Seeds Canada Discussions are Still Moving Forward, CSTA President Says

Ellen Sparry, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and a candidate for the inaugural Seeds Canada board of directors, says a national seed...

Anthony Parker is Looking for Your Help

On this week's podcast we chat with Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) Commissioner Anthony Parker of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He's looking for people...

Big Things are Happening in Hemp

The first high-CBD variety of hemp designed for grain production in Canada has been unveiled. New West Genetics and Tritium 3H (T3H) have signed...

Ellen Sparry is Very Likely the Last CSTA President

Marc Zienkiewicz chats with newly-appointed Canadian Seed Trade Association president Ellen Sparry on very likely being the last CSTA president and what the future...

Jonathan Nyborg Thinks You Should Hear the Words of Robert Frost

At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem "The Road...

An SVUA Pilot Program Update

The Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA) has launched a pilot program to test how the Seed Variety Use Agreement (SVUA) will work in the real world. We speak to those in the know about the program and what we’ve learned so far.

How Rale Gjuric is Reviving an Old Crop

Haplotech founder Rale Gjuric talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about the groundbreaking work the company is doing in hemp, which will help advance breeding programs and help usher in a new era for the long-neglected crop.

Why Gil Ronen Picked Canada as a Place to Innovate

Dr. Gil Ronen, CEO and co-founder of the Israel-based NRGene, talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about why the genomics AI company is choosing Saskatchewan for its Canadian head office as announced last week.