Julie Deering

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New Protocols for Seed Treatment Stewardship CropLife Canada implements new protocols for seed treatment stewardship. During the past several years, seed treatments have come under increased scrutiny from the pollinator community and other group…

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Framework to measure sustainability follows value chain back to seed. Sustainability is the buzz word on the street and has been for several years. Consumers want to know their food is sustainably produced and that’s one of the primary reasons…

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New research shows that the use of deflectors on planters helps to reduce pollinator exposure to dust from treated seed. With the goal of protecting pollinators from seed treatment dust during planting, seed companies and farmers are interested …

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New investment model seeks to increase innovation. A new model is under discussion by Canada’s cereals sector. The intention: to significantly increase investment for wheat and barley varietal development, allowing these crop to compete with c…

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Measurement Canada amended its Weights and Measures Act, requiring scales used in the commercial sale of seed to be re-inspected every two years. As of August seed laboratories and companies must follow new regulations set forth by Measurement C…

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Even though they actually offer a number of benefits to farmers and the environment, seed treatments have been given a black eye during the past few years. Germination spotlights the truth about seed treatments. Seed treatments have been around …

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Made Just for You Innovations in technology lead to “prescription food.” Discover what this could mean for agriculture and the seed industry. In the world of agriculture, the word “innovation” is closely aligned with seed. Canada is know…

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

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

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