Content by Treena Hein

Blackleg and Clubroot in Canola

Blackleg and clubroot are both serious diseases that are growing in severity across Alberta, but with proper and diligent management by all farmers, they can be effectively controlled. Blackleg Blackleg… Read More

The 4-P Funding Model

Taking a look at one very successful Alberta-based initiative. The 4-P model (public/private/producer partnership) for crop R&D involves funding contributions from government, private companies and producers. This type of initiative… Read More

Cigi Enters a New Era

The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) works with the entire grain and field crop value chain within Canada and internationally to drive the development and utilization of Canadian crops. The… Read More

Public Versus Private Crop Breeding

There are some important differences between public and private breeding – and how these differences affect seed growers and crop farmers is often a matter of hot debate in Canada…. Read More

Accessing New Seed Varieties

New tools and techniques influence how new varieties are developed and can also shave a little off the timeline.   The development of new crop varieties in Canada and elsewhere… Read More

Limagrain Cereals Research Canada

Last summer, an exciting new research and breeding partnership between Canterra Seeds and Limagrain was announced. The partnership, called Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC), aims to keep wheat genetics at… Read More

Solving the Problem of Hard Seeds

Beans are primarily sold as a dry commodity, and therefore, visual seed quality is important – an intact seed coat, along with uniform colour, size and shape. However, it’s seed… Read More