Fact Sheets and Statistics
- Buying Forage and/or Grass Seed – Buyer Beware, It’s the Law – a fact sheet for buyers of grass and forage seed, highlighting the legislative and regulatory requirements for registration and the use of variety names. Find it here in English (La version française à venir)
- Forage Use Statistics – compiled by Statistics Canada for 2013
- Best Management Practices for Pollinator Protection – CSTA has created a one-page fact sheet that outlines best management practices to be followed when planting treated seed to minimize the impact on pollinators based on the recent PMRA document. You can find it here.
- Value of Seed Treatments: Neonicotinoids –The following is a quick, one-page fact sheet about the value of neonicotinioid seed treatment technology that can be used when communicating with retailers and/or growers. It can be found here in both English and French.
- Quick Facts About the Canadian Seed Industry
- Forage Seed Use Statistics 2013- from Statistics Canada
- Canadian Seed Certification System– two new papers providing an overview of the seed certification system
- Certified Seed Success Stories
- The Proof is in Your Fields: The Future is in Your Hands
- Passionate about the Industry and its Future – Interviews with Canadian Plant Breeders
- F2 Canola – the Second Generation is not the Same as the First
- The Facts on Innovation from Biotechnology – A three-part series of fact sheets on biotechnology
- Seed For More Feed – Reseeding Pastures with Certified Seed
- NEW Rules for Resealing Pedigreed Seed – Protect the Seed – Protect Yourself. CSTA suggests that seed retailers and conditioners make them selves familiar with the requirements of the Seeds Regulations.
- Treated Seed Check List – CSTA has joined with the Ontario Agri-Business Association and the Grain Farmers of Canada to develop a checklist for farmers to prevent co-mingling of treated seed and commercial grain. Please feel free to print and distribute to farmer customers. Find it here in English and en français
- Product Discontinuation Check-List – Part of the lifecycle of any product is its removal from the marketplace. This is especially important for products developed with modern biotechnology and developing the procedures, protocols and industry standards for biotechnology product discontinuation in the marketplace is a key end point within the plant biotechnology lifecycle. New plant biotechnology products are routinely developed and older products taken out of production by the manufacturer as a normal and predictable part of a product’s lifecycle, and their removal needs to proceed in the most effective way possible. For that reason, CSTA’s Biotechnology Committee worked with CropLife Canada to develop a product discontinuation checklist to help members of the plant biotechnology industry facilitate the removal of a product of biotechnology from the market.