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Seed Testing: Unique and Standardized Services in a Diverse Industry

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October 22, 2020
Zoom meeting

The Alberta Institute of Agrologists will be hosting a FREE webinar series (agriculture and environment related) for our registered members weekly from September-December.

Accredited Seed Analysts hold a critical position in the certification and grading of pedigreed seed within Canada’s seed industry. By promoting quality and uniformity, seed laboratories are integral to the seed industry’s $6-billion annual contribution to the economy. Pedigreed seed certification is backed by cropping rotation, parent seed source, crop inspection and for some, molecular confirmation. Once seed crops are harvested, seed laboratories and approved conditioners step in to test and monitor compliance to the Grade Table standards. Beyond the standardized tests, seed laboratories have commercialized additional services to thoroughly test high value crops and differentiate between seed lots. The following will be

• Current seed testing methods standardized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to support the Seeds Act and Regulations.
• Advanced seed analytics which are designed for our western climate, authorized to expedite international shipments and chosen to evaluate seed enhancement products.
• Future seed and molecular diagnostics under evaluation for future commercialization
Registration will close October 21st at 3:00 pm.

Registrants will receive Zoom meeting information on October 21st through email. Registrants sound will be muted and video will be disabled. Registrants will be able to ask questions at the end of the presentation using the “Q/A” function.

For questions regarding this webinar, please contact Cassie Hayes.

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