Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project that will develop crop varieties to meet demand for plant-based proteins using novel artificial intelligence (AI) and data trust tools. A partnership between Sightline Innovation, DL Seeds, and SeedNet, will utilize lead-edge AI and data trust tools to optimize current plant breeding processes. The objective of… Read More

Seed companies are turning to new sources of resistance to protect canola against blackleg disease, as the pathogen population in Western Canada has adapted over the years. Until recently, most of the varieties marketed as “blackleg resistant” relied on what’s known as the Rlm3 gene,¬†explains Sakaria Liban, pathologist with DL Seeds, in this episode of… Read More

Canola seed companies are releasing more varieties with claims they have reduced susceptibility to sclerotinia, but how do they determine those ratings? Coming off a season with high sclerotinia pressure, what does it mean if a variety is labelled as ‘partially resistant’? In 2011, the Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee started searching for¬†a test that… Read More

 

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