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With our head office  in Canada’s capital city, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) brings together 132 seed company  members engaged in all aspects of seed research, production and marketing and trade, both domestically and internationally.

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Growing for the World . . . . Une croissance axée sur le monde

Jan 122015
 

globe&flag_newUpdated Seed Trade Statistics – CSTA’s website is the only place where detailed statistics on Canada’s exports and imports of seed can be found.   By following this link you can find summaries of exports and imports for the 2013-14 crop year.  You can also find detailed statistic by country.

Oct 102014
 

QandAQuestions and Answers on Plant Breeders’ Rights – CSTA is an active member of Partners in Innovation.  Partners in Innovation brings together 20 national, regional and provincial organizations representing the vast majority of farmers and almost all of the crop production in Canada, to support amendments to Plant Breeders’ Rights.   Partners in Innovation has developed a set of Questions and Answers to help its members and others to answer common questions about the proposed amendments.  You can find the Q&As on the Partners website by following this link.

Jul 212014
 

  •      Contributing  $5.61 billion  and over 57,000 jobs to the Canadian Economy- The National Seed Sector Value Chain Roundtable has completed and released its Seed Sector Profile.  Find  the entire report here in English and en Français.
Nov 292013
 

plant breedingCSTA’s private company members invested over $109 million in plant breeding, research and variety development in 2012.  That is an increase of more than90% from 5 years ago.   Find the results of the CSTA investment survey in the news section of this website.

Aug 252013
 

Given the fast pace of technology in agriculture around the world, CSTA’s Board of Directors placed a high priority on the development of science based coexistence plans.  The goal is to ensure that CSTA’s members and the farmers that they serve have the choice of the production system that best serves their businesses and the markets that they serve, whether the production system is organic, conventional or makes use of products of modern biotechnology.   CSTA’s activities on coexistence can be found here.

Aug 112011
 
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Corn Hybrids Commercially Available in CanadaCSTA’s Corn Hybrid List is now a Corn Hybrid Data Base.  It provides a great deal more information, including refuge requirements for insect protected hybrids. Find the new corn hybrid data base  and other important information here.

Dec 012010
 
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This presentation pulls together a thorough description of Canada’s seed industry. It was developed for CSTA’s members to use when you just need a snapshot of the industry and its contribution to agriculture and to Canada’s economy. Download it here.