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6SEEDWORLD.COMForacatalogcall303.431.733salesapplewoodseed.comapplewoodseed.comSeedsofWildflowersGardenFlowersSince1965x1RegionalSpecialUseCustomMixturesx1HundredsofSpeciesinStocktestingx1boritsex1bx1bectivenessagainstE.colix1dsaysPickenpaugh.x1cThetechnologywasnotdevelopedx1borx1boodsax1betyx14howeveritmayhaveapplicationinthoseareasandtestingwillbedone.x1dEvenix1bthetechnologyprovestobeex1bx1bicaciousagainsthumanpathogenslikeE.coliitgoeswithoutsayingthatseedcleaningcanonlybepartox1bagreaterpackageox1bbestmanagementpracticesix1boutbreaksaretobeaverted.ButPickenpaughseesonlybeneftstoseedcleaning.x1cThethingthatisveryinterestingisthisnewprocessox1bbeingabletoremovepathogensx1bromseedusinghothumidairwithoutkillingtheseed.Ithinkitdoesalotox1bthingsx1borthegrowerx14itprovidesseedwithanydiseasesorpathogensgonerightox1bx1bthebat.Itgivesthegroweranadvantagex1dhesays.Astowhethertheseedindustrycanreinx1borceconsumerconfdenceinx1boodsax1betyPickenpaughisconvinceditisdoingeverythingpossibletoavertacrisis.x1cThelevelox1bstewardshipisveryhighx1borthisissuex1dhesays.x1cASTAhasbeenx1borthcomingwiththeirpositiononit.TheCalix1borniaSeedAssociationhasalsobeenproactive.NowEuropeisdoingthesame.Itx19sveryconcerningtous.x1dBarcodingtheBananaSeedindustrymembershaveavestedinterestinkeepingseedsax1bewhetherornotseedisdirectlyimplicatedinoutbreaksox1bx1bood-borneillnesses.Asyetthereisnogovernmentlegislationinplacethatrequiresseedcompaniestoimplementtraceabilityinitiativesbutmanyseedcompaniesarealreadymovinginthatdirection.x1cTomyknowledgetherearenox1bormaltraceabilityrequirementsenx1borcedbythegovernmentatleastx1bromahealthperspectivex1dsaysGale.x1cWedohaverequirementsundertheFederalSeedActtodolottrackingbacktoanoriginator.Ix1bIsellaunitox1bseedIx19msupposedtohavetherecordstotraceitbacktoagivensupplierandtohislotnumber.Butix1basuppliercomestomeandsaysalotox1bseedhasbeencontaminatedasx1barasIknowthereisnoregulationthatsaysIhavetobeabletogivehimallthecustomerswhopurchasedthatparticularlot.x1dButGalesayscustomersarebeginningtodemandbackwardandx1borwardtraceability.Asseedisessentiallyuntraceableonceitisremovedx1bromapackageseeddealersmustbecreativewiththeirtraceabilitysolutions.GalesaysmanygrowersarebeginningtobarcodebinsanduseGPStoidentix1bythefeldsandrowseachbatchcamex1brom.StokesSeedscantrackallitsseedproductsx1bromthesuppliertothecustomerandbackagainix1bnecessary.x1cWex19veimplementedabarcodeandhand-heldcomputersystemthataseveryorderispickedourinternalbatchnumberisrecordedx1dhesays.x1cIx1bx1borsomereasontheseedisimplicatedinax1boodsax1betyissuewithregardtopresenceox1bGMorsomediseasethatcanbecommunicatedthroughtheseedweneedtobeabletotraceitbackwithhighreliability.x1dGalewhoalsohasadegreeinComputerSciencex1bromWaterlooUniversityinOntarioCanadaisconsciousox1bthetechnologicalcapabilitiesthatexistx1bortraceabilityandbelievestheindustrycouldutilizethispotentialtoagreaterdegree.x1cThetechnologyistherex14allthepiecestothepuzzleareoutthereitx19sjustthattheindustryhastobeabletoorganizethedataandrefnesomeox1bthebarcodingandinx1bormationtransx1berx1dhesays.Foralllevelsox1bthex1boodchainconsumereducationremainsanotherimportantlink.Nomatterhowmanysax1betyx1cEveryoneshoulddowhatevertheycantocreatetraceabilitysothatseedproducersdealersandsellerscantrackseedfromcradletograve.x1dx14WayneGaleofStokesSeed