CGC Announces Grain Variety Deregistrations

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced upcoming grain variety deregistrations. Wheat var iet ies belonging to the Canada Prairie Spring White (CPSW), the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS), and flaxseed varieties, will be deregistered, said a news release July 15.

The CGC advises that wheat varieties Snowwhite 475 and Snowwhi te 476 belonging to CPSW class were deregistered effective April 28, 2011. However the CGC extended the period eligibility for these varieties until July 31, 2011. Effective August 1, 2011, these varieties will only be eligible for delivery into the grade Wheat, Canada Western Feed, said the release.

The CGC advises that wheat variety Garnet belonging to the CWRS class will be deregistered effective August 1, 2013. This variety will only be eligible for the feed grade, said the release.

The CGC advises that the varieties CDC Mons, and CDC Normandy belonging to flaxseed, will be deregistered effective August 1, 2013. These varieties will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western/Canada Eastern, said the release.

“Know what you grow. That’s what we’re asking Canadian grain producers to do. When you know that you’re growing registered grain varieties, you help maintain Canada’s reputat ion for market ing high-quality grain and you help preserve access to key international markets for your grain,” said Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission, in the release.

“The Canadian Grain Commission is committed to helping you stay informed about variety deregistrations and has implemented a three-year deregistration protocol. As part of this, every August 1 we tell you which varieties will be deregistered. This gives you time to make seeding decisions that work for you,” said Hemanson in the release.

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