Tag: David Hansen

Canterra, AAFC and Alberta Wheat Commission Form $3.4 Million Wheat Breeding Partnership

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Alberta Wheat Commission and Canterra Seeds have announced a partnership to fund the development of new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat varieties at the AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre. A total of $3.4 million, with $1.2 million from the federal government, will be committed over five years to Dr. Harpinder… Read more »

Canterra Seeds and Limagrain Establish Limagrain Cereals Research Canada

Winnipeg-based Canterra Seeds and Limagrain were in Saskatoon, Sask., Thursday to announce the establishment of a new cereal breeding and development partnership, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada. The joint venture will be located in Saskatoon. Limagrain Cereals will bring “significant added value to western Canadian agriculture by developing new varieties of cereals, with a specific focus on… Read more »

Adoption of UPOV ’91 Driving New Investment in Better Varieties; Opens Door for End Point Royalty Discussion

The Canadian government’s decision to implement UPOV ’91 standards for plant breeders’ rights is driving new investment in crop breeding, say seed industry officials. Bill C-18 — the federal legislation amending the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act — became law last week. Representatives from the seed trade and the crop sector value chain celebrated its passage at a press conference… Read more »

What Does Agricultural Growth Act Mean to Canadian Agriculture – Dave Hansen, Canterra Seeds

All of us have bad days at work, good days at work and then there are awesome days at work. Today it is clear that Dave Hansen had a great day at work. Not only did Gerry Ritz hold his Agricultural Growth Act press conference at the Canterra Seeds office but the inclusion of UPOV91… Read more »

Canterra Seeds CEO David Hansen Talks about their New Agreement with Limagrain

Western Canadian Farmers will have more choices open to them in the cereal crop arena thanks to an agreement (see press release) between French based Group Limagrain and Western Canadian based Canterra Seeds. The partnership strengthens the already strong breeding programs of both companies providing farmers across the West with access to new and advanced… Read more »