Why certified seed?
When you purchase certified seed, you can be sure of the quality and characteristics, such as purity, pedigree and traceability. In addition, all certified seed is produced under rigorous, federally regulated requirements oven seen by auditors who the CFIA officially recognizes. With these requirements in place, cleaner certified seed is produced, providing confidence at planting, and ensuring less dockage at delivery. Also, with Certified seed, you get access to risk management programs and agronomic support from seed suppliers.
End-users can be confident they are getting what they pay for. Using grains and oilseeds grown from Certified seed means they reach the end product characteristics they expect: from soft wheat to high standability durum to high protein peas.
Food safety and traceability are important considerations in agriculture. You can only be sure of your product if you know its origins. Certified seed is the key to that knowledge: production of this seed is carefully controlled under a quality assurance system right from the beginning. Using Certified seed will allow you to capitalize on traceability measures.
Improved traits such as better yield, pest resistance, drought tolerance, herbicide tolerance, and much more are delivered to farmers in Certified seed. Years of research and development went into these traits and they can only be reliably accessed through Certified seed.
You want the best genetics and the cleanest fields to ensure you are making the most of your input dollars. Planting Certified seed means you’re not wasting time, and the ever-increasing investment required for modern crop production, on seed that won’t reliably produce a top crop.
Inspections in the field and at the processing plant ensure that all quality assurance requirements have been met and documented. Your seed is what you expect it to be, allowing you to back up your assurances to others.