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PublicationsMailAgreement40030841germination.caJANUARY2015ThoseintheseedindustryvaluechainworktogethertodefnetheutureoagricultureSEEDSOFCHANGEGiantViewsoftheIndustryNEWandINNOVATIVETECHNOLOGIESTheNeedorScience-BasedDecisionsOntarioCurtailsUseoNeonicsNEXT-GENERATIONSEEDTREATMENTS ForgenerationstheLatracefamilyhasbeenproducinghighqualitycertifiedseedofSeCangeneticsonourfarmnearLumsdenSaskatchewan.Itsinourgenes.GenesthatfityourfarmandItsinourgenesareregisteredtrademarksofSeCan.www.secan.comItsinourgenes.Itsinourgenes. JANUARY20151featuresCONTENTSJANUARY2015departmentsThewholeideaofbiologicalseedtreatmentsistheabilityforustocarrytechnologyontheseedandthetechnologyisimprovingeveryyear.StrategySession32Ipredictaveryexcitingyearwhichalsomeansayearfullofopporunity.GiantViews5612WorldStatus42CrossPollination44RegulatoryRoundup46CSTA47CSGA48CSAAC50IndustryNews5204BillC-18AwaitsApprovalTheAgriculturalGrowthActcouldbecomelawasearlyasspring.06GiantViewsoftheSeedIndustryTodaytheseedindustryisworkingtodeneitsfutureaschangesrapidlyoccur.Readwhatstopofmindfortheseindustryveterans.10GiantNumbersNumbershelptotellthestoryoftheseedindustryandthecurrentglobalstatus.12GiantHighlightsExpertsinthisyearsGiantViewsoftheIndustrytellaboutfacingchangeandcreatingopportunityfromit.Checkouttheirinsights.14GiantBiographiesExplorewhatmakestheseGiantsexpertsintheseedindustry.16SeedingInnovationNewseedtechnologiescouldleadtoyieldincreasesandecienciesonthefarm.26CertifyingtheSeedCropEachyearseedcropinspectorstaketotheeldstoanalyzeandcertifythatseedmeetsstringentqualitystandards.Lookatthestats.28CanolaOutlookEconomistsandmarketinggurussharetheirforecastsfortheoilseedin2015.30BreedingBarleyResearchersandplantbreedersinCanadaplantotakebarleytothenextlevel.36FightingResistanceResearchersandseedcompaniesworktoghtresistantweeds.38CurtailingNeonicUseInlightofOntariosnewregulationscompaniesandfarmersmustgetcreativeintheirmanagementstrategies.onthecoverPicturedaretheseedsofAmbrosiatridamorecommonlyknownasgiantragweedwhichhasbecomeresistanttoglyphosateandisasourceofconsternationformanyintheindustry.PublicationsMailAgreement40030841germination.caJANUARY2015ThoseintheseedindustryvaluechainworktogethertodefnetheutureoagricultureSEEDSOFCHANGEGiantViewsoftheIndustryNEWandINNOVATIVETECHNOLOGIESTheNeedorScience-BasedDecisionsOntarioCurtailsUseoNeonicsNEXT-GENERATIONSEEDTREATMENTS 2January2015-Vol.19No.1ThemagazineotheCanadianseedindustryPUBLISHEDBYIssuesInk6327435CanadaLtd.403-313PacifcAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2Phone204453-1965Fax204475-5247emailissuesissuesink.comGermination.caPUBLISHERShawnBrooksbrookissuesink.comEDITORJulieDeeringjdeeringissuesink.comEDITORIALMarkHalsallmhalsallissuesink.comLindsayHomanlhomanissuesink.comShannonSchindlesschindleissuesink.comMarcZienkiewiczmzienkiewiczissuesink.comMARKETINGCraigArmstrongcarmstrongissuesink.comBrendaEzinickibezinickiissuesink.comJillHollosijhollosiissuesink.comMaeganMarriottmmarriottissuesink.comSamMostafasmostaaissuesink.comHitenShahhshahissuesink.comCREATIVETheresaKurjewiczLesleyNakonechnyDIGITALKyleDratowanyCalebMcDonaldVinceMendellaCIRCULATIONDeanFrenchdrenchissuesink.comShawnaShimnowskisschimnowskiissuesink.comCONTRIBUTORSAndreaHildermanJulieMcNabbSusanPetersRosalieTennisonEDITORIALBOARDDaveAkisterHollyGelechShaunHaneyToddHyraDougKnightLeeMarkertRyanMurrayTimWelbanksSUBSCRIPTIONSCanada47.25yearincludingGSTForeign95yearGerminationmakesnoexpressedorimpliedwarrantiesomerchantabilityorftnessoraparticularpurposeorotherwiseconcerningtheuseoanyproductandassumesnoliabilityoranyinjuryordamagedirectorconsequentialincurredromtheuseosuchproductsorservicestherein.FederalProvincialandMunicipallawsandregulationssupersedetheinormationcontainedherein.PublicationsMailAgreementNo.40030841.ReturnundeliverableCanadianaddressestoIssuesInk403-313PacifcAvenueWinnipegMBR3A0M2PRINTEDINCANADAPleaserecyclewhereacilitiesexist.NopartothismagazinemaybereproducedwithoutthewrittenpermissionothepublisherGERMINATION.CAMulti-purposeRe-UseableWaterproofGluesUsedSiftResistanceBuiltInRugged100lb.TagStockConstructionEasyToUseFold-InFlapsFold-DownTuck-In2802HedbergDriveHopkinsMN55305-3405Ph952545-7124Fax952545-0196WithSpearItsInThBg.SeedGrainSpecialSafetyEnvelopesForSamplingandStorage.CallorSendForFreeSampleKitPricesGummedandUngummedCoinEnvelopesAvailableLetsGrowTogether YouGrow.WeHelp.Weknowthateverydecisionyoumakehasimplications.Fromcroprotationtoseedselectiontosellingintoincreasinglyconnectedworldmarketsfarmingtodaymeanscarefullymeasuringeveryinputincludingadvice.Whichiswherewecanhelp.Withagriculturebankingspecialistswhounderstandtherisksthechallengesandtherewardsofworkingtheland.Formoreinformationortocontactanagriculturebankingspecialistvisitrbc.comfarmhelpTrademarksofRoyalBankofCanada.RBCandRoyalBankareregisteredtrademarksofRoyalBankofCanada. 4ThetimetableforenactingchangesisunclearassumingBillC-18passes.BILLC-18theAgriculturalGrowthActproposeschangestoninepiecesoederallegislation.OneaspectthatsdrawingattentionisthePlantBreedersRightsActwhichgivesplantbreedersmoreauthorityoverthenewvarietiestheydevelop.ThebillssupportersincludePartnersinInnovationacoalitiono20agriculturegroupsthatormedin2013tosupportamendmentstoPlantBreedersRights.ThenewbillshouldpositionCanadasagricultureindustrywellinternationallyespeciallyorgrainsandoilseedssaysRonBonnettpresidentotheCanadianFederationoAgricultureandaPartnersinInnovationmember.Oneotheissuesthatwasraisedduringthedebatewaswhetherthiswouldconcentrateseeddevelopmentinthehandsobigcompanies.Butweveheardsomesmallgroupsco-opsandsmall-andmedium-sizedcompaniessaytheymightstartlookingatdevelopingspecialtyseedsnowthattheyhaveamechanismtocollectroyalties.BillC-18passedthroughtheHouseoCommonsNov.24passedSecondReadingintheSenateDec.9andwasreerredtotheSenateCommitteeonAgricultureandForestry.ThecommitteehelditsfrsthearingonBillC-18justbeoreParliamentroseortheholidaybreak.ThenewactwillbringCanadainlinewith54othe72membersotheInternationalUnionortheProtectionoNewVarietiesoPlantsUPOVwhoarepartytothemostrecentconventionUPOV1991.ThatworriesthebillsopponentssuchastheNationalFarmersUnion.OurconcernisthatthechangestothePlantBreedersRightsActgivealotmorecontroloourseedtomultinationalseedcompaniesarguesAnnSlaterNFUvice-presidentopolicy.ForexampleBillC-18extendstheroyaltyperiodonnewseedsrom18to20years.OnotherpointsBillC-18sopponentsandsupportersdisagreeonhowthenewlegislationwillbelegallyinterpreted.NFUisconcernedthebillwillallowseedcompaniestocollectend-pointroyaltiesonarmerscropsinsteadocollectingroyaltieswhenseedispurchased.Thegroupalsoarguesthatthenewbillcouldimpedethearmersprivilegetocollectandreusetheirseeds.Ittakesawayarmerscentu-ries-oldpractiseosavingandreplantingseedsSlatersays.AnInternationalPerspectiveAnopposingviewcomesromtheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationwhichisanxiouslywaitingorBillC-18topass.ItputsourplantbreedersonthesameootingasplantbreedersaroundtheworldexplainsPattyTownsendCSTAchieexecutiveofcer.AccordingtoTownsendthebilldoesnotestablishend-pointroyaltiesanditactuallyentrenchesthearmersprivilegeinlegislationorthefrsttime.GerryRitztheagricultureministerwhointroducedthebillsaidinastatementthatC-18willhelpCanadianagri-culturecompeteinternationally.EveryrelevantarmgroupinCanadahascomeoutinsupportothisimportantbillwhichentrenchesinlegislationaarmersrighttosavecleanandstoretheirownseed.Ater23yearsodebateanddiscussionarmershavebeenclearthattheywantgov-ernmenttogetinlinewithourmajortradingpartnersonplantbreedersrightssotheycanhavetheinnovativetoolstheywillneedtobeatthecompetitionbuildastrongerarmgateandeedtheworld.SusanPetersBillC-18AwaitsSenateApprovalAnomnibusagriculturebillthatchangestherulesaroundseedroyaltiescouldbecomelawasearlyasspring2015. Drive-overHopperConventionalAugerConventionalAuger-FeterlOriginalBacksaverAuger-FeterlOriginal1214BacksaverAuger-FeterlOriginal12BacksaverAuger101316UtilityAugerUnloadingAugerRollermillHammermillGrainVac-PTOModelGrainVac-DieselModelGrainCleanerCrucialdetailsconnectingyourcombinetothemarketVisitwww.farm-king.comtofndadealernearyou.Higherinputcostsandtightermarginsrequireacompletegrainmanagementsystemtomakeyouroperationasproftableaspossible.ThecompletelineoFarmKinggrainhandlingequipmentensuresyougettopdollaroryourcrop.WithdecadesograinhandlingexperienceFarmKingoerseverythingyouneedtogetyourgraintomarketateritleavesthecombine.www.farm-king.comGrainCart-106013602015BuhlerTradingInc.infobuhler.comwww.farm-king.com 6CHANGEisonewordthatsumsuptheCanadianseedindustrythisyear.AlotochangesareimpactingtheseedindustryrightnowsaysChrisChurkogeneralmanageroAllianceSeed.Graincompaniesareaskingthemselvesalotoquestionsintermsowhotheircustomersareandwhattheyreallyneed.Processorsarelookingatqualityandithereissomethingtheycandodierently.Weretalkingaboutalternativedeliveryorseedcropinspectionsandachangetovarietyregistration.Thereareallthesemovingpiecesthatastheseedindustryyouhavetobereadyoradapttoandmaybeevensteerthatprocessalittle.Churkosaysthesuccessulcompanieswillbethosewhonavigatethechangeinthenextcoupleyearsandareabletohelpgrowersdealwiththenetresult.Youcaneitherstandupandbeapartothechangeoryoucansitbackandwaithesays.Allianceandmyselpersonallywanttobeapartothatchange.Thisisoneothosetimeswherewearedefningwhatthisindustrywilllooklikegoingorward.DaveBautepresidentoMaizexSeedssaysthechallengesinvolvedwithnavigatingallthechangesarethesamewhetheryouareasmallindependentcompanyoralargemultinational.Weareallnavigatinginarapidlychangingindustryhesays.Ourproductoeringsandtheservicesweprovidearemoretechnicalinvolvingsophisticatedintellectualpropertyconsiderationsandoeringtremen-dousvaluetoourcustomers.Weareobligatedtooperateinanenvironmentthatcontinuestobeheavilyregulateddespitetherealitiesoneedingtobearmoreothedirectcostsassociatedwithreducedgovernmentservices.ItsnotjustregulatoryandpolicychangesthephysicalaceoagricultureischanginginCanadatoo.Thecon-solidationoacreageandthegenerationalsuccessionoarmoperationsisbothahugechallengeandanopportu-nitytodaysaysBaute.Theselargerarmoperationswithyoungerdecision-makershaveverydierentagronomicandmanagementneedsthaneventhreeorouryearsago.Weasanindustryneedhavethedepthtoidentiythoseneedsandrepackageourvalueproposition.Thatrepackagingmighttakeincreaseddollars.ChangeisalwaysuncomortableandexpensiveBautesays.Companiesneedtohavethecapitalandhumanresourcestotakeadvantageotheseopportunities.PBRUpdate...FinallyPerhapsoneothemostexcitingchangesrightnowistheCanadiangovernmentspledgetofnallymoveCanadasplantbreedersrightslegislationtoUPOV1991.AmovethatAnthonyParkercommissionerothePlantBreedersRightsOfceortheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencysayswillincreaseinnovationandinvestmenttotheindustry.ItsveryexcitingorplantbreedinginCanada.Itssome-thingplantbreedersandactuallythearmingcommu-nityhavebeenwaitingororquitesometimehesays.TheseedindustryinCanadaischangingatarapidratetheindustrywilllookbackatthistimeinhistoryandrealizethiswasthemomentanewpathorwardwasdefned.GiantViewsotheIndustryDEFININGTHEFUTURE JANUARY20157Itsgoingtobenetbothplantbreedersandarmersbystrengtheningtheintellectualpropertyrameworksoitsgoingtobearmoreattractiveorinvestmentinplantbreeding.ItsgoingtobenetnotonlyourpublicsectorbreederswhousePBRprotectionbutalsoencouragepri-vatesectorinvestment.ItwillencouragebreedersromoverseaswhohaveintellectualpropertyprotectiononparinothercountriestobringthosevarietiestoCanadaandreallytheincreasedchoiceisgoingtobethebenettoarmersaccesstomoreinnovativevarietiestohelpthemremaincompetitiveinternationally.Wereprettyexcitedaboutitandthinkitsgoingtobeaboostoragriculture.AccordingtoDennisBirtleswhoaspresidentoEvidentCorporateInvestigationsandAgroProtectionInternationalhasbeenprotectingcompaniesintellectualpropertyor20yearsIPprotectioniscriticaloradvancingtheindustry.Intellectualpropertyasabroadcategoryhasprovidedthetoolsbothtechnologicalandinancialthatenablebreederscompaniesandotherinnovatorsinagriculturetopursueadvancementsinyieldcropprotectionandotherenhancementsthatwerentavailable20to30yearsagohesays.ManyotheadvancesthatwehaveseenandcontinuetoseeinagriculturearethedirectresultothefexibilitythatcomeswiththedevelopmentoIP.OneothegreateststoriesaroundtheimportanceandvalueoIPinagriculturecanbeseenintheincredibleyieldgrowthincornoverthepast30years.Birtlessaysintellectualpropertytoolsenablepeopleandcompaniestocapturethevalueotheirinventionsandinnovationsaprettyimportantactororagriculturerightnowasitaimstoeedagrowingpopulation.ThechangesthataccompanythisarethatgrowershavealottounderstandabouttheiroptionsandresponsibilitieswhenitcomestogrowingtechnologicallyadvancedcropsBirtlessays.Anexamplewouldbetheneedorexemplarystewardshiparoundcornreugemanagement.Thetech-nologyhastobeproperlyusedandmanagedinordertobemaintained.Seedcompaniesmeanwhileneedtobecareultostewardtheirtechnologiesandtoprotecttheirintellectualpropertiesromthetandmisuseinordertoavoidalossorerosionotheirincipientvalue.WorkingwiththeValueChainAstheindustryworkstogetheronthesechangestherehasbeenarenewedsenseocooperationacrossthevaluechain.IntodaysclimateChurkosaysworkingtogethertoensuretheendusergetswhatheorshewantsiskeyandisthereasonAlliancewascreated.AsIlookatthiscompanygoingorwardIthinkthegreat-estsuccessreallyhasbeenthemodeltheounderscameupwithhesays.Ithinkittswellwiththeseedandagindustryanditreallyispositionedbetterthananyothercerealseedcompanyintermsobeingcollaborativewiththeentirevaluechain.ObviouslywereseeingthattrendwhereeverybodywantstoworktogetherongettingthingsrightromtheeldtotheenduserandIthinkthemodelthatallowsthatisthebiggestwin.Idontknowwhosebrainchildthatwasbuttheyobviouslyhadsomevisionintermsowheretheuturewasgoingtogo.AGlobalScopeWhiletheindustryisbusyworkingtogetheronimplement-ingchangeatthedomesticlevelthecontinuedglobaliza-tionotheseedindustrymeansthemovementoseedremainsatoppriority.Ithinkthekeyissuesareallreallyaboutthereemove-mentoseedsaysBryanGerardpresidentandco-ownerSeedcompaniesmeanwhileneedtobecarefultostewardtheirtechnologiesandtoprotecttheirintellectualpropertiesfromtheftandmisuseinordertoavoidalossorerosionoftheirincipientvalue.DennisBirtles