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WAC 16-302-050

Submitting an application for seed certification.

(1) Seed certification application due dates are:
(a) For seed certified by the department: Alfalfa, clover, grasses and rapeseed (seedling applications) - Within sixty days of planting. Seedling applications will not be accepted if received more than one hundred five days after planting.
(b) Hybrid canola or hybrid rapeseed - Fall plantings February 1st; Spring plantings - Twenty-one days after planting.
(c) Sunflower twenty-one days after planting.
(d) Notification of a seedling field to be harvested for certification the same year of planting is due July 31st with the required fees.
(i) Bean - Twenty-one days after planting.
(ii) Corn - June 1st.
(iii) Industrial hemp - Twenty-one days after planting.
(2) For seed certified by the Washington state crop improvement association (WSCIA) seed certification application due dates are:
(a) Fall planted small grains, peas and lentils - April 1st.
(b) Spring planted small grains, peas, lentils, and millet – June 1st.
(c) Chickpeas – Within twenty-eight days of planting.
(d) Hybrid small grains – Fall plantings February 1st; spring plantings – Twenty-one days after planting.
(e) Buckwheat and soybean - July 1st.
(f) Sorghum - July 15th.
(g) Forest tree seed certification - Refer to specific crop requirements in chapter 16-319 WAC.
(3) An application for seed certification must be submitted to the certifying agency each year a grower plans to produce seed for certification of annual crops (beans, peas, grain).
(4) A renewal application for seed certification must be submitted to the certifying agency after a stand is established each year that a grower plans to produce seed for certification of perennial crops (alfalfa, clover, grass). Due dates for renewal applications are as follows:
(a) Alfalfa and clover - April 15th.
(b) Grass - April 15th.
(5) Applications received after the due date are assessed a late application fee.
(6) No renewal application for seed certification may be accepted after the due date if a field inspection cannot be conducted prior to harvest except at the discretion of the certifying agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, [15.49].021, [15.49].310, [15.49].370, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-19-017, § 16-302-050, filed 9/10/18, effective 10/11/18; WSR 18-10-055, § 16-302-050, filed 4/27/18, effective 5/28/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.120.030(3), 15.49.021, 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-08-090, § 16-302-050, filed 4/5/17, effective 5/6/17. 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, § 16-302-050, 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, § 16-302-050, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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