July 2013

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Bees and Crop Protection: How Both are Vital to Canadian Agriculture As members of the crop protection industry, we understand the importance of pollinators and crop protection products to agriculture. For others, it’s not always easy to see how th…

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People News Maizex Seeds has promoted two key team members, Ron Hathaway and Shane Jantzi. As the company’s new director of marketing, Hathway will focus on increasing the Maizex brand’s footprint by improving distribution and market coverage. Ja…

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CSTA The Certified Seed Advantage It starts with the seed. Every bag of certified seed you plant is an investment in you, the Canadian farmer. That’s because when you choose certified seed, you’re not just getting a proven, quality product — yo…

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PROVINCIAL AARD Barley to be Contracted for Malt Canterra Seeds and Canada Malting have announced that Alberta-bred Bentley barley will be contracted for malt purposes. This is the first malt barley bred by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development t…

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An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From significant investment in plant breeding and infrastructure in Russia to China’s outlook on the pepper seed market. STATUS RUSSIARussia’s seed industry is currently going through hard times a…

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CSGA Award Winners Robertson Associate Awards Louis-Marie Gagnon took the helm of the family farm in 1966 after completing his business studies. The farm operation was diversified — from dairy to hay, grain and potato farming. Eventually, Gagnon ex…

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Since the first biotechnology events came off-patent in Canada in 2011, has the seed industry been doing a good job of educating growers on contract obligations? The first of the commercial biotechnology events went off-patent and became “gene…