Canadian Methods and Procedures for Testing Seed

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CSAAC Seed Labs Undergo Rigorous Audits Since the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) first started providing audit services to the seed industry in 1997, accredited seed laboratories have continuously been the subjects of a third-party monitoring pro…

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CSAAC True Loose Smut Testing True loose smut of barley, which goes by the scientific name Ustilago nuda, is the only seed health consideration in the Seeds Act and Regulations (see table below). While it is true that some form of smut can attack all…

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CSAAC Causes of Seedling Abnormalities Do you ever wonder what your seed analyst really means when they report a percentage of abnormal seedlings within your seed lot? How do they decide what is abnormal? Will these abnormal seedlings grow? What caus…