WHEREONTHEWEBToviewtheGiantViewsoftheIndustryvideoseriesvisitGermination.ca8oGerardSeedSolutions.IyoulookattheISFphy-tosanitarysectionandtheworkthattheyarestartingandalototheheadwaytheyaregoingtomakeduringthenextyearthereisnodoubtthatswherealotoenergyisgoingtobe.InactGerardeelsamoveromdomestictointernationalthinkingisoneothebiggestchangestheseedindustryhasundergoneinthepastdecade.AsIlookbackat2007theseedindustryhadbeenprettysetinthewaythattheyddonethings.Muchothetimeeverythingwasstilldomestic.NowyoumusthaveaglobalperspectivebecauseeveniyourbusinessisdomesticglobalaspectsaregoingtoimpactitsaysGerard.Theimpactsmayberomwithintheseedindustryortheymayactuallyberomoutsidetheindustry.Itcouldbegovernmentrelationsitcouldbeconfictswarsandhowthatimpactsyourbusi-ness.Havingthatwillingnessandhavingthatunderstand-ingthatyouneedtolookbeyondisaveryimportantskillsetortheseedindustrythathascometoruition.AroundtheGlobeAstheseedindustrybecomesincreasinglyglobalcertainmarketsarerontandcentreperhapsnonemoresothanChina.Chinaislookingorselsuciencyandagricul-tureisattheverytopothegovernmentprioritiessaysPierreCohadonterritoryheadorSyngentaChina.AsaEuropeanworkinginacountrywhereagricultureisatoppriorityyoueelgreat.Therearentthatmanycountrieswhereagricultureisthatimportant.AsaresultothisprioritytheseedindustryinChinaisadvancingatarapidpace.WorkingwiththeChineseauthoritiesisverystraightorwardhesays.Theywantawin-winsituation.Basicallytheyhaveahugemarketandinthemeantimetheyareinterestedinourtechnologiesandabilities.Theywanttoenterawin-winsituationyoucantransertechnologiesandknowhowtousandthenyouwillaccessourmarket.Soitsprettystraightorward.HoweverCohadonsaystheseedindustryinChinastillacessomechallenges.Abigpartothemarketisinthehandsoverysmallgenericcompaniesthousandsothemhesays.Countereitisnotjustorluxurygoods.Youhavealotocountereitseedsalotocountereitcropprotectionproducts.ButthisisimprovingquicklybecauseChinaisbecomingtheNo.1economyandauthoritiesunderstandthatintellectualpropertyprotectionisamust.SothingsaremovingveryastlikemostthingsinthiscountryandImverycondentortheuture.ThatincludestheincreaseduseoGMseedsinChina.ChineseauthoritiesareextremelypragmaticbuttheyarealsoextremelysensitivetopublicopinionsaysCohadon.SoononesidetheyrealizethatGMcropsareaveryecienttoolamongotherstoincreasecropproductivityandtheyneedthemorensuringselsuciency.Ontheothersidetheyrealizethatthepublicopiniondeservesexplanationsandeducationwhichtakestime.Iamcon-dentthatwewillseemoreGMcropsinChinaprobablytowardstheendothedecade.MovementofSeedNootherexamplequitehighlightstheimportanceothereemovementoseedasthisyearstradeissueinvolv-ingChinaandSyngentasAgrisureVipteratrait.AgrisureVipteraacorntraitprotectingagainstcornborerandabovegroundpestswasregisteredintheUnitedStatesin2010bytheEPA.TheminuteitwasregisteredwesubmittedanimportapprovalinChinasaysCohadon.MorethanouryearspassedbeoreSyngentareceivednalauthorizationorthistraitithappenedduringthelastweekinDecember.InworkingthroughtheprocessCohadonsaysthecom-panydideverythingitcoulddotoexpeditetheprocess.AccordingtoCohadonthisissueoregulatoryapprovalsgoesarbeyondSyngenta.Weneedtoplanforthefutureandfindadditionalstrategiestosupporttheseandotherimportantissues.DaveBauteThisisreallyanindustryissueinvolvingseedcompaniesgraintradersgrowersandregulatoryauthoritiesCohadonsays.Theproblemistheollowing.IyoucannotsubmitanimportapprovalinChinauntilthetraitisregisteredinthecountryooriginandittakestwoyearsortheChineseauthoritiestograntthisapprovalbydenitionyouwillautomaticallyhavetwoseasonsduringwhichyourtraitwillnotberegisteredorimportationinChina.Thereorehesaysthealignmentotheregulatoryauthor-itysystemisamustandisthatallseedindustryplayersmustworktowardabettersystem.WithallothechangeshappeningintheseedindustryrightnowwhetheritbedomesticallyorinternationallyBautesaystocontinuebeingsuccessultheindustrymustremainproactive.Weneedtoplanortheutureandndadditionalstrategiestosupporttheseandotherimportantissueshesays.Weneedtobeproactiveandcontinuetostayaheadosomeotheseissuesthatwearedealingwithtoday.Wehavetheleadershipinourindustrytodothisweneedtohavethewillaswell.JulieMcNabb WeveGotYouCovered.CompleteStorageandHandlingSolutionsUnderOneRoof.Whenitcomestoseedyouneedreliabilitysafetyandefciency.Meridianoffersavarietyofindustry-leadingstorageandhandlingproductsmanufacturedwithcommitmenttothehighestqualitythatisunmatched.ForseedhandlingandstorageMeridianisthebestchoice.Formoreinformationvisitmeridianmfg.comorcall800437-23342014MeridianManufacturingInc.RegisteredTrademarksUsedUnderLicense.www.meridianmfg.comWatchourVideosOnlinewww.meridianmfg.comvideos 101301818isthenumberofyearsavarietyispro-tectedunderPlantBreedersRights.ThosevarietiesthatwereprotectedundertheoldactwhichwasbasedonUPOV78willcontinuetoliveonintheoldactoraslongastheyareprotected.Sosometimestheywillreachthe18yearsoprotectiontheulldurationthattheyareentitledtomoreotenthannottheyaresur-renderedearlier.TherightsholdersaysIreallydonthaveanymorevalueorthisvariety.Butanythingthatispendinginthesystemnowthedaythelegislationcomesintoorceandany-thingthatcomesintoeectaterwardswillben-eftromUPOV91sowearegoingtohavethistransitiontimeinthemarketplacewheretherearegoingtobevarietiesoutthereprotectedbytheoldlawandnewmaterialcomingintothesystemthatsgoingtobeprotectedunderthenewlaw.AlotovarietieseitherreachtheendoPBRprotectionorsurrenderearlyandthoseallinthepublicdomainarmerscanusethemwithoutanyaccessrestrictedwhatsoever.AnthonyParkerCommissionerPlantBreedersRightsOfficeCanadianFoodInspectionAgency120millionisnumberohectaresoarmlandinChina.Chinahasahugesuracededicatedtoagriculture120millionhectares.ThisistwicethesizeoBrazilorRussiasothisisahugeagri-culturalmarket.ForacompanylikeSyngentaentirelydedicatedtoagricultureChinaisnotonlyabigmarketbutabiggrowingmarket.PierreCohadonTerritoryHeadSyngentaChina130isthenumberofmembercompaniesintheCanadianSeedTradeAssociation.WehaveaveryengagedmembershipboardodirectorsandaproessionalhardworkingstaatCSTA.Therearemanyimportantandevolvingissuesthatimpactourmembership.WearelookingorwardtothepassageoBillC-18whichwillusherinincreasedinvestmentinoursectorandwillalsopresentaneedoracommunicationcampaigntoinormourmembersandgrowersabouttheopportunitiesthisbillwillpresent.Weareworkingasanindustrytoevaluatealterna-tivedeliveryofeldinspectionsandareworkinghardtoexpandtheopportunityor2ndpartyGiantNumbersinspectionsaswell.Inadditionthereisongo-ingworkoncreatingamorelexiblevarietyregistrationprogramandweareattheearlystagesoworkingtowardsdevelopingintellec-tualpropertyprotectiontoolsevaluatingtoolslikesingleuseagreementstohelpincreaseinvestmentintheseedindustryandbringmorevaluetogrowers.Allotheseprojectsandmanyothersrequireahealthyandprosperousasso-ciationandcertainlytheCSTAisjustthattypeoorganization.DaveBautepresidentMaizexSeedsandpresidentofCSTA20isthenumberofyearsthatDennisBirtlesownerandpresidentoEvidentCorporateInvestigationsandAgroProtectionInternationalhasbeenhelpingclientsprotecttheirintellec-tualproperty.Therolethatourcompaniespro-videinthisisassistingliesciencecompaniesandbreederstoprotecttheirIPinvestmentswhileatthesametimemaintainingasystemthatisbothairandrepresentativetothemanypeopleinvolvedinmodern21stcenturyagri-culture.OurteamunderstandsthefnebalancethatmustbestruckbetweentheprotectionoacompanysIPtheexpectationoairnessinthemarketplaceandtheactthatinnovationisneededtoadvancetheabilitytoeedeve-ryone.Veryotenwearespeakingtoourcli-entscustomersabouttheneedorintellectualpropertyprotectionandwhatwefndisthatthevastmajorityogrowersunderstandandbelieveintheneedorIPprotectionandtheyappreciatethemannerinwhichwecarryoutourduties.2015willmarkour20-yearanniver-saryohelpingourclientsprotecttheirIPandwehaveproveneachyearthatnotonlydoesitneedtobedonebutthatitcanbedonewith-outaectingsalesorreputation.200millionisthenumberoarmsinChina.Chinahas120millionhectaresbutthatsalso200millionarmsandprobably600mil-lionarmerssotherearealargenumberosmallholdersinChinaandempoweringthemmakingsuretheycanproducemoreisveryimportant.PierreCohadonTerritoryHeadSyngentaChina12020200 12Navigatingchangeinarapidlyevolvingindustry.ManyoftheexpertsinthisyearsGiantViewsoftheIndustryhadinterestingstoriestotellaboutfacingchangeandcreatingopportunityfromit.Enjoysomeofthehighlightsoftheirnewsandinsights.GIANTHIGHLIGHTSSocialMediaMasterItwassixtoeightmonthsagothatInoticedagriculturewasusingTwitterquitealotandImamazedbyhowmuchinormationissharedthere.Itsagreattoseeproducerstalkingamongstthemselvesaboutsettingupapieceoequipmentlookingorapartandsoon.Youalsoseebreederstalkingtoarmersdirectlyandbreederstalkingtograinhandlers.IseeitasabigopportunityorAlliancegoingorward.Asanorganizationwearecommittedtogettingqualitygeneticsintotherightgeographieswiththerightinormation.Twitterisaantastictoolwherewecanshareinormationourgrowerscanshareinormationwithourcustomers.AttheendothedayImnotlook-ingtosellseedorgrowthisbusinessbyhavingcustomersgrowthewrongvarietyinthewronggeographyitsabouttryingtogettherightgeneticsandtherightgeography.ChrisChurkooAllianceSeedFarmSavedSeedSettingtheRecordStraightMinistershavemadethecommentandweveemphasizeditthroughallourconsultationsUPOV1991isactu-allygoingtostrengthenarmsavedseed.Itentrenchesinlawaarmersabilitytosavecleantreatstoreandreusethatarmsavedseedaslongastheyvemadeaninitialqualiyingpurchaseoseedanddosooraslongastheywishontheirarm.Oneothemisconceptionsreallyearlyonwasthatthisissomehowgoingtoimpactarmsavedseedandwewantedtobeveryclearinthelegislationthatsnotthecase.Farmerswillhavetheabilitytodothat.AnthonyParkerothePlantBreedersRightsOfceCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyTheImportanceofSciencePollinatorsandneonicotinoidseedtreatmentisthebiggestissuewehaveacedinmy37yearcareerintheseedindus-try.Movingawayromascience-basedregulatoryprocessatanylevelogovernmentisverydangerousasemotionsandpublicopinionendupplayingabiggerroleintheutureoourindustry.Thisindustrywasoundedoninnovationandinvestmentinlong-termmultimilliondollarproductdevelopmentcycles.Theplanningandlaunchoseedandrelatedtechnologiesareseveralyearsinthemaking.Theuncertaintyresultingromthisquestionablemethododecision-makingsomeowhicharepoliticallydrivenhastheriskohavinginvestmentgotomoreavourablejurisdictions.Thedemandsoagrowingpopulationandtheneedoramorehealthyplanetwillcontinuetodrivethesepositiveinnovations.Ourscience-basedregulatoryprocessisnotbrokenbutinthisissueitisbeingignored.Weareworkinghardtofndamanageablepathorwardtofndsomecommongroundwiththeprovincialgovernmentthatwillhopeullystoptheneedoralegislativemandatedreductioninneoniccornandsoybeanacresinaveryshorttimerame.Wehaveanengagedmembershipandweareworkingcloselywithindustrystakeholderstofndrealsolu-tionstothisissue.Iamconfdenticommonsenseprevailswewillfndasolutionthatwillnotsetmodernagricultureandenvironmentalsaetyback25years.DaveBauteoMaizexSeedsandtheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationProtectingIPIntellectualpropertyneedstobeprotectedoranumberoreasonsallowhichhavetodowiththeabilitytoadvancecapabilitiesthroughongoingresearchanddevelopmentcoststhatareotencarriedbytherevenuesgeneratedromapreviousgenerationsinvestmentsinIP.Itcanbeasel-sustainingeedbackloopwiththedirectbeneftoincreas-Whenlookingtoprotectpollinatorstheseedindustrycallsongovernmenttomakedecisionsbasedonsciencenotpolitics. JANUARY201513FlxtorTransformerDeliverseedwhereverthefarmerneedsitConveyorhasfull180-degreeswingTripleaxlesub-frameforweightdistributionFlxtorSeedPodsUpto400-UnitSeedPodsavailableFlexibilitythatstationarybinsdontoerSealedcontainmentwithsecuritylatchlidsFlxtorSeedShuttleDirectlydeliverfullbulkpodsNoloadingunloadingheavybagsboxesStorefallwinterandspringseedtypesFlxtoristheonlydealer-to-growerBulkSeedDeliverySystemdesignedtomovetreatedseedwithouttheuseofbulkbagsorseedboxesUSCLLC.866-703-7472www.USCLLC.comWATCHUSCPRODUCTSINACTIONingtheamountooodthatwecangrow.AnotherreasonortheprotectionoIPandperhapsmoreimportantlyisthatinagriculturesimilartothatocomputersotwareaailuretoprotectcanleadtoanexponentialgrowthouncontrolledproduct.Asitisorwaseasytomassivelyduplicatecomputersotwareitisequallyeasytorepro-duceandthereoreduplicatecertainvarietiesoseed.Andasweallknowonebagoseedcanbeplantedharvestedandcleanedturningthatonebagintomanymanybagsoseed.Whenthisgoesunattendedtheproblemgrowsexpo-nentiallybothhorizontallyandverticallyinthattheinitialviolatorismotivatedtoincreasethesizeohisproductionverticalgrowthandotherswillalsobemotivatedtostartasimilarprocesshorizontalgrowth.Asonecanimaginethisproblemcaneasilyspinoutocontrol.ThisleadstorapidlydecreasingrevenuesshrinkingRDbudgetsandsubsequentlyslowedinotstoppedinnovationwhichoverthenext30yearsliterallymeanslesspeoplebeinged.DennisBirtlesofEvidentCorporateInvestigationsandAgroProtectionInternationalSyngentasGoodGrowthPlanSyngentaChinaisullypartothecompanysGoodGrowthPlan.Weasacompanyrealizethatwhenyouaskpeoplehowarewegoingtoeedtheworldin2050withtwobillionmorepeopleonthisplaneteverybodyagreesweneedmorearmlandweneedmorewaterweneedmorelabourweneedmoreoeverything....ThewaySyngentaisgettinginvolvedisthatwearecommittedtosixareasandby2020whatwewanttodoisincreasecropproductivityweretalking20percentworldwidewewanttoenhancebiodiversitywewanttogetbackmillionsohectaresolandwhicharebecomingnotusableoragriculturewewanttoempowersmallholderswewanttokeeppeopleonarmssaeandlastbutnotleastwewanttotakecareoallthepeoplewithinoursupplychain.InChinawewillocusonthreeothesecommitments.AsanindividualasacitizenIeelreallyproudtobeapartothisinitiativeandIthinkitisawaytosortouttheuturedifcultieswewillaceby2050inothingisdone.PierreCohadonofSyngentaVitaminEnrichedTraitsIdontknowhowvitamin-enrichedtraitsaregoingtoplayoutintheuture.WhenIlookatbiotechadoptionintheworldtheyvitamin-enrichedtraitsmightbeoneothewaystohavetheleastamountoresistanceinChinagoldenricehasgonethroughthis.Therearevitamindefcienciesinmanyareasothedevelopingworld.Iwecanfndwaystofxthatwaystomakeitbetterwaystomakethedietswhichareverylimitedhealthierthevaluethathasisamazing.Ifnditveryhardwhenwehaveacceptedscienceineveryotherareaoourlie.Wevegotpeoplethatneedoodandneedvitamin-enrichedood.Icannotunderstandhowpeoplecangoagainstsciencethatcanhelppeoplebehealthiereedhungrypeopleandstillsayno.Healthierdietscanmakeasignifcantdierence.BryanGerardofGerardSeedSolutionsJulieMcNabb 14DaveBauteDaveBautestartedfarmingat16yearsofagewhenherentedhisuncles64-acrefarm.AfterstudyingagricultureforthreeyearsBautebeganhisseedcareercoveringasalesterritoryforKingGrain.AftersevenyearshelefttoproducehybridseedcornfortheU.S.wholesalemarket.Maizeforexport...andMaizexSeedswasborn.TodayMaizexproducesandmarketsmorethan60hybridcornvarietiesandafullline-upofsoybeanproductsacrossCanada.BautealsoservesaspresidentoftheCanadianSeedTradeassociation.DennisBirtlesDennisBirtlesistheownerandpresidentofEvidentCorporateInvestigationswhichprovidesinvestiga-tiveservicestothecorporateandlegalcommunitiesofSaskatchewanandCanadaandAgroProtectionInternationalacompanybasedinSaskatoonSaskatchewanthatprovidesintellectualpropertyprotec-tionforagriculturalcompanies.DevelopinganetworkofcompetentinvestigatorsacrossNorthAmericaBirtleshelpsmanychemicalandseedcompaniesprotecttheirIPwhilemaintainingandinsomecasesincreasingfarmersopinionsofthesesamecompanies.ChrisChurkoChrisChurkoisthegeneralmanagerofAllianceSeedaprairie-basedseedcompanydedicatedtopro-vidingleadingedgecerealseedvarieties.PriortojoiningAllianceChurkospentthepastseveralyearsatViterraCPSCanadaasproductmanagercerealsandbulkseed.HewasinstrumentalinthegrowthanddevelopmentoftheViterracerealseedportfolioandcontributedtothegrowthoftheentireseedbusi-ness.WithinAllianceheisresponsibleforexecutingthestrategicplanandgrowingthecompanyssales.PierreCohadonPierreCohadonhasbeentheterritoryheadofSyngentaChinasinceJune2011.PriortothathewasthemarketingmanagerforthecropprotectionbusinessinFrance.BeforeSyngentajoiningSyngentain2000hewasthemarketingmanagerofresearchanddevelopmentforZenecainFrance.CohadonhasalongcareerintheagindustryinmanydifferentcountriesincludinggeneralmanagerpositionsinRussiaandHungaryplusvariousrolesintheUnitedKingdomFranceandGhana.HespeaksseverallanguagesandgraduatedfromPaulSabatierUniversityinFrancein1980majoringinbiologyandfromLEcoleNationaleSuprieureAgronomiquedeToulouseENSATasanengineerin1983.BryanGerardBryanGerardisthepresidentandco-ownerofGerardSeedSolutionsInc.aprojectandconsult-ingservicescompany.HeisalsothecofounderofACCESSPlantTechnologyIncwhichservestobetheaccessbridgebetweencompaniesuniversitiesandinstitutionsthataredevelopingtechnologyandcompaniesthataremarketersoftheplanttechnologyproducts.PrevioustostartingGerardSeedSolutionshewasthepresidentandco-ownerofJGLIncwhichwasacquiredbySyngentain2012.GerardchairstheAmericanSeedTradeAssociationsIntellectualPropertyCommitteeandInternationalSeedFederationsFieldCropSectionandisamemberoftheISFboard.AnthonyParkerAnthonyParkeristhecommissionerofPlantBreedersRightswithintheCanadianFoodInspectionAgency.PriortobecomingthePBRcommissionerParkerheldseveralpositionswithinCFIAincludingnationalmanageroftheFertilizerProgramactingdirectoroftheCropInputsDivisionandactingdirectoroftheHorticultureDivision.BeforemovingtotheCFIAheworkedinapublicplantbreedingprogramforsevenyearsAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaandhasadiverseeducationalbackgroundwithamastersinagriculture.Discoverwhatmakestheseguysexpertsintheseedindustry.BIOGRAPHIESGiant