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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 CSAAC Recognizes Outstanding Seed Analysts To best Honour members of the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada who promote exceptional leadership and professionalism, the association established the Outstanding Achievement Award. The f…

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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…

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CSAAC Seed Testing Options When marketing or purchasing seed, assurance of seed quality is a must. As a seller you have built your reputation on the quality of seed you provide and as a purchaser of the seed you rely on the potential income from that…

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CSAAC CSAAC’s Marie Greeniaus Award Winner Dedicated, hard-working, tenacious, kind, patient and caring — these are just a few of the words used by colleagues to describe Marilyn French, this year’s recipient of the prestigious Marie Greeniaus …

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CSAAC Vigour Testing Vigour testing can be found in literature as early as 1876, when Friedrich Nobbe described it as “triebkraft,” a German word meaning “driving force.” Scientists have long searched for a way to describe the differences amo…