The European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), is an assurance scheme for the seed industry. 

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The European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA) has been developed by the seed treatment industry to:

  • preserve essential plant protection products
  • protect international trade
  • ensure ongoing investment within the sector.

ESTA is a standard to support the industry. The standard provides a quality assurance system to assure that seed treatment and the resulting treated seed meet requirements defined by legislators and industry. 

Companies certified to the ESTA standard reliably treat seed with plant protection products (PPP), resulting in quality products (treated seed) for the ultimate user: farmer, grower, plant raiser or contractor.


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