BULKSEEDSYSTEMSWith30yearsofexperiencedesigningandmanufacturingseedhandlingsystemsConvey-Allisthelogicalchoiceforyourbulkseedsite.Whetheryourequireanindividualcomponentoracompletesystemforyouroutsidestorageyardorinsideyourplantoursystemsaredesignedtohandledelicateseedsandreducecrosscontamination.WithConvey-AllyougetthepeaceofmindthatallourproductsincludeCompletecustomdesignfabricationinstallationandaftersalesservicesIn-plantandstorageyardsystemsCapacitiestomatchyourexactrequirementsSeedtreatingandothersystemsarecompatibleandcanbeincorporatedIdealforbulkseedplantsfromConvey-AllIndustriesInc.RECEIVEACOMPLIMENTARYSEEDHANDLINGINFORMATIONPACKAGECall1-800-418-9461orregisteratWWW.CONVEY-ALL.COMwww.convey-all.com 16IFtheresonethingwecancountoninagricultureitsinnovation.Farmershavehadtobeinnovativeoverthemillenniatokeeponestepaheadothechallengesthatacethemeveryseason.Todayarmersandtheirsupportindustriescontinuethatproudtraditionoconrontingproblemshead-onandndingsolutions.CleanSeedCapitalGroupVice-presidentoagronomicpracticesandprotocolsanddirectoroCleanSeedCapitalGroupColinRosengrenisalsoaourth-generationarmerromMidaleSask.Hearmsabout5000acreswithhiswieLeighandthreeyoungchildren.WeidentiedaneedorsomethingdierentwhenitcametoseedingRosengrensays.Airseedersarenotcapableodeliveringthesolutionsvariable-ratetechnologieswereprovid-ing.Weneededtorethinkseedingandhowwecouldmetermultipleinputsinawaythatairseederscouldnotsupport.CleanSeedhasdevelopedaninno-vativesolutiontothosechallengesbuildingaseederthathasresultedinseveralindividuallypatentedandpat-ent-pendingtechnologies.TheCX-6SMARTSeederisanext-generationinnovationthatinsomewaysharkensbacktooldworlddiscdrills.Oneothebiggestdierenceswiththisnewdesigncomparedtocurrentairseedersareindividuallymeteredopenersateveryrowcapableodeliveringuptosixproductsinthreeshootsatanygiventime.anintercroppingsituationwheredi-erentpartsotheeldaresuitedtoonecropversusanother.Weintercroppeaslentilsandcamel-inaRosengrenexplains.Lentilsdontlikeweteetsowedontseedtheminthelowspotsbutpeaslikemoremoisture.Thecamelinaisseededataconstantratethroughouttheeld.Savingsareevidentinthetrialscon-ductedonRosengrensarmin2014.Justeliminatingoverlapisaninstant12percentsavingstothebottomlinehesays.Wealsoexpectyieldadvantagesasweimproveourabilitytomanageinputswithbetterapplica-tionovariable-ratetechnologiesandtherearethelogisticsbenetsthatarehardertoquantiybutmeanalotwhenyouhavethousandsoacrestoseed.Theonlywaytomanageertilizerapplicationsbetteronthearmistosplittheproductsapartbuttheprob-lemwiththatismanagingallthoseindividualproducts.Wevedesignedalow-costshut-tlecartsystemwithsixtanksthatreillstheCX-6SMARTSeederonthefyexplainsRosengren.ItcanbedroppedoncetheSMARTSeederisreilledandtakenawaytoberestockedeitherattheyardoryourlocalertilizerdealer.FullcommercialreleaseotheCX-6SMARTSeederanditsSeedSyncwire-lessmanagementsystemswillbeorspring2015andRosengrenwillbeusingitonhisarm.SeedingInnovationNewtechnologiescouldleadtoyieldincreasesandecienciesonthefarm.EachopenerassemblyrunsasitsowndrilleachwithaseriesoDCsteppermotorswhicharespe-ciicallydesignedtoconvertinputpulsesintopreciselydeinedincre-mentalstepsonthemeteringshatRosengrenexplains.ThereiszerooverlapullturncompensationandfawlessintegrationwithsoilmapsintoourSeedSyncwirelessmanagementsystem.Farmerscannowexpectveryhighdenitionrealtimevariable-ratemanagementabilitywithourelec-tronicmeteringsystems.WhetheraarmeruseslatratesortakesadvantageomodernagronomypracticesusingsoilmappingtheadvantagesotheCX-6SMARTSeederareimmediate.NotonlycantheCX-6SMARTSeederdelivervariable-rateertilizersolutionsitcanalsovaryseedingratetomatchplantpopula-tionstotopography.ThisisuseulinDonaldMarvinInocucorTechnologiespresidentCEOanddirectordiscussesfuturebiologicals. BraggingRights.Smartfarmersreadthefineprint155independentlarge-plottrialsinCanadabetween1994and2012showedanaverageyieldincreaseof6.Individualresultsmayvaryandperformancemayvaryfromlocationtolocationandfromyeartoyear.Thisresultmaynotbeanindicatorofresultsyoumayobtainaslocalgrowingsoilandweatherconditionsmayvary.Growersshouldevaluatedatafrommultiplelocationsandyearswheneverpossible.CalculationbasedonnetsalesofJumpStartfrom19972014.JumpStartisatrademarkofNovozymesBiologicalsLimited.Usedunderlicense.MonsantoBioAgandDesignisatrademarkofMonsantoTechnologyLLCMonsantoCanadaInclicensee.Allothertrademarksarethepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners.2014MonsantoCanadaInc.236-111.14Foracanolacropyoucanbeproudoforderyourseedpre-treatedwithJumpStartinoculanttodiscoverincreasedrootgrowthandleafareaandhigheryieldpotential.JumpStart.Quickerstartstrongerfinish.Over20millionacrescantbewrong.isavailableoncanolavarietiesfromForacompletelistofvarietiesvisituseJumpStart.caJumpStartJumpStartDeadlinefastapproaching. 18InocucorTechnologiesInc.TheCanadianagbiotechcompanyInocucorTechnologieswasoundedbytwoCanadianscientistsMargaretBywater-EkegardandAnandaLynnFitzsimmons.Bywater-EkegardandFitzsimmonshavecombinedtheirexpertisetopro-videarmerswithacompletelyuniqueapproachtoincreasingyieldssoilandWhatisuniqueandparticularlyinno-vativeabouttheInocucorTechnologiesapproachistheiruseomulti-speciesormulationsonaturallyoccurringmicrobesversusthecommonsinglespeciesapproach.Thesemicrobialconsortiaarethenextgenerationbio-stimulantsbio-ertilizersandbio-protectionproductsorcropssaysDonaldMarvinpresi-dentchieexecutiveofceranddirec-toroInocucorTechnologies.Wearealreadymarketingourfrst-generationlive-cultureproductstoearlyadop-tersinOntarioQuebecand20U.S.states.GardenSolutioninteractswiththephyto-microbiometheplant-soilenvironmenttoimprovebothplantandsoilqualitypromotingplantgrowthincreasingbiomassandbring-ingonmaturityearlier.Itisappliedasatank-mixwithertilizersandothernutrientsorasaseedtreatmentorsoildrench.ItisregisteredororganicproductionbytheOrganicMaterialsReviewInstituteandUnitedStatesDepartmentoAgriculture.Thelivecultureproductsareourfrst-generationproductssaysMarvin.Second-generationproductsIN-M2areunderdevelopmentandwillbemicrobialcell-reeandunctioninbio-stimulationanddiseasemanage-mentinlargescaleagriculture.WehaveormedacommercialstrategicpartnershipwithAxterAgrosciencetobringIN-M2productstomarket.FieldtrialsconductedbyInocucorTechnologiesandAxterAgroscienceincornandsoybeansshowyieldincreasesinexcesso10to15percent.Athird-generationocell-reeprod-uctsIN-M3willprovidebio-protec-tionandwillbeavailableorlicensingtomajorplayersinthecropprotectionspace.AndreaHildermanplanthealth.Naturalermentationhasbeenastapleohumanoodpreserva-tionandalcoholcreationorgenera-tions.InocucorTechnologieshasdevelopedaproprietaryermentationprocessromwhichtheirirstcommercialproductGardenSolutionapat-entedblendoyeastsandbacteriaisderived.888.428.3750batcomfg.comMaximizeyouruploadspeedswithourwiderbelt.Batcosnew2400serieswith23.5beltwidthincreasesyourhandlingcapacity.23.5BeltUpto14000buhrAvailablein65to120lengthsINCREASEYOURBANDWIDTH ANYCROP.ANYSTAGE.ANYWEATHER.WriteMotherNatureherlastcheque.LearnmoreaboutBio-ForgeandtheBio-ForgeProfitGuaranteebyvisitingwww.stollerenterprises.caprofitguaranteeorcall1-855-787-4414.WhileharshweathercropstressisinevitableforCanadianfarmerslosingyieldandprofittoitdoesnthavetobe.Bio-Forgeprotectsyourcropandhelpsfightthroughharshgrowingconditionsthatstealyieldandprofit.GuaranteedBIO-FORGEWORKSWEGUARANTEEITApplyBio-ForgeandStollerwillguaranteeanincreaseinnetprofitorwellreplaceit.100SatisfactionGuaranteed Thatsareallygoodthing.Itmeanspeopleareconcernedabouttheirhealthandwell-beingandthattheyreinapositiontomakepositivechoicesaboutwhattheyeat.ItalsospellsopportunityforCanadasagricultureindustry.Whatwedohasneverbeensoimportanttosomanypeoplehereathomeandaroundtheworld.Unfortunatelytoomanyoftheseconversationsaregeneratingfalseperceptionsaboutwhatweproduceandhowweproduceit.Thatsoftenbecauseforallthepeopletalkingaboutfoodtoofewareactuallypartoftheagricultureindustry.Andifwerenottellingourstorysomeoneelsewill.Thegoodnewsisitsnottoolateandwevegotlotsofpositivenewstoshare.Canadianagricultureisremarkablydiverseanddynamic.Yetforallthechangetheindustryhasseenovertheyearsoneimportantconstantremainsthefamilyfarm.Infact98percentofCanadianfarmsarefamilyfarms.Thatsakeypartoftheconversationbecausefromthegroundupwhatweeateverydayisproducedbypeoplewhowantthesamethingsallfamilieswantsafenutritiousfood.Thosesamevaluesalsoextendtohowourfoodisproduced.Canadianfarmsproducemorethaneverinwaysthataremoresustainablethanever.WhatagreatlegacyforfuturegenerationsTheresbeenalotoftalkaboutfoodandfarminglatelyonlineinthemediaandatthedinnertable.TakeyourplaceintheconversationYoureanimportantpartoftheconversation.Sospeakuptelltherealstory.THEREALSTORYOFAG THEREALSTORYOFAGTheworldisgrowingandeveryonedeservestohaveaccesstosaehighqualityood.ItsahugeresponsibilityandanincredibleopportunityorCanadianagriculture.Canadianarmersarerespondingbyproducingmoreoodthaneverallwhileusingewerresources.Thatsgoodnewshereathomeandaroundtheworld.Canadasopportunityworldooddemandissettogrow60by2050SourceCropLieCanadaCreatedAugust2014EveryfactCanadianagriculturehasalotgoingforitandsharingthefactsisagreatwaytojointheconversation.Ourresourcesectionislledwithtimelyinterestingcontentincludingdozensofeasy-to-sharefactphotos.Andeachonetellsanimportantstory.Herearejustafew THEREALSTORYOFAGNeverhasCanadianagricultureoferedmoreandmorediversecareeroptionsthanrightnow.Thereareopportunitiesinresearchmanuacturingnancialservicesmarketingandtradeeducationandtrainingandmore.Andallothesepositionsneedtobelledbytalentedenergeticpeople.Visitthewebsiteandconsiderwhattheactsmeantoyou.ThenjointheconversationAgMoreThanEver.ca.AgCareers.cominographic2013In2013thereweremorethan56000careeropportunitiesavailableintheagindustryinNorthAmerica.56000careeropportunitiesCreatedAugust2014tellsastoryThankstoCanadasagandoodindustrymorethan2.2millionCanadiansarebringinghomethebaconpardonthepuneveryday.ThatsliketheentirepopulationoVancouver.TheimpactonCanadaseconomyandonourcommunitiesandamiliesistrulyremarkable.CreatedAugust2014SourceAnOverviewoftheCanadianAgricultureandAgri-FoodSystem2014AgricultureandAgri-FoodCanada BeanAGvocateAgvocatesuniteLookingtochannelyourpassionforagAddingyournametoouragvocatelistisagreatwaytogetstarted.Youlljoinacommunityoflike-mindedpeopleandreceiveanemailfromuseverymonthwithagvocatetipstohelpyouspeakupfortheindustry.VisitAgMoreThanEver.caagvocatestojoin.ResourcestogetyoustartedJoiningtheagandfoodconversationisntalwayseasy.Whatyousayisimportant.Soishowyousayit.Ifyourefeelingalittleunsureaboutwhattodonextyouredenitelynotalone.Fortunatelywevegotpracticalexpertadvicetohelpyoubecomeaneectiveagvocate.Ouronlinewebinarseriesbringsrecognizedexpertsincommunicationsocialmediaandmediarelationsrighttoyourscreen.TopicsincludeTheartandscienceoftheagandfoodconversationSocialmedia101foragvocatesGettinginonthetoughconversationsWorkingwiththemediaasanagvocateVisitAgMoreThanEver.caandclickonAgConversations.THEREALSTORYOFAG THEREALSTORYOFAGSafefoodanimalwelfaresustainabilitypeoplecaredeeplyaboutthesethingswhentheymakefoodchoices.Andallofusintheagricultureindustrycaredeeplyaboutthemtoo.Butsometimesthegeneralpublicdoesntseeitthatway.WhyBecauseforthemostpartwerenottellingthemourstoryandtoooftensomeoneoutsidetheindustryis.Thejourneyfromfarmtotableisaconversationweneedtomakesurewereapartof.Soletstalkaboutittogether.VisitAgMoreThanEver.catodiscoverhowyoucanhelpimproveandcreaterealisticperceptionsofCanadianag.Weallsharethesametable.Pullupachair.Wetakeprideinknowingwewouldfeelsafeconsuminganyofthecropswesell.Ifwewouldnotuseitourselvesitdoesnotgotomarket.-KatelynDuncanSaskatchewanThewelfareofmyanimalsisoneofmyhighestpriorities.IfIdontgivemycowsahighqualityoflifetheywontgrowuptobegreatcows.-AndrewCampbellOntarioThenaturalenvironmentiscriticaltofarmerswedependonsoilandwaterfortheproductionoffood.Butwealsoliveonourfarmssoitsessentialthatweactasresponsiblestewards.