Alliance Seed and SeCan say they’ve agreed to a cash settlement worth over seven hundred thousand dollars with a large farm in southern Alberta that made unauthorized sales of barley and wheat varieties protected by plant breeders’ rights (PBR) legislation. Alliance, SeCan, and one unnamed seed distributor will receive $737,597 in compensation for royalties, as… Read More

Following Alberta Barley’s annual general meeting (AGM), the commission is announcing their new executive lineup. Tara Sawyer, of Acme, Alta., will be serving as the new chair, and enters into her second year as director-at-large on the board of directors. Wade McAllister, of Innisfail, Alta., is entering his third year on the board and second… Read More

Bayer has announced the registration of a new product called TilMOR, a replacement for Folicur EW in its cereal fungicide portfolio. The new product is registered for use on wheat, barley, and oats, and can be applied from flag leaf to heading stages, to control leaf disease and suppress fusarium head blight. “For cereal growers,… Read More

The annual recommendation list of barley varieties is out for 2021, with some very familiar names and a few up-and-coming varieties, as well. The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) releases the list each year, identifying varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of selection and marketability based on current acceptance in… Read More

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CRBC) — a collaboration of Alberta Barley, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), and Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) formed earlier this year — has committed more than $1.5 million to a barley breeding agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The funding, spread over five years, ensures that western Canadian farmers… Read More

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s field crop development centre is changing its location, and how its research is conducted. Now to be housed at Olds College — through an initial $10.5 million grant over three years, funded through Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) — the barley breeding program will continue to develop and introduce new varieties… Read More

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) — which consists of Sask Barley, Alberta Barley, and the Manitoba Crop Alliance — is investing $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC) through a core breeding agreement to develop barley varieties with improved agronomics, disease resistance, and end-use quality. The… Read More

The amalgamated Cereals Canada, formed through the merger of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), has announced its first board of directors, as well as executive and governance committees. Todd Hames, who represents the Alberta Wheat Commission and farms near Lloydminster, Alta., will sit as chair. The board also includes: Jean-Marc Ruest,… Read More

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