstheplantbreederisdamages.ADVERTORIALNeedMoreInformationWeCanHelp.CANADIANSEEDTRADEASSOCIATIONTel613-829-9527emailcstacdnseed.orgwww.cdnseed.org 40Exploringideasandviewsonallaspectsoftheseedindustry.TRADETANTRUMCanadianAgricultureMinisterGerryRitzlashedoutattheUnitedStatesforactinglikeaschoolyardbullyontradeissuesandsaidheseesmorepromiseinnegotiatingabilateraltradedealwithJapanthantheTrans-PacificPartnershipaccordingtoReuters.RitzsaiditwouldtakeaseashiftforCanadatooffersignificantlymoreaccesstoitsdairyeggandpoultryindustries.TheConservativeministerscommentshighlightgrowingchallengestocompletingtheTPPdealwhichaimstolowertradebarriersinmembercountries.InMayJapansaiditwouldnotabolishtariffsinfivekeyagriculturalsectors.Atthebegin-ningofJuneU.S.dairyfarmersthreat-enedtoopposethepactifJapanandCanadadidnotagreetoacceptsubstan-tiallymoredairyimports.Idontenter-tainanysuchthinginthenearfutureRitzsaidofexpandingsuchaccess.AmongtheTPPmembercountriestariffsonagriculturalgoodsarewide-ranging.ForexampleJapanmaintainsaverageappliedtariffsof23percentonagri-culturalgoodswhileMalaysiaappliestariffsof11percentandVietnamat17percent.Canadasagricultureandagri-foodexportstoTPPmembersincludeoilseedsandoilssuchascanolaporkbeefgrainspulsesfruitsandvegetablesmaplesyrupandprocessedagriculturalproducts.ThechancesofTPPreachinganagreementlook5050Ritzsaid.ELNIOIMPACTSAGRICULTURALPRODUCTIONMeteorologicalforecastsindicatea70percentprobabilityofElNiooccur-ringduringtheNorthernHemispheressummerandan80percentprobabilityduringautumnorwinter.Althoughnopre-cisequantitativecorrelationbetweentheoccurrenceofElNioandchangesinagri-culturalproductionhasbeenestablishedageneralpatternofchangesinweatherconditionsisgiven.Theeffectonagricul-turewilldependonthetimingandseverityoftheElNioaswellasthecropcalendarinaparticularregion.SowingofthesummercerealcropsbeginsinMarchwithharvestingactivitiesnor-mallycommencinginOctober.NorthernpartsoftheUnitedStatesincludingtheCornBeltintheMidwesthavetendedtoreceivebelow-averagerainsduringthefirstsixmonthsoftheyearduringanElNioepisode.Howevertheimpactonrain-fallvariationstendtoweakeninthesecondhalfofthecalendaryear.Below-averagerainsearlyinthecroppingseasonmightnegativelyimpactcropgrowthbutamorelimitedimpactwouldbeexpectedastheseasonprogresses.THEEFFECTONAGRICULTUREWILLDEPENDONTHETIMINGANDSEVERITYOFTHEELNIOASWELLASTHECROPCALENDARINAPARTICULARREGION. JULY201441CANADASDRONEADVANTAGEInCanadaunliketheUnitedStateswheretheFederalAviationAdministrationheav-ilyrestrictstheuseofdronesitsmucheasiertocollectdatasolongasthedroneisnotoutoftheoperatorseyesight.AeryonLabspresidentDaveKroetschsaysthecompanysSkyrangerquadrocopterrunsonarechargeablebatteryandcanflyitself.Onemajormarketisthebusinessofagriculture.Farmerscravedataasmuchasbankersdo.Buttheyhaventbeenabletogetreal-timeinformationeasily.Theyvehadtorelyonrecordsofthepastperfor-manceoftheirlandratherthanhaveaperfectmeasureofthecropasitstands.WeproduceasystemthatallowspeopletogetdatavaluabledataexplainsErnieEaronofPrecisionHawk.Thecom-panysfixedwingdronefliesautono-mouslysnappingphotosoverplantedfields.Whentheimagesareanalyzedlightgreenpatchesonthepictureindicatestresspointsonthecrop.Previouslyafarmerwouldhavehadtowalkthewholecroptofindtheseproblemareasataskthatcouldtakehours.PrecisionHawkisworkingoncameraswhichcanseetoaplantssub-cellularlevel.Thatwillallowfarmerstodetectdiseaseinaplantbeforeitshowsanyvisiblesignandtodeterminewhichareasneedmoreorlessfertilizer.Canadasdronemakersstandtobenefitfromthefast-growingindustrybuttheyllfaceincreasingcompetition.SophisticateddroneproductionhasbeenlargelylimitedtoEuropeandNorthAmericabutAsiaismakingupforlosttimeledbyChinawhichisfocusinglargelyonmilitaryuses.REPORTFORECASTSGLOBALBIOTECHTRENDSTheglobalagriculturalbiotechnologymarketisconsolidatingasthetopthreeseedman-ufacturingcompaniesaccountedfornearly48percentofthemarketin2012accordingtoResearchandMarketsnewreportAgriculturalBiotechnologyMarket-GlobalIndustryAnalysisSizeShareGrowthTrendsandForecast2013-2019.Thereportstatesthatlargeplayersareacquiringsmallregionalplayersorcollaboratingwithresearchinstitutesorlargecropgrowerstoexpandtheirmarketshareandgainacompetitiveadvantagebyincreasingtheirpresenceacrossthevaluechain.MajorplayersinthemarketaccordingtoResearchandMarketsreportincludeMonsantoDuPontSyngentaBayerCropScienceDowAgroSciencesVilmorinCertisUSAEvogeneLtd.andKWSSAATAGamongothers.Thereportalsocon-firmsthatsoybeansandcornarethemostwidelyconsumedgeneticallymodifiedcropsglobally.Risingdemandforanimalfeedduetoincreasingconsumptionofmeatisexpectedtodrivethemarketforthesecrops.Theglobalagri-biotechmarketwasdominatedbyNorthAmericancountriesbecauseofhighadoptionofGMcropsandacceptancebyconsumers.Additionallythereportrevealsthatbiotechcompaniesarespending15to20percentofrevenuesonresearchanddevelopmentinitiatives.Brazilisforecasttobethenextgrowthengineofagri-biotechaftertheUnitedStates.COMPETITIONSPURSRESEARCHInJuneGenomeCanadainpartnershipwiththeWesternGrainsResearchFoundationWGRFarerequestingapplicationsforthe2014Large-ScaleAppliedResearchProjectCompetitionGenomicsandFeedingtheFuture.Thecompe-titionsupportsresearchprojectsthatwillcreatenewknowledgeandinformpublicpolicyforCanadasagri-foodandfisheriesandaquaculturesectorsandcontributesolutionsthatcanhelpfeedtheworldsgrowingpopulation.Approximately90millionwillbeinvestedduringafour-yearperiodinlarge-scaleresearchprojectsacrossCanadaeachrangingfrom2millionto10million.GenomeCanadawillinvest30millionWGRF5millionandthebalanceofinvestmentwillbeobtainedthroughco-fundingofprojectsfromothersourcessuchasindustrygovernmentsandnot-for-profits.Projectswillbeselectedthrougharigorousinternationalpeerreviewprocess.Genomicsandgenomic-relatedtechnologiesintheagri-foodandfisheriesandaquaculturesectorscanplayastrongroleinboostingfoodproductionandinternationaltraderaisingnutritionalvaluereducingspoil-ageandensuringfoodsafetybothinCanadaandgloballysaysPierreMeulienpresidentandCEOofGenomeCanada.APPROXIMATELY90MILLIONWILLBEINVESTEDDURINGAFOUR-YEARPERIODINLARGE-SCALERESEARCHPROJECTSEACHRANGINGFROM2MILLIONTO10MILLION. 