Stewardship Agreement

The Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement must be signed by every farmer customer who purchases midge tolerant wheat. It is the key document in the stewardship process – to ensure farmer customers commit to the stewardship plan. In short, the agreement states that as the purchaser, the farmer recognizes the need for stewardship of the technology and will respect their commitment. They agree to not use farm-saved seed more than one generation past Certified seed.

Download a copy of the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement

Link to an on-line copy of the Stewardship Agreement available on the Reporting Database for seed retailers

For more information, call the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Resource Centre at 866-764-2006.

Remember that to sell midge tolerant wheat you must:

  1. Complete the midge tolerant wheat retailer training modules/quizzes and receive your Midge Tolerant Wheat Authorized Retailer Number.
  2. Sign a Midge Tolerant Wheat Retailer Agreement – either with yourself or the seed producer that supplied the seed to you. Send the signed Retailer Agreement to the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Resource Centre via fax at 866-222-7613 or via email to
  3. Have each farmer customer sign a Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement. Fax the signed Stewardship Agreement to 866-222-7613 or email a scanned copy to

Examples of when the Midge Tolerant Wheat Stewardship Agreement must be signed:

  1. You sell one customer two different midge tolerant wheat varieties in the same season – you only need to have the customer sign one agreement – it covers all varieties for that year because they were purchased from the same retailer (you).
  2. The customer buys one or more varieties from two different retailers – the customer must sign a new agreement with each retailer – this allows the database to be populated by each retailer with the customer’s information.
  3. You sold to a customer this year and he purchases again next year – a new agreement will have to be signed next year.