Welcome to SaskSeed Online
The Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association (SSGA) is dedicated to the improvement of Pedigreed Seed production and its use by commercial producers. Formed in 1928, SSGA is an incorporated, non-profit organization, representing the interests of more than 550 pedigreed seed growers in Saskatchewan, who produce approximately 330,000 acres of pedigreed seed every year - over a quarter of all the pedigreed seed acreage in Canada. Saskatchewan's Pedigreed Seed Industry is worth an estimated $710 million to the economy of the province and is the foundation of a $10 Billion provincial crop industry.
Caution Needed for Clubroot
Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease affecting canola, tame mustard and other members of the mustard family, including weeds. Clubroot spores can remain dormant in infested soil for many years. The germination and growth of clubroot spores is stimulated by the presence of susceptible host plants. Spores of the clubroot micoorganism are dispersed by movement of infested soil such as by erosion, adherence to vehicles or heavy equipment or as earth tag in seed or grain.
The Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association cautions its members with respect to the purchase of stock seed or Certified Seed of any crop kind from areas known to have clubroot infestation. Growers are advised to request written assurance from the vendor that the seed was produced on a field known to be clubroot-free.
Seed Industry Plus Insurance program
Made for Seed Growers by Seed Growers insurance programs are now available, offering improved coverage, reduced premiums and lower deductibles. The Seed Industry Plus Insurance Program is available to growers and processors dealing with pedigreed seed. In addition, a stand-alone Errors and Omissions policy has been developed exclusively for members of the Canadian Seed Growers Association across Canada. The programs have been endorsed by the Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association. For further details, visit http://www.farrellagencies.com/default.aspx?page=13