Tag: FP Genetics

CDC Teal Named 2015-16 “Seed of the Year – West”

A red spring wheat variety that accounted for more than 20 percent of wheat acres in Western Canada in the early 2000s has been chosen as the 2015-16 Seed of the Year West. CDC Teal was developed by Dr. Geoff Hughes and Dr. Pierre Hucl at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre and supported… Read more »

Canadian Farmers Warned About Illegal Elgin Wheat Sales

North Dakota State University’s Research Foundation is warning Canadian farmers about illegal sales of a new hard red spring wheat variety developed at NDSU. FP Genetics Inc. is the only Canadian company allowed to sell the variety known as Elgin-ND. However, NDSU says “some U.S. seedsmen and others may be approaching farmers/entities in Canada to… Read more »

Upgrade Your Wheat Variety With a “Profit Guarantee,” Says FP Genetics

FP GeneticsĀ  is offering western Canadian wheat growers a guarantee to prove that newer CWRS varieties are more profitable than older lines. Currently, an estimated 80% of wheat acres are seeded with bin-run seed, says FP Genetics, and the company believes this practice means farmers are leaving money on the table by not upgrading their… Read more »

The Crop Potential and Management of Hybrid Fall Rye

If you like winter wheat, you just might love fall rye. For those of you who already have experience with fall rye, you just might love hybrid rye even more. Recently, farmers and agronomists near Lethbridge, Alta., were treated to a look at modern fall rye production, including a full introduction to the new hybrid… Read more »