Archive Year: 2011

Yukon Gold named 2011 Seed of the Year

NOVEMBER 9, 2011 (TORONTO, Ont.) – Yukon gold is a potato variety with outstanding performance, sustainability, marketability and industry impact topped entries in the seventh annual Seed of the Year competition (east division). Yukon Gold developed by the late Garnet (Gary) Johnston from the University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture, was named Seed of […]

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2011 Finalists Backgrounder

June 13, 2011 AC Rigodon AC Rigoden combines very large kernel size with outstanding test weight, low hull percentage, overall very good agronomics, good overall disease tolerance with better than average BYDV resistance, and broad adaptation. The amount of certified seed produced annually has been, and still remains high enough to potentially cover the total […]

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Call for 2011 nominations

March 4, 2011 Dear members of the plant breeding community, You are invited to participate in the seventh annual Eastern Canada Seed of the Year competition, a joint initiative developed by SeCan and the University of Guelph. You are welcome to pass this notification on to others in the plant breeding community who would be […]

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2010-2011 Seed of the Year Scholarship

(Guelph, ON, February 8, 2010) – A University of Guelph graduate student from the Department of Plant Agriculture has been awarded the 2010-2011 Seed of the Year Scholarship. Stephanie Bach, a Master’s student, developed an interest in plant agriculture while completing an internship in biotechnology during her undergrad at the University of Alberta. “I worked […]

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