WAC 16-302-755

Standards for quality timothy seed.

(1) Seed standards for quality timothy grass seed are as follows:
 
Minimum % Purity
Minimum Viability by
Germination or TZ Test
Maximum % Other Crop (a)
Maximum % Weed (b)
Timothy seed
97
85
0.20
0.02
Purity component percentages are based on 1 gram sample size.
(a)
Must be free of ryegrass, orchardgrass, Agrostis sp., Poa sp., brome, reed canarygrass, tall fescue, and meadow foxtail.
 
Must be free of the above listed contaminants based upon a 50 gram examination.
(b)
Must be free of alfilaria (redstem filaree), Bromus sp., chickweed including all other species in the Caryophyllaceae family, henbit, Poa sp., wild carrot, prohibited noxious weeds listed in WAC 16-301-045, and restricted noxious weeds listed in WAC 16-301-050.
 
Must be free of the above listed contaminants based upon a 50 gram examination.
(2) A quality timothy seed analysis certificate is the basis of determining if a lot meets the quality timothy seed standards. This certificate is issued by the certifying agency and represents a purity test, a 50 gram noxious, all weed, all crop exam, and a viability test.
(3) Seed meeting quality timothy seed standards will be tagged with a "quality timothy seed" tag.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.310, 15.49.370 (3), (4), and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-12-109, § 16-302-755, filed 6/3/15, effective 7/4/15. 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, § 16-302-755, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-20-149, § 16-302-755, filed 10/6/10, effective 11/6/10; WSR 08-23-055, § 16-302-755, filed 11/14/08, effective 12/15/08.]