News

Welcome to the CSI News page where we provide you with current news related to CSI's seed program activities.  

  • CSI Update – 2018-2019
    12/11/2018

    Top of mind for the seed industry this fall and winter is Seed Synergy. The CSI Board is fully behind the Seed Synergy work and recently endorsed the White Paper at their November 22, 2018 Board meeting. Seed establishments and seed laboratories should feel a sense of pride knowing CSI represents the original Seed Synergy concept and CFIA’s first exercise in alternate service delivery.

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  • Seed Synergy Collaboration - Green Paper Consultation
    11/21/2017

    In January and February this year, the Seed Synergy Collaboration collected feedback from the seed industry on a vision for the Next Generation Seed System in Canada. Parts of our current system are working well and parts are in need of improvement. We’ve collected your feedback and then incorporated it into a Green Paper that begins to describe ideas for the design of a new, improved seed...

  • RSE Announcement
    06/01/2017

    Attention RSEs and Labs

    CSI has recently been making some internal structural changes as we plan our resource needs for the next few years.  These structural changes include the blending of the technical support previously provided to the RSEs and Labs by an Eastern and Western seed program representative into one position.  This change in structure has resulted in the termination of...

  • Amendments to Weed Seeds Order (WSO)
    07/18/2016

    The CFIA published amendments to the Weed Seeds Order (WSO) on May 18th, 2016 in Canada Gazette, Part II which come into force on November 1, 2016. The amended WSO includes harmful new species and reclassifications of existing species.

    Registered Seed Establishments, Operators and Graders need to be familiar with the changes so that they are ready to apply the changes...

  • CSI Technical Manual for Authorize Importers
    01/12/2015

    NEW VERSION RELEASED - CSI has released a new version of CSI-Tech 2.4, the CSI Technical Manual for Authorized Importers. It provides technical guidelines for the handling and conformity verification of seed imported into Canada. The document is available for CSI auditors and CFIA accredited Operators and Graders on the CSI secure website.

  • CSI Technical Manual for Approved Conditioners and Bulk Storage Facilities
    12/08/2014

    NEW VERSION RELEASED - CSI has released a new version of CSI-Tech 2.1, the CSI Technical Manual for Approved Conditioners and Bulk Storage Facilities.  It provides technical guidelines for the handling, grading and labelling of pedigreed seed. The document is available for CSI auditors and CFIA accredited Operators and Graders on the CSI secure website.

  • CFIA Industry Bulletin - New Interagency Tag for Imported Seed
    07/19/2011

    A new interagency certification tag for imported seed is now available from the CFIA.  The new tag indicates that the imported seed meets the Certified seed requirements of the CFIA.  The new tag is for seed belonging to the Certified class and corresonds to the blue colour associated with Certified seed.  Beginning January 1, 2013, all imported seed labelled with a Canada Certified grade name...