Chapter 7 - Sourcing Seed

Once the decision to seed is made and species are selected, finding a commercial source for the seed is usually the next step. Depending on the project this can be challenging, particularly if native species are to be used. If seed production is down in any year and inventories are low, the selected species may be unavailable. Substitutes might have to be made. Alternatively, projects might be delayed until the desired species are available. Having knowledge of seed regulations and the seed industry is critical for this part of the seeding decision.
Chapter Table of Contents
Page | Heading
140 Chapter 7. Sourcing Seed
140 Purchasing Seed
140 When sourcing and buying seed
141 Canadian Seed Grades, Standards, . and Seed Tags
141 Pedigreed Seed
142 Examples of Pedigreed Seed Classes
142 Common Seed
145 Important Information
145 Seed Analysis Certificate for . Mechanical Purity and Germination
147 Native species and the Canada Seeds . Act, Seeds Regulation
148 U.S. Standards
148 Native Seed and Native Seed Production
150 Cultivars, Ecovars, and Wild Collections
150 Seed Producing Areas and the U.S. . Pacific Northwest
152 Seed Producing Areas in Canada
153 Western Canada Forage Seed . Collaboration
153 Peace River Region of British . Columbia and Alberta
155 Saskatchewan
156 Manitoba
156 Willamette Valley, Oregon
156 Other Areas in the U.S. Pacific . Northwest
157 Seed Companies in Western Canada
158 Forage Seed Associations
159 Chapter 7 Notess