Why Use Certified Seed?
We recommend the use of Certified Seed. The use of farm saved seed (FSS) carries unnecessary risk for farmers.
Certified Seed is the cornerstone of many farming operations and various food and beverage industries. The key attributes of Certified Seed are:
- Certified Seed is a fully traceable, weed-free, guaranteed seed product with superior quality to alternatives and is part of a world-wide quality assurance system.
- Irish Certified Seed is produced to the highest standards, providing growers with a guaranteed standard of varietal purity, germination, and phyto-sanitary status.
- Certified Seed is an insurance/risk management tool against sub-standard crop establishment, thus protecting the other investments necessary to produce a profitable crop.
For more information on certified seed, please visit the Irish Seed Trade Association website >>
CERTIFIED Cereal Seed is…
Cost effective to use
Efficiently ensures optimum crop yields and supports farm income
Royalty paid to ensure delivery of new varieties for the future
Traceable from factory to farm and from farm to fork
Irish and thus supports indigenous industries and ultimately Irish jobs
Free of noxious weeds and harmful diseases
Insured against sub-standard crop establishment
Expertly monitored and handled by DAFF and seed merchants
Downstream food and beverage industries insist on Certified Seed to guarantee quality