European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme
In response to issues relating to the poor preparation of seed and poor application of seed treatment product in France, the EU seed industry has been working with seed treatment product manufacturers to develop an assurance scheme, ESTA, to create independently audited standards for companies applying seed treatment chemicals across a wide range of both agricultural and horticultural crops.
AIC has developed a UK version of ESTA which will operate as a module under the existing TASCC scheme – with which many members already have an audit.
Workshops to develop awareness of the scheme were held in spring 2012. Further details are available on the AIC Trade Assurance website.