Tag: Dan Wright

Move away from neonics not reflected in MOECC corn planting statistics

Following significant restrictions by the Ontario government in 2015, seed corn companies in the province began to offer non-neonicotinoid seed treatment insecticide options. Now, a significant portion of corn seed sales carry non-neonicotinoid options. It’s bizarre then, that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change recently published data showing only a 22% reduction in the amount… Read more »

The SeedPod — Ep 15: What’s Seed Synergy?

Simply put, Seed Synergy is described as a process, not an entity. Those familiar with the inner workings of the seed industry have heard about Seed Synergy for quite some time, but those further out — and those on the farm — likely haven’t heard much. As Dan Wright, president of Canadian Seed Trade Association, explains… Read more »

The Cornifcation of Western Canada — How Far a $100 Million Investment Will Take This Crop

When Monsanto Canada recently announced it was moving one hundred million dollars into corn varietal and trait development for Western Canada’s very short season, there were likely more than a few people wondering why. After all, grain corn is a rather small part of the western Canadian crop mix, save for pockets here and there…. Read more »