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The Spornado Spore Catcher is a Valuable Weapon in the Fusarium Fight

Maps and forecasts are one thing, but there’s no substitute to absolutely knowing if the risk of fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum) is present in...

Seed Testing is the Best Tool we Have for Painting an Accurate Picture of Fusarium

It’s been nearly a year since Alberta changed its regulations regarding Fusarium graminearum (FHB), eliminating its zero-tolerance policy. Over the years, the prevalence and geographic distribution of Fusarium...

Leaving Chile During its Third Wave a Bittersweet Experience

In one week, my team and I will depart Chile to return to Canada. As essential agricultural workers, we’ll be permitted back into our...

Despite COVID, Contra-Season Seed Testing Goes On

As I write this, I am currently in Chile with two of our other team members — Ioana Stroe and Joel Wenaus — doing...

Right Now, the Challenges of Travelling are Many

I’m just a couple weeks away from leaving for Chile. The last time I was there, my team and I were leaving the country...

Fare Thee Well to CSAAC and a Happy Hello to Seeds Canada

As a member of the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC), it’s a bittersweet occasion for me to say goodbye to an association...

The Need for a Global Seed Testing Standard is Paramount

This will be the first time ever that we might not be able to help perform important work in Chile this spring. Right now,...

What is the Future of the Trade Show?

I have attended the agricultural trade shows in Western and central Canada for over 30 years. I always get a lot out of them....

Why we Turned our Boardroom into an Elementary School

Never in my wildest dreams did I think our lab would become an elementary school. Here in Alberta we recently had 16 schools experience outbreaks...

Seed Analysts are Helping Guide our Future

As I write this, I am taking a brief break from crop inspecting. It’s hard work physically, but in many ways has become easier...

The Spornado Spore Catcher is a Valuable Weapon in the Fusarium Fight

Maps and forecasts are one thing, but there’s no substitute to absolutely knowing if the risk of fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum) is present in...

Seed Testing is the Best Tool we Have for Painting an Accurate Picture of Fusarium

It’s been nearly a year since Alberta changed its regulations regarding Fusarium graminearum (FHB), eliminating its zero-tolerance policy. Over the years, the prevalence and geographic distribution of Fusarium...

Leaving Chile During its Third Wave a Bittersweet Experience

In one week, my team and I will depart Chile to return to Canada. As essential agricultural workers, we’ll be permitted back into our...

Despite COVID, Contra-Season Seed Testing Goes On

As I write this, I am currently in Chile with two of our other team members — Ioana Stroe and Joel Wenaus — doing...

Right Now, the Challenges of Travelling are Many

I’m just a couple weeks away from leaving for Chile. The last time I was there, my team and I were leaving the country...

Fare Thee Well to CSAAC and a Happy Hello to Seeds Canada

As a member of the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC), it’s a bittersweet occasion for me to say goodbye to an association...

The Need for a Global Seed Testing Standard is Paramount

This will be the first time ever that we might not be able to help perform important work in Chile this spring. Right now,...

What is the Future of the Trade Show?

I have attended the agricultural trade shows in Western and central Canada for over 30 years. I always get a lot out of them....

Why we Turned our Boardroom into an Elementary School

Never in my wildest dreams did I think our lab would become an elementary school. Here in Alberta we recently had 16 schools experience outbreaks...

Seed Analysts are Helping Guide our Future

As I write this, I am taking a brief break from crop inspecting. It’s hard work physically, but in many ways has become easier...

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