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.