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1219x14YearssinceCanadaagreedtocomplywiththeUPOV1991conventionbuthasstillnotcomplied.x1cOurlegislationbecamecompliantwithUPOV1978in1990.In1991theinternationalconventionwasrevised.CanadasignedthatrevisedUPOV1991conventionin1992andsaidwewouldcomplywithitbutwestillhavenx19t.Soourplantbreedersx19rightslegislationstillonlycomplieswithUPOV1978.x1dx14PattyTownsendofCSTA70x14NumberofmajorcorporatepartneringandlicensingdealsthatlawfirmCooleyLLPhascompletedinthepastdecadewithtotaldealvalueinexcessof26.5billion.Thex2rmhasalsoclosedmorethan90lifesciencesmergerandacquisitiondealsandcompletedmorethan200lifesciencespublicox1erings.Thex2rmwasnamedBiotechnologyLawFirmoftheYearinthenewlyreleased2011-12U.S.Newsx14BestLawyersBestLawFirmsranking.x1cOurclientsareacollectionofagbiotech-basedcompaniesthatproducenewplantvarietiesandproductsx14andsoinorderforthemtogetthereturnontheirhugeinvestmentinmakingtheseadvancesinGiantNumbersAccreditedSeedTestingServicesNowAvailableatWinnipegLabNEWWINNIPEG1-877-721-2365CallusNowWetestcerealspulsesoilseedsandforagecropsEDMONTON1-800-952-5470GRANDEPRAIRIE1-877-532-8889BioVisionx19scomprehensiveanalysisgivesyoutheproductknowledgetogrowyourbusiness.Knowmoreaboutyourseedandgrainthaneverbefore...SeedTestingPhysicalPurity-GerminationDisease-SeedHealth-VarietalPurityCDCTrifx0dGMOTestGrainTestingGrainGrade-Protein-MoistureFallingNumber-MaltGerminationMycotoxinthedix1erentproductsitx19simportantforthemtohavesomeintellectualpropertyprotection.x1dx14ErichVeitenheimerofCooleyLLP3x14NumberofmarketingchannelsPickseedhasinEasternCanada.x1cSoforexampleinQuebecwehaveourwholesalebusinesswhichsuppliestoLaCoopfdretheMapleseedbrandwhichissoldbyindependentfarmdealersinQuebecandtheactualPickseedagentssellingPickseedvarietiesandbagsdirectlytothefarmerx1dexplainsRobertClarkofPickseedCompaniesGroup.x1cThereforewehaveasituationwherewex19reusingthreedix1erentmarketingchannelstogettotheQuebecfarmerandweusethismodelthroughoutourbusinesseachbrandorbusinessunitsellsseparatevarietiesandtheycompeteagainsteachothersoweusethedix1erentbrandstogainadditionalmarketsharewithinparticularregionsandthenmanagetheinternalconx0ictsthatcansometimesarisethroughtheinternalcompetition.x1d1x02x14AveragenumberofyearsittakesforSyngentatoreleaseanewwheatline.x1cWex19vesignix2cantlyincreasedourbreedingprogramandhopetoincreasethatnumbertoseverallinesbeingregisteredeveryyearinthefuture.Andthatx19scomefromourincreasedbreedingprogramfocusedaroundthebestgeneticsgloballycombinedwiththehighgrainqualityofWesternCanadaanddevelopinglinesthataresuitedtoourmarketandacceptabletoourregistrationsystem.x1dx14NormDregerofSyngenta70x14ApproximatenumberofINCOTECemployeesintheresearchanddevelopmentgroup.x1cTherearealotofthingshappeningwithinourcompanyrightnow.OneofthelatestdevelopmentsistheintroductionofThermoSeedadisinfectionmethodusinghothumidair.Webelievemakingseedcleanisthefutureoftheseedindustry.Ithinkitwillbethestandardthatallseedwillhavetohavethiskindoftreatmentbeforeitgoesintomarketasapreventativemeasure.x1dx14JanWillemBreukinkofINCOTEC18x14Percentageofcertix2edseedusageincerealsinWesternCanada.x1cIthasbeenx0atataverylowlevelataround18percentformanyyearsandwex19restillworkingonitx1dsaysPattyTownsendoftheCanadianSeedTradeAssociation.x1cTheuseofcertix2edseedinOntariocerealswentupquitehighwhenKVDwasremovedandtherewassomeinvestmenttherebutnowitx19sstartingtodeclinealittlebitasfarmersaresavingmoreandmoreseed.Astheyx19redoingthattheyx19rex2ndingtheyarenotgettingaccesstoasmanynewvarietiesastheyusedto.x1d