42REGULATORYROUNDUPKeepingyouinformedoflegislativeandregulatorychangesattheprovincialnationalandinternationallevelsfromlawsuitstoapprovalstootherregulatoryissuesaffectingyourbusiness.NATIONALCFIASTREAMLINESREGISTRATIONPROCESSFORSOYANDFORAGEVARIETIESRegulatorychangesthatstreamlinethevarietyregistrationprocessfornewoilseedsoybeanandforagevarietiesarenowineffect.Theamendmentsprovideamoreefcientapprovalprocessandsupportfasteraccesstoinnovativevarietiesthatareinglobaldemand.Newoilseedsoybeanandforagecropvarietiescannowbeexpedited.Specicallypre-registrationtestingandmeritassessmentswillnolongerberequired.Allrelevantsafetyassessmentswillcontinue.TheamendmentsincludedmovingoilseedsoybeanandforagecropvarietiesfromPartItoPartIIIofScheduleIII.TheregulatorychangeshavebeenpublishedinCanadaGazettePartII.AGRICULTURALGROWTHACTREACHESSECONDREADINGCanadasfarmingindustryisonestepclosertoabroadsuiteofnewtoolsthatfederalagricultureofcialssaywillhelpfarmersremaincompetitiveintheglobalmarketplaceandgrowtheirmarketsathome.AgricultureMinisterGerryRitzspokeaboutthebenetsoftheAgriculturalGrowthActduringthesecondreadingintheHouseofCommonsinOttawa.AccordingtoRitzthebillsigniesakeymilestoneforCanadasagriculturalsectorbyimprovingaccesstothelatesttechnologiesandmodernizingninestatutesthatregulateagriculture.Someofthekeyimprovementslistedbythegovernmentincludestrongerintellectualpropertyrightsforplantvarietieswhichwillenhancefarmersaccesstonewvarietiesandmoreexiblefarmerpaymentprograms.EntrenchedintheAgriculturalGrowthActistherightoffarmerstosaveconditionandre-plantseedthatispersonallysavedfromcropsgrownontheirland.ENLISTCORNCOMESTOCANADADowAgroSciencesannouncedthatitwillconductamanagedandlimitedintroductionofEnlistcorninCanadaforthe2014growingseason.ThecompanysCanadaFieldForwardprogramwillprovidegrowersanexclusiveopportunitytoexperiencethecompanysnewesttechnologiesbeforetheyarewidelyavailable.CanadianregulatorsapprovedtheEnlistgenetictraitforcornandsoybeansin2012andtheEnlistDuoherbicidewasapprovedin2013.ThetwoproductsaredesignedtobeusedtogetherasthebiotechcornisabletowithstandspraysoftheEnlistDuoherbicidemakingiteasiertokillweedsaccordingtoDow.ThecompanyanticipatesthecommerciallaunchofEnlistcorninCanadain2015afterregulatoryapprovalsinadditionalimportgeographiesaresecured.EnlistcropsandtheherbicidearestillunderconsiderationbyU.S.regulators.NEWBIOINSECTICIDESUBMITTEDFORREGISTRATIONMarroneBioInnovationsInc.aglobalproviderofbio-basedpestmanagementandplanthealthproductshassubmittedVeneratebioinsecticideforregistrationinCanadaandMexico.Thenewbroad-spectrumbioinsecticidefeaturesnovelmodesofactionandisactiveagainstawidearrayofchewingandsuckinginsectsandmites.Theproductisnon-toxictoshbirdsandmostbenecialinsectsincludinghoneybees.AccordingtothecompanyVeneratealsohastheadvantageofazero-daypre-harvestintervalandanexemptionfrommaximumresidueleveltolerancesameasureofpesticideresiduelimitsthatmustbemetformostfoodcropexports.Itislabelledforawidearrayofcropsandcanbeusedinconventionalandorganicsystems.NEWTOLERANCESFORERGOTSCLEROTINIAANDFUSARIUMUpdatedtolerancesforergotandsclerotiniaformostclassesofwheattookeffectinEasternCanadaJuly1andwilltakeeffectinWesternCanadaAug.1.Newtolerancesforfusarium-damagedkernelswillalsotakeeffectforeasternandwesternfoodbarley.ThegradescheduleforCanadaeasternoatswillbeupdatedtomorecloselymatchthatofCanadawesternoats.ThesechangesarebasedonrecommendationsmadetotheCanadianGrainCommissionbytheWesternStandardsCommitteeandtheEasternStandardsCommittee.WhilesclerotiniaisnottoxiclikeergotwekeepthetolerancesthesameforbothbecausesclerotiniaisverysimilarinappearancetoergotsaysDarylBeswitherickprogrammanagerofqualityassurancestandardsfortheCGC.Bykeepingtolerancesthesameforbothofthesegradingfactorswecanmitigateriskcausedbyanypotentialconfusionbetweenthetwo.NEWREPORTONTHEMODERNIZATIONOFCANADASVARIETYREGISTRATIONSYSTEMTheGovernmentofCanadacommittedtoatransformationalshiftinCanadianagriculturalpolicywitharenewedemphasisonresearchandinnovationcompetitivenessandmarketdevelopment.Thegovernmentwillcontinueeffortstoreduceunnecessaryregulatoryburdensaspartofitscommitmenttoascience-basedregulatoryframeworkthatpromotesresearchandinnovationandallowsforanefcienttransparentandpredictableinteractionbetweengovernmentandindustry.In2013AgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaAAFCtheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyCFIAandtheCanadianGrainCommissionCGCinitiatedareviewofthecropvarietyregistrationsystem.AnoptionspaperwaspostedontheAAFCwebsitethatdescribedthecurrentvarietyregistrationsysteminCanadaandoutlinedfourpotentialoptionsformodernizingandstreamliningthesystem.Stakeholderswerethenaskedforfeedbackontheoptions.Responsescamefromproducersseedcompaniesfarmorganizationsindustryassociationscropmarketershandlersandexporters.Overall57percentofrespondentssupportedvaryingoptionsforreform.AAFCCFIAandCGCarereviewingtheseresultsandwillnotifyallstakeholdersfromCanadascropproductionsectorinatimely JULY201443USCLLC.866-703-7472www.USCLLC.comsalesuscllc.comWATCHUSPRODUCTSACTIONPatentedLPXPortableCommercialSeedTreatersCustomizedBulkSeedSystems-BintoTenderFlxtorPodsFlexibleBulkSeedDeliverySystemsTri-FlotheOnlyTrueContinuousFlowScaleHopperSeedSeriesConveyorswithIndustry-leading3-yr.BeltWarrantyHoppersPumpStandsOtherTreatingAccessoriesSpecializingInmannerofanychangesthatcouldhaveanimpactonCanadasvarietyregistrationsystem.INTERNATIONALCANADA-KOREAFREETRADEAGREEMENTCanadaandtheRepublicofKoreahaveconcludednegotiationsforabilateralfreetradeagreementthatwillboosttradeandinvestmenttiesbetweenthetwocountriescreatingjobsandopportunitiesforCanadiansineveryregionofthecountry.TheCanada-KoreaFreeTradeAgreementCanadasrstwithanAsianmarketwillbenetawiderangeofsectorsincludingindustrialgoodsagriculturalandagri-foodproductswineandspiritsshandseafoodandwoodandforestryproducts.ThefederalgovernmentsaystheagreementservesasagatewaytoAsiaforCanadianbusinessesandworkerswhoarelookingtoenhancetheirglobalcompetitiveness.ItalsolevelstheplayingeldforCanadiancompaniescompetingwithKoreasothertradingpartnerssuchastheUnitedStatesandtheEuropeanUnionwhichalreadyhavefreetradeagreementswithKorea.TheFTAeliminatestariffsandreducesnon-tariffmeasuresthathindermarketaccessforCanadianexportersandinvestorsinKoreabringingtransparencyandpredictabilitytothebusinessenvironment.OncetheFTAisfullyimplementedKoreawillremovedutieson98.2percentofitstarifflinescoveringalmostallofCanadasimports.EUMEMBERCOUNTRIESTODECIDEGMPOLICYAfteryearsofdiscussionarecently-adoptedaccordbytheEuropeanUnionwillallowmembercountriestomaketheirowndecisionsonwhetherornottoallowgeneticallymodiedcrops.AllmemberstateswiththeexceptionofBelgiumandLuxembourghavegiventheiragreementsaidGreekAgricultureMinisterIoannisManiatisafterameetingwithhisEUcolleaguesinthemiddleofJune.TheaccordgivesindividualEUstatestherighttobanGMcropseveniftheyhavealreadywonclearanceonhealthandsafetygroundsattheEUlevel.ThenewsystemguaranteesthatthememberstateshaveachoiceaddedFrenchEnvironmentMinisterSegoleneRoyal.AtthetimeofprintingtheaccordwillnowproceedtotheEuropeanParliamentforapproval. 44STATUSAfricaTHEAFRICANIntellectualPropertyOrganizationOAPIbecamethesecondinter-governmentalorganizationandthe72ndmembertojointheInternationalUnionortheProtectionoNewVarietiesoPlantsUPOVwhenOAPIdirectorgeneraldepositedtheinstrumentoaccessionJune102014totheUPOVConventionandSecretary-GeneralFrancisGurry.UPOVprovidesaneectivesystemoplantvarietyprotectionwiththeaimoencouragingthedevelopmentonewvarietiesoplantsorthebeneftosociety.OAPIoperatesaplantvarietyprotectionsystemwhichcoverstheterritoryoits17memberstatesBeninBurkinaFasoCameroonCentralAricanRepublicChadComorosCongoCtedIvoireEquatorialGuineaGabonGuineaGuinea-BissauMaliMauritaniaNigerSenegalandTogo.OAPIheadquartersareinYaoundCameroon.TheaccessionoOAPIisamilestoneinthehistoryoUPOVandpromisestohelpstrengthenthesystemoplantvarietyprotectionaroundtheworldGurrysays.STATUSChinaBEIJINGISplanningtobuildanationalseedSiliconValleyinitsTongzhouDistrictwiththeaimouelingthedevelopmentotheseedindustryinboththecityandChinaatlargesaidWuBaoxindirectorotheBeijingMunicipalBureauoAgricultureduringtheInternationalSeedFederations2014WorldSeedCongress.Advantageousresourceswillbeclusteredinthehigh-techareatoboostthedevelopmentoamodernagricultureandamodernseedindustryorbothcityandcountryWusaid.Beijinghasbroughtadevelopmentplanoritsseedindustryintoullswing.Between2010and2015anactionplanhasalreadybeenimplementedtoturnthecityintoacenterorseedandtechnologyinnovationorChinasseedindustryaswellastradeandexchangeintheglobalseedindustry.Tobuildthecityintothecapitaloseedbreedingspecialundsworthmorethan300millionyuanUS48.4millionhavebeenallocatedduringthisperiod.Movingorwardresearchanddevelopmenteortswillocuson16advantageousspeciesorvarietiesintheourmajorfelds.BeijingleadsthecountryinseedbreedingresearchanddevelopmentWusaid.Everyyearthecitycultivatesmorethan400newvarietiesograinandvegetablesandthenewvarietiesomajorcropsaccountorabout10percentothenationaltotal.ThreeoChinastop10seedcompaniesarebasedinBeijing.AccordingtoWueightotheworldstop10seedcompaniesincludingPioneerandMonsantohavesetupresearchanddevelopmentcentersorbranchesinthecity.HenotedthatBeijinghasbecomeChinaslargestseedtradecenter.In2012Beijingsseedindustrysalesexceeded10billionyuanUS1.61bil-lionaccountingorabout10percentothenationaltotal.Thecityscropseedimportandexportvolumecomprises37percentoChinastotal.STATUSPakistanTHEUNAVAILABILITYoqualityseedgreatlyhindersagriculturalproductivitysaidUniversityoAgricultureFaisalabadvice-chancellorIqrarAhmadKhanJune12.Hewasaddressingaworkshoponcapacitybuildinginseedtechnologyorganized.KhansaidPakistanwasimportinghybridseedsomaizericeandpotatoesworthbillionsorupees.ThisamountcouldbesavedbystrengtheningtheseedindustryandarmerscooperativesKhansaidexplainingtheuseocertifedseedswasonly20percentandthatmostarmersdependonuncertifedseed.In2012seeddemandorvariouscropswas1.5milliontonsbutKhansaidarmerswereshort1.14milliontons.ThelackoqualityseedmachineryandhorsepowerinPakistangreatlyhampersimprovementinagriculturalAnin-depthoverviewoftheglobalseedindustry.FromdevelopingtheseedsectorinChinatoUPOVaccessioninAfricaseedissuestakecenterstagearoundtheworld. JULY201445productionhesaidnotingthattheUAFsetupacenterorresearchinseedquality.Hesaidtheuniversitywouldsoonlaunchadegreeinseedsciences.FederalSeedCertifcationandRegistrationdirectorgeneralShakeelAhmadKhansaidthePakistanSeedAcademywouldstrengthenpublic-privatepartnershipsinseedinnovation.NominatedaspresidentotheorumKhansaidtheacademywoulddevelophumanresourcesinseedtechnologybringingtogetherstakeholdersromnationalandmultinationalseedcompaniespublicseedsectorsandarmersassociationssothattheirproblemscanbesolvedthroughcollaboration.FacultyoAgriculturedeanMuhammadArsahdcalledoractiontoensuretheavailabilityoqualityseedsothatagriculturalproductivitycouldbeimproved.Hesaidthatorsustainableagriculturalgrowthandoodsecurityqualityseedshouldbeatoppriority.PunjabSeedCorporationmanagingdirectorKhaqanBabarsaidthecorporationwascommittedtosupplyinghigh-qualityseedsataordablepricestoarmers.CropPhysiologyDepartmentchairmanShahzadBasrasaidwiththerapidgrowthotheprivateseedsectorthenumberocompanieshadreached766.Hesaidlackotrainedmanpowerintheseedindustrywasalsoahurdletoincreasedproductivity.UAFismakinganall-outeorttoprovidethetrainedmanpowerinthisregardBasrasaid.SeedAssociationoPakistanchairmanSalmanMahmoodKhanstressedtheroleonationalseedcompaniesinPakistan.ThePakistanSeedAcademyisaninitiativeotheUniversityoAgricultureFaisalabadandFederalSeedCertifcationandRegistrationDepartmentjoinedbyPunjabSeedCor-porationSeedAssociationoPakistanCropLiePakistanandFarmersAssociationoPakistan.STATUSThailandTHESHORTAGEohigh-qualityriceseedisoneothemajorproblemsacedbyarmersinThailandasitaectstheproductionandqualityoricegrainsenteringthemarket.Othedemandorriceseedonly40percentismetwhichleadstoproductionproblemssuchaslowyieldandinconsistentandlow-qualityricegrains.Riceseedgrowershavetroubleaccessingelitelinesandmasterseeds.Theresalackoseed-productionknowledgeamongarmersandashortageoinspectorstocertiyhigh-qualityseed.Additionallyadisconnectbetweenproducersanddistributorsexists.Couplethoseitemswithaweakfnancialstructuretosupportproductionanddistributionandtheproblemsaddup.Tohelptackletheseissuessixorganizationshaveteameduptopromotetheproductionohigh-qualityriceseeds.ThecollaboratingagenciesincludeRiceDepartmentTheBankorAgricultureandAgriculturalCooperativesTheThaiRiceFoundationunderRoyalPatronageTheNationalScienceTechnologyandInnovationPolicyOfceTheAgriculturalResearchDevelopmentAgencyTheNationalScienceandTechnologyDevelopmentAgencyNSTDA.Thesixorganizationswillworktogethertoaddresstheseproblemsbasedtheirstrengthsandexpertisethateachbodybringstothetable.Ourobjectiveistodevelopthenetworkorice-seedproducersanddistributorsupgradetheproductionandcertifcationsystemsorhigh-qualityseedandbettermeetthedemandorriceseedsaysThaweesakKoanantakoolNSTDApresident.Activitiestobeundertakenwillincludelaunchingaseedproductiontrainingprogramandboostinghumancapitalinthefeldoseedcertifcationincreasingawarenessamongarmersabouttheimportanceoqualityseedandimprovingaccesstofnancialresourcesorarmersandbusinessoperatorsinthevaluechain.WiththiscollaborationriceproductioninThailandcanadvanceandgeneratesignif-cantincomeorarmersaswellasincreasethecompeti-tivenessothericeindustryintheglobalmarketKoanan-takoolsays. 46PEOPLENEWSTheSaskatchewanBarleyDevelopmentCommissionSBDCwelcomesJillianMcDonaldasitsnewexecutivedirector.McDonaldhasbeeninvolvedinavarietyofareasintheagricultureindustryforthepast10yearsandbringsastrongbackgroundinresearchinternationaltradebusinessdevelopmentandcommunications.PreviouslysheworkedwiththeSaskatchewanTradeandExportPartnershipoperatingaprivateconsultingcompanyandalsoasalecturerandresearcherattheUniversityofSaskatchewanintheCollegeofAgriculture.TheCanadianInternationalGrainsInstitutehashiredJoAnneButhasCEOeffectiveAug.11.ShewilltakethereinsfromEarlGeddeswhowillretireSept.82014.PreviouslyButhwaswiththeCanolaCouncilofCanadaservingasvice-presidentfrom1999to2007andpresidentfrom2007to2012.Buthhasalsoservedonmanyagricultureadvisorycommitteesinprivateindustryandgovernment.ShewasappointedtotheCanadianSenateinJanuary2012whereherextensiveknowledgeofagriculturewasastrongattribute.TheAlbertaWheatCommissionannouncedthatTomStevehasjoinedtheorganizationasitsnewgeneralmanager.StevewillworktowardbuildingontheorganizationsstrategicplanandfocusonenhancingAlbertaswheatindustry.MostrecentlySteveworkedwiththenewlyformedSaskatchewanwheatandbarleycommissionsdirectingtheactivitiesofthesetwoorganizationstosupporttheirgoalsandobjectives.Winnipeg-basedHaplotechaprivatelyownedandindependenttechnicalserviceproviderintheareaofplantbreedinghashiredRogerWattstoassumeresponsibilitiesinbusinessdevelopmentandprojectmanagement.WattswilltaketheleadonseveralnewprojectsincludingP3Hybridsprogramsinwheatandcanola.MostrecentlyWattsheldthepositionofseniorresearchassociatewithDuPontPioneer.ArystaLifeScienceNorthAmericahashiredKevinKirkupasitsnewterritorysalesmanagerforthecompanyswesternManitobaregion.PreviouslyKirkupservedasasalesagronomistforCargillandPembinaCo-opwhereheprovidedagronomicadviceandsoldcropinputs.DowAgroSciencesannouncedanewleadershipstructureforbusinessesinNorthAmericaasthecompanycontinuestoimplementitsgrowthstrategy.RajanGajariahasbeenpromotedtothenewpositionofgloballeaderofNorthAmericaandLatinAmerica.GajariasucceedsStanHowellwhohasbeennamedglobalgeneralmanagerforAgroFreshaDowbusinessthatisagloballeaderinadvancedproprietarytechnologiesforthehorticultureandagronomicmarkets.INDUSTRYNEWSDesignedforseedprofessionalsIndustryNewsdeliverspeopleindustrybusinessandproductnewsyouneedtoknow.Submissionsarewelcome.Emailusatnewsissuesink.com.PRODUCTNEWSBayerCropScienceannouncedthatitsnewseedlubricantcalledFluencyAgentisavailableforusebygrowersthroughseedcompaniesinCanada.FluencyAgentisdesignedtoreplacestandardtalcandgraphiteseedlubricants.Theuseofthisfarmer-appliedseedowlubricantwithneonicotinoid-treatedcornandsoybeanseedsisrequiredbyHealthCanadasPestManagementRegulatoryAgencyduringthe2014seedingseason.FluencyAgenthelpsreducedustreleasedandthepotentialriskofexposuretopollinatorsfromtreatedseedsduringtheseedingprocess.SyngentaCanadaInc.registeredCruiser5FSseedtreatmentofferinggrowerstheconvenienceofapplyingCruiser5FSseedtreatmenton-farmusingaclosed-systemtreaterforcontrolofpealeafweevilsandwireworms.ThisregistrationallowsgrowerstoapplytheGroup4seedtreatmenttowheatbarleyryetriticalebuckwheatmilletdrypeaschickpeaslentilslupinsandfavabeanseed.AccordingtoSyngentaCruiser5FSseedtreatmenteffectivelyprotectsseedandseedlingsfrominsectpestsensuringthatplantsgetofftoahealthyvigourousstart.EngageAgroandHeadsUpPlantProtectantsenteredintoaformalexclusivemarketinganddistributionagreementforCanada.UnderthisagreementEngagewillworkwithHeadsUpPlantProtectantstoexecutesalesmarketinganddistributionofHeadsUpseedtreatmentsinCanadaacrossalloftheregisteredcrops.AccordingtothecompaniesHeadsUpprovidesseason-longprotectionandresultsinhealthierstrongerplantswithanimprovedstandandisregisteredforuseonsoybeanspotatoesanddrybeans.Thecompaniesarealsoworkingtoexpandthelabel.AgriCoathasintroducedaneworganicseedtreatmentthatitsaysimprovesprotectionagainstfungalrootdecay.AvailablefortheNorthAmericanmarketAgriCoatsNATURALIIIisaregisteredorganicseedtreatmentwhichprovidesasolutiontosoildiseasepressureinspinachtomatopeppercucumberandotherimportantvegetablecrops.Theactiveingredientregisteredasabiologicalfungicidecolonizestherootsystemandprotectsagainstharmfulfungi.SuitablefororganicandconventionalvegetableproductionNATURALIIIimprovesfungicidalactivitywhichcanresultinbetterstandsandincreasedyields.CibusGlobalsrstcommercialproductSUCanolaSulfonylurea-toleranthasreceivedplantnoveltraitapprovalbytheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyandHealthCanada.WiththisregulatoryapprovalCibuscanfullycommercializethisproductinCanada.CibusSUCanolaisanalternativeweedcontrolstrategythatprovidesfarmerswithstewardshipoptionstodealwithweedresistance.CibusSUherbicide- JULY201447tolerantsystemcontrolsglyphosate-resistantweedssuchaspigweedandisanexcellentcroprotationalpartnerforglyphosate-tolerantsoybeanssaysDavidVossvice-presidentofcommercialdevelopmentforCibus.SyngentaCanadaInc.launchedVibranceMaxxseedtreatmentacombinationofApronMaxxRTAandVibranceforuseonpeaslentilsandchickpeas.VibranceMaxxseedtreatmentprovidescontrolofearly-seasondiseasesincludingRhizoctoniatohelpensurehealthystandestablishment.VibranceMaxxcontrolsseeddecayseedlingblightdamping-offcausedbyRhizoctoniasolianiandpost-emergentdamping-off.Thisproductalsohelpsmanagesoil-bornediseasepressureswhichareoftenassociatedwithshortrotationsandincreasedsoilconservationpractices.ForgrowerswhorequirecontrolofinsectssuchaspealeafweevilandwirewormsVibranceMaxxcanbemixedwithCruiser5FS.TheCruiser5FSproductcanbemixedandappliedon-farmusingaclosed-systemtreater.AgriumInc.announcedthatitsprecisionagricultureofferingwillbere-brandedasEchelonformerlyNutriScriptionHD.AgriumsNorthAmerican-basedcropproductionservicesretailbusinessprovidesprecisionagricultureservicesonmorethan15millionacresthroughoutNorthAmerica.AccordingtothecompanyEchelonwillincludebest-in-classsolutionsforprecisionsoilsamplingvariable-ratenutrientandseedingrecommendationsyielddataanalysisweathermonitoringprecisioneldscoutingandtissuesamplingaerialimageryanalysisrecord-keepingandreporting.Echelonscompatibilitywithmostmajorequipmentandcontrollermanufacturersenablesgrowerstoaccessandactontheirdatafromonesystem.EchelonisavailableintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Forthersttimegrowersanddealerssawthenew2016SeedHawkSeedingSystemwhichwillbeavailableinspring2015atCanadasFarmProgressShow2014inReginaSask.Thenewsystemoffersgrowersmorepreciseandefcientseeding.Withexceptionalmeteringaccuracyandwirelessblockagecontrolthe2016SeedHawkSeedingSystemfeaturesnewstandardtechnologysuchastankswithupto980-bushelcapacityincludingafourthtanklargertiresforevenbetterotationandtoolbarsaswideas84feetcarryingtheoutperformingSeedHawkopener.YourSeedisinGoodHandsmichaelkrauter-storage.comwww.krautersolutions.comContactusTodayAskorMikeat800-992-2824BUSINESSNEWSCanterraSeedsworkstoincreaseitsinternalresearchandproductdevelopmentprogram.In2014wewilltestvetimesasmanypotentialvarietiesasin2013includingmaterialfromtheveryearlystagesofvarietydevelopmentsaysErinArmstrongdirectorofresearchandproductdevelopmentatCanterraSeeds.Thecompanyalsoplanstorunitsownvarietyregistrationtrialsforthersttimethisyearinadditiontoenteringkeylinesintothepubliclycoordinatedtrials.Armstrongnotesthatcerealscontinuetocomprisethemajorityofthevarietiesevaluatedandexpectsfarmerstoseethefirstoftheseproductsinthespringof2016.NorthStarGeneticsappointedFPGeneticstomanageseedproductionandlogisticsfortheSaskatchewansoybeanseedmarket.Theearly-maturingNorthStarvarietiesNSCMoosominRR2YNSCVitoRR2YandNSCRestonRR2Yisthefocalpointforproductionin2014andtheobjectiveistoproduceenoughlocalseedtomeetfarmdemandinthefuture.ThisagreementwithNorthStarGeneticscreatesapartnershipthatwilldeliverthebestsoybeangeneticstoSaskatchewanfarmerssaysRodMerryweatherFPGeneticsCEO.Seedgrowerswillalsobenetbecausesoybeansareanidealrotationalcropandwillhelpusproduceevenbettercerealcrops.LallemandPlantCarecollaborateswithBrettYoungSeedsLimitedintheNorthAmericanag-biologicalproductmarkets.LallemandPlantCarehasacquiredtheintellectualpropertyrightsandassociatedassetsrelatedtothebiologicalproductsportfolioofBrettYoungincludingtheBioBoostlineofproducts.BrettYoungwillcontinuetoserveitscustomersastheexclusive 48STRONGStandsBIGYieldsMonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Thisproducthasbeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconfrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.GenuityandDesignGenuityRoundupReadyandRoundupareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2013MonsantoCanadaInc.ProvenSeedisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CPSCROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesInc.Maximizeyouryieldwiththebeststandabilityofanyhybridonthemarket.ProvenVT500Gis1forstandabilityallowingyoutoswathandcombineatfasterspeedsthaneverbeforesavingyoutimeandmoneyduringharvest.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationandgetthepowertogrowwithProvenVT500GandtheentireProvenSeedportfolio.1forWorldClassStandabilityVT500GPROVENPROVENVT500GSTANDABILITYStandabilityRatingFLATSTRONGStandsBIGYieldsMonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Thisproducthasbeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconfrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.GenuityandDesignGenuityRoundupReadyandRoundupareregisteredtrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInc.licensee.2013MonsantoCanadaInc.ProvenSeedisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesCanadaInc.CPSCROPPRODUCTIONSERVICESandDesignisaregisteredtrademarkoCropProductionServicesInc.Maximizeyouryieldwiththebeststandabilityofanyhybridonthemarket.ProvenVT500Gis1forstandabilityallowingyoutoswathandcombineatfasterspeedsthaneverbeforesavingyoutimeandmoneyduringharvest.ContactyourlocalCPSretaillocationandgetthepowertogrowwithProvenVT500GandtheentireProvenSeedportfolio.1forWorldClassStandabilityVT500GPROVENPROVENVT500GSTANDABILITYStandabilityRatingBETTER12345FLATG2.12.9distributoroftheseproducts.LallemandandBrettYoungwillextendthecurrentrangeofbiologicalproductsdistributedbyBrettYoungthroughnewsolutionsdevelopedbyLallemand.CompassMineralsexpandeditspositionintheagriculturalfertilizermarketthroughtheacquisitionofWolfTraxInc.aglobalplantnutritioncompany.WeareexcitedaboutthisopportunityandlookforwardtofuellingthegrowththatWolfTraxhasdemonstratedsaysKeithEspelienCompassMineralsspecialtyfertilizerseniorvice-president.Itsimportanttoemphasizethatbusinesscontinuesasusual.FertilizerdealerscancontinuetoaccessWolfTraxproductsthroughtheirtraditionaldistributionchannels.ViterraInc.intendstobuildahighthroughputgrainelevatoratKindersleySask.Thenewfacilitywillhaveastoragecapacityof34000metricstonnesanda108-railcarspot.ViterrahasalonghistoryofservingfarmcustomersintheKindersleyareaandwearepleasedtobuildonthisrelationshipthroughanewstate-of-the-artfacilitysaysKyleJeworskiViterraspresidentandCEOforNorthAmerica.Thisprojectsupportsourongoingstrategytooptimizeourfootprintandideallypositionsustoprovideourcustomerswithexpertadviceandthebestmarketingopportunitiesdomesticallyandaroundtheworld.MonsantoCanadareleasedtheWeedIDAppaninnovativeweedidenticationtoolforuseinCanada.Theapphostsalibraryofmorethan48weedseachaccompaniedbyhigh-resolutionimagesanddetaileddescriptions.Itusescharacteristicslikegrowthstageshapeandcolourtocategorizeeachweedandnarrowsearchresults.ThefarminglandscapeischangingandMonsantoaimstoprovideinnovativesolutionstohelpfarmersadapttothischangesaysJennaBookcropprotectionmarketingmanagerforMonsantoCanada.TheWeedIDAppisaneasy-to-useinformativetoolthatfarmerscanuseeverydaytosupporttheirweedmanagementstrategy.CWBhasbegunconstructionofitsrststate-of-the-artgrainelevatorinBloomMan.Theelevatorisexpectedtobereadytoreceivegrainforthe2015harvest.Oncecompletedthefacilitywillfeatureindustry-leadingrailcarloadingtimesand33900metrictonnesofstorage.Thenewelevatorwillfeaturea17400metrictonnesworkhousewithcleaningfacilitiesand16500metrictonnesofsteelstoragecapacity.A130-carlooptrackwillfacilitatefastandefcientcarloadingatupto60000bushelsperhour.TheelevatorwillbeservicedbyCNRailwaysmainline.ThebuildingofthiselevatormarksCWBsrstconstructionofagrain-handlingfacilityandaddstothecompanysgrowingassetnetworkthatincludesMission