Re: Non-Approved European union Seed Varieties Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion regarding corn seed varieties that are non compliant with European regulations and we wanted to inform you and advise what our position is on possibly receiving this corn. To be perfectly clear, St. Lawrence Grains will NOT accept any corn varieties that are not approved in the European Union.
These new lines of hybrid, namely Trecepta and Qrome, would help control Western Bean Cutworm and other pests. We fully support new technologies in the seed industry; however, we believe they should be released once they have full support of the potential markets in terms of testing and approvals. We all understand the challenging current situation and want to make sure that you can make the proper information on our position and many across the industry so you make the decision prior to planting corn that may have difficulties being marketed at harvest.
It would be an enormous task for any one in the industry to track and separate the many varieties of seed that are planted each year to determine which ones are domestically approved or otherwise and we believe that as an industry we should be releasing and planting seeds that can easily be marketed to increase the value of our Ontario Corn.
We welcome all our customers to contact our sales team to discuss the specifics of your corn seed to ensure that you have all markets opened to your corn.
Regards, Dwight Corcoran, General Manager St. Lawrence Grains & Farm Supply
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