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WAC 16-302-690

Chickpea standards for seed certification.

(1) Land, isolation, and field standards for chickpea seed certification are:
FIELD STANDARDS
Land Requirements (a) (minimum years)
Isolation (minimum feet) (e)
Off-type (plants/acre)
Other Crop (b) (plants/acre)
Noxious (c) Weeds (plants/acre)
Ascochyta Blight (d)
Class
 
 
 
 
 
Foundation
2
25
none found
none found
(c)
none found
Registered
1
10
5
none found
(c)
none found
Certified
1
10
10
none found
(c)
10 plants/acre
(a)
Waived if the previous crop is grown and passes certification field standards of equal or higher certified class of seed of the same variety.
(b)
Inseparable other crops.
(c)
Prohibited, restricted, and other weeds difficult to separate must be controlled.
(d)
None found in all classes of varieties not tolerant to ascochyta.
(e)
Reduce to three feet from fields producing a certified class of the same variety. In addition, each chickpea field for certification must be isolated by three feet from small grain fields. To prevent mechanical field mixing of swathed chickpea seed crop, the planting of small grain between fields, except for three feet of isolation, is recommended.
(2) Seed standards for chickpea seed certification are:
SEED STANDARDS
 
Pure seed %
Inert %
Other crop
Weed seed
Germination %
Class (c)
 
 
 
 
 
Foundation
99
1
none found
none found
85
Registered
99
1
none found
none found
85
Certified (d)
99
1
2 seeds/lb (a)
2 seeds/lb (b)
85
(a)
None found for Austrian pea, rye, or vetch.
(b)
None found for nightshade berries or prohibited noxious weed seeds.
(c)
All classes of varieties not tolerant to ascochyta must be treated with a fungicide registered to control ascochyta at the labeled rate.
(d)
Seed from a field where ascochyta was found at inspection must be treated with a fungicide registered to control ascochyta at the labeled rate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, [15.49].021, [15.49].310, [15.49].370, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-10-055, § 16-302-690, filed 4/27/18, effective 5/28/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-302-690, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-302-690, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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