Members of five Canadian seed organizations have voted on an amalgamation proposal to become one new national seed organization, Seeds Canada.

The five organizations are the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC); the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA); the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI); and the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). Over the past five years, these groups have worked together on a vision to create the next generation seed system in Canada.

Four out of the five organizations voted in favour. One organization, the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, did not vote in favour. The boards of each participating organization will now consider how to move forward.