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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...

Want to Combat Fusarium? Know How it Affects Your Seed

In the fight against Fusarium, information is your best weapon. Let’s manage it! is the new campaign launched by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions...

Why Masks are a Symbol of Resiliency

Normally masks are viewed as bad or scary. We associate them with bank robbers and Halloween costumes. We generally don’t think of them as...

53 Hours and 5 Airports: What I Learned Getting Home During a Pandemic

It was only a handful of weeks ago that I found myself and some staff members trying to get out of South America as...

How is Your Seed Holding Up?

In 2012, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant from a 32,000-year-old seed. It had been buried by an Ice...

No, Your Seed Has Not Gone to Sleep

Dormancy. It’s a loaded word in the seed world. People often think dormant seed is simply asleep, waiting to come out of hibernation, like a...

Recognizing Loyalty and Long-Term Service Within a Corporation

We recently celebrated 30 years in the agricultural business. It was truly a great honour to  celebrate this milestone and know that we have...

A DNA Test is Your Best Weapon Against Fusarium

In movies, the police always do DNA tests to identify their suspect. It works every time, of course, and by the end they have...

The Great Manitoba Soybean Panic

Soybeans in Manitoba really went through the ringer this year. Growers planted their crop, only to be hit by a drought. Two weeks after...

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...

Want to Combat Fusarium? Know How it Affects Your Seed

In the fight against Fusarium, information is your best weapon. Let’s manage it! is the new campaign launched by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions...

Why Masks are a Symbol of Resiliency

Normally masks are viewed as bad or scary. We associate them with bank robbers and Halloween costumes. We generally don’t think of them as...

53 Hours and 5 Airports: What I Learned Getting Home During a Pandemic

It was only a handful of weeks ago that I found myself and some staff members trying to get out of South America as...

How is Your Seed Holding Up?

In 2012, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant from a 32,000-year-old seed. It had been buried by an Ice...

No, Your Seed Has Not Gone to Sleep

Dormancy. It’s a loaded word in the seed world. People often think dormant seed is simply asleep, waiting to come out of hibernation, like a...

Recognizing Loyalty and Long-Term Service Within a Corporation

We recently celebrated 30 years in the agricultural business. It was truly a great honour to  celebrate this milestone and know that we have...

A DNA Test is Your Best Weapon Against Fusarium

In movies, the police always do DNA tests to identify their suspect. It works every time, of course, and by the end they have...

The Great Manitoba Soybean Panic

Soybeans in Manitoba really went through the ringer this year. Growers planted their crop, only to be hit by a drought. Two weeks after...

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