SeedNet Joins Partnership in the Development of New High-Protein Yellow Pea Varieties

Novel AI and data trust tools will be used to accelerate plant breeding. Winnipeg, Man. — Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a new project that will develop crop varieties to help meet the fast-growing market demand for plant-based proteins. The partnership, composed of Sightline Innovation, DL Seeds, and SeedNet, will utilize leading-edge artificial intelligence (AI) …read more

Helping Alberta Farmers Stay Competitive: Alberta Removes Fusarium from the Pest Act

The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape, and creating new research opportunities.  Seed growers in Alberta will soon have access to more seed varieties and cereal research. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen has signed a ministerial order removing Fusarium graminearum (fusarium) from the Pest and Nuisance Control …read more

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Licenses Distribution of Pulse Varieties Outside Saskatchewan

November 2, 2017 (Saskatoon, SK) – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has licensed the distribution rights for select Crop Development Centre (CDC) pulse varieties in provinces outside of Saskatchewan to SeCan and SeedNet for a 10-year period. “Saskatchewan pulse producers contribute significant upfront funding towards the development of CDC varieties,” says Carl Potts, Executive Director of …read more

Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement Modernized

DECEMBER 5, 2017 – The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Team has launched an online system to improve the Stewardship Agreement process for growers and retailers that will help to ensure continued protection of the midge tolerance gene. The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Assurance Site (MTWSAS) is a secure, web-based tool for use by seed distributors, …read more