Is the Canadian soybean variety registration antiquated?

Are we as an industry delaying getting good varieties to the soybean grower because of the registration system? As the industry transitions to Genuity Roundup Ready 2 soybeans the industry is under great pressure to get the new varieties to the growers in a timely manner (allowed to order in the fall when discounts can be maximized). Waiting to sell these soybeans until February because they are supported for registration but paperwork is still being worked on is unacceptable. We need to speed this up. With the soybean registration process must meet the speed of business that occurs in today’s society.
It is very important to soybean growers that they can get access to the new varieties so they can start using these new genetics in their farm operations.

Should we adopt a system that variety registration is not required?

What is your opinion?

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