Germination Podcast https://germination.ca The Voice of the Canadian Seed Industry Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:18:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Voice of the Canadian Seed Industry Germination Podcast clean Germination Podcast kdratowany@issuesink.com kdratowany@issuesink.com (Germination Podcast) Germination Podcast Germination Podcast http://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Germination_Podcast-943.jpg https://germination.ca Miss Today’s Webinar? No Worries! Watch it Now and Get Informed on Fusarium https://germination.ca/miss-todays-webinar-no-worries-watch-it-now-and-get-informed-on-fusarium/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:46:32 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=14140 https://germination.ca/miss-todays-webinar-no-worries-watch-it-now-and-get-informed-on-fusarium/#respond https://germination.ca/miss-todays-webinar-no-worries-watch-it-now-and-get-informed-on-fusarium/feed/ 0 <!-- Featured Video Plus v2.3.3 --> <div class="featured-video-plus post-thumbnail fvp-responsive fvp-youtube fvp-center"><iframe title="Germination Retail Roundtable Webinar — Developing a Fusarium Management Plan" width="300" height="169" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n3zv7OwrECY?width=300&height=300&autoplay&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fgermination.ca" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <img class="fvp-onload" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/plugins/featured-video-plus/img/playicon.png" alt="Featured Video Play Icon" onload="(function() {('initFeaturedVideoPlus' in this) && ('function' === typeof initFeaturedVideoPlus) && initFeaturedVideoPlus();})();" /><p>We thought it as good a time as any to bring you the latest on the fusarium situation in Canada and how you can go about proactively dealing with the problem and ensuring you are protected and know what management strategies are available.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/miss-todays-webinar-no-worries-watch-it-now-and-get-informed-on-fusarium/">Miss Today’s Webinar? No Worries! Watch it Now and Get Informed on Fusarium</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>
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The Alberta government recently announced it was removing its fusarium restrictions, bringing its regulations in line with other provinces. We thought it as good a time as any to bring you the latest on the fusarium situation in Canada and how you can go about proactively dealing with the problem and ensuring you are protected and know what management strategies are available.

You will learn:

  • How fusarium can affect your seed
  • What the latest research says about how the pathogen functions
  • What management strategies can be used to prevent and combat fusarium How careful seed variety selection can play a role in a solid fusarium prevention/management plan

SPEAKERS:

  • Trent Whiting, Alberta and British Columbia Marketing Rep, SeCan
  • Kelly Turkington, Research Scientist, AAFC Alberta
  • Samiya Fatima, Plant Disease Diagnostician, 20/20 Seed Labs

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We thought it as good a time as any to bring you the latest on the fusarium situation in Canada and how you can go about proactively dealing with the problem and ensuring you are protected and know what management strategies are available. You will learn:

* How fusarium can affect your seed
* What the latest research says about how the pathogen functions
* What management strategies can be used to prevent and combat fusarium How careful seed variety selection can play a role in a solid fusarium prevention/management plan

SPEAKERS:

* Trent Whiting, Alberta and British Columbia Marketing Rep, SeCan
* Kelly Turkington, Research Scientist, AAFC Alberta
* Samiya Fatima, Plant Disease Diagnostician, 20/20 Seed Labs

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Seeds Canada Discussions are Still Moving Forward, CSTA President Says https://germination.ca/seeds-canada-discussions-are-still-moving-forward-csta-president-says/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:35:44 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=14123 https://germination.ca/seeds-canada-discussions-are-still-moving-forward-csta-president-says/#respond https://germination.ca/seeds-canada-discussions-are-still-moving-forward-csta-president-says/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="225" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-300x225.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-300x225.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-150x113.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-768x576.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-696x522.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-1068x801.jpg 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-560x420.jpg 560w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-80x60.jpg 80w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-265x198.jpg 265w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/road-259815_1280-197x148.jpg 197w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>Ellen Sparry, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and a candidate for the inaugural Seeds Canada board of directors, says a national seed organization is likely still moving forward, albeit without the participation of the Canadian Seed Grower’s Association. Last month, CSGA members voted down a proposal to amalgamate with the industry’s other seed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/seeds-canada-discussions-are-still-moving-forward-csta-president-says/">Seeds Canada Discussions are Still Moving Forward, CSTA President Says</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

Ellen Sparry, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and a candidate for the inaugural Seeds Canada board of directors, says a national seed organization is likely still moving forward, albeit without the participation of the Canadian Seed Grower’s Association. Last month, CSGA members voted down a proposal to amalgamate with the industry’s other seed associations to form Seeds Canada.

