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Program: Plant Breeder

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Designed for plant breeders to learn the requirements for producing certified Breeder seed in Canada.

A CSGA-recognized Plant Breeder is engaged in the selection and development of varieties and responsible for maintaining the genetic identity and purity of varieties. In Canada, only CSGA-recognized Plant Breeders, who have gone through a peer-reviewed professional recognition process, can validate the variety descriptions required for variety registration. The following program will help you understand the CSGA Plant Breeder recognition process, the requirements for variety registration and Breeder seed certification and recognized Plant Breeders’ responsibilities.

  • Course 1: Introduction to the Canadian Seed Sector
  • Course 6: Plot Production
  • Course 10: Breeder Seed Production

To complete this program, all courses below must be completed. Upon completion of all courses, you will be able to download and save a certificate of completion.

Begin by selecting any of the courses below. It is recommended to start with the course appearing first in the list.