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Streamlined variety registration system set to launch in 2016

A streamlined system would allow new varieties to hit the market sooner, 
but less performance testing sparks concerns

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new variety registration system could be in place and fully operational by next year — if the players in the value chain can agree on doing away with the current three-part system. “The system needs to be efficient, it needs to be transparent, and it needs to be predictable,” said Erin Armstrong, director of […] Read more

CS2000, shown here in field trials in August 2014, is billed as having “intermediate” resistance to the recently-discovered clubroot pathotype 5x. (

Against clubroot, ‘I’-rated canola sits between ‘R’ and ‘S’

A new canola variety billed with “intermediate” reaction against a new pathotype of clubroot is being placed in the zone between “resistant” and “susceptible.” Canterra Seeds, the Winnipeg firm marketing the new CS2000 hybrid variety, clarified its claim for the seed in a statement on a company blog Wednesday, granting many growers may be seeing the […] Read more