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Seed Sector Moves Closer to Building Canada’s Next Generation Seed System

Today, five national seed industry associations took the next step towards becoming one new national association. The five organizations, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC); the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA); the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI); and the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), have now shared the Read More...

Joint Industry Statement: Movement of Seed Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian seed industry joins the global community in supporting measures to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Seed industry partners, including the Canadian Plant Technology Agency, the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada, the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, the Canadian Seed Institute, CropLife Canada and the Canadian Seed Trade Association, have Read More...

CSTA Announces Appointment of Interim Executive Director

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tyler McCann has recently accepted the role of Interim Executive Director. Tyler will start with the CSTA on a part-time basis in January 2020. Tyler is a Senior Associate with T. Bjornson and Associates (B&A), an Ottawa based Read More...

CSTA Recognizes Exceptional Contributions to the Seed Industry at its 96th Annual Meeting

Whistler, British Columbia – At its 96th Annual Meeting, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) recognized and celebrated the innovative contributions of three exceptional leaders within the seed industry. This year’s award winners are: Canadian Plant Breeding & Genetics Award: Dr. Pierre Hucl Dr. Hucl is the current senior spring wheat and canary seed breeder Read More...

CSTA Welcomes New President and Board Members

Whistler, British Columbia – At the 96th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), CSTA was pleased to welcome its new president and five new board members. Mr. Georges Chaussé will be the 68th President of CSTA. Chaussé leads the seed division at Sollio Agriculture, which is based in Montreal, Quebec. He has Read More...