Corn acres expected to continue trending up in Canada


Corn acres are growing in Canada, and AgReliant Genetics — sold under PRIDE Seeds in Canada — is anticipating even more growth for 2023.

Paul Nselel - Ag Reliant Genetics - Commodity Classic 2023
Paul Nselel – Ag Reliant Genetics – Commodity Classic 2023

On the global scale, corn acres in Canada are quite low, so how does a country like Canada with such a low amount of corn acres get the research dollars that it requires in order to find those next pieces of genetics that farmers can enjoy in the field?

Paul Nselel, CEO of AgReliant Genetics, who was on hand at Commodity Classic at Orlando, Florida, says they think about that question more in terms of maturities, versus comparing country to country.

“So we are fortunate to be part of a global network of research that includes our parent companies, Limagrain and KWS. So in that context, we are able to access and deliver genetics that go from very early maturities that are more fit for the Canadian farmer, all the way to full maturities that are sort of southern U.S.” (Story continues below interview)

In terms of where they think the corn acreage could go in Canada, Nselel describes their goals as ambitious, as they work towards penetrating more of the Western Canadian market — especially in “feedlot alley” (southern Alberta) in terms of market share. Of course, trajectory always fluctuates with global market demand, he says.

AgReliant and PRIDE Seeds distribute through Canterra Seeds and its retailers in Western Canada.

“We try to position ourselves in terms of a long-term trajectory that is oriented towards growth, and relationships that are deep and meaningful with our customers in the marketplace,” he notes.

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