Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

Why waiting to plant corn may be your best strategy

Posted by PRIDE Seeds on Apr 23, '18

2018 feels like the winter that just won’t quit, and Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes are all in the same boat it seems.

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Tags: Corn, Agronomy

Is it worth it to break the rules of PBR?

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Apr 18, '18

 

 

Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) have been in place in Canada for over 25 years – but ongoing education of the rules continues to be important. CANTERRA SEEDS and others in the industry, are committed to building awareness of PBR, and to enforcing the intellectual property rights of our breeding partners.

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Tags: Regulation, Education

10 Little Known Facts About Midge Tolerance

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Apr 2, '18
There is a lot of information available about midge tolerant wheat in Canada, variety performance, how to steward the trait, where and how to buy it, etc. Instead of providing you that same information, we dug deep to find 10 quick facts you may not know about this important trait.  Read More

Tags: Wheat, Pests

Canary Seed – Not Just "For the Birds" Anymore

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 16, '18

Canary seed, a cereal grain crop previously used as feed for caged and wild birds, was recently approved for human consumption by Health Canada.

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Field to Froth: Red Shed Malting shares what you need to know about malt barley

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 14, '18

Red Shed Malting at Penhold, AB tells us about why juggling different hats is so important for them when it comes to selecting the right malt varieties for their operation.

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Tags: Barley, Beer, AAC Connect, Malt, Field to Froth

What Does India's Pea Tariff Mean for the 2018 Crop

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Mar 8, '18

The recent Indian pea tariff is a source of deep consternation for some, and yet it is not surprising for others. Folks with the latter view point to the recent softening of demand for peas from India. For example, in 2015, 67.4% of India’s pea imports were of Canadian origin. In 2016, this number had dropped to 52.4%. Many point to recent favourable growing conditions in India that created larger domestic supply as the main cause for the tariff that has left many world sellers, especially those in Canada, shell-shocked.

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Tags: Regulation, Peas

Check out the Updated data - Research continues to Support strong FHB Resistance of AAC Cameron VB

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 1, '18

Manitoba Agriculture has updated their research to include 2017 data. This research continues to support AAC Cameron VB having the lowest FHB levels among all CWRS varieties tested.

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Tags: Wheat, Results, Disease

Why Fortenza/Stamina?

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Feb 13, '18

Our partners at PRIDE Seeds shared this post on the benefits of using the Fortenza® Maxim® Quattro with Stamina®(FMQ/S) package of insecticide and fungicides.

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Tags: Disease, Corn, Pests

The 5 Things You Need To Know About Changing Wheat Classes

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Feb 9, '18

Changes are happening to the wheat classification system and here is what you need to know prior to August 1st.

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Tags: Wheat, Education

5 Things That Can Ruin Your Plan to Use Saved Wheat Seed This Year

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Feb 2, '18

Every year farmers are faced with many decisions, including the decision to budget for the purchase of new Certified seed, or to allocate time, labour and resources to clean and re-use your own saved seed.

If you are still considering your options, here are 5 things that could ruin your plan to use saved wheat seed this year:

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Tags: Wheat, Education