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Limagrain Cereals Research Canada to Register First Wheat Varieties

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 5, '19

Support for Registration Marks Key Milestone for Canadian Wheat Breeding

March 5, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – CANTERRA SEEDS and Limagrain announced today that Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) has received support from the Prairie Grain Development Committee to register its first two new wheat varieties. The support for registration of these two new varieties is a milestone for LCRC and marks an important day for Canadian wheat breeding.

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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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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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Wheat Standability in the Snow

Posted by Cosmin Badea on Sep 17, '18

Last week the Peace Region received an early dump of snow. Much of the crop is still in the field to be harvested.

Amidst the snow, an interesting result that was observed by Jesse Meyer, our Peace Region Territory Manager, was the standability of AAC Connery.

Compared to the other varieties on his farm, AAC Connery stood up the best, and was largely unaffected by the snow. This will allow farmers to get back in the field sooner, and will also help with grade retention.

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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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Everything Cereal Growers Need to Know About Plant Growth Regulators

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Jul 27, '18

What are Plant Growth Regulators and Why the Sudden Increase in Interest?

Plant growth regulators are sprayed on plants to modify their growth and development. In western Canadian cereal crops they can reduce plant height and increase stem thickness, which helps reduce lodging.

While plant growth regulators are relatively new to western Canadian cereal growers, they have been widely used in other parts of the world for many years. In Europe, 73% of the cereal acres were treated with a growth regulator, and 37% were treated more than once. Source

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Tags: Wheat, Education, Agronomy

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

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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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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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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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