Tag: Crop Development Centre

Sense of commitment central to Crop Development Centre’s success

Farmers need seed to grow crops. It’s just that simple. This is why public institutions have played such an important role in plant breeding over the years. But, just as new varieties are needed when environmental conditions change, new funding models for plant breeders are needed when economic conditions change. Kofi Agblor knows all to… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Nov. 26: Value creation, Ukranian opportunities, and the brand of public breeding

On Monday, RealAg Radio is on location at the Canadian Seed Trade Association’s semi-annual meeting in Ottawa, Ont.  Today’s show sponsor is Fortenza seed treatment that’s powered by Syngenta. Guests include: Todd Hyra, President of the Canadian Seed Trade Association speaks about the proposed value creation models suggested by the industry Scott Ewert with Syngenta… Read more »

$11.1 million announced for pulse research cluster

Federal minister of agriculture Lawrence MacAulay was at the University of Saskatchewan this week to announce $11.1 Million in funding for SaskPulse and Pulse Canada under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. In addition, $7.2 million of industry matching funding will bring the total investment to over $18 million. At the press conference, held at… Read more »

Canterra and Crop Development Centre Complete Deal for Pea Sales Into the U.S.

Canterra Seeds and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre have finalized their arrangement for the distribution of CDC-developed pea varieties in the U.S. After winning the rights in an open-bid competition last year, Canterra — with its U.S. affiliate Meridian Seeds — and the CDC have been determining which varieties to include in the… Read more »

Pulse School: Pea Research Spotlight on Drought, Yield and Nutrition

Peas, and pulses in general, are getting a lot of attention even as we gear up for the United Nations’ International Year of the Pulses. Global food trends seem to be favouring the commodity, with expectations that demand will continue to rise. For western Canadian pulse growers, this might mean developing an understanding of their varietal… Read more »

Canterra Seeds Receives Exclusive Distribution Rights for CDC Dry Peas in the U.S.

Canterra Seeds, a Winnipeg-based seed company, announced yesterday that it had successfully bid in an open competition for exclusive U.S. distribution rights for dry pea pedigreed seed varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC). “This relationship was built on our strong track record, both with the CDC and with US farmers,” said… Read more »

Pulse School – Yield Tops the List In Pea Breeding Efforts

The economics of farming naturally put “high yield” at the top of every plant breeders list, but something like yield is interwoven with a number of other factors. Just to allow a plant to maintain its intrinsic yield potential you have to develop it to be able to compete with weeds, stand well and have… Read more »