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Organic seed multiplication requires time and specific skills to produce high quality, healthy seed. Without chemical inputs and seed treatment, organic seed health and quality start in the field through an integrated approach taking into account the whole ecosystem: soil, pathogens, genetics and seed microbiome. After the harvest, seed cleaning and selection are fundamental to choose the best quality seed with the highest germination rate and vigour. Seed testing is required.

On this page, you can find tools and resources to help you monitor and improve the quality and health of your organic seeds, including available organic treatments for seed borne pests and diseases.

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