Canterra Seeds named by Agrisoma Biosciences as exclusive seed production contracting partner for energy feedstock Resonance
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
January 9, 2013
CANTERRA SEEDS was named by Agrisoma Biosciences as the company’s exclusive seed production contracting partner for Resonance, its line of Brassica carinata. Resonance is an energy feedstock crop commercialized by Agrisoma, a dedicated industrial oilseed uniquely suited for the biojet fuel market.
CANTERRA SEEDS, has an established network of seed growers and retailers across western Canada, and has expertise in seed production, distribution and sales of various field crops. “We are excited to work with Agrisoma on this new crop type,” stated Brent Derkatch, Director of Operations and Business Development for CANTERRA SEEDS. “As a company, we are always looking for ways to be part of the growth and development of our industry.”
“Working with CANTERRA SEEDS on the production of Carinata is a natural fit,” states Patrick Crampton, Vice President of Business and Product Development for Agrisoma. “Their experience in seed production, and focus on mutual success for all of their partners, makes them the right company work with.” CANTERRA SEEDS established relationships with various seed processing and logistics providers will allow the two companies to develop a seed production and logistics strategy that ensures sufficient amounts of Certified Resonance seed is available to meet market demands.
Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is a private agricultural biotechnology company using its proprietary Engineered Trait Loci (ETL) technology to commercialize a suite of industry-leading oil quality and crop improvement traits for use in energy feedstock crops. For further information about Agrisoma, its technology, collaborations and partnerships, please visit: www.agrisoma.com.
Owned by over 200 western Canadian shareholders, CANTERRA SEEDS is committed to sourcing genetically superior seed products that meet end-user needs, while delivering agronomic and economic benefits for producers. With a versatile portfolio of cereals, pulses and oilseeds, CANTERRA SEEDS seeks opportunities that allow for mutual success in the agriculture industry.