Friday, May 6, 2022

DSV (Deutsche Saatveredelung) announced last week it has reached a deal to buy Northstar Seed of Neepawa, Man., and Okotoks, Alta.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Canadian Prairies have a well-developed forage seed production industry, helped by deep snow cover that prevents winterkill.

DSV said it will be “able to enrich our portfolio with new genetics, including alfalfa, to serve our customers worldwide even better.”

DSV is already a joint owner with another German seed firm, NPZ-Lembke, of DL Seeds in Manitoba which breeds canola and pea varieties.