Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

Brewing Connections with AAC Connect

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Feb 4, '19

This year, CANTERRA SEEDS will be brewing more connections in the craft beer industry.

Back in 2018, our love of malting barley and tasty beers drove us to partner with Red Shed Malting and a few other contacts in the beer industry to create our first craft beer, Connect the Plots (see our blog post). After being enjoyed throughout the summer at fields tours and farm shows, we decided to continue our quest of seeing other AAC Connect-based beers come to fruition.

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Tags: Barley, Malt

Tackle Drought Head-on with AAC Congress

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jan 18, '19

Dry. That was the word to describe much of the Prairies in 2018. With lower than normal rainfall for the second year in a row, drought was top-of-mind for a lot of growers. While it wasn’t unexpected, this was confirmed by a recent poll – 69% of participants told us that drought was their number one challenge last year, beating out grain quality, too much moisture and disease/insect pressure.

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Tags: Durum Wheat

4P Agreement the Perfect Pact for Industry

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jan 9, '19

The following article was provided by the Alberta Wheat Commission.

At one time, collaboration among the public sector, private enterprise and farmers towards a common goal seemed like a fairytale. With the launching of the 4P Canada Prairie Spring (CPS) agreement in 2015, however, the fantasy became reality in historic fashion.

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Tags: Wheat

NEWS: CS2600 CR-T Available For Spring 2019

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jan 8, '19

WINNIPEG, MB – CANTERRA SEEDS is excited to announce CS2600 CR-T will be available to Western Canadian farmers for 2019 spring planting.

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Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Canola

Another Win for Bushels for Broken Arrow and CANTERRA SEEDS

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Dec 20, '18

For the second year in a row, CANTERRA SEEDS partnered with Bushels for Broken Arrow, a program created to help raise money for the Broken Arrow Youth Ranch. The ranch provides a safe home for children whose parents are overwhelmed with personal issues such as addictions, abuse and family illness. Bushels for Broken Arrow allows farmers/supporters to put in a field of wheat and the money from the harvested grain of that crop is donated to the ranch.

In 2017, we had great success with AAC Cameron VB wheat when we were launching the variety. CANTERRA SEEDS, along with in-kind support from some of our shareholders, were able to raise $86,000 for the Broken Arrow Youth Ranch.

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Tags: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Durum Wheat

Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Reminder

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Dec 19, '18

This reminder is brought to you by the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Team.

As you plan for next spring, it’s important to remember what you committed to when you signed the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement. It includes vital steps that every grower must take to protect the midge tolerance gene for future use.

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Tags: Wheat, Pests

Q&A on Value Creation

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Dec 17, '18

On December 17, CANTERRA SEEDS posted an open letter detailing the company's position on Value Creation (read here). This supporting question & answer document is intended as further information.

What are the two models being proposed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)?

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An Open Letter on Value Creation

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Dec 17, '18

An open letter to Canadian farmers and seed growers:

As a seed company created by growers, for growers, CANTERRA SEEDS has always been committed to providing farmers the very best seed. By accessing varieties from public breeding programs and investing directly in breeding through Saskatoon-based joint-venture, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, CANTERRA SEEDS demonstrates day in and day out our dedication to investing in a successful future for Canadian farmers.

Canadian agriculture is an economic driver, providing 1 in every 8 jobs. To ensure the long-term viability of our industry, CANTERRA SEEDS believes that proper investment in better performing, high-yielding cereal varieties will be required. A more prosperous Canadian agriculture industry is possible, but it is not guaranteed.

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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: Canola, Disease, 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: CANTERRA SEEDS News, Barley, Malt