Update to the Domestic Triffid Stewardship Program

The Flax Council of Canada announces changes to the existing Stewardship Program

(as of March 12, 2010 )

“The new stewardship option allows producers to use their own non-pedigreed seed for planting provided it first undergoes the same intense sampling and testing procedures as those used for certified seed being tested for Triffid. A representative 2 kg sample must be submitted to an approved laboratory for seed testing purposes. Each sample must represent a lot not exceeding 20 metric tonnes. The submitted sample must be clean of all weed seeds, chaff and straw.

Once received, the approved lab will follow the testing protocol requiring 4×60 gram grinds to be tested with positive results being defined as the detection of the presence of Triffid and negative being defined as no detection of any level of Triffid. There will be no threshold level of Triffid acceptable for planting seed. Only planting seed that has been tested negative is to be used for seeding purposes for 2010.”

NEWS RELEASE – Flax Council of Canada Announces Industry Stewardship Programfor Farm Saved Planting Seed 03.12.10 F.pdf
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  1. Article from Country Guide (March 16, 2010) on the updated Stewardship Program.”…markets for seed that tests positive for Triffid are “extremely limited,” and as a result, not all grain companies will be able to accept flax that tests Triffid-positive, the [Flax Council] warned.”