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Ellen Sparry, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and a candidate for the inaugural Seeds Canada board of directors, says a national seed organization is likely still moving forward, albeit without the participation of the Canadian Seed Gr... Ellen Sparry, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association and a candidate for the inaugural Seeds Canada board of directors, says a national seed organization is likely still moving forward, albeit without the participation of the Canadian Seed Grower’s Association. Last month, CSGA members voted down a proposal to amalgamate with the industry’s other seed associations to form Seeds Canada.
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Anthony Parker is Looking for Your Help https://germination.ca/pbr-committee/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:41:54 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=14066 https://germination.ca/pbr-committee/#respond https://germination.ca/pbr-committee/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="261" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-300x261.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-300x261.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-150x131.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-768x668.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-1536x1337.jpg 1536w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-696x606.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-1068x929.jpg 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-483x420.jpg 483w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-534x462.jpg 534w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/volunteer-1550328_1920-170x148.jpg 170w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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 to join the CFIA’s PBR Advisory Committee to help guide the future of PBR policy in Canada. Have questions? Email anthony.parker@canada.ca. For an application form visit https://www.inspection.gc.ca/plant-varieties/plant-breeders-rights/notice-of-appointment/eng/1597428833063/1597428833516.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/pbr-committee/">Anthony Parker is Looking for Your Help</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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 to join the CFIA’s PBR Advisory Committee to help guide the future of PBR policy in Canada.

Have questions? Email anthony.parker@canada.ca. For an application form visit https://www.inspection.gc.ca/plant-varieties/plant-breeders-rights/notice-of-appointment/eng/1597428833063/1597428833516.

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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 to join the CFIA’s PBR Advisory Committee to help guide the future of PBR policy in Canada. 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 to join the CFIA’s PBR Advisory Committee to help guide the future of PBR policy in Canada.
Have questions? Email anthony.parker@canada.ca. For an application form visit https://www.inspection.gc.ca/plant-varieties/plant-breeders-rights/notice-of-appointment/eng/1597428833063/1597428833516.
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Germination Podcast 6:37
Big Things are Happening in Hemp https://germination.ca/big-things-are-happening-in-hemp/ Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:40:42 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13916 https://germination.ca/big-things-are-happening-in-hemp/#respond https://germination.ca/big-things-are-happening-in-hemp/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="223" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-300x223.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-300x223.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-150x112.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-768x571.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-696x518.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-564x420.jpg 564w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-80x60.jpg 80w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-265x198.jpg 265w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020-199x148.jpg 199w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Germ_Podcast_SocialMediaGraphic_COVID16_Aug2020.jpg 844w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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 an exclusive license agreement for distribution of Certified NWG2730 ABOUND hemp seed in Canada. At the same time, Health Canada has approved Cherry Blossom F1, the first high-CBD feminized hemp hybrid […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/big-things-are-happening-in-hemp/">Big Things are Happening in Hemp</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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 an exclusive license agreement for distribution of Certified NWG2730 ABOUND hemp seed in Canada. At the same time, Health Canada has approved Cherry Blossom F1, the first high-CBD feminized hemp hybrid approved in Canada and added to the official List of Approved Cultivars.

We chat with Scott Horner, president of Alberta hemp seed company Tritium 3H, about why the news is significant for the world of hemp in Canada.

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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 an exclusive license agreement for distribution of Certified NWG2730 ABOUND hemp seed in Canada. 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 an exclusive license agreement for distribution of Certified NWG2730 ABOUND hemp seed in Canada. At the same time, Health Canada has approved Cherry Blossom F1, the first high-CBD feminized hemp hybrid approved in Canada and added to the official List of Approved Cultivars.
We chat with Scott Horner, president of Alberta hemp seed company Tritium 3H, about why the news is significant for the world of hemp in Canada.
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Germination Podcast 7:53
NAPB’s 10th Annual Meeting to be its “Most Accessible” Ever https://germination.ca/napbs-10th-annual-meeting-to-be-its-most-accessible-ever/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:13:33 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13661 https://germination.ca/napbs-10th-annual-meeting-to-be-its-most-accessible-ever/#respond https://germination.ca/napbs-10th-annual-meeting-to-be-its-most-accessible-ever/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="208" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-300x208.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-300x208.png 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280.png 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-150x104.png 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-768x533.png 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-218x150.png 218w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-696x483.png 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-1068x742.png 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-605x420.png 605w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-100x70.png 100w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/video-conference-5231284_1280-213x148.png 213w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>The 2020 annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders is going virtual. It is the 10th annual meeting of the NAPB and was supposed to have physically taken place in Lincoln, Nebraska. “We would have loved to have people come to Lincoln for this event, but obviously going virtual would be best for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/napbs-10th-annual-meeting-to-be-its-most-accessible-ever/">NAPB’s 10th Annual Meeting to be its “Most Accessible” Ever</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>
Hear Stephen Baenziger and Peggy Ozias-Akins on this week’s podcast below.