AnopenlettertoCanadianagWhenGregStewartretiredasFCCPresidentandCEOheputhisheartintothisletterchallengingallofuswhoworkinagriculturetospeakpositivelyandtelltherealstoryofag.ReadingithelpsexplainwhyFCClaunchedAgMoreThanEverandwhyweremainsostronglycommittedtothecause.AgriculturematterstothiscountryandtheresabsolutelynoquestioninmymindthatthefutureforCanadianagricultureisbright.TheindustryisthrivingfamilyfarmsareprosperingandIseeincredibleamountsofoptimismprideandpassionacrossthecountry.Andwiththissuccesscomesaresponsibilityanobligationtothisindustrytoleteveryoneelseinonthesecretwhichisthiseventhoughitssometimestemptingtodownplayyoursuccessbysayinghowtoughfarmingisyouknowinyourheartsyoudneverdreamofdoinganythingelse.Deepdownyoureintenselyproudofwhatyoudoanditstimetoquithidinghowsuccessfulthisindustryreallyis.Itsourobligationtomakeourvoicesheardaboutwheretheindustryisheadingbecausebelievemeifagriculturedoesnttakecontrolofitsowndestinysomebodyelsewill.Soifyourebenettingfromagyouhaveanobligationtogivebackbydrivingtheoutcomeratherthanwaitingtobetoldwhattodobysomeonewhodoesntfullyunderstandorappreciatetheindustry.ThatmeansstandingupandtellingthetruthaboutCanadianagriculturebecauserightnowthatsjustnothappeningenough.SoletstakeadeepbreathandsayitoutloudtogetherAgricultureisthebestindustryintheworld.Werehonouredtobepartofit.Wecanonlyhopethatourchildrenndthesamefullmentfromwhateverpaththeychooseinlife.Wereincrediblyproudofwhatwedo.Andyes.WewanttheCanadianpublictobeproudofoursuccesstoo.ShortoffulllingmychildhooddreamofbeingafarmermycareerinagriculturehasbeenthebestrideIcouldhaveimagined.Icanthelpbeingexcitedforthefutureofthisindustry.IoortheopportunityIhavehadtoservethisamazingonderfulpeopleinit.Thankyou.tsuccess.Standupandbeproudyouveearnedit.gratefulustryandthewwishyouallgremfindAgricultureMoreTanEverisanindustrycausepoweredbymorethan300partnerorganizationsand450agvocatescommittedtospeakingupandspeakingpositivelyforourindustry.StandupbeproudFCCisaproudpartnerofthiscause.reewartGSAgMoreThanEver.ca 50AuthorizedlocaldistributorCan-SeedEquipmentLtd.T800.644.8397salescanseedequip.comwww.canseedequip.comBuhlerSortexInc.T209.983.8400sortexsalesbuhlergroup.comwww.buhlergroup.comSuperiordetectionormaximumyield.TheSORTEXAMultiVisionensuresultimatequalityandyieldoragriculturalseedsincludingfeldcropsvegetableseedslawnseedsandmanyothers.UtilizingitsadvancedMultiVisioninspectionsystemandbroadbandLEDilluminationthesorterisexceptionalintheremovalocontaminantsandoreignmaterialssuchasdiscoloredbrokensplitspotdeectsandmud-stainedproductbirdexcretaglassstonesandotherseeds.Theadvancedinspectionsystemcanevendetectthemostchallengingapplicationssuchasbarleyergotandusariumromwheat.CleanSeed.ProductiveSeed.TerminalinThunderBayLesElevateursdesTrois-RivieresinQuebecaswellasaminorityinterestinPrairieWestTerminal.INDUSTRYNEWSTheCanadianWheatAllianceCWAandtheInternationalMaizeandWheatImprovementCenterCIMMYTwillcollaborateonresearchtoprovidefarmersinCanadaandindevelopingcountriesaccesstostrongermoreresistantdurumwheat.TheresearchrepresentsanopportunitytoimprovedurumwheatsresistancetodiseasesofconcerntoCIMMYTandCWAwhileprovidingeconomicbenetsforwheatfarmers.ResearcherswillseektoreducetheeffectsofwheatrustdiseasesandofFusariumheadblightacauseofdangeroustoxinsingrainbyincreasingdurumwheatsresistancetothesefungaldiseasesleveragingtheexpertiseofCWAinwheatgenomicsapproachesandCIMMYTsexpertiseineldtrials.TheCanadianfederalandManitobaprovincialgovernmentsthegrainindustryresearchersfarmorganizationsandotherstakeholderswillinvestsubstantialresourcesduringthenextveyearstosolidifyManitobasplaceasanationalleaderingrainresearchproductionandprocessing.Thefederalandprovincialgovernmentswillprovideacombined20milliontowardprojectsaspartofthenewGrainInnovationHubsupplementedbyadditionalfundingfromindustrypartnersexpectedtobringthetotalinvestmenttomorethan33million.TheGrainInnovationHubwillhelpimproveproductionprocessingandvalue-addedusesforcerealsoilseedsandpulsesthroughresearchandotherinitiatives.Governmentswillworkwithstakeholdersthroughoutthegrainindustrytoidentifyandpursuesuitableprojectsthatelevategrain-basedopportunitiestoaglobalscale.TheCanadiangovernmentisinvestingmorethan230000intheCanadianSpecialCropsAssociationtoincreaseexportsalesofspecialcropsandincreasethecompetitivenessofthemustardandsunowerseedindustries.TheinvestmentwillhelptheCSCApromotepulsesandspecialcropsontrademissionsandatinternationaltradeshowsaswellasadvocateforfavourablepoliciesthatwillpositionCanadaasaworldleaderandsupplierofchoice.AgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadahaslaunchedarenewedve-yearCanadianAgriculturalAdaptationProgramCAAPtohelpthesectorcontinuetoadaptandremaincompetitive.UnderCAAP2014-2019morethan50millionwillbeavailable