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Seed production is a very specialised sector which requires a unique skillset. Producing organic seeds poses specific challenges to the seed grower: Seed crops have a much longer cycle than regular crops and are thus more susceptible to pests, diseases and abiotic stress. The production of organic seeds has not only the goal to meet regulatory requirements, but also to improve the performance of the organic sector through a broad offer of quality seed of varieties, which are best suited to the specific conditions of organic farming.
Organically produced seeds that meet the organic values and standards contribute to the ongoing growth of organic farming systems, while supporting agrobiodiversity and the development of healthy ecosystems.
On this page, you can find tools and resources to help you improve organic seed production throughout the whole cycle: from seed multiplication for different crops to seed cleaning, processing and storage.
Organic seed potatoes A typical variety for organic farming allows for moderate fertilization levels, has a stable product quality under stress…