CropLife Canada and its members require that all commercial seed treatment operations (as defined by treating seed for sale or gain) successfully complete a 3rd party audit of their operations prior to January 1, 2018.
Effective January 1, 2018 only seed treatment operations that have successfully completed an Accredited Seed Treatment Operation Standards audit will be eligible to receive shipments of designated seed treatment products for application on identified commodities from Canadian distributors and ag-retailers.
Accredited Seed Treatment Operation Standards
The standards are aimed to develop and implement improved stewardship practices in the storage and use of the plant science industry’s seed treatment products. The standards consist of a series of protocols listing the requirements for operators. Sites must successfully complete an audit conducted by a certified Seed Treatment Auditor to become accredited.
Full Compliance Deadline: January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018 only Accredited Seed Treatment Operators will be eligible to receive designated seed treatment products for application on designated commodities.
Auditing activities are managed by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Program (AWSA). Operators can book a pre-audit by contacting one of the certified auditors. To access a list of Accredited Seed Treatment Auditors, please Click here.. Please book your audit early to ensure Auditor availability.
Designated seed treatment products are seed treatment products that have been identified by the Canadian registrant to be used exclusively on identified commodities in commercial seed treatment operations that have successfully passed an Accredited Seed Treatment Operation Standards audit.