DEPARTMENTS GREETINGS PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGES SEED PLANT PROFILE SEED GROWERS PROFILE NEW VARIETIES VIEWPOINTS DIRECTORY OF VARIETIES EQUIPMENT MARKETPLACE SEED GROWERS DIRECTORY MAP SEED CLEANING PLANTS DIRECTORY MAP ON THE EDGE 04 05 38 52 106 114 68 115 116 22 74 2 | Advancing Seed in Alberta ON THE COVER: The Fall 2017 issue of Alberta Seed Guide investigates several important subjects growers should know about, including crop advances, research funding, certified seed and public versus private breeding. The cover image pays homage to the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and the second-from-left image comes from the Glenbow Museum: Glenbow Archives NA-1234-5. 64  ALBERTA REGIONAL VARIETY TRIALS Staying competitive in the industry means testing is crucial. 72  INDUSTRY BOARDS GIVE FARMERS A VOICE Serving on a board has many rewards. 100  LIMAGRAIN CEREALS RESEARCH CANADA An update on the new western Canadian cereals research program created through a partnership between Canterra Seeds and France-based Limagrain. 104  THE 4-P FUNDING MODEL Taking a look at one very successful Alberta-based initiative. Seed Now, Pay Later Use your AgriCard to purchase your DEKALB® brand seed at participating retailers from now until June 30, 2018 and reap the benefits of no payments, no interest until November 2018.* PLUS take advantage of the DEKALB Bonus Rebates and Real Farm Rewards™ programs. Get out your AgriCard and get growing. *Subject to credit approval by Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec. Some conditions apply. See details in-store. DEKALB and Design®, DEKALB® and Real Farm Rewards™ are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada Inc. licensee. AgriCard® is a registered trademark of Desjardins Financial Group. T-14035A (06/2017)