Planting the Field
Section 10. Planting the Field
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An applicant wishing to produce a certified class of seed must start by planting the proper class allowed for reproduction. This is usually the Foundation or Registered classes of seed. Documentation of the identity of the seed planted is required, such as Breeder letter, Tags, or Bulk Sales Certificate. This documentation is to be provided as part of the ‘Application to Produce Certified Seed’.
10.1 Applicant planting own seed. An applicant/grower may be permitted to continue production of Certified class seed from lots of their own Registered seed which were not conditioned or were rejected because of factors which do not involve prohibited noxious weeds, identity, or genetic purity of the seed lot.
10.2 Equipment. The equipment used for planting must be thoroughly cleaned prior to planting. There is a special requirement for certified rice production which requires the applicant and grower to inspect all planting equipment, including aircraft, and to submit a statement to this effect with the application. Special documentation of this cleaning is a requirement in the certification of rice seed; this form is available online at CCIA - Rice Seed Statement.
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Updated: December 2016