CANTERRA SEEDS News Posts

  • CMBTC Releases 2019-20 Recommended Malting Barley List

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    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.

  • AAC Crossfield Launch party celebrates the ground breaking 4-P agreement with new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat variety.

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    (Calgary Alberta) August 16, 2018 – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and CANTERRA SEEDS LTD. are pleased to launch AAC Crossfield – the first new variety resulting from their historic public, private, producer partnership (4-P). Celebrations will take place at a launch party at CANTERRA SEEDS Demonstration plots in Olds, AB later today.   AAC Crossfield seed is currently under production through CANTERRA SEEDS’ seed grower shareholders, and will be commercially available to farmers this fall in advance of Spring 2019 seeding.    This first-of-its-kind partnership, totalling $3.4 million over five years, is aimed at combining the strengths of producers, along with the public and private sectors, to create improved CPSR wheat varieties for farmers. Breeding for this partnership is being led by Dr. Harpinder Randhawa based out of AAFC Lethbridge.    “AWC and our 4-P partners are proud to launch AAC Crossfield,” said Kevin Bender, AWC Chair. “This is a great example of farmer dollars bringing new varieties to market.”   The launch party will be held at the CANTERRA SEEDS demonstration plots at Olds, AB. Attendees will hear from Dr. Harpinder Randhawa who will provide a technical overview of the variety and Colette Prefontaine with CANTERRA SEEDS LTD who will speak on the agronomic benefits of this variety.   "We are very excited to see the results of this ground-breaking partnership coming to life with the commercial release of AAC Crossfield," said David Hansen, President and CEO of CANTERRA SEEDS.   Under the agreement, AWC will receive a share of royalties on new varieties resulting from the program to be used for future CPSR research and development. CANTERRA SEEDS provides additional technical and field-testing capacity for the CPSR material from AAFC Lethbridge, and increased funding and support for the program as a whole. CANTERRA SEEDS receives first right of refusal on new varieties resulting from the 4-P…

  • AAC Cameron VB Added to Warburtons IP Program

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    The new CWRS from CANTERRA SEEDS has been added to Warburtons IP Program for the 2018 growing season on a market development basis. AAC Cameron VB is a new, high yielding CWRS with resistance to the orange blossom wheat midge. It is higher yielding than Unity VB, with a significantly better lodging resistance. It has also been shown to have the lowest levels of FHB among CWRS vareities tested by Manitoba Agriculture.  Find out more about AAC Cameron VB