-DougChorneyManitoba 26CERTIFYINGCANADASSEEDCROPEachyearseedcropinspectorstaketothefeldstoanalyzeandcertiythatseedromaspecifedlotmeetsstringentqualitystandards.JulieDeeringWhenhoninginonthethird-partyinspectionservice81percentosurveyrespondentsdidnothaveanyissueswiththird-partyinspectionbut19percentdidhaveanissue.Whenaskeditheircompanybeneittedromrestrictingserviceproviderstothird-parties37percentsaidyesand63percentsaidno.EachyearinCanadamorethan2100varietiesomorethan50dierentcropkindsarecertifed.Thisincludesmorethan3500producersacrossnineprovinces.Thesecertifedcropsaregrownromabout17000feldsrepresentinganestimated1.2millionacres.Eachyearmorethan2500plotsareinspected.ASDThisistheworldslargestseedcropcertifcationprogramwhichreceivedanoverhaulin2014withtheimplementationotheAlternativeServiceDeliveryprogramorASD.Thisoverhaulessentiallyoutsourcedseedinspectionsorcertifcationandtransitionedtothecommunicationstoanelectronicormat.In2014onlySection2andSection3cropkindscerealsandpulsesincludingsoybeansrepresentingabout82percentoinspectionstransitionedtothenewprogram.ThisyearSection6andSection7cropkindswillbepulledin.82In20141.18millionacreswereinspectedowhich89.5percentwerecompletedthroughtheAlternativeServiceDeliveryprogram.Additionallyabout90percentotheinspectionapplicationswerereceivedonlinecomparedwithonly27percentin2013.And100percentoinspectionreportsweresubmittedelectronicallycomparedtojust10percentayearago.90ofinspectionapplicationswerereceivedonlineAccordingtosurveyresultsmorethan90percentothe35respondentsweresatisfedormorethansatisiedwiththequalityoseedcropinspectionsand81percentelttheyhadsucientchoicewhenchoosingaserviceprovider.908137yes63noPlansarestillbeingmadeforthe2015croppingseasonsostaytunedtoGerminationformoreinformation. ALLIANCESEED2400-333MainSt.WinnipegMB1-877-270-2890Fax204-272-2893www.allianceseed.comOurpassionandexpertiseiscerealcrops.Itsallwedo.BypartneringwithsomeofCanadaspremiumseedgrowersandtime-honouredgrassrootsagriculturalorganizationsAllianceSeediscommittedtobringingvaluetoyourcerealacresthrougheasyaccesstotopqualitygeneticsandlinkingyourfarmtoallpointsalongthevaluechain.NOWAVAILABLEREDSPRINGWHEATCANADAWESTERNAACELIEAMBERDURUMWHEATCANADAWESTERNAACCURRENT 28WORLDproductionosevenoilseedswillrisemoresharplythanexpectedin201415assumingnormalweatherintheSouthernHemispherereportsOilWorld.DuringtheholidayscanolaenjoyedspilloversupportromotherplayersinthevegetableoilmarketnamelysoyoilandMalaysianpalmoil.HoweverRBCDominionSecuritiesKeithFerleyexplainsthatthemaininluencecameromtheloonie.Ithinkthisisasix-yearlowintheCanadiandollarhesays.Withtheonsetothenexttaxseasoncanolacouldeelpressureromarm-erswhowanttosellandcommercialentitiesthatwishtobuyFerleyadds.HoweverMikeJubinvilleoProFarmerCanadasaysthelackosigniicantarmersellinginWesternCanadahelpedlimitlossesincanola.WithcashfowneedsmetproducersmightbecontenttositandwaitorbetterpricesJubinvillesays.Demandorcanolaisstrongandthatwillkeepbuyersactiveaspricesdecline.Byearly2015wemightbesurprisedhowmuchcanolahasbeenused.HeaddsthattheweakCanadiandollarmightmitigatethenegativeeectoanowweakeningturninworldoilseedandvegetableoilmar-ketstosomedegreebutabearishturnincanolaremainsevidentinthenear-termascanolapricesareorecasttodeclinebyeightpercentaccordingtoAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanada.CanolaPricesForecasttoSlideAmpleoilsuppliesleadindustryanalyststoforecastslippingpricesthroughJune.ProFarmerCanadabelievesthevegetableoilstoryhaspotentialtoprovidelitoroilseedpricesdowntheroadprobablyignitingwhentrad-ersbelievethepriceoenergyhasbottomedJubinvillesays.WealsobelieveanotherriskowinterElNinochattercompromisingpalmproduc-tionislikelytoemerge.AndhowmanySouthAmericangrowingsea-sonsgowithoutatleastonehiccupCanadascanolaproductionor201415isthesecondhighestonrecordaccordingtoAAFCsDec.19CanadaOutlookforPrincipleFieldCropsreport.Eventhoughproduc-tionwasdown13percentrom201314outputexceededtheCanolaCounciloCanadastargeto15mil-liontonnesorthesecondyear.Theareaseededincreasedbytwopercentrom201314whiletheareaharvestedincreasedbyonepercent.For201415AAFCexpectscanolaexportstoincreaseonsteadyworlddemandandincreasedpre-harvestshippingcomparedtoayearago.Shipmentsareorecasttobecon-strainedbyburdensomeworldsuppliesooilseedsvegetableoilsandproteinmeals.Domesticcrushisorecasttoincreasebythreepercent.Carry-outstocksareprojectedtoallby39percentto1.45milliontonnesorastocks-to-useratiooninepercent.IAAFCspredictionoaneight-percentpricedeclineholdstruewhatmightthatmeanoracresseededcomespringJulieDeering OrganizersMainSponsor 30AuthorizedlocaldistributorCan-SeedEquipmentLtd.T800.644.8397salescanseedequip.comwww.canseedequip.comBuhlerSortexInc.T209.983.8400sortexsalesbuhlergroup.comwww.buhlergroup.comSuperiordetectionormaximumyield.TheSORTEXAMultiVisionensuresultimatequalityandyieldoragriculturalseedsincludingfeldcropsvegetableseedslawnseedsandmanyothers.UtilizingitsadvancedMultiVisioninspectionsystemandbroadbandLEDilluminationthesorterisexceptionalintheremovalocontaminantsandoreignmaterialssuchasdiscoloredbrokensplitspotdeectsandmud-stainedproductbirdexcretaglassstonesandotherseeds.Theadvancedinspectionsystemcanevendetectthemostchallengingapplicationssuchasbarleyergotandusariumromwheat.CleanSeed.ProductiveSeed.BARLEYFORBEERDONTFORGETTHEBEEFWhilebarleyresearchseesincreasedfundingformaltingandingredientdevelopmentinvestmentforfeedbarleyfallsat.INearly2014barleyscienceinCanadareceivedamajorboostwiththesigningofagreementsfortheAddingValuetoBarleyNationalResearchClusterprojectwhichwillinfusemillionsofdollarsintoimprovingthecrop.Canadasbarleyacreagehasdroppedbyaround116000acresperyearsince1980accordingtoStatisticsCanada.In2014roughlysixmillionacresofbarleywereseededinCanada. JANUARY201531ProjectsupportersincludeAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaWesternGrainsResearchFoundationtheBrewingandMaltingBarleyResearchInstitutetheRahrCorporationtheAtlanticGrainsCounciltheBarleyCounciloCanadaandAlbertaBarley.BycollaboratingonresearchatanationlevelbarleyispoisedtorecaptureasigniicantportionoseededacreagesaysBrianOttochairotheBarleyCounciloCanada.WearepleasedthattheseprojectsocusonmarketpullorhighqualityCanadianeedmaltmaltproductsandhealthyoodwhichwillprovidetheincen-tiveorproducerstoseedmoreacrestobarley.Theclusterwillocusonbarleyingredientdevelopmentoroodmanuacturersandcreatingnewbarleyvarietiesthatcontainmorehealthcomponents.ButReynoldBergensciencedirectorortheBeeCattleResearchCouncilsayssupportorCanadasbarleybreed-ingprogramsneedstocomeromlivestockproducerswhoneeditorswathgrazingsilageoreedgrain.BarleybreedingcantevenbetakenorgrantedinAlbertawheremorethanhaloCanadasbarleyisgrownandtwo-thirdsoCanadascattleareedBergensays.In2007AlbertaBeeProducersbecamedeeplyconcernedthatAlbertasprovincialgovernmentintendedtoshititsbreedingprogramsandresourcesromeedtobiouelcrops.AlbertaBeeProducersinvested1.5millioninpro-vincialcheck-oundsintheeedbreedingprogramatAlbertaAgriculturesFieldCropDevelopmentCenterinLacombe.Bergensaysthissoonledtogreatlyincreasedinterestandsupportromprovincialgovernmentunders.InadditiontoensuringthatAlbertaAgriculturemaintainedtheireedgrainbreedingprogramBergenexplainsthattheseinvest-mentsalsoensuredthattheyrecruitedanewscientisttoleadtheprogramatertheretirementoJimHelm.AdditionalindustrysupportromAlbertaBeeProducersNationalCheck-oundsromtheBeeCattleResearchCouncilandtheAlbertaCattleFeedersAssociationhashelpedtocontinuethemomentuminthiskeyeedgrainandannualoragebreedingprogramBergenreports.TheseresearchersworkwithotherbreedersatAAFCBrandonandtheUniversityoSaskatchewantoscreennewlinesordiseaseresistanceagronomicperormanceandorageandeedgrainyieldandqualityindierentclimatesandgrowingconditionsBergensays.TheycollaboratewithgrainbreedersaroundtheworldsothatCanadacanbeneftromnewgeneticmaterialinotherbarley-growingpartsotheworld.JulieDeering 32IMAGINEADAYwhenseedingwouldrequireonlyonepassthroughthefeld.Fertilitydiseasecontrolandevenpestcontrolcouldbepartoaperectseedpackage.Withsomedis-easeresistancebredintotheseedandaseedtreatmentthatmightcontainmorediseasecontrolplusertilityandtheabilityotheseedtofxnutrientsgrowerswouldonlyneedtoensuretheseedisplacedattherightdepthinwell-preparedsoil.Fuelcostsandfeldtimewouldbesavedandtherestwouldbeuptotheweather.SoundantasticWellmostseedgrowersareawareothemanyprod-uctsthatareindevelopmentorthatarealreadyavailablebutthechal-lengeissharingthisknowledgewithcustomers.Anunderstandingohowtheproductsworkorhowtheymightinteractwitheachotherisalsoamust.Thetechnologyoerscountlesspos-siblecombinationsthatseedtreatmentproessionalsmightbechallengedonhowbesttoadvisetheircustomers.Intheearlydaysobiologicalseedtreatmentresearchtherecognitionthatlivingorganismscouldhaveabenefcialaectonseedwasexcit-ing.Butrealitysetinwhenthechal-Business-criticalinformationforretailerssellingseedandseedtreatmentproducts.SUPPORTEDBYNEXTGENERATIONSEEDTREATMENTSSomedayanentirecroppingplancouldbeavailableontheseed.Researcherscontinuetoworkonextendingtheshelflifeandresiliencyofbiologicalseedtreatments.lengetokeeptheorganismsalivelongenoughtogetthemontheseedorinthegroundbecamethenexthurdletoovercome.Instructionsonearlypackagingincludedavoidingtempera-turechangesorminimizingshellie.Scientistshoweverhaveoundwaystoextendshellieandensureef-cacy.Soonthenextgenerationobio-logicalseedtreatmentswillenterthemarketplaceandtheoptionsacinggrowerswillexpand.Fortunatelyseedgrowersarewell-placedtoassistinthedecision-makingprocess.Thegreatestchallengeaccordingtoaspecialistinsoilbiologyishavingbiologicalandchemicalseedtreat-mentsworktogetherandbeaparto JANUARY201533GETTINGKEYMESSAGESINTOTHEHANDSTHATNEEDTHEM.ForagrowerhandoutonthistopicvisitGermination.ca..SendusyourcompanynameandlogoandwelldevelopacustomizedPDFforyoutodistributetoyourgrowercustomers.ENDORSEDBYthesamepackage.ManasBanerjeepresidentandCEOoXiteBiosayshiscompanyhasabacterialproductthatfxesphosphorusandmakesitavailabletotheplant.ThebacteriaexistinnaturebutweworktoisolatethemostefcientandpreservethetraitBanerjeeexplains.Welookorcompatibleormulationsthatcanbeusedwithconventionalseedtreatments.Thechallengeiskeepingthebiologicalproductsalive.Itheyarenotcompatiblewithachemicalseedtreatmenttheywilldieandthevalueislost.Inadditiontotheuseobiologicalseedtreatmentstofxnutrientsthereisalsotheoptionoputtingthenutri-tionontheseedalongwithdiseasemanagementproducts.Thisoptionisparticularlyinterestingincaseswheretheseedcannotaccesstheneedednutrition.DELIVERYMECHANISMThewholeideaobiologicalseedtreatmentsistheabilityorustocarrytechnologyontheseedandthetech-nologyisimprovingeveryyearstatesRobertSaikCEOoAgri-Trend.Weenvisiontheabilitytolayerdierenttechnologyontheseedstartingwithnutrition.Traditionallyseedtreatmentshavebeenchemicalbasedandcoatedontheseedasapesticideinsecticideorherbicide.Butbiologicaltreat-treatseedinthetreatmentindustrywhichinturnneedstolearnhowtomanagethevarioustreatments.Thismightrequirespeedtreatingseedbyputtingtheproductontheseedwhilethegroweriswaitingsoitcanbetakendirectlytothefeldduetothesmallwindowoefcacy.BiologicalsarealivewhichisthereasonorpartothiscomplexitySaikexplains.Productscancanceleachotheroutitheyarenotcompatible.HoweverSaiksuggeststhatbylayer-ingproductsinpolymersthisissuementsmakeitpossibletoaddothergrowthassistantssuchasBanerjeesRhizobium-fxingbacteriaornutrients.Howevertheshellieobiologi-calproductsmakesitdifcultorseedtreatmentplantstopre-treatseed.Saiksaysthesolutionisorgrowerstotreattheseedthemselvesinthefeldusingequipmentdesignedtoapplythetreatmentastheseedisbeingplacedintheground.Sadlyhesaystheequipmentindustryisbehindindevelopingtheneededtoolstomakethispossible.ThiskeepstheabilitytoBiologicalseedtreatmentsandnext-generationseedtreatmenttechnologiesmightmakethefoliarapplicationoffungicidesandinsecticidesathingofthepast. 34SUPPORTEDBYmightbeovercome.Itwouldalsomeanthatproductscouldbetargetedorslowreleaseorearlyrelease.SeedwithpolymercoatingscouldcontainertilitygrowthstimulatorsanddiseasecontrolSaikexplains.Thechallengewillbeorthearmertoknowwhatisthebestchoiceorcom-binationortheiroperation.Hesug-gestsanagrologistcouldassistwithchoices.Butthoseintheseedtreat-mentbusinessarealsowell-placedtohelpgrowersmakechoicesandtotreattheseedineeded.Somebiologicalproductshavebeenregisteredoroliarapplica-tionwhichallowsorimmediacy.Howeveraseedgrowthdevelop-mentspecialistatBayerCropSciencesaysseedtreatmentsaremoreeec-tivebecausetheproductisplacedontheseedwhereitisneeded.Theseareliveorganismsandputtingthemonasaoliarsprayopensthemtochallengesromweathersotheydontlastaslongwhentheyareputonalea.UsingthebiologicalproductsasseedtreatmentsputsthembackinthesoilwhichisbetterexplainsKristaAnderson.Butthatcanalsoposeachallengebecausetheywillreactwiththatsoilevenitheyaregoingbackintothesamesoiltheycamerom.BIOLOGICALCOMPLEXITYAndersonsaystheideaobiologi-calseedtreatmentsiscomplexandthemoresheworksinthefeldthemoresherecognizesthecomplexity.Biologicalproductsareattractiveanddrawinginterestbecausetheyarenat-uralbutscienceisjustlearninghowtoharnessthemandputthemwheretheyaremostbenefcial.Banerjeesaystheadaptabilityobiologicalproductscanbeanadvan-tage.Becausebiologicalsarealivetheycanchangeandadapttotheirenvironmentheexplains.Chemicalproductsdonotadaptandthiscanleadtoresistancedevelopingandtheneedtohaveseveralchemistriesavail-abletomaintainefcacy.Researchersagreethatchemicalproductscanbemuchmorecostlytodevelopandtheycanstayinthesoilposingproblemsoruturecrops.Biologicalseedtreatmentsaremuchmorecosteectivetodevelopandonceidentifedthereisnoneedtokeepsearchingornewchemistries.Biologicalproductsareattractiveromanenvironmentalstandpointaswell.Saikseesautureointegratedtechnologyandtheabilityorgrow-erstocustomizetheirseedtreatmentsortheirneeds.Integratingseedtreat-menttechnologywithprecisionagri-culturewithon-siteseedtreatmentistheuturehesuggests.Forexampleagrowercouldputzincontheseedandthattreatedseedcouldbeplantedintheexactareawherezincislackinginthesoil.Inadditiontheseedcouldbecoatedwithdiseasesuppressiontechnologypriortobeingplacedinthegroundbutasitisbeingseededtimesensi-tivebiologicalproductsthatencouragegrowthorertilitycouldbeappliedtotheseedwiththemachinery.Inshortmechanicalandscientifctechnologycouldworktogethertogetthecropotothebeststart.ThereturnontheuseotheseproductsistoughtopredictbecausetheywillshowmoreeicacyinadverseconditionsSaikexplains.Igrowingconditionsaregoodtheben-eftsarenotasvisible.Howeverseedtreatmentsdooerinsuranceagainstunexpectedcropchallengesandthebiologicaltreatmentsthatarecurrentlyavailableornearingregistrationtendtobeuseulbacteriathatenhancecropproduction.Seedtreatmentshelptoensureanevenplantemergencethereforeimprovingstandestablishmentandultimatelyyield. JANUARY201535ENDORSEDBYCONSISTENCYCOUNTSAndersonsayslayeringmultipleprod-uctsandensuringefcacymightbetheutureobiologicalseedtreat-mentsbuttheindustryisalongwayromreachingthatgoal.Weneedtoimprovetheconsist-encyotheproductsandweneedtoprovethereturnoninvestmentorgrowerssheadmits.Chemicalproductshaveamuchhigherconsist-encyandeectiveness.Sheaddstherearesomanyvariableswithbiologi-calproductsromensuringtheywillbeeectivewhenseededintocoldersoilstohowtheywillunctionwhenincontactwithotherproducts.FromacommercialhandlingperspectiveshesaysshellieneedstobeimprovedbecausetreatingseedorthelargenumberoacresinWesternCanadarequiresadvanceworktomeetthedemandoashortseedingseason.Ithevariablesarecontrolledtheapplicationobiologicalseedtreat-mentscangreatlyimproveyieldwhethertheyaresuppressingdiseaseorfxingnitrogen.BanerjeesayshiscompanysproductSoyRhizocanincreasesoybeanyieldsbyuptoninebushelsperacre.Mostcompaniesproducingbiologicalseedtreatmentsmakesimilarclaimsoincreasedyieldsandhavetheresearchtoproveit.Thereoreseedgrowerswhotreatseedaspartotheirservicepackagecanbackuptheirclaimsothevalueoallseedtreatmentproductswithsolidresearchwhichissomethingtheyhavealwaysbeenabletodowithchemicalproducts.Thechallengeacingtheindustryisknowinghowtheproductsbio-logicalsandchemicalsinteractwitheachotherandwhateachproductisdesignedtodo.AsSaiksuggeststheutureoseedtreatmentsmightbealayeringoproductswhereeachwillprovideanimportantaspectocropproduc-tion.Theculminationothelayeringwillbeimprovedyieldsandhealthiercropswhichinturnwillimprovebottomlinesandmakethecropmoremarketable.Biologicalseedtreatmentsareavailableormostcropsandtheocusocurrentresearchistoisolatebac-teriaornaturalcompoundsthatworkwithspecifccrops.Thereisalsothepossibilityousingseedtreatmentsoncropsthatwillalsoleavehealthierresiduetobenefttheollowingcrop.Growersdothisnowbyseedingsoybeanstofxnitrogenintheyearbeoretheyseedwheat.SomecurrentbiologicalseedtreatmentsassistthesoybeanstofxthenitrogenbutwhatitherewasatreatmentthatcouldalsoholdsolubleproductsinthesoilorthenextcropWhenbiologicalresearchwasfrsttalkedabout20orsoyearsagoitseemedlikesomethingoutosciencefction.Nowyearslatertheproductsareavailableandmorewillbeavail-ableastheresearchiscompleted.Ioreseethequestionsoei-cacyshellieandcompatibilitybeingaskedordecadesAndersonsays.Therearemanycomplexitiesbutbiologicalshaveasolidutureasseedtreatmentsbecausetheyhavetheabilitytocolonizeandgrowwiththeplant.Iseesomuchpositivepoten-tialbutitisgoingtotaketime.Theseproductswillbeacriticalcomponentointegratedpestmanagementsys-temsintheuture.Theelephantinthefeldwithallproductsthatenhancecrophealthandgrowthisthecost.AndersonsaysWehavetheabilitytoputsomeveryadvancedtechnologyontheseedbutthiscouldcostmore.IsthecostgoingtobebalancedbytheendresultTheabilitytoisolatebiologicalsoilandcropenhancementsisonlythebeginningbecausetheyneedtohaveareasonableshellieandnotbedestroyedbyotherproductsorenvi-ronmentalissues.Thecostoaddingmultipleproductstotheseedwhilebenefcialtocropproductionmaynotbeeasibleitherateoreturndoesnotjustiythatcost.Forseedgrowersthepossibili-tiesmightseemoverwhelming.Forinnovatorsthetechnologyoersanopportunitytobeleadersandtoassistgrowerstogetthebestproductstosuittheirneedsandoperations.Itmightalsorequirelearningnewwaysoapplyingtheproductsandlikeanytank-mixoptionlearningwhichcanworktogethersaelyandcapablyandarecosteective.Thereisalsotheaddedbonusoreassuringtheend-usertheconsumerthatmoreandmorenaturalproductsarebeingusedtogrowtheoodweeat.RosalieTennisonTherearemanycomplexitiesbutbiologicalshaveasolidfutureasseedtreatmentsbecausetheyhavetheabilitytocolonizeandgrowwiththeplant.KristaAnderson 