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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

2VAC10-10-20. Duties of certifying agency.

The certifying agency shall work in cooperation with seed growers, seedsmen, the Divisions of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the State Certified Seed Board and the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies in providing an adequate seed certification program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Duties of the certifying agency shall include, but not be restricted to, the following:

1. Select qualified growers and producers of certified seed;

2. Maintain and supply foundation seed required in the certification program;

3. Supervise and administer the branding, labeling and tagging of all classes of certified seed;

4. Promote the production and use of certified seed;

5. Provide field inspection, sampling, tagging and other services and to make charges for such services to the extent necessary;

6. To enforce all standards of certification hereafter promulgated by the State Certified Seed Commission;

7. To provide for, require and maintain appropriate records of pedigrees, varieties and production of all crops under certification; and

8. To establish procedures, schedules, deadlines, quotas and guidelines necessary to the administration of an effective seed certification program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-4024 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR172-01-01 § 2, eff. April 1980.

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