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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...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 3: Why Purity is the First Step in Seed Quality

We continue our virtual tour of how an ISTA-accredited lab functions! If you haven't viewed them yet, watch Part 1 and Part 2. Purity testing...

Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Plant Analysis

A quick visit to look at a farmer’s field turned out to be very worthwhile. An agronomist I am not, but an analyst I...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 2: An Inside Look at a Key Seed Test

It’s the basic yet most fundamental test that is conducted under optimum conditions. A germination test gives you the number of seedlings that are...

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...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 3: Why Purity is the First Step in Seed Quality

We continue our virtual tour of how an ISTA-accredited lab functions! If you haven't viewed them yet, watch Part 1 and Part 2. Purity testing...

Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Plant Analysis

A quick visit to look at a farmer’s field turned out to be very worthwhile. An agronomist I am not, but an analyst I...

Virtual Lab Tour Part 2: An Inside Look at a Key Seed Test

It’s the basic yet most fundamental test that is conducted under optimum conditions. A germination test gives you the number of seedlings that are...

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