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Seed Testing Critical to Ensuring Good Cereal Seed Performance in 2022

We’ve seen two phenomena play out in 2021 as far as weather goes: inadequate precipitation causing drought and extended heat stress. Combined, these two stressors...

Why our Novel Traits Legislation Must Protect Export Markets

Earlier this year, Health Canada initiated a public consultation concerning Canada’s novel food regulations. As a working science professional actively involved and well-versed in...

How a Schooling Experiment Helped us Think of New Ways to Engage Youth

At the end of the month, our students will be finished their time at the school we set up in our Nisku, Alta., headquarters...

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,...

Seed Testing Critical to Ensuring Good Cereal Seed Performance in 2022

We’ve seen two phenomena play out in 2021 as far as weather goes: inadequate precipitation causing drought and extended heat stress. Combined, these two stressors...

Why our Novel Traits Legislation Must Protect Export Markets

Earlier this year, Health Canada initiated a public consultation concerning Canada’s novel food regulations. As a working science professional actively involved and well-versed in...

How a Schooling Experiment Helped us Think of New Ways to Engage Youth

At the end of the month, our students will be finished their time at the school we set up in our Nisku, Alta., headquarters...

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,...

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