Last Update: 10/3/17

Chapter 16-301 WAC

GENERAL SEED REGULATIONS

WAC Sections

General seed standardsDefinitions.
Publications adopted in chapters 16-301, 16-302, and 16-303 WAC.
Functions of the seed program advisory committee.
PART 1 - SEED LABELING
Seed labeling requirements for agricultural, vegetable, and flower seeds.
Other labeling requirements for small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed.
Special requirements for labeling of vegetable and flower seed as prepared for use in the home.
Exemptions for small grain, chickpea, field pea, lentil and/or soybean seed.
Labeling requirements for agricultural and vegetable hybrid seed that contains less than ninety-five percent hybrid seed.
LabelingRequirements for seed mixtures for lawn and/or turf purposes.
Prohibited noxious weed seeds.
Restricted noxious weed seeds.
Tolerances for seed law enforcement.
Treated Seed Labeling Requirements
Treated seed labeling requirements.
Labeling requirements for seed treated with mercurials and similarly toxic pesticides.
Labeling requirements for seed treated with other pesticides.
Treated seed color requirement.
Labeling requirements for seed treated with inoculates.
Examples of minimum label formats for treated seed.
Germination Standards
Germination standards for vegetable seeds.
SamplingAdministration of the Washington State Seed Act.
PART 2 - PHYTOSANITARY FIELD INSPECTIONS
Definition of a phytosanitary certificate.
Apply for a phytosanitary field inspection.
Land and production requirements for a seed phytosanitary field inspection.
Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for peas.
Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for beans.
Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for other seed crops and diseases.
PART 3 - QUARANTINES
Annual Bluegrass Quarantine
Annual bluegrass quarantineEstablishing quarantine.
Annual bluegrass quarantineDefinitions.
Annual bluegrass quarantineRegulated area.
Annual bluegrass quarantineQuarantine area.
Annual bluegrass quarantineRegulated articles.
Annual bluegrass quarantineConditions governing movement of regulated articles.
Violations and penalty.
Annual bluegrass quarantineProcedure for clearing.
Annual bluegrass quarantineSeed stock containing annual bluegrass.
Annual bluegrass quarantineApplication for nursery inspectionSampling and analysis.
Annual bluegrass quarantineViolation procedures.
Rough Bluegrass Quarantine
Rough bluegrass quarantineEstablishing quarantine.
Rough bluegrass quarantineDefinitions.
Rough bluegrass quarantineRegulated area.
Rough bluegrass quarantineQuarantine area.
Rough bluegrass quarantineRegulated articles.
Rough bluegrass quarantineConditions governing movement of regulated articles.
Rough bluegrass quarantineProcedure for clearing seed stocks.
Rough bluegrass quarantineSeed stock containing rough bluegrass.
Rough bluegrass quarantineApplication for nursery inspection.
Rough bluegrass quarantineFees.
Rough bluegrass quarantineViolation and procedures.
Bean Seed Quarantine
Bean seed quarantineEstablishing quarantine.
Definitions.
Regulated articles.
Regulated diseases.
Bean seedQuarantined area.
Bean seedRegulated area.
General requirements for planting bean seed in the regulated area.
Additional requirements for planting bean seed in the regulated area relating to seed-borne viral diseases.
Additional requirements for planting bean seed grown in the regulated area.
Additional requirements for planting bean seed originating in quarantine Area I; areas west of the continental divide.
Additional requirements for planting bean seed originating in quarantine Area II; areas east of the continental divide and foreign countries.
QuarantineExceptions and exemptions.
Inspection procedures for trial grounds.
Identification and disposition of diseased bean seed and infected bean fields.
Notice of destruction.
Penalties.
Crucifer Seed Quarantine
Establishing a crucifer seed quarantine for black leg, black rot, and dormant seed.
Definitions.
Regulated crucifer diseases and pathogens.
Crucifer seed quarantineQuarantine area.
Crucifer seed quarantineRegulated areas.
Crucifer seed quarantine exemptions within the regulated areas.
Seed dormancy testing in the western Washington regulated area.
Planting crucifer seed in the western Washington regulated areaRequirements.
Planting crucifer seed in the eastern Washington regulated areaRequirements.
Transporting regulated articles into a regulated areaRequirements.
Boxes and racks used to ship crucifer seedlingsRequirements.
Crucifer transplants grown in greenhouses in the regulated areasRequirements.
Crucifer seed lots that test positive for any regulated diseaseRequirements.
Planting seed in the western Washington regulated areaProtocols when certain documentation is unavailable.
Requirements for the establishment of trial grounds.
Inspection requirements for trial grounds.
Testing requirements for seed harvested from an approved trial ground.
Penalties for violating the crucifer seed quarantine.
Identification of diseased crucifer seeds and infected fields.
Diseased crucifer seeds and infected fieldsRegulations.
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