(1) Only seed varieties that are accepted as meriting seed certification by an appropriate AOSCA National Variety Review Board or a member agency of AOSCA in accordance with the criteria listed in subsection (2) of this section may be eligible for seed certification in Washington state.
(2) The following information is required for submission to an AOSCA National Variety Review Board or other certifying agency for acceptance of a seed variety for certification:
(a) The name of the variety.
(b) A statement concerning the variety's origin and the breeding procedure used in its development.
(c) A detailed description of the morphological, physiological, and other characteristics of the plants and seed that distinguish it from other varieties.
(d) Evidence supporting the identity of the variety, such as comparative yield data, insect and disease resistance, or other factors supporting the identity of the variety.
(e) A statement giving the suggested region of probable adaptation and purposes for which the variety is used.
(f) A description of the procedure for maintenance of stock seed classes, including the number of generations through which the variety can be multiplied.
(g) A description of the manner in which the variety is constituted when a particular cycle of reproduction or multiplication is specified.
(h) Any additional restrictions on the variety, specified by the breeder, with respect to geographic area of seed production, age of stand or other factors affecting genetic purity.
(i) A sample of the seed representative of the variety as marketed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3), and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-302-040, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49
RCW. WSR 10-02-113, § 16-302-040, filed 1/6/10, effective 2/6/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3) and chapter 17.24
RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-302-040, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]