To participate in the Washington state seed certification program, submit an application for seed certification to the appropriate certifying agency.
(1) An application for seed certification must be submitted for each crop, variety and field.
(2) Applications may be obtained from a certified seed processor or the certifying agency listed in WAC 16-302-010
(3) The applicant is responsible for payment of all fees. Washington State University, its official agents and USDA Plant Material Center are exempt from paying fees on seed stock.
(4) The applicant must attach to the application for seed certification official tags/labels and/or other verification from seed stock planted. The applicant must also attach proof of quarantine compliance when required, under chapter 16-301
WAC. Refer to chapter 16-303
WAC for appropriate fees.
(5) When it is necessary for a grower to reseed due to a failure to get a stand, the grower will retain records of seed lots used and the date of reseeding. Reseeding must be done within two years of the original planting date for grasses or within one year for all other crops. If seed stock of a different lot is used for reseeding, the grower must submit proof of seed stock used on a seedling application form. An additional application fee will be charged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3), and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-302-045, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49
RCW. WSR 03-18-072, § 16-302-045, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3) and chapter 17.24
RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-302-045, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]