The 2020 annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders is going virtual. It is the 10th annual meeting of the NAPB and was supposed to have physically taken place in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“We would have loved to have people come to Lincoln for this event, but obviously going virtual would be best for all involved,” says Stephen Baenziger, wheat breeder and hosting committee chair.

The virtual event will take place Aug. 16-20 with the talks given mainly in mid-morning to mid-afternoon. This change will allow for presentations to be more time zone friendly for synchronous viewing by North and South American attendees.

“The virtual meeting will include all of the ‘normal’ aspects of our annual meeting like talks, but will also include virtual posters, chat rooms, exhibit halls, and networking rooms,” Baenziger adds.

Given the uncertainties of instructional formats for the fall semester, all talks will be recorded to be accessed on-demand by registered participants during the meeting and after the meeting, most likely for up to one year.

Registration fees are being reduced to ensure that every participant gets the maximum value for their money. NAPB member graduate students can register for $50 and non-member graduate students can register for $100.

For NAPB members the registration fee is $250. For non-members, the fee is $350.

The event will begin Aug. 16 with a grad student workshop and soft skills workshop. Talks will start the next day with a session on innovation in plant breeding education, featuring Rich Horsely of North Dakota State University and Brandon Wardyn, corn breeder and zone lead for Corteva Agriscience. It will be followed by a series of speakers on the topic of gene editing opportunities within the current global regulatory landscape, which includes Getu Beyene Duguma of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center speaking on the topic of using gene editing to enhance the speed of crop improvement in developing countries.

The following day will include a session on horticulture, tree and turf breeding (featuring Ismail Dweikat of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on the topic of hemp breeding), followed by an afternoon session on breeding for quality traits, which includes a talk on the 2020 vision for improved nutritional quality of wheat given by Mary Guttieri, research geneticist for the USDA-ARS Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit in Kansas.

The July 19 morning sessions include talks on big data, phenotyping & genomic selection, plus innovations from animal science breeding. In the afternoon, sessions on plant root and leaf microbiomes abiotic/biotic stress will be offered (including a talk on recent changes at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture given by NIFA Deputy Director Parag Chitnis).

The final day will consist of talks in regard to corn breeding and its history. The event will close with a talk on corn breeding and the path to 600 bu/a given by 2019 NAPB award winner Luis Verde, maize product development director for Latin America and Global Sorghum Lead at Corteva Agriscience.

“We’re doing everything we can to keep the virtual meeting as similar as possible to an in-person event,” Baenziger adds. Virtual tours of Lincoln are included that show off the state capital’s fascinating history including its capital building, museums, and Nine-Mile Prairie (a remnant of the tall grass prairie as it was before the plow).

Last year’s NAPB meeting in Pine Mountain, Georgia, attracted a record crowd of over 400. Baenziger says he hopes for even higher numbers this year given the fact that virtual events can be more convenient and affordable for people to attend. He adds that even once the pandemic is over, having a virtual component to the annual meeting could pay dividends.

“We think if we’re successful with this virtual meeting, having some sort of blended meeting in the future might be helpful. For example, last year’s meeting was held during the first week of classes at my university. Having some sort of virtual component could be helpful for people who can’t come.”

For info and to register for this year’s virtual NAPB meeting, visit napb2020.unl.edu.

