Breeder Seed

The CDC produces breeder seed of 65 different varieties representing 12 different crop kinds. Our breeder seed is produced in small plots and provides the original parent seed for all other classes of pedigreed seed. We ensure that our breeder seed is grown and processed to the highest standards.

Our Breeder Seed Facility is a state of the art 10,000 square foot seed cleaning facility located on the Kernen Crop Research Farm. This facility is used to clean the CDC's breeder seed, which is shipped to select seed growers and seed companies across Western Canada. The faciltiy utilizes a variety of different equipment pieces including a screen machine, gravity table, Dodder Mill and a huetronic color seed sorter. 

Due to the increasing costs of producing Breeder Seed, we have made the decision to increase our Breeder Seed cost to remain revenue neutral.

Crop Type Cost/kg
Cereals $28.00
Flax $38.00
Canaryseed $38.00
Forage $58.00

Public Release Program

At the Crop Development Centre, we drive innovation and progress in agriculture. By making new varieties available to farmers, we aim to provide them with genetic solutions to improve and stabilize yields, reduce their production costs, and improve the quality of their product. At the same time, our new varieties contribute to sustainable agricultural practices, which promote long-term food security and environmental stewardship.

The CDC is committed to delivering new crop varieties and we do this by making certain specialty varieties publicly available for purchase.  Varieties available under our Public Release Program, can be purchased royalty free and are available to seed growers, producers, and the general public.  These releases are typically made available after years of research and testing, and are aimed at improving the productivity, resilience, and profitability of agricultural production.

Ultimately, the CDC is committed to contributing to the growth and success of the agriculture industry. We believe that varieties released under our Public Release Program are an important way to achieve this goal, and we remain dedicated to developing and sharing new crop varieties that can help drive innovation in agriculture.