Seed Production

Originally written February 1, 2006 | Last updated February 23, 2014

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Certified Seed

 

Bin-run

Seed a producer has stored for planting the next year—not cleaned, treated or tested

 

Breeder

Seed directly controlled by the originating or sponsoring plant breeding organization

Custom-cleaned

Saved seed left untreated, but cleaned by a custom conditioner

 

Foundation

Progeny of Breeder or Foundation seed handled by an originating breeding organization to maintain satisfactory genetic purity and identity

Custom cleaned, treated

Cleaned and treated with a fungicide and/or insecticide by the grower or a cleaning crew

 

Registered

Progeny of Breeder or Foundation seed handled by an approved breeder to maintain genetic purity and identity

 

 

 

Certified

Progeny of Breeder, Foundation or Registered seed handled by an approved breeder to maintain satisfactory genetic purity and identity


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