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The 2020 annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders is going virtual. It is the 10th annual meeting of the NAPB and was supposed to have physically taken place in Lincoln, Nebraska. “We would have loved to have people come to Lincoln ... “We would have loved to have people come to Lincoln for this event, but obviously going virtual would be best for all involved,” says Stephen Baenziger, wheat breeder and hosting committee chair.
The virtual event will take place Aug. 16-20 with the talks given mainly in mid-morning to mid-afternoon. This change will allow for presentations to be more time zone friendly for synchronous viewing by North and South American attendees.
“The virtual meeting will include all of the ‘normal’ aspects of our annual meeting like talks, but will also include virtual posters, chat rooms, exhibit halls, and networking rooms,” Baenziger adds.
Given the uncertainties of instructional formats for the fall semester, all talks will be recorded to be accessed on-demand by registered participants during the meeting and after the meeting, most likely for up to one year.
Registration fees are being reduced to ensure that every participant gets the maximum value for their money. NAPB member graduate students can register for $50 and non-member graduate students can register for $100.
For NAPB members the registration fee is $250. For non-members, the fee is $350.
The event will begin Aug. 16 with a grad student workshop and soft skills workshop. Talks will start the next day with a session on innovation in plant breeding education, featuring Rich Horsely of North Dakota State University and Brandon Wardyn, corn breeder and zone lead for Corteva Agriscience. It will be followed by a series of speakers on the topic of gene editing opportunities within the current global regulatory landscape, which includes Getu Beyene Duguma of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center speaking on the topic of using gene editing to enhance the speed of crop improvement in developing countries.
The following day will include a session on horticulture, tree and turf breeding (featuring Ismail Dweikat of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on the topic of hemp breeding), followed by an afternoon session on breeding for quality traits, which includes a talk on the 2020 vision for improved nutritional quality of wheat given by Mary Guttieri, research geneticist for the USDA-ARS Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit in Kansas.
The July 19 morning sessions include talks on big data, phenotyping & genomic selection, plus innovations from animal science breeding. In the afternoon, sessions on plant root and leaf microbiomes abiotic/biotic stress will be offered (including a talk on recent changes at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture given by NIFA Deputy Director Parag Chitnis).
The final day will consist of talks in regard to corn breeding and its history. The event will close with a talk on corn breeding and the path to 600 bu/a given by 2019 NAPB award winner Luis Verde, maize product development director for Latin America and Global Sorghum Lead at Corteva Agriscience.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep the virtual meeting as similar as possible to an in-person event,” Baenziger adds. Virtual tours of Lincoln are included that show off the state capital’s fascinating history including its capital building, museums, and Nine-Mile Prairie (a remnant of the tall grass prairie as it was before the plow).
Last year’s NAPB meeting in Pine Mountain, Georgia, attracted a record crowd of over 400. Baenziger says he hopes for even higher numbers this year given the fact that virtual events can be more convenient and affordable for people to attend. He adds that even once the pandemic is over, having a virtual component to the annual meeting could pay dividends.
“We think if we’re successful with this virtual meeting, having some sort of blended meeting in the future might be helpful.]]>
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Ellen Sparry is Very Likely the Last CSTA President https://germination.ca/ellen-sparry-is-very-likely-the-last-csta-president/ Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:29:54 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13775 https://germination.ca/ellen-sparry-is-very-likely-the-last-csta-president/#respond https://germination.ca/ellen-sparry-is-very-likely-the-last-csta-president/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="242" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen-300x242.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen-300x242.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen-150x121.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen-520x420.jpg 520w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen-183x148.jpg 183w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ellen.jpg 686w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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 holds as members begin voting on the Seeds Canada merger proposal.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/ellen-sparry-is-very-likely-the-last-csta-president/">Ellen Sparry is Very Likely the Last CSTA President</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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 holds as members begin voting on the Seeds Canada merger proposal.

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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 holds as members begin voting on the Seeds Canada merger proposal. 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 holds as members begin voting on the Seeds Canada merger proposal.
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Germination Podcast 9:11
Jonathan Nyborg Thinks You Should Hear the Words of Robert Frost https://germination.ca/jonathan-nyborg-thinks-you-should-hear-the-words-of-robert-frost/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:23:49 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13744 https://germination.ca/jonathan-nyborg-thinks-you-should-hear-the-words-of-robert-frost/#respond https://germination.ca/jonathan-nyborg-thinks-you-should-hear-the-words-of-robert-frost/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="186" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-300x186.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-300x186.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-150x93.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-768x477.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-696x433.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-1068x664.jpg 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-676x420.jpg 676w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-356x220.jpg 356w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-238x148.jpg 238w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID14_July2020_v1-720x443.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/jonathan-nyborg-thinks-you-should-hear-the-words-of-robert-frost/">Jonathan Nyborg Thinks You Should Hear the Words of Robert Frost</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

We chat with Nyborg about the two paths in front of CSGA members right now: whether or not to merge with our other seed associations to form Seeds Canada.

