b'signalled that it is open to substantive change, including theAssociation (CSTA) members shed light on some areas for examination of the role of government in the regulation of seed,possible modernization, according to CSTA regulatory affairs Jahn says. and trade manager Claudio Feulner.We need to address some pretty big questions, such as whatIn terms of modern technology, some CSTA members hope should stay with government, what should move to industrythrough the regulatory modernization exercise, the industry with government oversight, and even potentially what no longercan simplify many processes, like genetic identity and quality needs to be done at all. Its important when we talk about thisstandards, through the use of a single window where each to look at the scope of regulatory modernization, both what it isitem in the seed production process flows into the next can and what it isnt. enable better compliance and greater efficiencies, Feulner says.The main purpose of the Seeds Act and Seeds Regulations areSome members question the need for an extensive variety to ensure the overall quality of seed and protect producers fromregistration system in todays environment where comparable fraud, and this is done by defining standards for seeds, Jahninformation is readily available for anyone with an internet explains. These standards ensure accurate information aboutconnection. Companies have quality management standards for the seed is available to purchasers. They ensure varietal identity,breeding and varietal development which ensures that healthy varietal purity, and also help to ensure mechanical purity forand safe varieties are brought to market.things like weeds and other crops, germination and someSeed testing modernization is another area some members seedborne diseases. hope to modernize, he adds.The Seeds Act and Regulations also facilitate seed certificationSeed companies lose valuable seed anytime seed needs to be through variety registration, crop certification, and the oversighttested. A top priority for members is the investment in tools or of seed processing to maintain the integrity of seed and seedtechnology that will reduce sample sizes and the time between laboratory testing. testing and results.Seed Regulatory Modernization does not includeplantsSome members suggest simplifying seed labels and tags. with Novel Traits (PNT) legislation, Plant Breeders Rights, seedCurrently, seed labels require more information than can be Created by: Shahul Hameed royalties/value creation, and phytosanitary issues. read by producers, Feulner says.Job Name: Clearfield 2020 CampaignCreation Date: 11/05/2020After delays caused by the pandemic, broad stakeholderHe emphasized none of these ideas are endorsed by the CSTA File Name:521897-020_Clearfield2020_AlbertaSeedGuide_7.125x47.5_05Nov20_v1.indd Last Modified: engagement will begin with the needs assessment which willboard and none are an official CSTA position. As of Feb. 1, 2021, continue into March 2021. Bleed:-CSTA will no longer exist and will inst ead be amalgamated with Trim:7.125" x 4.75"Publication: Alberta Seed Guide ModifiedBy:Client: Corteva Agrisciencethree other associations to become Seeds Canada.What Could be Changed?Marc ZienkiewiczA recent member survey sent to Canadian Seed Trade A clear path to profitability.The Clearfield canola weed control system offers differentiated marketing and management opportunities and an alternative mode of action for reliable weed control in one pass. With added flexibility to choose the hybrids that work best for your operation, its easy to stay on the path to profitability.Learn more at clearfieldcanola.caVisit us at corteva.caTMTrademarks of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies.2020 Corteva.521897-020_Clearfield2020_AlbertaSeedGuide_7.125x47.5_05Nov20_v1.indd 1 Spring 2021 612020-11-05 4:22 PM'