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  • An Agriculture Career Path

    February 10th, 2014

    By Dr. Erin Armstrong

    Recently I had the privilege of participating in a CSTA-sponsored information session with 15 Ag students at the University of Manitoba, along with several colleagues from other local member companies. The questions posed before the session – talk about how we came to be in the ag industry, what we do,...

  • Opening the Door

    January 24th, 2014

    By Dr. Erin Armstrong

    Just over a month has passed since Minister Ritz took to the podium in our seed warehouse to announce Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act. The most significant part of the announcement for our program was that UPOV ’91 will finally be ratified by the government.There has been a...

  • UPOV 91, What Does it Mean?

    December 09th, 2013

    By Dr. Erin Armstrong

    Protecting the intellectual property of seed provides public and private breeders with the tools to invest in research, and develop improved varieties with higher yields, agronomic benefits and new traits. Creating an improved IP environment in Canada is vital to promoting this investment, encouraging seed innovation and keeping Canadian farmers...

  • Our Research & Product Development Program

    October 21st, 2013

    By Dr. Erin Armstrong

    One of the things that separates CANTERRA SEEDS is our in-house Research & Product Development program. In this program our team manages thousands of research plots of different lines (pre-varieties) and commercial varieties. These genetics come from breeding programs in Canada and around the world. The relationships we have...

  • Harvest is Complete

    October 10th, 2013

    By Dr. Erin Armstrong

    As of yesterday afternoon, we are very happy to report that harvest of our Research & Product Development trials is complete.Ed and Surjit with harvest samples in the warehouseOur R&PD team (Ed Pensaert, Surjit Bawa and Shaan Tsai), with support from term and temp help, ...