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Syngenta Stewardship Agreement

The Syngenta Canada Inc. Stewardship Agreement outlines the terms under which growers may grow and market technologies sourced from Syngenta. All growers of Syngenta or NK branded soybean, corn and cereal seed must have a signed Syngenta Stewardship Agreement (SSA).

Why are SSAs required?

  • Signing a Syngenta Stewardship Agreement provides growers a limited license to grow Syngenta branded seed products
  • The agreement outlines the terms under which any grower may grow and market the technologies sourced from Syngenta 
  • The agreement informs growers of their responsibilities around the proper handling of seed (i.e. saving seed and grain channeling)

Where can I find the SSA?

There are two versions of the stewardship agreement available:
  • Click here to download a fillable version of the agreement
  • Or click here if you’d prefer to print the form and complete it by hand
All agreements must include a full mailing address and a signature.

Please ensure agreements being completed by hand are written in clear, legible handwriting. 

How can Syngenta Stewardship Agreements be submitted?

Completed stewardship agreements can be submitted in three ways:
  • Signed, clearly scanned copies of the agreement can be emailed to cic.canada@syngenta.com (preferred)
  • Original agreements can be mailed to: 
    Syngenta Canada Inc.
    Attention: Stewardship
    Suite 300, 6700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB, T2H 0L3
  • Original agreements can also be faxed to 1-877-214-5405
Agreements are required prior to delivery of seed. 

Please allow up two weeks of processing time to receive a Syngenta Stewardship Agreement number.

Remember to keep a copy of the agreement for your own records.


How do I access my SSA number? 

Growers wishing to access their assigned SSA number can contact their dealer, their Syngenta Sales Representative or the Customer Interaction Centre 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682).

What information is covered in the SSA?

The SSA provides a limited license to use to the Licensed Technologies listed in the agreement, as well as any additional Licensed Technologies that may be listed on this website from time to time, including the following Licensed Technologies.:
   IP Soybeans: 
   S07-M8
   S10-R2
   S14-H3
   S16-F5
   S21-C3

   Cereals:
   SY 087 
   SY 479VB
   SY Rowyn
   SY Sovite
   SY Slate
   SY 433
   AAC Synergy Barley

Cereal Exemptions
The above cereal varieties require adherence to the terms of the Syngenta Stewardship Agreement and each grower is required to sign an agreement. However, for the above-specified cereal varieties only, there is an exception to the prohibition against use of farm-saved seed.

For full terms of the exemption please refer to the following letter

As set out in the letter, seed may be carried for use as seed for one year. The amount of the seed that is allowable for carryforward for one year is:
        i) The equivalent of the certified seed purchased in the prior year, or
       ii) The equivalent amount required to plant the acres needed for a secured malt contract for the current year. (For the purposes of this exception, a 2.25 to 2.5 bu/acre rate is assumed.)

Please note SY 479VB and all midge tolerant blends also require a Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement. For more information please visit www.midgetolerantwheat.ca or contact your local seed dealer.

Varieties will be added to this page as needed, so please remember to refer back to this page.