Jan. 8, 2013, Saskatoon, SK - Mark Goodwin, a familiar name in the Western Canadian pulse industry, has been recognized with the BASF Pulse Promoter of the Year Award. BASF cites that Goodwin has been active in several initiatives, helping to ensure pulse growers have access to the latest crop protection products.
Goodwin has been heavily involved in the harmonization of a NAFTA crop protection product review process between Canada and the United States, which aims to ensure new crop protection products receive registration in both the United States and Canada, resulting in quicker registrations and lower registration costs.
Over the years Goodwin has worked closely with crop protection companies, regulators, and international pulse growers and trade associations. He has also been involved in re-establishing MRLs in the European Union for glyphosate in lentils.
The annual Pulse Promoter Award is sponsored by BASF Canada, and is presented at Pulse Days in Saskatoon each January. Mark Goodwin was selected Pulse Promoter of the Year by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers' Board of Directors.