Select Seed Growers Program
Through Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) Variety Release Program (VRP), breeder seed varieties developed by the Crop Development Centre (CDC) are made available to eligible Select Status seed growers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba royalty free.
We hope to maintain the quality of the seed being released by utilizing the existing plot inspection system of the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA). Select Status certification is conferred by CSGA and individuals are advised to contact CSGA directly for more details on this process. Visit the CSGA website or call 613-236-0497 for more information. Proof of Select grower status must be received from CSGA before a grower is able to access breeder seed from the VRP.
If you are looking to purchase seed from a Select Status seed grower, visit our Select Status Seed Grower Directory.
Voluntary Pulse Levy for Seed Growers
The pulse levy has been used for a number of activities of direct benefit to Select Status seed growers. These include support of the Crop Development Centre’s pulse breeding program, royalty-free seed to Select Status seed growers, agronomic research, communication tools such as PulsePoint magazine, and the Regional Pulse Meetings.
Although there is no mandatory requirement for levy submission on grower to grower sales, we do have growers that choose to submit voluntarily.
There was a levy reduction beginning August 1, 2016 to 0.67% plus 5% GST. If you have sold a pulse and/or soybean crop before August 1, 2016, please fill in column B on this form. If you have sold a pulse and/or soybean crop after August 1, 2016, please fill in column C on this form.
Saskatchewan Pulse Crops Seeding and Variety Guide 2017