Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

Top 6 Tips to Survive a Trade show

Posted by Renee McMillan on Jan 8, '18

It’s January, and that means trade show season is upon us! For those of us that attend every major show in Western Canada it can be a long few weeks, but if you plan your visit and take these 6 tips to prepare, you can get the most out of your trade show experience!

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Tags: Education, About us

The Importance of the Canola Performance Trials (CPT)

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Dec 18, '17

What are the Canola Performance Trials?

The CPT or Canola Performance Trials are a grower-funded, third-party testing initiative that’s regarded as one of the best sources for unbiased data on the most popular canola varieties on the market. The CPTs have been published for many years, and growers have made it known that they value this type of data and would like it to continue. In a 2015 survey, 90% of respondents said data from an independent third-party source was either somewhat or very important to them.

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Tags: Canola, Results

CS2300 IN THE 2017 Canola Performance Trial (CPT) 

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Dec 14, '17

The Canola Performance Trials (CPT) are run by the Canola Council of Canada, with support funding from the three provinical canola grower groups. They aim to provide unbiased performance data that reflects actual production practices, and comparative data on leading varieties and newly introduced varieties.

What do the 2017 CPT results say?

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Tags: Canola, Results

Upgrade your yield with CS2300!

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Dec 4, '17

Ready for a bin-busting canola for 2018? Look no further than the new CS2300.

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Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Canola

Feed Face-off: Corn vs. Barley

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 28, '17

As a seed company, CANTERRA SEEDS has a full portfolio of pedigreed varieties including cereals, pulses and special crops, in addition to corn, soybeans and canola.

While we like to think of ourselves as a team, sometimes representatives from different parts of our portfolio differ in opinion on key items.

Take for example this recent debate on the merits of corn vs. barley as a feed.

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Tags: Barley, Corn

AAC Connect Recommended for Malt

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 17, '17

CANTERRA SEEDS is pleased to announce AAC Connect 2-Row malting barley has been added to the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre's (CMBTC) recommended list of malting barley varieties for the 2018/2019 season.

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Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Barley

Blackleg Labelling: An Intro to the New System

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Nov 1, '17

Recently, growers in Western Canada may have been noticing an increased incidence of blackleg appearing in their canola crops, even in varieties with an “R” rating. It is believed that some blackleg resistance genes are losing their effectiveness on the Prairies.

To help growers manage blackleg and reduce their risk for the disease, a new model has been developed to classify blackleg resistance. The new model is composed of two parts:

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Tags: Canola, Disease

AAC Cameron VB Added to Warburtons IP Program

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 30, '17

The new CWRS from CANTERRA SEEDS has been added to Warburtons IP Program for the 2018 growing season on a market development basis.

AAC Cameron VB is a new, high yielding CWRS with resistance to the orange blossom wheat midge. It is higher yielding than Unity VB, with a significantly better lodging resistance. It has also been shown to have the lowest levels of FHB among CWRS vareities tested by Manitoba Agriculture. 

Find out more about AAC Cameron VB

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Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Wheat

CANTERRA SEEDS Partners on Bushels for Broken Arrow Project

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 26, '17

The following interview is with Lauren Wensley, Pedigreed Territory Manager for CANTERRA SEEDS in Saskatchewan.

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The Hidden Costs of Clubroot

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Oct 23, '17

The costs of managing the disease may be higher than you think.

Clubroot is top of mind for many growers these days, as the disease has recently been discovered in new areas including High Prairie, the Peace River Region of Alberta, and northwest of North Battleford. Prior to these discoveries, clubroot was mostly concentrated in north-central Alberta and parts of Manitoba. The footprint has steadily been spreading through the canola growing regions of Western Canada.

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Tags: Canola, Disease