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CS2000 Compared to L241C

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 9, '18

Recently, InVigor canola sent a marketing piece to farmers in Western Canada. It looked like this:

Inside there are summaries of their Demonstration Strip Trial (DST) trials from 2017, including comparisons of CS2000, the clubroot resistant hybrid from CANTERRA SEEDS.

It's not surprising that BASF sees CS2000 as the hybrid to beat. It's been a top product in the clubroot region of Alberta since its launch. The combination of yield, maturity and unique disease resistance simply cannot be beat. 

But when we take a closer look at the yield data they included, we are concerned about the way CS2000 is being represented.

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Tags: Canola, Results

All About Seed #2 - The Importance of Harvest Samples

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 2, '18

In this second installment of the All About Seed Series, learn about harvest sampling, and why it is important.

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All About Seed #1 - Midge Tolerance In Canada

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 21, '18

In this first instalment of the All About Seed Series, learn about Wheat Midge Tolerance in Canada.

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All About Seed Series

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 21, '18

 

At CANTERRA SEEDS, we are all about seed. The company was started by 9 seed growers, and today we have grown into the most diverse seed company in Western Canada. Our diverse portfolio includes over 50 varieties in 10 different crop types.... to put in simply, we know a lot about seed.

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Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 13, '18

The Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship honours the memory of Brian Knull, our coworker and friend.  

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2018 Local Trial Results

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Sep 12, '18

Being a full portfolio seed company, CANTERRA SEEDS invests in a full network of local performance trials across Western Canada every summer.

Some of these trials are managed by our in-house team, like the Success Site at Portage la Prairie, MB.

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Tags: Results

How to Estimate Your Soybean Yields

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 30, '18

There are numerous factors that affect soybean yields - management factors, weather, variety choice. But an estimate of your yield can be calculated by looking at the number of pods, seed size and number of seeds per pod.

Here is a calculation that will allow you to estimate your soybean yield.

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Tags: Soybeans, Calculator

Combine Tips for Harder to Thresh Wheat

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 21, '18

With every variety you take the good with the not so good….in the case of AAC Connery CWRS, it has excellent protein, high-quality retention and grade retention, however, some growers find it harder to thresh. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your AAC Connery crop.

The ultimate goal is to maintain straw and head integrity until it reaches the threshing components of the combine.

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Tags: Harvest, Wheat, Combine Tips

Addressing Durum Growers’ #1 Concern, Moisture

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 20, '18

We’ve had a dry year in a lot of the Prairies this year. The main durum growing areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta are no exception. So, it is not surprising that in a recent poll, growers named their number one durum concern to be too much/too little moisture.

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Tags: Durum Wheat, Results

AAC Crossfield Launch party celebrates the ground breaking 4-P agreement with new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat variety.

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Aug 16, '18

(Calgary Alberta) August 16, 2018 – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and CANTERRA SEEDS LTD. are pleased to launch AAC Crossfield – the first new variety resulting from their historic public, private, producer partnership (4-P). Celebrations will take place at a launch party at CANTERRA SEEDS Demonstration plots in Olds, AB later today.
 
AAC Crossfield seed is currently under production through CANTERRA SEEDS’ seed grower shareholders, and will be commercially available to farmers this fall in advance of Spring 2019 seeding. 
 
This first-of-its-kind partnership, totalling $3.4 million over five years, is aimed at combining the strengths of producers, along with the public and private sectors, to create improved CPSR wheat varieties for farmers. Breeding for this partnership is being led by Dr. Harpinder Randhawa based out of AAFC Lethbridge. 
 
“AWC and our 4-P partners are proud to launch AAC Crossfield,” said Kevin Bender, AWC Chair. “This is a great example of farmer dollars bringing new varieties to market.”
 
The launch party will be held at the CANTERRA SEEDS demonstration plots at Olds, AB. Attendees will hear from Dr. Harpinder Randhawa who will provide a technical overview of the variety and Colette Prefontaine with CANTERRA SEEDS LTD who will speak on the agronomic benefits of this variety.
 
"We are very excited to see the results of this ground-breaking partnership coming to life with the commercial release of AAC Crossfield," said David Hansen, President and CEO of CANTERRA SEEDS.
 
Under the agreement, AWC will receive a share of royalties on new varieties resulting from the program to be used for future CPSR research and development. CANTERRA SEEDS provides additional technical and field-testing capacity for the CPSR material from AAFC Lethbridge, and increased funding and support for the program as a whole. CANTERRA SEEDS receives first right of refusal on new varieties resulting from the 4-P program. CANTERRA SEEDS also provides links to the entire value chain, a deeper understanding of end-user requirements and broad experience in seed production and commercialization.

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