Greetings 4 | Advancing Seed in Alberta MINISTER CARLIER Fall 2017 PUBLISHED BY 403-313 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3A 0M2 PRINTED IN CANADA (204) 453-1965 Email: PUBLISHER shawn.brook EDITOR janet.kanters MANAGING EDITOR michelle.clarke EDITORIAL julie.deering, lindsay.hoffman, marc.zienkiewicz CONTRIBUTORS jennifer.barber, kari.belanger, geoff.geddes, mark.halsall, treena.hein, carolyn.king, jim.timlick ADVERTISING SALES: craig.armstrong, aqueena.clennett, dean.french MARKETING theresa.kurjewicz, andres.jaramillo CREATIVE lesley.nakonechny, kyle.dratowany, theresa.kurjewicz DIGITAL MEDIA john.bauer CIRCULATION dean.french The Alberta Seed Guide makes no expressed or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise, concerning the use of any product and assumes no liability for any injury or damage, direct or consequential, incurred from the use of such products or services therein. Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations supersede the information contained herein. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to the Winnipeg office: Issues Ink 403-313 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3A 0M2 PRINTED IN CANADA INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING? Please direct all sales or distribution inquiries to aqueena.clennett at (204) 453-1965 ext 810 or via email at Reproduction in whole, or in part, is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. Publications Mail Agreement No. 40030841 ON behalf of the Government of Alberta, it is my pleasure as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to extend greetings to the readers of the Alberta Seed Guide. This edition focuses on the theme A future for the industry: Ensuring the tools are in place for growth – a foundational direction for our industry that is reflected in programs that support innovation, research and development, environmental stewardship and sustainability. Producers benefit from valuable tools like the Alberta Seed Guide, where they can stay connected and up-to-date on the latest developments in crop science and agricultural practices that can result in enhanced quality and efficiency of production. Alberta’s agricultural sector continues to be one of the pillars of our province’s economic diversification. Expanding the yield of our agricultural production while elevating the quality of the crops grown begins with the seeds selected for planting. The Alberta Seed Guide is a vital tool for our producers. In addition to critical information for our farming community, the guide also helps showcase the depth and quality of our seed system, which is an essential part of maintaining the sustainability of our agriculture sector. Thank you to the Alberta Seed Growers and the Alberta Seed Processors for their dedication to Alberta’s agricultural producers, and my sincere wishes for your continued success. Oneil Carlier Minister Agriculture and Forestry kelly.chambers, executive director, 5030-50 St. Lacombe, AB T4L 1W8 Ph: (403) 325-0081 Email: monica.klaas, general manager, 5030-50th St. Lacombe, AB T4L 1W8 Office: (403) 489-9999 Fax: (888) 446-5853