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Course 3: Producing Foundation, Registered and Certified Seed Crops

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This course will provide you with important information about producing Foundation, Registered and Certified seed crops. Once you complete this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Crop-specific certification requirements from the Canadian Regulations and Procedures for Pedigreed Seed Crop Production (Circular 6)
  • The importance of understanding all relevant requirements in Circular 6 before selecting your field and planting a seed crop
  • The significance of maximum impurity standards and off-types, other varieties, and other crop kinds
  • The role that land requirements, isolation requirements and equipment cleanliness play in maintaining seed crop quality and varietal and genetic identity
  • How to interpret commonly used acronyms and codes in the seed crop inspection report
  • The importance of various steps and methods to clean out planting, harvest, and storage equipment