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Course 10: Breeder Seed Production

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This Course will provide you with important information about Breeder seed production. Once you complete this course, you will understand:

  • How Breeder plots are defined and their essential role in Canadian seed certification
  • The CSGA Plant Breeder Recognition process
  • The difference between Plant Breeder, Associate Plant Breeder and Variety Maintainer
  • The process for Variety Registration
  • The requirements for Breeder seed plot production, including standards, application and QMS requirements
  • The general rules for the production of pedigreed plots
  • The purpose of CFIA’s Variety Verification Program and the role of Breeder seed