ST-ISIDORE — The seed-dealing Bercier family have launched their own house brand of locally grown seed.
Centre de Criblage Marc Bercier Inc.’s new ‘CCMB’ line includes individual varieties of soybean, hard spring wheat, barley and oats.
The new varieties are competitively priced and are intended to promote sustainable farming, according to the company. And they’re in addition to the products the company offers from existing affiliates like C&M Seeds, Secan and Semican Inc.
The newly launched CCMB seed was created in partnership with “an innovative seed developer” for best quality and performance. They include:
• Haltifo, a 2,600-heat-unit clear hilum soybean that yielded 51.8 bu/a (1.41 Metric tonnes per acre) at the Bercier farm this year;
• Starlite, an early variety hard red spring wheat that yielded 73.12 bu/a (1.99 MT/ac);
• Ariber, a 6-row barley that yielded 89.29 bu/a (2.43 MT/ac);
• Alise, dual purpose oats that yielded 58.79 bu/a (1.6 MT/ac).
“As sustainable farmers ourselves, we serve our clients and dealers with quality seeds while reducing environmental footprint,” said a company statement.