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At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one travele... At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
We chat with Nyborg about the two paths in front of CSGA members right now: whether or not to merge with our other seed associations to form Seeds Canada.
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Germination Podcast 9:59
An SVUA Pilot Program Update https://germination.ca/an-svua-pilot-program-update/ Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:01:51 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13716 https://germination.ca/an-svua-pilot-program-update/#respond https://germination.ca/an-svua-pilot-program-update/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="200" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-300x200.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-300x200.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-150x100.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-696x464.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-630x420.jpg 630w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-500x334.jpg 500w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1-222x148.jpg 222w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GettyImages_522329624_1.jpg 724w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/an-svua-pilot-program-update/">An SVUA Pilot Program Update</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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.

You will learn:

  • What the pilot program is
  • What varieties are included
  • What’s been accomplished so far by the SVUA Producer Working Group
  • What the future holds for value creation in Canada

Speakers:

  • Lauren Martin, government & industry relations manager, Canadian Seed Trade Association
  • Lorne Hadley, executive director, Canadian Plant Technology Agency
  • Kevin Runnalls, former president, Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
  • Todd Hyra, Western Business Manager, SeCan

We had so many questions for our speakers that we sent the extra ones to them for answers! Click here to view them.

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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. You will learn:

* What the pilot program is
* What varieties are included
* What’s been accomplished so far by the SVUA Producer Working Group
* What the future holds for value creation in Canada

Speakers:

* Lauren Martin, government & industry relations manager, Canadian Seed Trade Association
* Lorne Hadley, executive director, Canadian Plant Technology Agency
* Kevin Runnalls, former president, Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
* Todd Hyra, Western Business Manager, SeCan

We had so many questions for our speakers that we sent the extra ones to them for answers! Click here to view them.
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Germination Podcast 46:24
How Rale Gjuric is Reviving an Old Crop https://germination.ca/how-rale-gjuric-is-reviving-an-old-crop/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:44:07 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13522 https://germination.ca/how-rale-gjuric-is-reviving-an-old-crop/#respond https://germination.ca/how-rale-gjuric-is-reviving-an-old-crop/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="169" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-300x169.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-300x169.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-150x84.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-768x432.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-1536x864.jpg 1536w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-696x392.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-1068x601.jpg 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-747x420.jpg 747w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Covid13_STILL-263x148.jpg 263w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/how-rale-gjuric-is-reviving-an-old-crop/">How Rale Gjuric is Reviving an Old Crop</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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.

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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. ]]> Germination Podcast 5:45
Why Gil Ronen Picked Canada as a Place to Innovate https://germination.ca/why-gil-ronen-picked-canada-as-a-place-to-innovate/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:33:36 +0000 https://germination.ca/?p=13466 https://germination.ca/why-gil-ronen-picked-canada-as-a-place-to-innovate/#respond https://germination.ca/why-gil-ronen-picked-canada-as-a-place-to-innovate/feed/ 0 <img width="300" height="236" src="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-300x236.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-300x236.jpg 300w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-scaled.jpg 1024w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-150x118.jpg 150w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-768x605.jpg 768w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-696x549.jpg 696w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-1068x842.jpg 1068w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-533x420.jpg 533w, https://germination.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Germ_Podcast_BG_COVID12_June2020-188x148.jpg 188w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca/why-gil-ronen-picked-canada-as-a-place-to-innovate/">Why Gil Ronen Picked Canada as a Place to Innovate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://germination.ca">Germination</a>.</p>

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.

Ronen was involved extensively in plant genomics at Compugen and the AgBio discovery company Evogene. His last senior positions at Evogene were as chief scientist and vice-president of intellectual property. Ronen holds a PhD in plant genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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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. Ronen was involved extensively in plant genomics at Compugen and the AgBio discovery company Evogene. His last senior positions at Evogene were as chief scientist and vice-president of intellectual property. Ronen holds a PhD in plant genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Germination Podcast 12:10