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What are the restrictions on the use of pesticides on small seeded vegetable seed crops, seed alfalfa and seed clover?

(1) For purposes of pesticide registration, the following crops, when grown to produce seed specifically for crop reproduction purposes, are considered nonfood and nonfeed sites of pesticide use:
Common Name
Synonyms
alfalfa
 
arugula
Mediterranean salad, rucola, roquette, Ghargir
beet
garden and sugar
broccoli
 
broccoli raab
Rapani, Choy Sum, Chinese flowering cabbage
Brussels sprouts
 
cabbage
 
carrot
 
cauliflower
 
Chinese cabbage (Bok Choy)
Pak Choi (Choy), Bok Choi (Choy), Taisai, celery mustard, spoon cabbage
Chinese cabbage (napa)
Pe-tsai
Chinese broccoli
Chinese kale, Gailon
clover
 
collard
 
coriander
cilantro
dill
 
endive
escarole
kale
bore kale
kohlrabi
 
leek
 
lettuce
 
mizuna
 
mustard (including Chinese and Indian)
 
onion (bulb)
 
onion (bunching)
 
parsley
 
parsnip
 
radish (other than daikon)
rape
 
rutabaga
 
spinach
 
spinach mustard
 
swiss chard
spinach beet
turnip
 
(2) For the seed crops listed in subsection (1) of this section, the following conditions shall be met:
(a) All seed screenings shall be disposed of in such a way that they cannot be distributed or used for human food or animal feed. The seed conditioner shall keep records of screening disposal for three years from the date of disposal and shall furnish the records to the director immediately upon request. Conditioner disposal records shall consist of documentation of on-farm disposal, disposal at a controlled dump site, incinerator, composter, or other equivalent disposal site and shall include the lot numbers, amount of material disposed of, the grower(s), and the date of disposal.
(b) No portion of the seed plant, including but not limited to green chop, hay, pellets, meal, whole seed, cracked seed, roots, bulbs, leaves and seed screenings may be used or distributed for food or feed purposes.
(c) All seed from the crops listed in subsection (1) of this section grown or conditioned in this state shall bear a tag or container label which forbids use of the seed for human consumption or animal feed.
(d) No seed from the crops listed in subsection (1) of this section grown or conditioned in this state may be distributed for human consumption or animal feed.
(3) Violation of any condition listed in subsection (2) of this section is declared to be a violation of chapters 17.21 and 15.58 RCW.
(4) Any seed crop certified under provisions of RCW 15.86.070, the Organic Food Products Act, shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.21, 15.58, 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-22-029, § 16-228-1270, filed 10/28/03, effective 11/28/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.58, 17.21 RCW. WSR 00-22-073, § 16-228-1270, filed 10/30/00, effective 11/30/00. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.54, 15.58 and 17.21 RCW. WSR 99-22-002, § 16-228-1270, filed 10/20/99, effective 11/20/99.]
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