June 2015

Deadline Dates

Have you submitted your Application for Seed Crop Certification to CSGA?  If not, now is the time to do so.  Make sure to apply by the applicable deadline dates for the crop kind you are growing.

April 25 for winter canola/rapeseed
May 25 for fall seeded cereals
June 10 for forages, flax, canola, mustard, corn and field peas
June 20 for all other crops not listed here
July 10 for field beans, buckwheat and soybeans

Don’t forget to submit an Application for CSGA Membership along with your Application for Seed Crop Certification.  For more information, visit our Application Webpage.

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New in 2015 – Maps Required for all Fields

To assist with check inspections, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is requiring a map be submitted for all fields in 2015.  It is the seed growers’ responsibility to provide a map to CSGA.

When creating your map, assume the inspector is new to the area and provide easily recognizable landmarks, adjacent crops and buildings. Although legal land descriptions and GPS coordinates are helpful and are encouraged, please note that you must still submit a map for each field.

Growers can submit maps directly to their authorized seed crop inspection service (ASCIS) or can upload a map through the Forms tab in the Members Area of the CSGA website.

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Better Baking with Certified Seed

BetterBakingSnipLearn how the genetics of individual wheat varieties help produce the unique characteristics bakers need to produce everything from bread to crackers, cakes and cookies. Dr. Jayne Bock, University of Guelph Adjunct Professor, explains how Canada’s Certified seed system delivers the quality assurance, traceability and innovation bakers require to achieve their baking goals. Whether you’re looking for quality assurance or wanting to develop new products that need specific characteristics, tapping into the Certified seed system could provide a great opportunity.

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Join us in Montreal

Please join us in Montreal, Quebec, for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) July 8 – 10, 2015.  The theme is “Certified seed, a tradition of excellence” and Montreal, with its unique combination of European and North American laisser-faire, is the perfect destination to bring the whole family and reconnect with tradition and excellence. In addition to the business portion of the meeting, we have several social events planned for you.  Learn more.


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Contact Us

CSGA staff is here to help and guide you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember the CSGA national office operates in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

Telephone: (613) 236-0497, Fax: (613) 563-7855, Email: communications@seedgrowers.ca
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T1
Courier Address: 240 Catherine Street, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2G8
Visit http://seedgrowers.ca/contact-us/ for complete contact information for our staff members.

Have YOU participated?

We are looking to members to provide feedback on our draft Strategic Plan. Once endorsed, the plan will shape CSGA policies and member services. Please take a few minutes to register and complete a short survey.

We are looking for YOUR opinion on Circular 6 Modernization, a Seed Grower Designate Program, Plant Breeders Rights, Inspections, CSGA services and many more. Join the conversation online today and hurry! This engagement ends Friday!


Avez-VOUS participé?

Nous sommes à la recherche de membres pour nous donner leur rétroaction sur l’ébauche de notre Plan stratégique. Une fois entériné, le plan façonnera les politiques et les services aux membres de l’ACPS. Veuillez prendre quelques minutes pour vous inscrire et répondre à un court sondage.

Nous aimerions connaître VOTRE opinion sur la modernisation de la Circulaire 6, un programme de désignation de producteur de semences, la protection des obtentions végétales, les inspections, les services de l’ACPS et bien d’autres. Joignez-vous à la conversation aujourd’hui même. Faites vite! Cette consultation prend fin vendredi.