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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
Seidle, Edward - 2010
Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
Simpson, Graham Miller - 2012
Slinkard, Alfred Eugene - 2000
Small, William James - 1989
Smith, David Lawrence Thomson - 1994
Sommerfeld, Victor Herbert - 1996
South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitEdward Seidle

As a meticulous seed grower and self-taught scientist, Ed Seidle has made a lasting contribution to the crops industry of Saskatchewan and Western Canada.

Ed was born in 1931 at Raymond, Alberta. He moved to the Medstead area with his parents in 1932. He completed High School at Raymond and Medstead.

Ed has long farmed with family members on their operation near Medstead. He has an excellent seed production record and although the records show that he started seed production in 1961, he has actually been involved for a longer time because the first certificates were issued to his brother Frank.

Over many years, Ed spent a great deal of time on research projects with Agriculture Canada studying canola diseases such as Alternaria Black Spot and Aster Yellows, canola seed vigor, barley germination and a host of other topics. He was involved with the multiplication of several new varieties of oats as well as the development of several Polish canola varieties. A number of crop breeders entrusted their seed production to Ed. Many farmers came to Ed as a source of advice and updates on current research.

Ed became involved in projects for the betterment of the seed industry and producers, not for personal gain. For example, he encouraged the canola industry to utilize testing for seed vigor. A lot of the funding required to research projects was absorbed by Ed. He always had a keen interest in the science of agriculture and frequently amazed research scientists with his knowledge and observations. He is co-author on a number of studies published in scientific journals.

Ed has received an Outstanding Service Award, a Long Term Service Award and a Robertson Associate Award from the Canadian Seed Growers Association. In 1996 he was granted Honorary Life Membership in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2010 by Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association, SECAN, Discovery Seed Labs, MADRA, Cavalier Agron and Medstead Rec Association.

 

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