The Canadian seed industry is working on a plan that could set the table for the commercialization of Roundup Ready alfalfa in Eastern Canada as early as next year.
Stephen Denys, president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association, said the association has begun work to develop a co-existence plan for the production of genetically modified alfalfa as a hay crop in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
The plan would outline steps that should be taken to ensure the orderly production of Roundup Ready alfalfa and minimize the chance of gene and pollen flows between fields.
It would also deal with set-back distances between GM and non GM alfalfa crops, equipment sanitation and seed migration from one region to another. ...
Via Alexander J. Stein