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The journey of certified seed (Part 1)

The majority of seed sown on tillage farms every year is Department of Agriculture certified seed and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, it is the first in a two-part series that tracks the seed’s journey from breeder through an Irish seed assembler, taking in the seed grower along the way

Donal Fitzgerald, Goldcrop, joins Michael Hennessy to chat about the process of assembling seed and outlines the important checks in place to ensure quality, while Liam Day, a Cork seed producer, also joined the podcast and talked about his experiences as a seed producer for many years.

Part 2 next week, tracks the seed from leaving the seed grower’s field, through drying, storage and packaging, all the way to the final user of the seed.

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