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ESTA Certification Given to Ukraine’s Maïsadour Seeds

The European Seed Association’s quality assurance scheme for seed treatment and treated seed, known as the European Seed Treatment Assurance or ESTA, has established its position as a true pan-European standard with the addition of a new site in Ukraine.
Maïsadour Seeds has been awarded ESTA certification at its Ukrainian industrial complex for hybrid seed production.
“The successful ESTA certification of the Maïsadour seed treatment site in the Ukraine marks an important next step in the development of our quality assurance scheme,” says Garlich von Essen, ESA secretary general. “It shows the clear commitment of the industry to implement its high quality standards and procedures not only in the EU, but also beyond. This is of general importance in view of the increasing international movement of treated seed — and more specifically for such an important seed country as the Ukraine.”
Every ESTA certified site helps to make sure that EU seed companies, farmers and growers alike can safeguard their long-term access to crucial seed and crop protection technologies.