6 | Advancing Seed in Alberta Greetings MINISTER CARLIER Spring 2019 PUBLISHED BY 403-313 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3A 0M2 PRINTED IN CANADA (204) 453-1965 Email: [email protected] PUBLISHER shawn.brook MANAGING EDITORS michelle.clarke, lindsay.hoffman EDITORIAL kari.belanger CONTRIBUTORS marc.halsall, treena.hein, janet.kanters, jim.timlick ADVERTISING SALES: craig.armstrong, sam.mostafa, dean.french MARKETING theresa.kurjewicz, andres.jaramillo CREATIVE lesley.nakonechny, kyle.dratowany, theresa.kurjewicz 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 dean.french at (204) 453-1965 ext 824 or via email at [email protected] 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 to extend greetings to the readers of the Alberta Seed Guide. While the agricultural industry works hard year-round, this edition’s theme — Start Your Engines — highlights the importance of the spring season to our province. Alberta’s agricultural sector is key to building a strong and diversified economy, generating more than $10 billion in exports annually. Additionally, our agri-food sector employs more than 89,000 people across the province. Alberta producers, processors, industry organizations and businesses ensure our province maintains its well-earned reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality agricultural products. This biannual publication is an important resource helping them stay connected and up-to-date about the latest developments in crop science and agricultural practices that result in enhanced quality and efficiency of production. I would like to extend a special thank you to the Alberta Seed Growers and the Alberta Seed Processors for their continued advocacy on behalf of the agricultural sector. My sincerest 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: [email protected] monica.klaas, general manager, 5030-50th St. Lacombe, AB T4L 1W8 Office: (403) 489-9999 Fax: (888) 446-5853 [email protected]