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Although there is a lot of buzz about the possibility of hybrid wheat and barley varieties being available in the future, conventional cereal breeding programs quietly continue to deliver increased yields, better disease resistance and the ability to maintain and build on the strength of the genetic advances that have been achieved to date. [Read Article]

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Pushing for LLP Policy – The Canadian seed industry continues to advocate for the creation of LLP policy guidelines for seeds to support future growth of the industry. [READ ARTICLE]

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New Varieties 2014 – Germination’s annual listing of new seed varieties entering the marketplace [READ ARTICLE]

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Is Big Money Leaving Ag? – The agriculture boom of recent years attracted investors to consider commodities as part of their portfolios — what’s changed? [READ ARTICLE]

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So Much to Choose From – Germination shares some of the highlights from this year’s Prairie Grain Development Committee Annual Meeting. [READ ARTICLE]

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Plant Breeders’ Perspectives –
Four plant breeders share their insights about the future of seed research and new projects on the horizon. [READ ARTICLE]

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Canadian Seed Sector Makes a Difference in Africa – The seed industry adds their support to the Manyinga Community Resource Centre, honouring a long-time industry supporter. [READ ARTICLE]

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Perspective: Questions and Answers – CFIA and CSGA answer some of the most frequently-asked questions regarding ASD. [READ ARTICLE]

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Cross Pollination – Exploring ideas and views on all aspects of the seed industry. [READ ARTICLE]

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World Status – From plant breeding regulatory progress in Europe to new developments in building a healthier seed industry in Rwanda. [READ ARTICLE]

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Regulatory Roundup -·Keeping you informed of legislative and regulatory changes at the provincial, national and international levels.·[READ ARTICLE]

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CSGA -·Working with international organizations ensures Canada’s seed certification system remains one of the best and that it continues to be recognized by other countries.·[READ ARTICLE]

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CSTA -·Insecticide-treated seed is a key part of agricultural production and provides significant benefits, such as delivering the protection where it is most needed while limiting non-target exposure.·[READ ARTICLE]

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CSAAC - True loose smut of barley, which goes by the scientific name Ustilago nuda, is the only seed health consideration in the Seeds Act and Regulations. [READ ARTICLE]

Industry News -·Industry News delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [READ ARTICLE]

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Giant Views of the Industry -·“Let’s come together to advance the seed industry and create solutions.”·[READ ARTICLE]

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Giant Views of the Industry: The Stars are Aligning – The need to feed a growing global population continues to drive innovations in the seed industry. The ag industry is increasingly challenged to produce more with less — where will we find more land to grow next year’s crop, how can we increase yields but use less resources, what regulations need to change so we can ensure our crops can be traded around the world — and Canada is in a great position to provide the solutions to these challenges. [READ ARTICLE]

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Giant Highlights – From protecting pollinators to global partnerships to plant breeders’ rights, our experts share their thoughts on the issues shaping the industry.  [READ ARTICLE]

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Giant Numbers – Details on the seed industry from our Giants — by the numbers. [READ ARTICLE]

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End Point Royalties - One model for funding future cereal research is explored as part of a joint project led by the Alberta Seed Growers’ Association. [READ ARTICLE]

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BASF Crop Protection Raising the Bar – New developments and products to offer more strategic solutions for farmers. [READ ARTICLE]

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Perspective - The CSGA offer their tips for success in part two of this six-part series. [READ ARTICLE]

 

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