Canadian Seed Trade Association

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Seeds Under Attack Germination puts rumours about the seed industry to rest. Canada’s seed industry provides employment for more than 14,000 people and contributes approximately $5.6 billion to the Canadian economy, according to the Canadian S…

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An Industry Under Pressure I was honoured to accept the president’s gavel at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Seed Trade Association. I look forward to working with a truly exceptional board of directors and a committed and engaged membershi…

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CSTA Bee Health Remains a Priority We all have a vested interest in the health and well-being of pollinators, as they are critical for the production of many crops and the overall success and health of the Canadian agricultural industry. Mitigating r…

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

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

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Research Funds Hinge on Collaboration The seed industry faces a number of issues. We can point to Bill C-18, developing a value capture model in cereals, low-level presence, mycotoxins and unrestricted trade. These are all important issues that deser…

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CSAAC CSAAC Recognizes Outstanding Seed Analysts To best Honour members of the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada who promote exceptional leadership and professionalism, the association established the Outstanding Achievement Award. The f…

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Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and Canadian Seed Trade Association Achievement Awards CSGA Award Winners Robertson Associate Awards Rodney AltwasserAfter returning home in 1968 to the family farm near Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Altwasswer …

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Is there one ideal variety registration model that every country should adopt? Variety registration is not a one-size-fits-all scenario but there are certain characteristics that every variety registration system should have — flexibility and a mar…

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It’s more than a job. For Ron DePauw, breeding wheat and playing a role in the creation of a safe, wholesome and affordable food supply is a passion — some might even say a way of life. When others said it couldn’t be done, Agriculture and…