There are those who would rather not put extra funding towards varietal research, but to Steve Tomtene, a Saskatchewan-based farmer, the return on research and development is entirely worth the investment. “Our farm started back in the late sixties,” Tomtene explains in an interview with Shaun Haney, “and I think when we look back over the course of time, probably one of the biggest things that have helped us be successful is access to new genetics and new varieties.” Related: Jim Dyck – How UPOV 91 Will Benefit Smaller Plant Breeders and Farmers You won’t find too many farmers that don’t like yield…
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