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Chapter 16-302 WAC

GENERAL RULES FOR SEED CERTIFICATION

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PART 1 - GENERAL SEED CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
Seed certification—Purpose.
Agencies that certify seed in Washington state.
Seed classes recognized for seed certification.
Seed standards for proprietary variety certification—Application for proprietary certification.
Seed standards for genetic purity certification.
Standards for production of foundation seed.
Limitation of generations for seed certification.
Varieties eligible for seed certification in Washington state.
Applying for seed certification in Washington state.
Submitting an application for seed certification.
Responsibilities when participating in the seed certification program.
Certification requirements for seed.
Land history—Seed certification.
Seed field inspections by the certifying agency.
Tolerances stated as "none found."
Seed fields ineligible for seed certification.
Withdrawing a field from inspection for seed certification.
Agency power to reject certification.
Sampling—Methods used in the sampling, inspecting, testing, analyzing and examining seed for certification.
Program for early sampling of ryegrass.
Identification of seed containers with field or lot numbers.
Seed certification—Prohibited noxious weed seed.
Seed certification—Objectionable weeds.
Completion of seed certification—Tagging, labeling, or sealing.
Limitation of liability—Certification.
Labeling, advertising or other representation of seed—Prohibitions.
Conditioning seed in Washington state.
Responsibilities of a seed conditioner.
PART 2 - BLENDING OF CERTIFIED SEED
Considerations for blending seed.
Tagging seed blends prior to analysis.
Standards for verification of turf seed ingredients.
PART 3 - INTERAGENCY SEED CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interagency seed certification standards.
Eligibility for interagency certification.
Interagency seed certification procedure.
Interagency seed certification standards—Seed produced out-of-state.
Interagency certification requirements—Blends.
Other considerations in applying the standards for certification.
PART 4 - PROCEDURES FOR ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR VARIETY CERTIFICATION (OECD)
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Crop standards for OECD variety certification.
PART 5 - SPECIFIC SEED CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
Alfalfa Seed Certification Standards
Standards for alfalfa seed certification.
Land requirements for alfalfa seed certification.
Isolation requirements for alfalfa seed certification.
Field tolerances for alfalfa seed certification.
Seed standards for alfalfa seed certification.
Bean Seed Certification Standards
Standards for bean seed certification.
Definitions.
Land requirements for bean seed certification.
Field tolerances and requirements for bean seed certification.
Seed field inspection requirements for bean seed certification.
Seed standards for bean seed certification.
Corn Seed Certification Standards
Standards for corn seed certification.
Eligibility for corn seed certification.
Field inspection for corn seed certification.
Field standards for corn seed certification.
Field standards for hybrid corn seed certification.
Seed inspection for foundation corn single crosses and inbred lines certification.
Seed inspection and standards for hybrid corn seed certification.
Ear inspection and winter growouts for certification of foundation corn single crosses and inbred lines.
Grass Seed Certification Standards
Standards for grass seed certification.
Land requirements for grass seed certification.
Field isolation requirements for grass seed certification.
Field inspection tolerances for grass seed certification.
Grass seed standards for certification.
Inspection and final grass seed certification fees—Options.
Sod Quality Certification
Standards for sod quality seed certification.
Varieties eligible, certification fees, land and isolation requirements and field tolerances.
Standards for sod quality seed.
Sudangrass Certification Standards
Standards for sudangrass certification.
Land requirements for sudangrass seed certification.
Isolation requirements for sudangrass seed certification.
Field tolerances for sudangrass certification.
Sudangrass lot standards for certification.
Flax Certification Standards
Standards for flax certification.
Field standards for flax certification.
Seed standards for flax certification.
Woody Plants and Forbs Certification Standards
Standards for woody plants, forbs, and other reclamation species certification.
Land requirements and field standards for woody plants, forbs, and other reclamation species.
Seed standards for woody plants, forbs, and other reclamation species.
Rapeseed Certification Standards
Standards for rapeseed, mustard (Brassica spp. and Sinapis alba), and radish certification.
Field standards for rapeseed, mustard (Brassica spp. and Sinapis alba), and radish certification.
Land requirements for rapeseed, mustard (Brassica spp. and Sinapis alba), and radish certification.
Seed standards for rapeseed, mustard (Brassica spp. and Sinapis alba), and radish certification.
Red Clover Seed Certification Standards
Standards for red clover seed certification.
Land requirements for red clover seed certification.
Isolation requirements for red clover seed certification.
Field tolerances for red clover seed certification.
Seed standards for red clover seed certification.
White Clover and Trefoil Seed Certification Standards
Standards for white clover and trefoil seed certification.
Land requirements for white clover and trefoil seed certification.
Isolation requirements for white clover and trefoil seed certification.
Field tolerances for white clover or trefoil seed certification.
Seed standards for white clover and trefoil seed certification.
SEED CROPS CERTIFIED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Buckwheat, Chickpea, Field Pea, Lentil, Millet, Soybean, Sorghum and Small Grains Seed Certification
Standards for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains seed certification.
Labeling and sealing of certified seed of small grains by a grower.
Miscellaneous field and seed inspection standards for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum, small grain seed certification.
Field pea standards for seed certification.
Lentil standards for seed certification.
Soybean standards for seed certification.
Hybrid sorghum standards for seed certification.
Open pollinated sorghum standards for seed certification.
Small grains standards for seed certification.
Chickpea standards for seed certification.
Open pollinated millet standards for seed certification.
Buckwheat standards for seed certification.
Quality Orchardgrass Seed and Quality Timothy Seed Program
Standards for quality orchardgrass seed and quality timothy seed certification.
Seed certification requirements.
Official sampling requirements.
Standards for quality timothy seed.
Standards for quality orchardgrass seed.
Hybrid Canola and Hybrid Rapeseed Certification Standards
Standards for hybrid canola and hybrid rapeseed.
Definitions specific to hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed.
Seed requirements and designation of classes of seed for hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed.
Land requirements for the production of hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed.
Field standards for the production of hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed.
Seed standards for hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed.
Sunflower Seed Certification Standards
Standards for sunflower seed production.
Definition of terms specific to sunflower seed production.
Land requirements for sunflower seed production.
Isolation requirements for sunflower seed production.
Field tolerances and requirements for sunflower seed production.
Seed standards for sunflower seed production.
Camelina Seed Certification Standards
Standards for camelina seed production.
Land requirements for camelina seed production.
Field requirements for camelina seed production.
Seed standards for camelina seed production.
Standards for Industrial Hemp Seed Certification
Standards for industrial hemp seed production.
Definitions specific to industrial hemp seed production.
Land requirements for industrial hemp seed certification.
Isolation requirements for industrial hemp seed certification.
Field inspection standards and tolerances for industrial hemp seed certification.
Seed standards for industrial hemp seed certification.
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