Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2009 Regional Award Winner


Maizex Seeds Inc. – Tilbury

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Dave Baute and MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex Pat Hoy

Dave Baute and MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex Pat Hoy

This innovative seed company “gets it.”  They recognize that one of the biggest challenges in new product development is generating the large volume of field testing data needed to move a product forward to commercialization. The company’s Genetic Environment Tape Trial or “GETT” system is helping to speed that process up.  This innovative system enables an operator to plant up to 12 different seed varieties in as little as 15 minutes and helps to replace or augment conventional, small plot research trials. Over the past five years, more than 300 GETT trials have been planted on farms across Ontario and Quebec and the system is attracting interest from major international agricultural companies. It’s an innovation that will give producers the best yielding genetics and varieties at unprecedented timelines.

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