and Registry Application
This SPAR communication site is
intended for SPAR clients who want
to find out what’s new in SPAR,
learn more about how to use the Seed
Registry System (SPAR) and new clients
who require access to the system.
The SPAR application consists of
the following main components:
and Vegetative Lot Registry:
entry and maintenance of seed
and vegetative lot information
seedling requests, direct seed withdrawals,
cone and seed processing, testing,
and other services. Requests are
entered through SPAR and downloaded
to the Cone and Seed Processing System
(CONSEP) at the Tree Seed Centre.
SPAR guides the user through selection
of a suitable lot in a request using
the transfer rules found in the FRPA
Chief Forester’s Standards
for Seed Use.
includes generating SPAR reports
in pdf format via submission screens.
Data extracts can also be produced
in MS Excel (csv) format.
The following training tools are available on this site:
Map - will quickly
guide you to the help tools available!
It allows you to easily link
- a section
of the tutorial,
- the appropriate
online help chapter,
- or a demonstration
of the function in SPAR.
Start Tutorial - if
this is your first time using SPAR
the tutorial is a useful way to
quickly "get up to speed"
on all functions of the application.
You can complete the entire tutorial
in one sitting, or you can complete
one module at a time!
Online Help Guide -
there is a comprehensive SPAR Online
Help Guide available to help you
with specific questions you may
have about screens and functions
within the SPAR application. To
use this guide you can:
- click on the
HELP icon on any page of
SPAR. This will take you
directly to the page of help
that matches the page of
SPAR you are working on,
- open the entire
help guide by clicking on the SHOW
hyperlink on any page of the help
guide. This will open the table
of contents for the entire guide,
- or click
the link on this page.
Matrix - if you are
unsure of which report to use in
what circumstance, then the SPAR
Reports Matrix can help. This matrix
provides a description of each
report and who the report is intended
SPAR FAQ's -
if you have a question about an issue
you are having in SPAR, check the Frequently
Asked Questions page before calling
the help desk!
information, contact: Susan Zedel - Seed Information Officer