• Q&A on Value Creation

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    On December 17, CANTERRA SEEDS posted an open letter detailing the company's position on Value Creation (read here). This supporting question & answer document is intended as further information. What are the two models being proposed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)?

  • An Open Letter on Value Creation

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    An open letter to Canadian farmers and seed growers: As a seed company created by growers, for growers, CANTERRA SEEDS has always been committed to providing farmers the very best seed. By accessing varieties from public breeding programs and investing directly in breeding through Saskatoon-based joint-venture, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, CANTERRA SEEDS demonstrates day in and day out our dedication to investing in a successful future for Canadian farmers. Canadian agriculture is an economic driver, providing 1 in every 8 jobs. To ensure the long-term viability of our industry, CANTERRA SEEDS believes that proper investment in better performing, high-yielding cereal varieties will be required. A more prosperous Canadian agriculture industry is possible, but it is not guaranteed.

  • Clubroot resistant canola: Identifying Pathotypes

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    The Rapid Spread of Clubroot Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that affects cruciferous crops. Most importantly for Western Canadian farmers, it causes galls to grow on the roots of canola plants, choking out nutrients from the plant, ultimately killing it. Since the disease was found in Alberta in 2003, it has continued to spread across the Prairies.

  • CMBTC Releases 2019-20 Recommended Malting Barley List

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    Barley
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    Malt

    Read below for the recent release from the CMBTC WINNIPEG, November 29, 2018 – For immediate release The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) has released its annual list of malting barley varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of performance, quality and marketability. The 2019-20 Recommended Malting Barley Variety List includes varieties that have been pilot scale tested by the CMBTC and which exhibit good malting and brewing characteristics. The recommendations are also based on input from grain companies, domestic and international maltsters and brewers, grower associations and seed companies, says Peter Watts, Managing Director of the CMBTC.

  • Winner of First Annual Brian Knull Scholarship

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    November 22, 2018 - CANTERRA SEEDS is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship - Danielle Dietz of Wetaskiwin, AB. The Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship was created earlier this year by CANTERRA SEEDS and the Knull Family, to encourage rural students to continue with their education at a post-secondary institution. The $1500 scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis.

  • CANTERRA SEEDS Ensures Growers of Quality and Consistency of Canola Seed Supply

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    Company’s seed production unaffected by delayed Prairie Harvest For Immediate release November 5, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB - CANTERRA SEEDS is ensuring growers of the quality and consistency of its 2019 canola seed supply in light of recent concerns surrounding the delayed harvest across the Prairies. Growers can rest assured that their preferred CANTERRA SEEDS canola products, including the high-yielding clubroot resistant CS2000, will be available for seeding in 2019.

  • Low Levels of Blackleg Can Rob 20% of Your Canola Yield

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    All canola growers are aware of blackleg but its impact can sometimes be under-estimated. Although genetic resistance and general understanding of the disease has improved in recent years, there were still some significant gaps that made it difficult to manage the disease with any precision. ‘Grow an ‘R’ rated variety and you should be fine’ used to be the best standard recommendation when it came to variety selection. Fortunately, now there are more tools that are available to growers that are better at keeping the disease in check, to realize even bigger gains.