3619301950197019902010TrusttheExperience.CalltodaytolearnhowSatakecanhelpsolveyourseedsortingdemands.1281276-3600TODAYtherearenearly100recordedherbi-cide-resistantweedspeciesinCanadaaccordingtotheInternationalSurveyofHerbicideResistantWeeds.AdditionallyStratusAgResearchreportsthatin2013Canadianfarmershadmorethan1.1millionacresofcroplandinfestedwithspeciesofglyphosate-resistantweedswhichiswheremuchoftheresearchcommunityisfocused.TheWeedScienceSocietyofAmericareportsthatresistantweedbiotypesareaconsequenceofbasicevolutionarypro-cesses.Individualswithinaspeciesthatarebestadaptedtoaparticularpracticeareselectedforandwillincreaseinthepopulation.Onceaweedpopulationisexposedtoaherbi-cidetowhichoneormoreplantsarenaturallyresistanttheherbicidekillssusceptibleindividualsbutallowsresistantSeedandcropprotectioncompaniesworktodelivernewsolutionstoanoldproblem.ConsternationOverResistantWeedsMorethan90000acresacrossCanadaareaectedbyglyphosate-resistantgiantragweedaccordingtoStratusAgResearch. JANUARY201537METERSFLUENCYAGENTGRAPHITEINOCULANTS...ACCURATELY12to120PerHourSEEDTREATERSMetersFluencyAgentENVIROPACINC.ComptonIL61318DIRECTMOUNTModelmountstodispenseproductdirectlyintohopperorconveyor.Wiresdirecttoconveyoror60wiring.T800-752-1414F815-497-2300www.enviropacinc.comMOUNTSONMOSTSEEDTENDERSALL2014MODELAugerinclinesrotatesforlowproductloadingheightconvenienttreaterlocation.Designkeepstreaterverticalforevenunloading.HEAVYDUTYCONTAINER50MORECAPACITYMAXIMUMUVINHIBITORSCONTAINERISWATERTIGHTSTEELMETERINGBLADEACCURATEMETERINGNEWindividualstosurviveandreproduce.Withrepeatedher-bicideuseresistantweedsthatinitiallyappearasisolatedplantsorpatchesinafeldcanquicklyspread.Fast-SpreadingWeedsIna2014researchpapertitledGenetically-modifiedherbicide-resistantGMHRcropsatwo-edgedswordAnAmericasperspectiveondevelopmentandeffectonweedmanagementAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadascien-tistHughBeckieandhiscolleagueswriteRegulatorscouldnothaveimaginedtherapidwidespreadadoptionoglyphosate-resistantGRcropsandsubsequentchainoeventssurgeinglyphosateusageattheexpenseootherherbicidessharpdropininvestmentinherbicidediscoveryunrelentingriseoGRandmultiple-HRweedpopulationsandincreasingherbicideuseinGMHRcroppingsystems.Canadasnewestchallengeinglyphosateresistanceisea-banewhichgrowsasasummerorwinterannualthatproducesanaverageo200000seedsmeaningthisweedcanspreadveryquickly.AccordingtotheUniversityoGuelpharmersinOntarioareinneedoasolution.AsurveybyStratusAgResearchomorethan2000armersromacrossCanadashowsthatCanadaeabaneisthedominantproblemintheEastwithmorethan180000glyphosate-resistantacresaectingmorethansixpercentoarmersintheEast.Bycomparisonglypho-sateresistantgiantragweedisestimatedonmorethan90000acres.Takingtheleadintermsoacresaectedisresistantkochiarepresenting651000acres.KochiaisprimarilyaprobleminWesternCanada.DeliveringSolutionsSeedandcropprotectioncompaniesaredevelopingwaystocombattheissue.CurrentlyEragonagroup14herbicidedevelopedbyBASFCanadaInc.andreleasedtomarketin2013hasbeentheNo.1productrecommendedbyPeterSikkemaaUniversityoGuelphweedscientistorthecon-trologlyphosate-resistanteabane.HoweverthepriceoapplyingEragonaswellastheotherchemicalsrequiredortotalweedcontrolisnotalwayseconomical.Monsantomighthaveoundthatsolution.Duringthepastewyearsofeldtestsdicambaagroupourherbicidehasprovidedadequatecontrologlyphosate-resistantCanadaeabane.HoweveritcausesseveredamagetosoybeanssoMonsantodevelopedadicamba-tolerantsoybeancultivar.ThisopensawholenewopportunityorweedcontrolorOntarioarmerssaysMattUnderwoodaUniversityoGuelphgraduatestudentstudyingdicamba-tolerantsoybeans.WhenitcomestoherbicideresistanceasawholeAAFCsBeckiewritesTheonlysustainablesolutionisorgovernmentorend-usersocommoditiestosetherbicide-usereductiontargetsinourmajorfeldcropssimilartoEuropeanUnionmemberstatesandincludefnancialincen-tivesorpenaltiesinagriculturalprogramstosupportthispolicy.JulieDeering DURINGthelastweekofNovemberthegov-ernmentofOntarioproposedregula-tionstocurtailtheuseofneonicotinoidseedtreatmentsoncornandsoybeanseedsby80percent.OntariosMinistryofAgricultureFoodandRuralAffairsproposedathree-pointstrategytohelpensurehealthyeco-systemsandaproductiveagriculturalsectorwhilereducingthedownwardtrendofpollinators.Thestrategyincludesan80percentreductioninacreageplantedwithneonicotinoidtreatedcornandsoybeanseedby2017limitingthenumberofhoneybeesthatdieduringthewinterby15percentby2020anddevelopingacom-prehensiveactionplanforpollinatorhealth.Improvingpollinatorhealthisnotaluxurybutaneces-sitysaysGlenMurrayprovincialenvironmentminister.Pollinatorsplayakeyroleinourecosystemandwithoutthemmuchofthefoodweeatwouldnotbehere.Takingstrongactionnowtoreducetheuseofneurotoxicpesti-cidesandprotectingpollinatorhealthisapositivestepforourenvironmentandtheeconomy.AccordingtotheministryitwillworkwithstakeholdersonaproposaltoreducetheuseofneonicotinoidtreatedseedsandhopestohavenewrulesinplacebyJuly12015forthe2016plantingseason.OntarioPlanstoCurtailUseofNeonicsInlightofnewregulationscompaniesandfarmersmustgetcreativeintheirmanagementstrategies.38 JANUARY201539OntariothroughitsEnvironmentandRegulatoryRegistriesreleasedadiscussionpaperonpollinatorhealththatwasavailableorcommentor60days.FollowingthecommentperioditheldconsultationsessionsinDecemberandwillhostmoreinJanuary.Asonowthismeansstartingin2016armersinOntariowhowanttouseneonicotinoidtreatedseedmusttakeanintegratedpestmanagementcourseprovethatheorsheisimplementingtheIPMstrategiesanddemonstratethatinsectpressureonthearmisatathresholdthatwarrantstheuseotheseseedtreatments.Itispossibleorneonicotinoidstorunoromfeldstonearbywaterbodieswheretheycancauseharmtoaquaticinsectsandaecttheanimalsthateedonthoseinsectsaccordingtoagovernmentnewsrelease.HoweverCanadianSeedTradeAssociationPresidentDaveBautesaysthisisaslipperyslope.Thesadtruthisthereisnotsciencethatsupportsthekindoknee-jerkreactiontheprovinceistakingBautesaysnotingthatthisonlycreatesunnecessaryburdenortheprovincesseedindustryandthreat-enstheeconomicsogrowingcornandsoybeansinCentralCanada.Restrictingtheuseoneonicotinoidscouldreducerevenuesromcornandsoybeanproductionbymorethan630millionperyearinOntarioandtheprovincesgrossdomesticproductwouldbecutbynearly440millionineonicotinoidswerenotavailableoruseaccordingtoanewreportromtheConerenceBoardoCanada.ThereportSeedsforSuccessTheValueofSeedTreatmentsforOntarioGrowersprovidesanewperspectiveonthecostsoahypotheticalregulatoryrestrictiononexistingbusinessesandoperators.ForanysignifcantchangeinregulationsitsimportantorgovernmentstoconsidertheeectsonindividualarmingbusinessesaswellasthebroadercostsandbeneftssaysVijayGilldirectoropolicyresearchwiththeConerenceBoardoCanada.NotonlywillOntarioarmerslosepotentialrevenueOntariowouldbeorcedtooperateinisolationatanenormouscompetitivedisadvantagetoarmerselsewhereinNorthAmericaexplainsHenryVanAnkumGFOchairmannotingthatHealthCanadasPestManagementRegulatoryAgencycontinuestolicenseclothianidinthia-methoxamandimidaclopridacrossthecountry.FocusonAlternativesBASFsMikeMcFatrichdirectoroseedsolutionsbusinessmanagementsaysherespectsOntariosdecisionandthatthecompanyisworkingtodevelopalternativesthatwillstilldeliverresults.InOntariothecosmeticuseoimidaclopridsoneotheneonicotinoidshasbeentakenothetableorquitesometimeMcFatrichsays.OneotheareaswithinBASFinthisbiologicalrealmthatwevebeenlookingatistheuseobenefcialnematodesorexample.McFatrichexplainsthatthebanonimidaclopridsorcos-meticusemeanstheyitcantbeusedtocontrolgrubsorlawnpests.OneotheareasBASFhaspioneeredanddevelopedtodealwithgrubsistheuseobenefcialnematodeswhicharemicroscopicwormsthatoccurnaturallyandthatweconcentrateMcFatrichsaysaddingthatthesebenefcialnematodeshavesuccessullybeenusedinOntarioslawncareindustryoraboutthreeyearsnow.Thismeansthatwehavetobemorecreative.Wehavetounderstandthesituationwithregardtotheclimateinwhichwearework-ingandIthinkthatwehavesolutionsthatcancontributetodealingwithregulatorychangesthatoccur.OntarioisnttheonlyplacewheretheresbeenalotoresistancetoneonicotinoidsEuropehastoo.MikeMcFatrichBASFsdirectorofseedsolutionsbusinessmanagementencourageshisteamtobecreativeinsearchingforsolutionstocopewiththechangingregulatoryclimate. 40Weknowthisarmlikenooneelse.JoelDykstraFCCCustomerMoreofCanadasfarmexpertschoosetodobusinesswithFCCTogetherwellcreatethefnancingplanthatworksoryou.Wegettoknowyouyourarmandhowyouwanttogrow.Iyourereadytogetdowntobusinesstalktooneoourarmbusinessexperts.fcc.caExpert2Expert1-800-387-3232OneothethingswearelookingatinEuropeiswhatarethetoolsthatwehaveintermsobiologicalcropproductsthatallowaplanttowithstandlowlevelsodamageandstillbeabletogrowinanefcientwaythatprovidesyieldMcFatrichsays.UnderstandingthesystemunderstandingthechallengesothepestandbeingabletobeinnovativeandexibletoprovideasolutionIthinkitsallpartomakingsurethatweareabletostayaheadothechal-lengesthatweacewithproducingacrop.McFatrichsaysthisisanareathatBASFcontinuestoworkinandexplore.TheStingMeanwhilebeekeeperskeeptheirdeensesup.BackinSeptemberSunParlorHoneyandMunroHoneyfledaclassactionsuitagainsttheCanadianbranchesoBayerCropScienceandSyngentaandtheirparentcompanies.ThesuitewasfledonbehaloCanadianbeekeepersandhoneyproducersallegingnegligenceandclaimingmorethan450millionindamages.ButBayerwhichisreportedlythelargestpurchaseropol-linationservicesinCanadatosupportitscanolaseedbusi-nesssaysithasanabidinginterestinbeehealth.ButitsCanadiancanolabusinessalsodependsonneonicotinoid-treatedseed.Asaleaderinagricultureweunderstandthevalueopollinatorstoagricultureandhaveaninherentinterestinhelpingfndsolutionstotheproblemohoneybeehealththecompanyreports.TheOntarioBeekeepersAssociationwhichisnotdirectlyinvolvedinthesuitsupportsanyeortthatcouldhelpbee-keepersrecoverlosescausedbytheuseoneonicotinoids.BeekeepersandseedcompaniesstrivetoimprovethehealthofCanadasbeepopulationsbutcontroversaryremains. JANUARY201541Thisactionputstheblamewhereitbelongsonthepesticidemanu-facturerssaysTiborSzaboOntarioBeekeepersAssociationfirstvice-president.ButtheAlbertabeekeepersdisagreewiththeactionsoftheOntariobee-keepers.TheOntarioBeekeepersAssociationhastakenaveryactivepoliticalstanceonitwhereasAlbertaandsomeotherprovinceshavethefeelingthatitisbettertoworktogethertocometoaresolutionsaysKevinNixonCanadianHoneyCouncilvice-chairandanInnisfailbeekeeper.ForthepastcoupleofyearsitalmostseemedliketheOntariobeekeep-erswerespeakingonbehalfoftheCanadianindustry.NixonsaysitfeelslikeOntariobee-keepersarealmostpittingfarmeragainstfarmerandbeekeepersagainstgrowers.WehaveagoodrelationshipwithourgrowershereinAlbertaandwedontwanttotakeanegativepositiononithesays.PresidentoftheAlbertaBeekeepersCommissionGrantHickssayswerenotbeingimpactedbyneonicsandiftheyareitsverysubtle.HickswhoisreluctanttotakeonchemicalcompaniessayshereliesonthosesamecompaniesforchemicalstocontrolVarroamites.Weknockthosemitesdownwithchemicalshesays.WehavetoworkwiththesamecompaniesthattheOntariobeekeepersaresuingtokeepourhivesalive.Tobeperfectlycleartherearenogoodinsecticidesinabeekeepersworldexceptfortheoneswewanttouse.HicksbelievesbeelossesinOntarioshouldntbeblamedsolelyonneo-nicotinoidseedtreatments.Varroamitesweatherandpoornutritionallcomeintoplayheexplains.MoreResearchAhoneybeehealthsurveillancestudywillbecompletedtodocu-mentthehealthofCanadianhon-eybees.TheAlbertaBeekeepersCommissionrepresenting60percentofCanadashoneycropsubmittedagrantproposaltoconductaCanada-widehoneybeehealthsurveillancestudywhichhasbeenapprovedbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanada.Thestudywillbuildonthesurveil-lancethatsbeencompletedataWHEREONTHEWEBReadaboutthebenefitsofseedtreatmentsandtheroletheyplayinagricultureatgermination.caSeedTreatmentTalkingPoints.WehavetoworkwiththesamecompaniesthattheOntariobeekeepersaresuingtokeepourhivesalive.GrantHicksregionallevelandwillprovidecrucialinformationtocontinuetolookatallthefactorsaffectinghoneybeehealth.LedbyCarlosCastilloandhisteamattheNationalBeeDiagnosticCentreinBeaverlodgeAlta.thestudywillbecompletedthroughoutthenextfouryears.JulieDeering 