In­dus­try lead­ers re­ceive award

Pe­ter Boswall and Richard Martin of Char­lot­te­town hon­oured for life­time work

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

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