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Clubroot resistant canola: Identifying Pathotypes

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 30, '18

The Rapid Spread of Clubroot

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that affects cruciferous crops. Most importantly for Western Canadian farmers, it causes galls to grow on the roots of canola plants, choking out nutrients from the plant, ultimately killing it. Since the disease was found in Alberta in 2003, it has continued to spread across the Prairies.

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Tags: Disease, Canola, Agronomy

CMBTC Releases 2019-20 Recommended Malting Barley List

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 29, '18

Read below for the recent release from the CMBTC

WINNIPEG, November 29, 2018 – For immediate release

The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) has released its annual list of malting barley varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of performance, quality and marketability.

The 2019-20 Recommended Malting Barley Variety List includes varieties that have been pilot scale tested by the CMBTC and which exhibit good malting and brewing characteristics. The recommendations are also based on input from grain companies, domestic and international maltsters and brewers, grower associations and seed companies, says Peter Watts, Managing Director of the CMBTC.

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Tags: Barley, Malt, CANTERRA SEEDS News

Winner of First Annual Brian Knull Scholarship

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 22, '18

November 22, 2018 - CANTERRA SEEDS is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship - Danielle Dietz of Wetaskiwin, AB.

The Brian Knull Memorial Scholarship was created earlier this year by CANTERRA SEEDS and the Knull Family, to encourage rural students to continue with their education at a post-secondary institution. The $1500 scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis.

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Clearfield Contracts for CANTERRA SEEDS Canola

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 7, '18

CANTERRA SEEDS is excited to announce we have expanded our Clearfield® contracting opportunities for the upcoming season.

CS2500 CL and CS2200 CL can be contracted at Bunge and Viterra locations.

Learn more about these hybrids here - CS2500 CL, CS2200 CL

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Tags: Canola, CANTERRA SEEDS News

CANTERRA SEEDS Ensures Growers of Quality and Consistency of Canola Seed Supply

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 5, '18

Company’s seed production unaffected by delayed Prairie Harvest

For Immediate release

November 5, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB - CANTERRA SEEDS is ensuring growers of the quality and consistency of its 2019 canola seed supply in light of recent concerns surrounding the delayed harvest across the Prairies. Growers can rest assured that their preferred CANTERRA SEEDS canola products, including the high-yielding clubroot resistant CS2000, will be available for seeding in 2019.

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Soybean Cyst Nematode - An Overview

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 1, '18

Is soybean cyst nematode coming to a field near you? Learn about this parasitic roundworm and what you can do to prevent the spread on your farm.

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Tags: Soybeans, Disease, Infographic

Low Levels of Blackleg Can Rob 20% of Your Canola Yield

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Oct 25, '18

All canola growers are aware of blackleg but its impact can sometimes be under-estimated. Although genetic resistance and general understanding of the disease has improved in recent years, there were still some significant gaps that made it difficult to manage the disease with any precision. ‘Grow an ‘R’ rated variety and you should be fine’ used to be the best standard recommendation when it came to variety selection. Fortunately, now there are more tools that are available to growers that are better at keeping the disease in check, to realize even bigger gains.

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Tags: Disease, Canola

Early Maturing Corn and Soybeans - exclusive from PRIDE Seeds

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 19, '18

CANTERRA SEEDS is very excited to offer two new and exclusive products from our partners at PRIDE Seeds this year - PS 00078 XRN soybean and A3993G2 RIB corn. Both of the products are very early maturing.

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Tags: Corn, Soybeans

All About Seed #3 - Plant Breeders Rights

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Oct 15, '18

In this latest installment of the All About Seed Series, we provide an overview of Plant Breeders Rights.

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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