42STATUSAfricaINMID-DECEMBERtheAricanPlantBreedingAcademygraduated23botanistsrom11Aricancountriesand21institutions.Thebotanistswerethefrstgrouptobetrainedoncropimprovementanddevelopingneglectedandorphanedcropplantmaterialsthatarenecessaryoroodsecurityandnutrition.IhavebeenexposedtotheuseomodernmolecularapproachesinplantbreedingandIwillsharetheknowledgeIhavelearnedwithmyellowscientistssaysJohnOnditiapotatobreederromKarloTigomiKenya.Iwillbeabletoincorporatemanycropsandespeciallyorphanedcropsthatsoarhavenoinormationthatcanbeusedasabaselineorstudyingandimprovingthem.Orphancropsarecropsthatareunder-researchedandundervaluedbydecision-makersbecausetheyareconsiderednotoeconomicimportance.Yettheyarevitalsourcesonutrientsresilientandadaptedtoenvironmentalstressandlocalconditions.WorldAgroorestryCentreDirectorGeneralTonySimonssaysthereisalonghistoryoimprovingplants.Inthe1960swhentheworldacedchronicoodshortagesthatiswhentheGreenRevolutionwascreatedSimonssaysexplainingthatithadanenormousimpactinAsiaandLatinAmerica.Aricamissedoutbecauseotheleveloinvestmentinrastructurecapacityandabilitytousethosetechniqueswasnotthere.MorerecentlywehavehadinitiativesinAricatotryandchangethisorexampletheAllianceoraGreenRevolutioninAricawhichcombinesopportunitiesandscienceoracceleratedplantbreeding.Butiwearetousethesetechniquesweneedcapacity.SimonsnotesthatthereisalotocapacityinAricabutitneedstobedevelopedandmobilized.RitaMummanassociateproessoremeritaattheUniversityoIllinoisatUrbana-ChampaignwhoteacheswiththeUniversityoCaliorniaDavisPlantBreedingAcademysaystheprogramwillhelpstudentsdevelopapaperaboutguidelinesorbreedingorphanedcropsthatwouldbesubmittedtoascientifcjournal.HowardShapiroromMARsIncorporatedwhichundstheacademyreportsthatonly57plantsintheworldhavebeengeneticallysequenced.Weareaddinganother101andwiththetrainingthebreedershavetheabilitytomakedecisionsaboutplantbreedingquickerwhichwillleadtobetterplantsShapirosays.ThisisahugeleaporthediversityandsustainabilityoAricanagricultureandthestartoaverydierentutureorruralandurbanoodconsumptionpatterns.AccordingtotheNewPartnershiporAricasDevelopmentNepadthefrstorphancroptobesequencedwasthebaobaborwondertreewhichcanbedriedtoproduceruitpowder.Ithas10timestheantioxidantleveloorangestwicetheamountocalciumthanspinachthreetimesthevitaminCoorangesandourtimesmorepotassiumthanbanana.TheAricanPlantBreedingAcademyisparttheAricanOrphanCropConsortium.STATUSThailandTHAILANDSPRINCESSMahaChakriSirindhornhasinstructedtheRoyalThaiAirForcetosetupacentretobreedandpreserverareplantsonDoiInthanonNationalParkinChiangMai.Theairorcewilluseareasarounditsairdeensesystemstationandareasneartwopagodasontopothemountaintosetupthebreedingandconservationcentre.Theprincesssaysthecoldclimateonthemountainissuitedtogrowwinter-bloomingplantsandtreessaysTreetosSonjaengAirForceChie.DoiInthanonisthecountryshighestpeakinChiangMai.Theairorcewillexperimentgrowingsakuratrees.Con-structionotheplantbreed-ingcentreisexpectedtobecompletebyApril2.WhileoneareaoftheworldstrivestokeepfundingresourcestomaintainanationaltreasureotherareassuchasAfricaandThailandworktodevelopcapacityandbuildnewfacilities. JANUARY201543STATUSUnitedKingdomDEPUTYPRIMEMinisterotheUnitedKingdomandLordPresidentotheCouncilNickCleggannouncedanadditional2.3millioninundingtosupportresearchatKewRoyalBotanicGardens.Cleggpledged1.5millionextracashtoKewinSeptembertohelppluga5millionbudgetholethatwascosting125postsmostlyinscience.TheadditionalundsmeanKewissupportedbythegovernmentuntilApril2016andwillbeabletoapplyorothergovernmentloanstomaximizeincome.Kewissomuchmorethanagardenandgreenspaceitsreputationasabotanicalresearchbaseandcentreorscienceisworld-renownedCleggsays.BalancingthebooksinthiscountryhasmeantbudgetsaretightbutImdelightedtobeabletocommitcontinuedundingorKewasbothaleadingresearchhubandbeautiultouristattraction.SupportingscientifcexcellenceintheUKisakeypartostrengtheningBritainseconomyandthisgovernmentisocusedonenablingresearchanddevelopmentworktoprosperacrossthecountry.Thisundingwillsupportscientiststocontinuetheirworld-classworkatKewsaeintheknowledgethatthisgovernmentsupportstheirvitalworkandiscommittingundstosupportit.TheannouncementcomesonthedayMemberoParliamentZacGoldsmithsecuredaparliamentarydebateatWestminsterHallontheplannedcutstoKewandthedayaheadotheselectcommitteehearing.WewelcomethisgovernmentrecognitionoKewastheglobalresourceorplantknowledgeandtheworldsleadingbotanicgardensaysRichardDeverellKewdirector.Thismoneywillgosomewaytowardsmanagingourjourneytoasustainablefnancialuture.HoweverKewisseekinggreaterstabilityinourgovernmentunding.Anassuredlong-termundingsettlementwouldbeinvaluableoreectiveplanningreducevolatilityandwouldallowustocomeoutothistransitionphaseonafrmerootingwithaclearstrategicvision.Kewneedslong-termcertain-tysoitcanrestructureitselorasustainableuture.Kewisoneothemostamazingthingswehaveinthecountry.Itsanationaltreasureithassevenmillionplantspecimenstwomillionvisitorsayearanditsimpossibletoexag-gerateitsimportancetotheworldsscientifccommunity.Itisattheverycuttingedgeoresearchintooodsecurityandclimatechangeanditishardtosquarethatworkwiththesteepnessanddepthotheproposedcuts.STATUSUnitedStatesTHECHINESEgovernmentisexpectedtoreleaseitsdecisiononimportationoSyngentasAgrisureVipteracornMIR162romtheUnitedStatessoon.SomesayChinahasalreadyapprovedthetraitbutofcialswhoarewaitingtoreceiveormalnotifcationarereluctanttoannounceit.TheapprovaliscriticalbecauseU.S.corntradingwithChinahasstoppedsinceBeijingbeganturningawaycargoescontainingtheVipteratraitinNovember2013.SyngentafledorimportapprovalwithChineseofcialsinMarcho2010andhassincebeenwaitingormorethanouryears.ItwasntuntiltwoyearsatercommercializationinNovembero2013thatChinabeganrejectingshipmentsocornbecauseithaddetectedthepresenceoMIR162orAgrisureViptera.SincethenCargillsaysthatChinahasvirtuallyhaltedcorntradewiththeUnitedStates.AsaresultonSept.122014CargillfledalawsuitagainstSyngentaSeedsorcommercializingAgrisureVipteraMIR162cornseedpriortoobtainingimportapprovalromChina.Cargillclaimslosseso90millionasaresultothelaunchothetraitswithoutChineseapproval.AccordingtotheNationalGrainandFeedAssociationtherejectionsoshipmentscontainingMIR162costlossesoapproximately2.9billion.Iofcialsreceiveormalnoti-fcationromChineseauthori-tiesthatAgrisureVipterahasbeenapproveditsunclearithedecisionwillimpactthelawsuitfledbyCargill.ChuckLeeSyngentaNorthAmericaheadocornsaysthatthecompanynotonlylaunchedVipterawithulllegalregula-torycompliancebutthecom-panyalsohadkeystakeholderapprovalromorganizationssuchastheNationalCornGrowersAssociation. 44Exploringideasandviewsonallaspectsoftheseedindustry.STUDYFINDSBEHAVIOURCHANGEWITHNUTRIGENOMICSResearchersfromtheUniversityofTorontoUofTreportthatpersonalizeddietaryadvicebasedonaper-sonsgeneticmakeupimproveseatinghabitscomparedtothecurrentone-size-fits-alldietaryrecommenda-tions.ThefindingswerepublishedonlineinthejournalPLoSOne.Weconductedthefirstrandomizedcon-trolledtrialtodeterminetheimpactofdisclosingDNA-baseddietaryadviceoneatinghabitssaysAhmedEl-SohemyaUofTassociateprofessorinNutritionalSciencesandCanadaResearchChairinNutrigenomics.WefoundthatpeoplewhoreceiveDNA-basedadviceimprovetheirdiettoagreaterextentthanthosewhoreceivethestandarddietaryadvice.Theyrealsotheoneswhoneedtochangeitthemost.NUTRIGENOMICSISAFIELDOFRESEARCHTHATAIMSTOUNDERSTANDWHYSOMEPEOPLERESPONDDIFFERENTLYTHANOTHERSTOTHESAMEFOODS.Personalizednutritionabranchofper-sonalizedmedicineisanapplicationofnutrigenomicsthathelpstailordietaryrecommendationstoapersonsDNA.TheresearcherscollecteddataontheintakeofcaffeinesodiumvitaminCandsugarfrom138healthyyoungadults.ThesubjectswerethenrandomlyplacedintotwodifferentstudygroupsonewasgivenDNA-baseddietaryadviceforeachofthefourdietarycom-ponentsofinterestandtheothergroupwasgivencurrentstandarddietaryadviceforthesamedietarycomponentswithnogeneticinformation.Changesintheirdietaryhabitswereassessedafterthreeand12months.TheresearchersfoundthatsubjectswhoreceivedDNA-baseddietaryadvicestartedtoshowimprovementstotheirdietsafterthreemonthsandthechangesbecameevenmoreapparentafter12months.DEMANDFORALBERTA-BREDBENTLEYBARLEYSPIKESCanterraSeedsandCanadaMaltingannouncedthecontractingprogramforAlberta-bredBentleybarleywillincreasein201415.ContractingBentleysince2013CanadaMaltingplanstoexpanditscontractedacrestomorethan40000in2015.ThevarietyreceivedmaltapprovalfromtheCanadianMaltingBarleyTechnicalCentreinthefallof2013andhasbeengaininginterestamongthebrewingworld.Weareverypleasedwiththemalt-ingresultsofBentleyandourcus-tomersdemandforthevarietyisexpectedtoincreasethisyearsaysRyanDoddCanadianelevatoroper-ationsmanagerforCanadaMalting.BentleybarleyisthefirstmaltbarleybredbyAlbertaAgricultureandRuralDevelopmenttobecommer-ciallycontractedformalt.Thetwo-rowbarleyhasprovenpopularwithgrowersbecauseofitshighyieldagronomicpackageandexcellentqualityprofile.OurseedgrowersandtheircustomershavebeenveryhappywithBentleysaysRickLoveCANTERRASEEDSpedigreedseedproductionmanager.Ihavenevercomeacrossafarmerwhoisdisap-pointedwithBentleyinthefield.Itisexcitingtonowhavethisvoteofconfidencefrommaltingandbrewingcustomers.IHAVENEVERCOMEACROSSAFARMERWHOISDISAPPOINTEDWITHBENTLEYINTHEFIELD.RICKLOVE Formoreinformationcall306.966.1382Registeronlineatccde.usask.cacmporcall306.966.5539ComplianceManagementProgramCMPforConnedFieldTrialsGainknowledgeandunderstandingonhowtoproperlyconductaconnedeldtrialofplantswithnoveltraitsinCanada.Thisexibleandinteractiveonlinecourseallowsyoutostudywhereandwhenyouwant.EnsureyouarecompliantwithCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyCFIAregulationsComplianceManagementProgramEnrolnow.Cost350.00GSTInvestmentinthisprojecthasbeenprovidedbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadathroughtheCanadianAgriculturalAdaptationProgramCAAP.InOntariothisprogramisdeliveredbytheAgriculturalAdaptationCouncil. 46PACKINGPALLETIZINGCOMPANYPPCPROVIDINGCUSTOMBAGGINGTAGGINGANDPALLETIZINGSOLUTIONSBULKBAGFILLERPALLETIZERT204331-3000www.ppcinc.caEtpppcinc.caTAGPLACERPROVINCIALONTARIOTOREDUCENEONICOTINOIDUSEOntarioistakingactiontostrengthenbirdbeebutteryandotherpollinatorhealthtoensurehealthyecosystemsaproductiveagriculturalsectorandastrongeconomy.Theprovincewillconsultonaproposaltoreducetheuseofneonicotinoid-treatedcornandsoybeanseed.IfapprovednewrulesontheuseofneonicotinoidswillbeinplacebyJuly12015.TheprovincesproposaloffersthefollowingstepsWorkingtowardsagoalof80percentreductioninthenumberofacresplantedwithneonicotinoid-treatedcornandsoybeanseedby2017.Reducingtheover-winterhoneybeemortalityrateto15percentby2020.EstablishingacomprehensivePollinatorHealthActionPlan.OntariohasreleasedadiscussionpaperonpollinatorhealthforcommentonOntariosenvironmentalandregulatoryregistries.ConsultationsessionswillbeheldinDecember2014andJanuary2015toseekinputfromindustryresearchersorganizationsandindividuals.NATIONALCWBREJECTSBIDBYFARMERSFarmersofNorthAmericaandAgraCityCropNutritionhavelearnedtheirbidtoacquiretheCanadianWheatBoardCWBwasrejectedbyCWBmanagement.IffarmerscantacquiretheCWBwebelievetheywillbuildtheirownefcientgloballycompetitivebusinesswiththegraintheyownandthefertilizertheybuyasfarmershavedoneinmanycompetitorcountriessaysJamesMannFarmersofNorthAmericapresident.FarmersofNorthAmericasquestfortheCWBwastobuildafarmer-majorityownedgraincompanywithfarmerownershipashighas90percentdependingonthestrategicpartner.REGULATORYROUNDUPKeepingyouinformedoflegislativeandregulatorychangesattheprovincialnationalandinternationallevelsfromlawsuitstoapprovalstootherregulatoryissuesaffectingyourbusiness.HOUSEOFCOMMONSPASSESAGRICULTURALGROWTHACTKeylegislationaimedatmodernizingCanadasagricultureindustryandexpandingmarketshaspassedthethirdreadingintheHouseofCommons.ThisisthenalstagebeforetheAgriculturalGrowthActBillC-18passestotheSenate.BillC-18willupdateandmodernizeexistinglegislationtorespondtothelatesttechnologyandinternationalpractices.IfpasseditwouldpreserveafarmersabilitytosavestoreandcleantheirownseedofaprotectedvarietywhileallowingCanadatoadoptthe1991InternationalConventionfortheProtectionofNewVarietiesofPlantsUPOV91.ThesechangesmadethroughBillC-18areexpectedtoenhancefarmersaccesstonewcropvarietiesandtradeopportunitieswhileprovidingtoolstoenhanceoversightofagriculturalproducts.CANTERRAREACHESINTERNATIONALWHEATAGREEMENTCanterraSeedshasreachedanagreementwithUnitedKingdom-basedWarburtonsontheproductionandcommercializationofAACW1876ahardredspringwheatvarietybredbyAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadathatwassupportedthroughregistrationearlierthisyearbyWarburtons.TheBritishcompanywhichoffersvariety-specicidentitypreservedcontractsforalargeamountofCanadianwheateveryyearwillbegincontractingAACW1876thisfall.ThispartnershipisaperfectexampleofprivatecompaniesworkingwithourpublicbreedinginstitutionstobringnewexportopportunitiesforCanadianfarmerssaysDavidHansenCanterraSeedspresidentandCEO.ThismarksthersttimetheUKbakeryhassupportedavarietythroughtheCanadianregistrationsystem. JANUARY201547CSTATHENEEDFORSCIENCE-BASEDDECISIONSONNOV.252014theOntariogovernmentannounceda60daypublicconsultationonaproposalorregulatoryactioninOntario.ThedocumentPollinatorHealthAProposalforEnhancingPollinatorHealthandReducingtheUseofNeonicotinoidPesticidesinOntariohastwomainobjectivestoreducetheover-winterhoneybeemortalityrateinOntarioto15percentby2020andtoreducethenumberocornandsoybeanacresinOntarioplantedwithneonicotinoidtreatedseedby80percentby2017.ThatverysamedayHealthCanadasPestManagementRegulatoryAgencyreleasedpreliminaryresultsoitsbeehealthmonitoringproject.PMRAoundthatthenumberobeedeathsreportedduringplantinginCanadawasdown70percentin2014comparedto2013.InOntariothenumberoincidentsreportedduringplantingwasdown79percent.PMRAsullreportisavailableatwww.hc-sc.gc.cacps-spcpubspest_actfcheneonicotinoidneonicotinoid-eng.php.TheCanadianSeedTradeAssociationimmediatelyexpresseditsdisappointmentthatthegovernmentoOntarioappearedtocompletelydisregardsciencewiththisproposal.InaCSTAnewsreleasePresidentDaveBautesaidSeedsuppliersandarmerswerethefrsttotakeactionwhendustromtheplantingotreatedseedwasshowntohaveanegativeimpactonbeesinOntarioandQuebec.Thecollaborationandcommitmentwasunprecedented.ButallothatworkanditspositiveresultsasshowninPMRAsassessmentseemtohavebeencompletelyignored.ShortlyaterOntariosannouncementStatisticsCanadareleaseditsdataonbeekeepingwhichshowedthatthenumberobeecoloniesinCanadaincreasedbyourpercentin2014rom2013andby12percentromfveyearsago.InOntariothenumberobeecoloniesin2014is15.7percenthigherthanlastyearand25.7percenthigherthanfveyearsago.Neonicotinoidseedtreatmentshavebeenaveryuseultoolorarmersduringthepastdecade.Becausetheactiveingredientisapplieddirectlytotheseedandincorporatedintothesoilseedtreatmentsreducetheriskoexposuretobenefcialinsectstargetingonlythepestsinthesoilthatcancauseuptoa30percentcroploss.Seedtreatmentsalsohaveamuchsmallerenvironmentalootprintbecausetheamountoactiveingredientintroducedintotheenvironmentissubstantiallyloweronepercentooliarsprays.Thetechnologyalsoacilitatesano-tillprecisionagriculturalsystemthatprotectsourragilesoils.WhilethegoaltosubstantiallyreduceoverwinteringbeelossesinOntarioiscommendableCSTAandourpartnersinthevaluechainincludingbeekeepersknowthatbeelossesaretheresultomanyactors.Insecticideuseinsideandoutsideothehiveisjustoneothoseactors.Scienceshowsthattheuseoinsecticide-treatedseedisconsistentwithbestmanagementpracticestoreducetheexposureopollinatorstoinsecticidesandhasactuallyenhancedenvironmentalsustainability.Theuseoneonicotinoid-treatedseedhasallowedorexpandeduseoconservationtillageandzero-tillsystemsandanexpandeduseocovercropsinOntariotoreduceerosionandenhancesoilhealth.Cropdamaginginsectsthriveundertheseconditionsbutseed-appliedinsecticidesprotecttheseedandtheemergingplant.WithoutthemOntarioarmerswillhavetoreturntotillagetocontrolinsectswhichwillresultinincreasedgreenhousegasemissionsbothromdecreasedsoilcarbonsequestrationandincreasedueluseandwillreducesoilhealth.Itwillalsolikelyrequiretheincreaseduseoertilizersandmightrequireareturntoin-urrowandoliarapplicationsoinsecticideswhichwillhaveanegativeimpactontheenvironment.Thisdoesnotalignwiththeprovincialgovernmentsstatedgoalsonclimatechangeandenvironmentalstewardship.TheseedindustryandthearmersitservesdonttakethisbusinessoarminglightlysaysBaute.Itsnotjustourbusinessitsourwayolie.Wecarryaheavyresponsibilitytoproducehighqualityandaordableoodoragrowingworldpopulationinawaythatminimizesrisktonature.Wecantdothatwithoutusinginnovativeandspecializedtoolsinanenvironmentallysustainableway.Wewillcontinuetotrustinthescienceandurgeourprovincialandederalpolicymakerstodothesame.PublicconsultationsarebeingheldinTorontoLondonandKingstonthroughJan.15.CSTAwilltakepartintheseconsultationstoensurethatourvoiceisheard.Weurgetheprovincialgovernmenttoreconsiderthisapproachandbeginworkingwiththeagriculturalsectoroncollaborativeapproachesthatprovidesolutionsortheenvironment. 