Archive Year: 2008

Canadian soybean named 2008 Seed of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 12, 2008 (TORONTO, Ont.) – An Ontario soybean variety with outstanding performance, sustainability, marketability and industry impact topped entries in the fourth annual Seed of the Year competition (east division). OAC Kent, developed by plant scientist Prof. Istvan Rajcan of the University of Guelph, was named Seed of the Year […]

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Seed of the Year 2008 finalists named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 24, 2008 Seed of the Year finalists announced (GUELPH, ON) – Four seed varieties have been named finalists in the fourth annual Seed of the Year competition for eastern Canada, sponsored by the University of Guelph and SeCan. Estival lettuce, OAC Kent soybeans, OAC Rex white beans, and Chapais barley […]

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Background – Seed of the Year 2008

OAC Rex OAC Rex is the first white bean variety in Canada to deliver resistance to bacterial blight, a major disease affecting bean yields and quality. Prof. Tom Michaels and technician Tom Smith, University of Guelph, developed the white bean using international genetic resources and an innovative technique to recover germplasm. A distinctive plant architecture […]

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