JULY201451forinvestmentsinindustry-ledprojectsthatwillhelpthesectorseizeopportunitiesrespondtoemergingissuesandinvestigateandpilotapproachestodealwithnewandongoingchallenges.Therenewedprogramwillenabletheagriculturalindustrytoproactivelytapintoopportunitiesandtackleunforeseenchallenges.TheAlbertaWheatCommissionplanstoinvest1.5millioninto10agronomicandbreedinggeneticresearchprojectsaspartoftheAgricultureFundingConsortiumagroupof14fundingorganizationsthathavepartneredtogethertocollaborateonagricultureresearchfunding.Theinvestmentwillfundveresearchprojectsintheareaofbreedinggeneticsfourinagronomicmanagementandonethatcoversbothagronomyandgenetics.ToleverageresearchdollarsAWCpartneredwithseveralAFCmembersontheseprojectsincludingtheWesternGrainsResearchFoundationAlbertaInnovatesBioSolutionsAlbertaCropIndustryDevelopmentFundAlbertaPulseGrowersCommissionAlbertaBarleyAlbertaCanolaProducersCommissionPotatoGrowersofAlbertaandtheAlfalfaSeedCommission.Thetotalinvestmentforall10projectsis9millionandincludesfundingtargetedatnationalprovincialanduniversityinstitutions.TheUniversityofGuelphhasreceiveda750000donationfromBayerCropSciencetohelpsupportandpreservepollinatorhealththroughsustainablepestmanagement.ThefundswillgotowardsupportingthecreationoftheCentreforBenecialInsectHealththroughtheSchoolofEnvironmentalSciences.Thecentrewillemphasizesustainablepestmanagementinagricultureincludingworkoneldandhorticulturalcropsgreenhouseproductioninsecticideresistanceandbiologicalinsectcontrol.DuPontPioneerreceivedacombinedgrantof1millionfromtwoAlbertaorganizationsforthedevelopmentofshorter-seasoncornhybridsandtheexpansionofcorncultivationinAlberta.AlbertaInnovatesBioSolutionsandtheAlbertaCropIndustryDevelopmentFundLtd.willeachinvest500000throughoutave-yearperiod.WearepleasedtoreceivethisgrantasitsigniesthevalueofearlymaturitycornhybridsforWesternCanadasaysGregStokkeDuPontPioneerWesternCanadabusinessdirector.CornandsoybeansarevaluablerotationalcropsthatcouldbecomewidelyestablishedinWesternCanadaduringthenextdecadefurtherincreasinggrowerproductivityandprotability. 52Theseedindustryacesanumberoissues.WecanpointtoBillC-18developingavaluecapturemodelincerealslow-levelpresencemyco-toxinsandunrestrictedtrade.Theseareallimpor-tantissuesthatdeserveattention.HowevertheissuethatImgoingtoocusonistheneedtosupportbasicresearchintheseedsectorandasystemthatbringsmean-ingulresultstothosewhogrowandmanagecropsinCanada.TheCanadiangovernmenthastoldtheindustrythatitwillsupporttheseedindustryinmanywaysbuttaxpayerswillnolongersupportalllevelsandtypesoresearch.Thatisthereelunchisover.Throughouttheyearstheseedsectorhaseltsomewhatentitledtogetadisproportionateamountoundingromvariouslevelsogovernment.Thisdecisionmeanswehavetostepupourgameandinactweare.Theindustryisnotonlycontributingtoresearchinamoremeaningulwaybutitisalsoprovidingsignifcantsupporttopublicinstitutions.OneexampleothatistheUniversityoSaskatchewansCropDevelopmentCentrewhichbringsinsubstantialoutsideundingandsupportsamyriadoprojectsthatbenefttheseedsector.Intheprocessoworkingonvariousresearchprojectstheacultyarealsotrainingundergraduatestudentsandgraduatestudentswhowillsomedayworkinourindustryandhelpadvanceitintotheuture.Allinallitsagoodinvestment.FarmerscontinuetofnanceresearchbysupportingtheWesternGrainsResearchFoundationandthevariouscommissionsandgrowergroupsthatprovideresearchdollarsacrossCanada.InarecentPulseBeatarticleromtheManitobaPulseGrowersAssociationIwasimpressedthatthisrelativelysmallorganizationisunding56projectsin2014oratotalexpenditureo1.5million.Sowhengovernmentsbackawaytheprivatesectorhasbeenwillingtoinvest.Whilegovernmentsseemtobebackingawayromresearchtheyarebynomeansbackingoutoit.Asresourcesarelimitedandewerdollarshavetostretcharthergovernmentsaretakingadierentapproachatdollingoutresearchmoney.Theyarelookingorindustryinvolvementandopportunitiestocollaborate.ThemantraIkeephearingistheneedtosupportaninterdisciplinaryandintegratedapproachtoresearch.Intheseedsectorweotenlooktoplantbreedingtosolveourproductionwoes.Andalthoughnewvarietiesandtraitsbringimprovedattributestothemarketweveseenaresurgenceintheneedorsoundagronomicresearchtocomplementvarietydevelopment.Thatisarmerswantaccesstonewvarietiesbuttheyalsowanttoknowhowtooptimizetheperormanceothisvarietyontheirarm.Theindustryiswellpositionedtodothisanditsstartingtobecomemorecommon.Itsnotjustaboutplantbreedingitsmuchbroaderandmoreintegratedthanthat.Farmerswillstillaskaboutseedingratesorplantpopulationswhichareverypracticalquestionsthatstillneedtobeanswered.Ontheotherendothespectrumweareenteringintoaneraobigdata.Itwillbeandhasbeenextremelyuseulbutwearejustnowreallygettingintothecruxoallthisdata.HowwillthisdatabeusedWhatadvancescanitbringtovarietyandhybridselectionvarietyandhybriddevelopmentandcropproductionHowitwillbemanagedstoredandsharedTheseareallquestionsthatwedontquitehavetheanswersto.Thistransitioninresearchundinghassomebeneits.Goingorwardtheindustrywillneedtoleadinsomeareasandcollaborateinothers.Collaborationcanandwillinvolvethepublicsectorbutwillbemorereliantontheprivatesector.Farmerswillalsobemoreinvolvedbothinundingandprovidingdirectionastohowresearchmoneywillbespent.Collaborationisneverabadthingandgettingthevaluechaintogetherensuresthattheprojectsbeingundedarerelevantandmeaningul.Italsomeansthattheseedsectorinitsentiretyneedstobeengagedandwillingtolearnwheretopluginandhowtoinvest.Withthattheindustryalsoneedstoensurethatederalinstitutionsanduniversitiesconductbasicresearchthatwillsomedayleadtosignifcantinnovationsinthefeld.Theseareotenhigh-riskprojectsthattheprivatesectorwillnottouchandshouldbeinthepublicdomain..Governmentsneedtoknowtheystillhavethatresponsibility.PeterEntzCanadianSeedTradeAssociationpresidentResearchFundsHingeonCollaboration 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