48CSGAUNDERSTANDINGVARIETYREGISTRATIONCHANGESINAPRIL2013AgricultureAgri-oodCanadaAAFCinitiatedaconsultationprocessonpossiblechangestoCanadasvarietyregistrationsystemasystemthatwasamendedinmid-2009tocreatemoreexibilityorvarietydevelopersocropkindssubjecttovarietyregistration.ThecatalystorthereviewwasclearlyrelatedtochangesthathadoccurredinWesternCanadaswheatmarketingsystembuttheconsultationwasacrossallcropkinds.AterayearandahalprocessAAFCbroughtor-wardaproposalinearlyOctobero2014.Thepro-posaltakesthecurrentthree-partvarietyregistrationsystemandconvertsitintoatwo-partsystem.Part1wouldremainorthosecropkindsdesiringsomeormomeritassessmentornewvarietiescomingorward.Part2wouldbedroppedeliminatingtheoptionorequiringpre-registrationperormancetestingwithoutmeritassessment.Part3wouldremainorthosecropkindssubjecttovarietyregistrationbutnotrequiringmeritassessmentorpre-registrationperormancetest-ing.WhatisnowPart1wouldberenamedtoEnhancedVarietyRegistrationandPart3wouldberenamedasBasicVarietyRegistration.TheproposalalsosuggestsincorporationbyreerencewouldbeusedtoidentiycropkindssubjecttovarietyregistrationandwhatcropkindsallintoEnhancedVarietyRegistrationandwhichonesallintoBasicVarietyRegistration.Incorporationbyreerenceisaederalgov-ernmenttoolusedtoreerenceregulatorydocumentsoutsideotheactualregulations.Byusingincorporationbyreerenceregulatorsareabletomakeamendmentsinashortertimerame.AlthoughtheregularconsultativeprocessorregulatorychangewouldstillbeadheredtounderincorporationbyreerenceonceaconsensusisreachedchangecouldbeexpeditedbytheministerortheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencypresidentwithoutgoingthroughTreasuryBoardPrivyCouncilandCanadaGazettepublicationprocesses.Itisexpectedincorporationbyreerencewouldstream-linetheregulatoryprocessbyshavingyearsootheapprovalprocess.AthirdelementotheproposalwasasetomodeloperatingproceduresortherecommendingcommitteesthatmakenewvarietyregistrationrecommendationstoCFIA.Thesemodeloperatingproceduresareseenasguidelinesandarenotnecessarilyprescriptiveohowthecommitteesmustoperate.Theyarehoweverasetooperatingproceduresthatcouldstreamlinemanyotheprocessesrecommendingcommitteesroutinelyollow.CFIAandAAFCshouldbeapplaudedortheproposedchangesrelatedtoincorporationbyreerence.Iincorpo-rationbyreerencecanstreamlinetheregulatoryamend-mentapprovalprocessitwillbeachangewelcomedbyallstakeholders.AsanextremeexampleithadtakentheederalgovernmentaboutfveyearstomoveoilseedsoybeansromPart1toPart3otheexistingvarietyregistrationsystem.Ithatcanbetrimmedto15or18monthsoranyothercropkindswishingachangeintheirvarietyregistrationsystemrequirementskudostoCFIAandAAFC.ApplaudChangeCFIAshouldalsobeapplaudedortakingtheinitiativetodratmodeloperatingproceduresortherecommend-ingcommittees.Isomeothemodelprocedurescanbeadoptedandadaptedbyrecommendingcommitteesmorepredictabilityandresponsivenessshouldresult.Thisshouldalsoreducecriticismromsomestakeholdersthatrecommendingcommitteeproceduresarecumbersometimeconsumingandunpredictabledueinlargepartbywhatisconsideredsmallpoliticswithinthecommittees.WhereAAFCneedstoprovidemorerationaletotheirproposalisinregardtotheeliminationoPart2othecurrentvarietyregistrationsystem.Removinganypartotheexistingsystemtranslatesintoremovingexibility.ItisagiventhatPart2hadntbeenusedbutthesamecouldhavebeensaidaboutPart3atleastuptomid-2014.Theyhadnotbeenusedbecausetheregulatoryamendmentprocedurediscouragedvaluechainsromrequestingachangeinhowvarietiesotheircropkindareregistered.Ittooksoybeansfveyearsnotbecauseodisagreementwithinthevaluechainbutbecausetheregulatoryamendmentprocesswasunresponsive.Maybethesamesituationprecludedanyvaluechainromsug-gestingamovetoPart2.NooneseemstooterriblydisappointedPart2willbeeliminated.Howeveritshouldberecognizedthatitsareductioninoptionswhichtranslatestoareduc-tioninexibility.Whycouldnttheindustrybegiventheopportunitytotestthewaterswithincorporationbyreerenceandmaybewitharesponsivesysteminplacedetermineorthemselvesisomecropkindswouldbeneftrompre-registrationperormancetestingwithoutmeritassessmentByDaleAdopheexecutivedirector ANINNOVATIVEALL-IN-ONESEEDTREATMENTFORWHEAT.NewNipsItSuitedeliverscompleteseedandseedlingprotectioninwheat.ItsEngineeredtoProtectplantgrowthandyieldfromthemostdamagingdiseaseandinsectpests.AndtheuniqueLockTighttechnologymakesNipsItSuiteeasytoapplyandenhancesseedflowconsistency.PutthebestprotectiononyourwheatcropwithnewNipsItSuite.Contactyourlocalretailerformoreinformation.Innovativesolutions.Businessmadeeasy.1.800.868.5444Nufarm.caAlwaysreadandfollowlabeldirections.NipsItEngineeredtoProtectandLockTightaretrademarksofValentU.S.A.Corporation.NipsItSuiteisregisteredonwheatspringwinterdurumwithregistrationpendingonbarleyandoats.40188-0115GWINTRODUCINGNIPSITSUITE 50APPLYFORCSAACSANNUAL500POST-SECONDARYSTUDENTGRANTCSAACTHESEALANDINSIGNIAoftheCommercialSeedAnalystsAssociationofCanadahasbeeninuseformorethan70yearsandcontinuestoberecognizedintheseedindustryasthesignofintegrityprofessionalismandqualityseedtesting.CSAACmembersproudlyusethesealontheirreportsofanalysis.Eachmemberreceivesitsownuniquesealnumberwhichverifiesthemembersdesignationandqualifications.CSAACistheonlybodythatpromotestheeducationandexpertiseofaccreditedseedanalystsinCanada.WeofferourmembersaccesstocontinuingeducationworkshopsacrossCanadaandprovideacommuni-cationlinkbetweentheCanadianseedindustryandregulatorybodies.CSAAChasanannualstudentgrantavailableintheamountof500forpost-secondarystudiesinthefieldofagricultureandplantsciencesatarecognizedCanadianinstitution.CSAACwishestoprovideanincentivetoencouragestudentstopursuedegreesrelatedtoagri-culturesoastopromotethedevelopmentofsufficientexpertiseintheagriculturalsectorforthefuture.ApplicationsforgrantwillbeacceptedthroughouttheyearhoweverthedeadlineisMay15forthefollowingfallterm.Noexceptionsareallowed.Ifnoapplicationsarereceivedbythattimetheawardwillnotbegivenfortheyear.Astudentisonlyeligibletoreceivetheawardonce.Tobeeligiblethestudentmustbeenrolledfull-timeataCanadianuniversityorcollege.Proofofenrollmentfromtheiruniversityorcollegemustaccompanytheapplication.ThestudentmustbeaCanadiancitizenorpermanentresidentofCanada.Acopyofthestudentsmostrecenttranscriptmustaccompanytheapplication.Academicachievementisnotadecision-makingcriteriahoweverthestudentmustprovetheyhavetheabilitytohandlethestudiestheyhaveundertaken.Thestudentcanbeinanyyearofstudy.Selectioncriteriawillbebasedonfull-timeenrollmentextracurricularactivitiesandanaccompanyingessay.Theessayshouldbeonetotwopages.ApplicantsareencouragedtowriteaboutwhythestudentfeelsthatheorsheshouldreceivethisgrantfromCSAAC.Thestudentspastandcurrentinvolvementintheagri-cultureindustryincludingthefamilyfarmandorseedtestingisabenefittothenomineeforasuccessfulapplication.ApplicationandfurtherinstructionsalongwithFrenchtranslationsareavailableonlineattheCSAACwebsitewww.seedanalysts.ca.IfyourequirefurtherassistanceorneedmoreinformationonservicesprovidedbyourCSAACmembersandhowtolocatetheminyourareaorforinformationonmembershipandjoiningourassocia-tioncontactusatCommercialSeedAnalystsAssociationofCanadaInc.CSAACBox208301RothesayStreetDouglasManitobaR0K0R0Canada.Wecanalsobereachedbyemailatcsaacexecutivedirectorgmail.com.Visitourwebsiteatwww.seedanalysts.ca.Studentsareencouragetoapplyfora500educationgrantbyMay15. 52INDUSTRYNEWSDesignedforseedprofessionalsIndustryNewsdeliverspeopleindustrybusinessandproductnewsyouneedtoknow.Submissionsarewelcome.Emailusatnewsissuesink.com.PEOPLENEWSBayerCropScienceCanadaInc.presidentandCEOKamelBeliaziwillassumetheroleofheadofseedsforEuropeMiddleEastandAfrica.BeliaziwillrelocatetoLyonFranceandbecomeamemberofthegloballeadershipteamforseedsandthemanagementteamofcropprotectioninEurope.Since2009BeliazihasledtheCanadianbusinessaspresidentandCEOandpreviouslyheldanumberofrolesthroughouthis24yearswiththecompany.AlDrivervice-presidentofmarketingandbusinessdevelopmentwillreplaceBeliaziaspresidentandCEOofBayerCropScienceCanadaInc.DriverwillreporttoJimBlomeheadofNorthAmericaforBayerCropScienceandwillremainlocatedinCalgaryAlta.TheCanolaCouncilofCanadaCCChasappointedBrianInnesastheitsnewvice-presidentofgovernmentrelations.InneswillleadthefullspectrumoftheCCCsgovernmentrelationsactivitiesincludingmarketaccessandregulatoryaffairs.InnesjoinedtheCCCin2011.AsmarketaccessmanagerInneshasconcentratedonmarketaccessandgovernmentrelationswithaspecialfocusoninternationaltradeandpesticide-relatedissuessuchaspollinatorhealth.SoyCanadahasnamedJimEversonasexecutivedirectorofthenewvaluechainassociation.JimsexperiencewiththegrainsandoilseedssectorandwithagriculturetradeandmarketaccessissueswillbeahugeassettoCanadassoybeansectorsaysMarkHustonSoyCanadaschair.SoyCanadawithJimsleadershipwillserveallparticipantsinthesoybeanvaluechainanddrivegrowthforthesector.ThenationalorganizationwhichwasannouncedinSeptemberbringstogetherallelementsoftheCanadiansoybeansectorincludingproducersprocessorscommodityandfood-gradeexportersandseedcompanies.FPGeneticshaspromotedDeniseSchmidttonationalsalesmanager.InhernewroleSchmidtisresponsibleforallsalesactivitieswithinFPGeneticsandallregionalterritorymanagersandcontractsalespersonnelwillreporttoher.InadditionSchmidtwillberesponsibleforthemanagementofallsalesagreementswithotherstakeholdersinFPGeneticsseedbusiness.AsamemberoftheseniormanagementteamSchmidtwillworkwiththeteamtodevelopandimplementtheaggressivegrowthstrategyofthecompany.InternationallyrecognizedMcGillUniversityplantscientistDonaldSmithwillheadthescienticadvisoryboardofInocucorTechnologiesInc.theMontreal-basedagbiotechcompanythatdevelopsbiologicalsoilseedandplantaccelerators.SmithandhiscolleaguesatMcGillhavebeentestingInocucorsbiologicalproductsandprocessesforagriculturesince2012saysDonaldMarvinInocucorpresidentandCEO.Hisunderstandingofthepotentialimpactofourtechnologyintheagriculturalmarketmakeshimtheperfectchoicetoleadouradvisoryboard.SmithwillhelpassembleplantscientistsagronomistsandagricultureindustryleaderstoadviseInocucorsscienticteamasitcontinuestocommercializethecompanystechnologyformainstreamproductionagriculture.PRODUCTNEWSTheCanadiangovernmentinvests1.9milliontotheCanadianMaltingBarleyTechnicalCentreCMBTC.CMBTCwillprovidetechnicaltrainingandproblemsolvingtostakeholdersaswellasdirectsalessupporttointernationalcustomers.CMBTCwillworktoensurenewvarietiesmeetinternationalcustomersneeds.Canadasmaltingbarleyindustryisagloballeaderforthevalue-addedservicesthatweprovidesaysPeterWattsCMBTCmanagingdirectoranddirectorofbrewing.Thefundingforthisprojectwillhelpprovidetechnicalsupporttomaintainexistingmarketshareandgenerategrowthinexpandingmarkets.Twonewhigh-performancehybridvarietieshavebeenaddedtoBASFsCleareldProductionSystemforcanolaforthe2015growingseason.ThenewhybridsPioneerHybrid45H76andNexeraHybrid2020CLbothofferimprovedstandabilityhigheryieldpotentialandarenon-geneticallymodiedbecausetheyhavebeenbredthroughtraditionalmethods.ThesenewhybridsdemonstratethestronggeneticsavailableasapartoftheCleareldProductionSystemforcanolasaysDanielleEastmanCleareldbrandmanageratBASFCanada.CleanSeedCapitalGroupdeliversthenextgenerationinprecisionagriculturewithitsCX-6SmartSeederwhichcancustomizeseedandfertilizerrateswithineachrowinaeld.TheCX-6canmeteruptosixdifferentproductsrightaboveeachrowopenersaysColinRosengrenCleanSeedvice-presidentofagronomicpracticesandprotocols.ValentCanadaInc.hasappointedNufarmAgricultureInc.astheexclusivedistributorofNipsItseedtreatmentsforon-farmuseinCanada.NipsItInsideisaninsecticideseedtreatmentcontainingtheactiveingredientclothianidinprovidingwheatgrowersprotectionagainstkeyinsectsincludingwirewormsthroughcontactandsuper-systemicactivity.NipsItInsidestaysintheseedrootzonelongerduetoitslowerwatersolubility.NipsItSuiteisanall-in-oneseedtreatmentofferingcontainingthefungicidalactiveingredientsmetconazoleandmetalaxylandinsecticidalactiveingredientclothianidin.BayerCropScienceoffersanewtoolintheghtagainstdiseasewiththelaunchofStrategoPROabroad-spectrumfungicidewithtwomodesofactiontopreventandtreatawide JANUARY201553MonsantoCompanyisamemberofExcellenceThroughStewardshipETS.MonsantoproductsarecommercializedinaccordancewithETSProductLaunchStewardshipGuidanceandincompliancewithMonsantosPolicyorCommercializationoBiotechnology-DerivedPlantProductsinCommodityCrops.Commercializedproductshavebeenapprovedorimportintokeyexportmarketswithunctioningregulatorysystems.Anycropormaterialproducedromthisproductcanonlybeexportedtoorusedprocessedorsoldincountrieswhereallnecessaryregulatoryapprovalshavebeengranted.Itisaviolationonationalandinternationallawtomovematerialcontainingbiotechtraitsacrossboundariesintonationswhereimportisnotpermitted.Growersshouldtalktotheirgrainhandlerorproductpurchasertoconrmtheirbuyingpositionorthisproduct.ExcellenceThroughStewardshipisaregisteredtrademarkoExcellenceThroughStewardship.ALWAYSREADANDFOLLOWPESTICIDELABELDIRECTIONS.RoundupReadycropscontaingenesthatconertolerancetoglyphosatetheactiveingredientinRoundupbrandagriculturalherbicides.Roundupbrandagriculturalherbicideswillkillcropsthatarenottoleranttoglyphosate.AcceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorcanolacontainstheactiveingredientsdienoconazolemetalaxylMandSisomersfudioxonilandthiamethoxam.Acceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorsoybeansungicidesonlyisacombinationothreeseparateindividuallyregisteredproductswhichtogethercontaintheactiveingredientsfuxapyroxadpyraclostrobinandmetalaxyl.Acceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorsoybeansungicidesandinsecticideisacombinationoourseparateindividuallyregisteredproductswhichtogethercontaintheactiveingredientsfuxapyroxadpyraclostrobinmetalaxylandimidacloprid.Acceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorcornungicidesonlyisacombinationothreeseparateindividually-registeredproductswhichtogethercontaintheactiveingredientsmetalaxyltrifoxystrobinandipconazole.Acceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorcornungicidesandinsecticideisacombinationoourseparateindividually-registeredproductswhichtogethercontaintheactiveingredientsmetalaxyltrifoxystrobinipconazoleandclothianidin.AcceleronseedtreatmenttechnologyorcornwithPonchoVoTivoungicidesinsecticideandnematicideisacombinationoveseparateindividually-registeredproductswhichtogethercontaintheactiveingredientsmetalaxyltrifoxystrobinipconazoleclothianidinandBacillusrmusstrainI-5821.AcceleronAcceleronandDesignDEKALBandDesignDEKALBGenuityandDesignGenuityRIBCompleteandDesignRIBCompleteRoundupReady2TechnologyandDesignRoundupReady2YieldRoundupReadyRoundupTransorbRoundupWeatherMAXRoundupSmartStaxandDesignSmartStaxTransorbVTDoublePROandVTTriplePROaretrademarksoMonsantoTechnologyLLC.Usedunderlicense.LibertyLinkandtheWaterDropletDesignaretrademarksoBayer.Usedunderlicense.HerculexisaregisteredtrademarkoDowAgroSciencesLLC.Usedunderlicense.PonchoandVotivoaretrademarksoBayer.Usedunderlicense.Allothertrademarksarethepropertyotheirrespectiveowners.TraitStewardshipResponsibilitiesNoticetoFarmersrangeofdiseasesinwinterwheatandsoybeans.BayeralsointroducedDelaroanewbroad-spectrumfungicideforpulsesandsoybeanstobereleasedinWesternCanadafor2015.FPGeneticsoffersaxgrowersanewvarietytoplantin2015.AACBravowasdevelopedatAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaattheMordenResearchStationinManitoba.AACBravomaturesearlyandhasexcellentstrawstrength.Inadditionitsahighyieldingvarietywithdiseaseresistancetopowderymildewandfusariumwilt.FPGeneticshasalsoannouncedthatCDCPlentifulCWRSwillbeavailableforthe2015productionyear.DevelopedbytheCropDevelopmentCentreattheUniversityofSaskatchewanCDCPlentifulCWRShasexcellentqualityandproteinandbringsaddedtolerancetofusariumheadblightandotherleafdiseases.SyngentaCanadaInc.hasreceivedregistrationofFortenzaseedtreatmentanewseed-appliedinsecticideforearly-seasoncutwormcontrolthatcanbeusedinconjunctionwithfoliarproductsaspartofcanolagrowerscutwormmanagementstrategy.Fortenzacontainstheactiveingredientcyantraniliprolewhichbelongstothebisamidechemistrygroup.Thisisadifferentchemistrygroupfromthosefoundinmanyseedcareproducts.TheFortenzaandHelixVibrancecombinationincludesfourfungicidesandtwoinsecticides.Inadditiontothecontrolofeabeetlesandcutwormsthissolutionalsocontrolsawiderangeofsoil-bornediseasesincludingrhizoctoniapythiumandandfusarium.Fortenzaisonlyavailableforpurchaseonpre-treatedcanolaseed.SyngentaCanadaInc.haslaunchedCruiserVibranceQuattroseedtreatmentasolutionforwesternCanadiancerealgrowersdeliveringcontrolofabroadrangeofseed-andsoil-bornediseasesandinsectpests.CruiserVibranceQuattroistheSeedcaresolutionofchoiceforcerealgrowersfacedwithhard-to-controldiseaseandinsectpressuresaysNathanKlagesproductleadofSeedcarewithSyngentaCanada.BUSINESSNEWSBayerCropSciencehasunveilednewimprovementsofthelargestformulationllingandpackagingemulsiableconcentratefacilityinReginaSask.Bayerhasinvested6.5milliontoupgradethefacilitywithnewstate-of-the-artllandpacklinesdesignedtoincreasecapacityexibilityandefciencyforfuturegrowthopportunities.TheReginasiteis161000squarefeetcovering11.6acresproducing30millionlitresannuallyacross40productsincludingpackagingoftreatedseeds.Thefacilityemploysmorethan140full-timeandseasonalemployees.TheCanadianWheatBoardannouncedtheconstructionofitsfourthstate-of-the-artgrainelevatornearSt.AdolpheMan.Thenewelevatorwillfeature34000tonnesofstorageandisscheduledtoopeninearly2016.TheRedRiverValleyincludessomeofthemostfertilehigh-producinglandsonthePrairiessaysIanWhiteCWBpresidentandCEO.CWBislookingforwardtoputtingdownrootsinthecommunitywithanothermodernefcientandeasilyaccessibleelevator.Thefacilitywillfeaturea134-carlooptrackloadingrateofupto1600tonnesperhourandcleaningfacilitiesalongwithrailwayaccesstoitsThunderBayterminalaswellastowesternportsandU.S.andMexicandestinations.Constructionisscheduledtobegininmid-October.MANACanadahasrebrandedwithanewidentity.Themovecomesontheheelsoftheglobalre-brandingofMANACanadasparentcompanyMakhteshimAganIndustrieswhichtookplaceinApril2014.UntilnowMakhteshimAganssubsidiariesaroundtheworldincludingMANAoperatedunder26uniquelocalbrandnames.NowthatisreducedtooneuniedglobalbrandAdama.AdamasCanadianoperationlaunchedin2008withthreestaffandeightregisteredproducts.MostrecentlyitopenedanofceinWinnipegandnowoffersmorethan20products. 54FULLYACCREDITEDSEEDLABNO.1215EMPLOYEEOWNEDOPERATEDCALLUSTODAY1-866-980-8324infoseedcheck.netWWW.SEEDCHECK.NETHaveFaithinOurSeedTechnologists.PreparetoExpectWonders.LegumexWalkerInc.hasenteredintoalong-termstrategicalliancewithTheScoularCompanyanagriculturalmarketingcompanywithglobaltradingpartnersandoperationsacrossNorthAmerica.Thealliancecomprisestwokeyelements.FirstthecompanysPacicCoastCanolasubsidiaryandScoularhaveagreedtoenterintoalong-termarrangementinwhichScoularwillprocureallcanolaseedforprocessingatthePCCplantandwillmarketallofthecanolamealandoilproduced.SecondScoularwillinvest16.5milliontohelplinkScoularsmarketingandtransportationnetworkstoLegumexWalkersspecialtycropsbusiness.CanolaproductioncontractsareexpectedtoincreasewiththegoalofoptimizingthevolumeandproductmixatthePCCplantinWashington.Aspartofits80thanniversarycelebrationBrettYounghasopeneditsnewstate-of-the-arthigh-capacityseedtreatingandcoatingfacilityinWinnipegMan.ItnotonlyenablesustobetterservetheneedsofourexistingcustomersbutalsosupportsthelaunchofnewproductsandservicessaysCalvinSonntagCEOofBrettYoung.Withanannualcapacityofmorethan50millionpoundsofseedthenewfacilityfeaturesthelatestequipmentandprocesstechnologiestoapplyseedtreatmentsandbiologicalsaswellasnutrientandpolymercoatingstocanolaforageandturfseed.InocucorTechnologiesInc.andMcGillUniversityhavesignedaresearchandlicensingagreementtocoproduceanewclassofsustainablebio-stimulantproductsforlarge-scaleagriculturethathasthepotentialtoincreasecropyieldsbyatleast10to15percent.InocucorspatentedtechnologydevelopedatthecompanyslaboratorynearMontrealQue.isbasedontheemergingscienceofmicrobialconsortiaorgroupsofyeastandbacteriathatworktogethertosustainablyimprovesoilqualityandaccelerateplantgrowth.ThegoaloftheresearchcollaborationistoidentifyandharnessthepowerofInocucorsactivemicrobesforthedevelopmentofnewsustainablebio-stimulantsforcropssuchascanolacornsoybeansandwheat.INDUSTRYNEWSDuringthenextfouryearstheCanadianWheatAlliancealongwithKWSandSyngentaInc.willpartnertodevelophigh-qualitywheatbyimprovingexistingdoubledhaploidtechnologies.Thesemethodsexposeimmaturegrainstotreatmentsthatdoublethegeneticmaterialandreducethelengthofcropimprovementcycles.Thepartnerswillincreaseefciencytoproducefertiledoubledhaploidwheatplantscomparedtomoretraditionalmethods.Thepartnerswillalsoleveragethenewandmoreefcientdoubledhaploidtechnologyplatformintheirwheatbreedingprograms.ArecentstudywasconductedbyResearchandMarketstitledCanadaseedtreatmentmarketgrowthtrendsandforecastsbyapplicationareaandcroptypecornmaizesoybeanswheatricecanolacottonandothercrops2014-2020.AccordingtotheauthorstheCanadianmarketforseedtreatmentsisprojectedtoreachUS81.2millionby2020atacompoundannualgrowthrateCAGRof5.8percentfrom2014to2020.Whilechemicalagentsconstitutethelargestapplicationsegmentestimatedtoaccountforashareof94.5percentin2014demandforbiologicalagentsislikelytorecordthefastestCAGRatsevenpercent.Bycroptypedemandforseedtreatmentisthelargestincornmaizeestimated2014shareof32.6percentandfastestgrowingincanolasevenpercentCAGRfor2014-2020.TheCanadiangovernmentisproviding3millioninfundingtotheFlaxCouncilofCanadatoimprovethegeneticperformanceandagronomicsofax.TheinvestmentwillsupportthecontinuedresearchanddevelopmentofnewaxvarietiesthroughtheuseoftheRapidDevelopmentTraitSystemaregulatednon-geneticallymodiedconversionsystemthatcanproducenewtraitsinax.Inadditionagronomicbestmanagementpracticeswillbedevelopedtohelpfarmersachievehigheryields.UnderthisprojectAgricultureandAgri-FoodCanadaresearcherswillcollaboratewithindustryonanumberofactivitiesincludingresearchintodiseasemanagementseedqualityandgeneticresistancetoheatanddrought. JANUARY201555ContactusTodayAskforErickat800-992-2824ext111erickks-ka.comwww.krautersolutions.comYourSeedisinGoodHandsKrauterSolutionsClimate-ControlledStorageGrowthChambersNewRetrofttedSystemsOurpatent-pendingAnewstudyconductedbyAgInfomaticsLLCdocumentsthevalueofneonicotinoidstoagricultureaswellasresidentialandurbanlandscapesandthesignicantimplicationsiftheseproductswerenolongeravailable.ThestudyevaluatedseedtreatmentssoilandfoliarusesofneonicotinoidinsecticidesintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Researchincludedcropssuchascornsoybeanswheatcottonsorghumandcanolaandspecialtycropssuchascitrusvegetablesandgrapesplusturfornamentalandlandscapeuses.Researchresultsprovethatneonicotinoidsaddbillionsofdollarstotheeconomyandbenetentirecommunitiesnotjustindividualgrowers.Inadditionresearchshowsalossofneonicotinoidswouldforcegrowerstorelyonafewolderclassesofinsecticides.Acrossselectedcommoditycropsevaluatedthestudyfoundthateachpoundofneonicotinoidlostwouldbereplacedbynearlyvepoundsofolderinsecticides.TheWesternGrainsResearchFoundationhasreceivedaninvestmentof2.16milliontoaddressthecropsectorsneedforimprovedcropresearchanddevelopment.Theprojectaimstobetterunderstandtheinteractionsamongcropssoilsenvironmentandeconomicsandhowtogrowcropseffectivelyandprotablywhilerespectingtheenvironmentanditsbiodiversity.IndustryresearchersincollaborationwithAgricultureCanadawillfocusonseveralprioritiessuchasdevelopingcropmanagementstrategiesthatarebenecialtotheenvironmentandproducersandstudyinghowtocontrolfungaldiseasesthroughtimelyapplications.Otherresearchactivitieswilllookattheinteractionamongplantsandsoilmicroorganismsanddevelopwaystoimprovetheefciencyofcroppingsystemsthroughtheuseofdifferentinoculants.Researchersarealsoworkingtodevelopmobilephoneappswhichcanbeusedfortheintegratedpestmanagementofweedsinsectsanddiseases.FromaseedlendinglibrarytoaseedbankHalifaxNovaScotia-basedDalhousieUniversitysFacultyofAgricultureisbecomingtheregionshubforallthingsseed.AtlanticCanadasregionalseedbankinpartnershipwithSeedsofDiversityCanadaandtheBautaFamilyInitiativeonCanadianSeedSecuritypromotesconservationandadvancementofseedbiodiversityaccesstoseedandthepromotionofseedproductionunderecologicallysustainablepractices.OneoftheobjectivesofTheBautaFamilyInitiativeandSeedsofDiversityCanadaistoencourageappliedresearchaswellastrainingandeducationandpublicaccesstoseed.Theseedswillbeusedbyresearchersplantbreedersandfarmersandstoredoncampus.Theseedbankwillnotbeaccessibletothepublic.Insteadtrainedseedsaverswillberesponsibleformultiplyingtheseedwhichoftenincludesmoredifcultspecies.Whilethebankwonthostlargequantitiesofseedsthevarietywillbequitewidestartingwithstoring24varietiesof10differentcropsincludingtomatoesbeanspeppersandwheat.TheCanadiangovernmentisinvesting15millionintheCanadianInternationalGrainsInstituteCigitosupportmarketdevelopmenteffortsandsalesofCanadianeldcropsinglobalmarketsthroughcustomereducationandtraining.TheinvestmentwillsupportCigisongoingeffortstosharetechnicalandmarketknowledgewithcustomersaroundtheglobefurtherstrengtheningthecompetitiveadvantageforCanadianeldcrops.Thiswillbeachievedthroughtechnicalexchangesnewcropmissionseducationalprogramsforglobalclientsanddomestictraining.WesternGrainResearchFoundationWGRFplanstoinvestmorethan18milliondollarsintoeldcropresearchin2015.WGRFisthelargestproducerfunderofcropresearchinCanadasaysDaveSeftonWGRFboardchair.Cropresearchisvitalforthedevelopmentofnewfarmmanagementpracticesandimprovedcropvarieties.WGRFinvestsinresearchcoveringavarietyofeldcrops.Asproducersweshouldbeveryproudofthisinvestmentbecausewewillbetheoneswhobenetmostfromthisincreasedcommitmenttoresearch.WGRFcurrentlyco-fundsalongwith30organizationsonmorethan125researchprojectsworthmorethan22million. 56Thepastyearwasagreatyearorourindustryinmanywayshoweverweexpect2015tobetheyearwhenweseethefnalizationoanumberochangesthathavebeenintheworksoryearsinsomecases.Ipredictaveryexcitingyearwhichalsomeansayearulloopportunity.SpecifcallyIamreerringtothreeparticu-larchangesthatwillhaveasignifcantimpactonthecerealseedbusinessinCanada.TheseincludetheAgriculturalGrowthActBillC-18varietyregistrationandnewindustryorganizationsorthecerealssector.AgricultureGrowthActThisactcontainsanumberoimportantupdatestoregulationsthatwillhelpmodernizetheseedindustryandbringreormtoPlantBreedersRightsPBR.BillC-18sgreatestimpacttoCANTERRASEEDSandtheentireseedindustryvaluechainwillbemakingCanadacompliantwithUPOV91theInternationalUnionortheProtectionoNewVarietiesoPlantswhichwasadoptedbytheUPOVConventionin1991.CurrentlyCanadaconormstoamucholderPlantBreedersRightslegislationUPOV78.ThenewerregulationsinUPOV91willputCanadaonparwiththerestotheworld.UPOV91willprovideorenhancedPBRandisexpectedtoencouragethereleaseonewvarietiesandincreaseinvestmentinplantbreedinginCanada.IncreasedeortsbyCanadianbreederswillhaveasigniicantimpactwhilethenewPBRwillalsogivegreaterconfdencetointernationalbreedersthattheirmaterialwillbeprotectedinourcountry.Byensuringthatbreedersarecompensatedortheuseotheirintellectualpropertywewillseetherapidreleaseonewvarietieswithimprovedyieldsdiseaseresistanceandothertraits.OnceUPOV91isratifedinBillC-18Iexpecttoseeannouncementsromtheprivateandpublicplantbreedingandseedcommunitiesaboutcloseralignmentspartnershipsandundingarrangements.Ultimatelyarmersaregoingtobethebenefciariesothisenhancedundingenvironmentthroughthereleaseoimprovedvarieties.ChangetoContinueinto2015VarietyRegistrationThevarietyregistrationsysteminCanadaisundergoingreviewandchange.Forcerealcropsthecurrentsystemrequiresmultipleyearsotestingandreviewomeritequaltoorbetterthanestablishedcheckvarietiesbyexpertcommitteesspanningtheindustry.CANTERRASEEDShasengagedinthevarietyregistrationreviewprocessandcontributedtotheproposedchangesthatarenowonthetable.Whileitisexpectedthatcerealswillstillrequiremultipleyearsotestingandmeritassessmenttheproposedchangeswillensureourindustrywillgainamodernizedcropvarietyregistrationsystemthatprovidesbalancedvaluechainrepresentationandstreamlinedandtransparentmeritcriteria.OnceUPOV91isratifedandthevarietyregistrationsystemmodernizedtheindustrycanandwillmoveveryquicklytopartnerprivateandpublicsectoreortswithadditionalandmuchneededinvestments.IncreasedinvestmentswillensureCanadianarmershaveaccesstothebestgeneticimprovementsallwithinanimprovedsystemthatminimizesthedelayoburdensomebureaucraticprocesses.NewCerealsIndustryOrganizationsWiththeremovalotheCanadianWheatBoardmonopolyitwasevidenttoCANTERRASEEDSandourindustrypeersthatneworganizationswouldbeneededtoassumeandurtherthegoodworkthattheCWBhaddoneorwheatandbarleymarketdevelopmentandpromotion.CerealsCanadawasconceivedandcametoruitionin2014andIamcurrentlythevice-chair.RepresentingthecerealsvaluechainCerealsCanadawillcreateopportunitiesorourindustrytocontinuetogrowandremainproftable.CANTERRASEEDSenvisionsauturewhereweseegreaterdiversifcationinWesternCanadawiththeinclusionocropssuchascornandsoybeansbutonewherewheatremainsadominantcrop.Withoutdoubt2015isshapinguptobeayearlikenoother.IspeakorCANTERRASEEDSwhenIsaythatbutImsureotherseedcompanieswouldechothissamesentiment.Itsaantastictimetobeinagricultureandespeciallyintheseedbusiness.DavidHansenCANTERRASEEDSpresidentandCEO POLYMERSCOLORANTSSeedcoatingpolymersthatprovideasmoothevencoveragekeepingyourprotswiththeseednotinthebag.ManycoloroeringsaswellasUNICOATNUDEwhichgivesthecoatedproductanaturalseedappearance.Customblendingproductsforspecializedcustomerrequirements.SystemsEquipmentOver30yearsofexperiencewithequipmentdesignmanufacturingandinstallationoneverycontinentontheglobe.Wehavedoneevery-thingfromthesmallestlaboratorysystemtocompletelarge-scaleseedcoatingplants.DaveWaldoc503-507-3499.p503-838-6568edaveuniversalcoating.netwww.ucoatsystems.com3150CCSRotaryCoatingSystemUNICOATCoveringYourSeedCoatingNeeds.AdvancedBaggingSystemsDealerforSuperabsorbentpolymerallowstheseedlingtosurviveforlongerperiodsbetweenwaterapplicationevents.Thiscoatingprovidesasmoothevencoatsignicantlyreducingdusto.