Archive Year: 2009

Chapais barley named 2009 Seed of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 11, 2009 (TORONTO, ON) – A barley variety with outstanding performance, sustainability, marketability and industry impact topped entries in the fifth annual Seed of the Year competition (east division). Chapais barley, developed by Jean-Pierre Dubuc of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, was named Seed of the Year (east division) today at […]

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Plant Science graduate student awarded Seed of the Year scholarship

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 27, 2009 (Guelph, ON) – A University of Guelph graduate student from the Department of Plant Agriculture has been awarded the 2008-2009 Seed of the Year scholarship. Jamie Larsen is Ph.D. candidate who is particularly interested in creating a unique breeding system for winter wheat and becoming a plant breeder. […]

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Background – Seed of the Year 2009

Chapais Chapais barley is an outstanding sustainable cultivar, as demonstrated by its appearance on the market for more than 20 years. Dr. J.P. Dubuc of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada developed this variety through selection in stress-prone soils, accounting for its unique degree of tolerance to acidic soils. Chapais also is the earliest maturing barley, averaging […]

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