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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 10. State Certified Seed Board
Chapter 10. Rules and Regulations Providing for the Certification of Seeds and Other Materials Used for Plant Propagation Purposes
1/25/2020

2VAC10-10-110. Cowpea Certification Standards.

A. General standards. The general standards as adopted in this chapter are basic and apply to cowpeas.

B. Land requirements. The crop shall not be grown on land on which cowpeas, soybeans, field peas or beans were grown the previous year except when a crop of the same variety was grown from the same or a higher class of seed.

C. Field standards.

1. At least one field inspection shall be made after the plants are mature enough to determine the color of the pods and peas and condition of the seed. Plants of other varieties and off-type plants shall be removed from the field prior to the inspection.

2. All cowpea fields being grown for certification shall be separated from cowpea fields of any other variety by at least 10 feet. Cowpeas that are to be certified shall not be stored in the same building with other cowpeas unless bagged and each bag is identified.

3. Specific.

Factor

Foundation

Maximum Permitted Registered

Certified

Other Varieties

1:100,000
(.001%)

1:10,000
(.01%)

1:5,000
(.02%)

Other Crops (inseparable)

None

1:10,000
(.01%)

1:5,000
(.02%)

Objectionable Weeds

None

None

None

D. Seed standards.

Standards for Each Class

Factor

Foundation

Registered

Certified

Pure Seed (minimum)

98.0%

98.0%

98.0%

Inert Matter (maximum)

2.0%

2.0%

2.0%

*Other Crop Seed (maximum)

.01%

.10%

.25%

Weed Seed (maximum)

None

.10%

.10%

Objectionable Weeds

None

None

None

Weevil-damaged Seed (maximum)

2.0%

2.0%

2.0%

**Germination (minimum)

N.S.

80.0%

80.0%

*Includes off-type seed and seed of other distinguishable varieties.

**N. S. - No standard.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-4024 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR172-01-01 § 9, eff. April 1980.

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