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WAC 16-301-580

Diseased crucifer seeds and infected fieldsRegulations.

(1) When the director determines that a field is infected with a regulated pathogen and threatens to infect other fields, the director may issue a notice of destruction prescribing control measures or other requirements needed to prevent the infection of adjacent properties.
(2) Unless the crop is within two weeks of harvest, any crucifer crop within a regulated area that is infected with a regulated pathogen may be subject to immediate destruction, in part or in total. The owner is responsible for the expenses incurred to destroy a diseased crucifer crop.
(3) The following requirements apply to crops that are within two weeks of harvest:
(a) Residues must be destroyed or incorporated into the ground immediately after harvest;
(b) Harvested seed must be isolated from other seed lots until it is treated with an approved treatment method;
(c) Harvest equipment must be steam cleaned before entering any other fields; and
(d) WSDA personnel in consultation with WSU extension personnel must monitor these postharvest activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-14-068, § 16-301-580, filed 7/1/16, effective 10/1/16; WSR 15-20-035, § 16-301-580, filed 9/28/15, effective 10/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and 17.24.021, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-301-580, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-01-111, § 16-301-580, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06.]
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