WAC 16-302-270

Seed standards for bean seed certification.

Seed standards for the production of bean seed are as follows:
(1)
Purity
Foundation
Registered
Certified
Pure seed (Min.)
98%
98%
98%
Other crops & varieties (Max.)
none found
none found
2/100 lbs.
Badly damaged seed (Max.)
 
2%
2%
Inert matter (Max.)
 
2%
2%
Splits (Max.)
 
2%
2%
Weed seed (Max.)
 
none found
none found
Germination (Min.)
 
85%
85%
(2) Total inert matter, splits, and badly damaged bean seed shall not exceed 2% except for foundation class.
(3) Laboratory test reports state the percent of discolored beans for information only.
(4) Rough handling of bean seed in the combine or cleaning plant reduces germination materially. Precautions must be taken against such treatment and the seed safeguarded against high drops.
[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, § 16-302-270, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]