The Colorado Seed Growers Association is a non-profit educational and service organization, authorized by Cooperative Extension of Colorado State University as the official seed certifying agency in Colorado. The Colorado Seed Growers Association is a member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA), and is located on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.
It Pays to Plant the Best
Certified Seed is field inspected … to ensure genetic identity. All seed is not equal. Plant breeders invest about ten years to develop a new variety. During that time experimental lines are tested for yield potential in multiple environments, quality characteristics, and tolerance to pests. It is a far-reaching evaluation process designed to bring you new genetics that will provide value to your farm. Think of the advances in the last 10, 20, or 50 years of plant breeding. Have improved genetics contributed to higher yields? Certainly! Have you captured the value of those varieties? Purchasing quality seed of proven varieties is the best way to capture the value of modern genetics. (Continued…)