(1) Field grown foundation, registered, or certified caneberry planting stock must be inspected by the department at least three times during the growing period.
(a) The first and second inspections must be conducted when the plants are likely to express symptoms of virus infection, crown and cane gall infections, and other disorders.
(b) The department will conduct the third inspection during or after harvest.
(c) The department may conduct additional inspections.
(2) During inspections, the department will flag all plants that are visibly off-type, crown gall infected, virus infected, or exhibiting symptoms of other caneberry pests or diseases.
(3) Growers must rogue in compliance with the criteria in this subsection all plants flagged by the department within one week after inspection.
(a) Roguing after the first field inspection must include removing the undesirable plant and all of its roots.
(b) Roguing after the second field inspection must include removing the undesirable plant and all of its roots, as well as all plants and plant parts within ten feet of the undesirable plant.
(4) Any portion of a field not meeting the standards, tolerances and criteria established in this chapter may be marked and removed from consideration for certification if, in the judgment of the department, it does not jeopardize the certification eligibility of the remaining portion of the field.
(5) The unit of certification is the lot.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14
RCW. WSR 00-19-035, § 16-333-071, filed 9/12/00, effective 10/13/00.]