View ISTA’s latest video on processing seed

Quality Irish Seed

What is the process that ISTA certified seed goes through?

During processing, seed is cleaned of weed seeds, small grains, and screenings. Appropriate chemical dressings are applied using state of the art technology and equipment. Seed is weighed and packed under Department of Agriculture supervision, prior to application of a Department of Agriculture label. A sample of each seed lot is tested, with a final seed lot test report issued by the Department of Agriculture. Certified Blue Label seed is ready for delivery to Irish farmers. A sample of each seed lot is sown in ‘post-control’ plots at Backweston, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Certified sales are reported to the Plant Variety Development Office (PVDO), with royalties paid to plant breeders to help ensure breeders continue to bring new and improved varieties to the market.

View video here https://youtu.be/LIEPL4F8CVk
 
More videos can be seen on the ISTA Youtube channel.

Other News

  • 30
    Apr.
    2020

    Graham Winter Wheat - Highest Yielder on RL

    Winter wheat continues to be the most profitable cereal crop...

    Read More
  • 08
    Apr.
    2020

    The Impact of COVID-19 on the EU Seed Sector in Ireland - Seed World Newsletter

    Editor’s Note: This piece is from our sister publication,...

    Read More
  • 06
    Apr.
    2020

    Husky Winter Oat - A reliable oat in winter

    Winter crops took a savage beating from the weather over the...

    Read More
  • 31
    Mar.
    2020

    Hybrid Rye is a viable option to consider for Tillage Farmers in 2020

    Over the past 4 years, Seedtech have been supporting farmers...

    Read More
  • 27
    Mar.
    2020

    Early PGR for Hybrid Barley goes a long way

    As spring growth begins in earnest (after the vernal equinox),...

    Read More
  • Page 1 of 17 ::  1 2 3 >  Last ›