Will Syngenta Canada Ever Have Canola Seed Varieties?

Canola is big business on the prairies. This year alone it’s estimated that roughly 20 million acres of canola will be planted across the prairies. The economics of that are staggering. It also goes without saying that the spin off from those acres has a huge impact as well. Crop inputs, agronomic services, seed treatments and many other industries benefit from that huge amount of acres. It all starts with seed.

To be in the canola seed business is to be in at the ground floor of the industry in Western Canada. If your in the seed business, it makes sense right now to be in canola.  Syngenta has been the leader in canola seed treatments with Helix but strangely the company has no canola seed genetics of its own.

Syngenta is a global player in rice, sugar cane, corn, wheat and soybean genetics and yet there are no canola varieties in its portfolio.  Why is this?  Now that canola is about to hit 20 million acres, will this change?   I asked David Morgan, Syngenta’s North America Region Director, if they plan to change their canola seed strategy anytime soon?  I think you will find David’s answer quite interesting.

If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.

 

RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.

Trending

What does BASF’s acquisition of Liberty and InVigor business mean for Canada?

It's the spinoff that many people in the North American ag market have been waiting for. In Bayer's conquest of Monsanto, the concentration of trait and variety market share in crops like cotton and canola was deemed to be unfair for a competitive balance. Given Bayer's strong presence in the Canadian canola seed market, the…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply