Industry leaders receive award
Peter Boswall and Richard Martin of Charlottetown honoured for lifetime work
Two Charlottetown men have been recognized for their lifetime achievement as agriculture leaders.
Peter Boswall and Richard Martin are receiving an Honorary Life Award from the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association.
Boswall is a lifelong advocate for the pedigreed seed crop program at the Department of Agriculture in P.E.I. and has been an influential board member of the CSGA. He has also been a regular contributor on agricultural policy to provincial and federal committees and spent 10 years working on issues concerning the potato industry.
Martin is a plant breeder working for the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture. Over his career, fusarium head blight (FHB) has been of key interest, as well as research in disease management, fungicidal control strategies and plant resistance.
The pair will be recognized for distinguished service to the association and for having contributed to the betterment of Canadian agriculture. They were nominated by the local Maritime branch of the Seed Growers’ Association and selected by a national board for the award.
The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association is a non-profit organization representing the interest of 3,500 Canadian seed growers.