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WAC 16-301-225

Land and production requirements for a seed phytosanitary field inspection.

(1) For a seed field to be eligible for a phytosanitary field inspection, the field must:
(a) Prior to planting a bean field the seed used must be in compliance with the quarantine requirements found in chapter 16-301 WAC in order to be accepted for phytosanitary certification. Any phytosanitary field application submitted without proof of quarantine compliance will not be accepted into the program. Any field planted in violation of chapter 16-301 WAC will be subject to the procedures in WAC 16-301-435, 16-301-440, and 16-301-485.
(b) Not be planted to the same crop within the past three years if that crop was known to be contaminated with the specific disease or diseases listed in the application for phytosanitary field inspection;
(c) Have clean, cultivated boundaries.
(2) Excessive weeds, poor stands, lack of vigor, or any other condition which is likely to make inspection inaccurate may be cause for rejection.
(3) Additional land and/or production requirements for a phytosanitary field inspection may be adopted after consultation with industry representative and area specialist for the specific disease and/or crops listed in the phytosanitary field inspection application.
(4) The department may require a laboratory (serology) test and/or a greenhouse test or other testing methods.
(5) The combined results of a field inspection and laboratory (serology), greenhouse tests and/or other testing methods, when required or available, may be used to determine final eligibility for a phytosanitary certificate.
(6) An official five pound sample is required from each ten thousand pounds of seed or portion thereof for serology testing.
[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, ยง 16-301-225, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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