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PDFWAC 16-302-920

Application of genetic certification standards specific to feminized hemp seed (FHS).

(1) The general requirements for seed certification found in WAC 16-302-005 through 16-302-130 of the genetic and crop standards apply (and are basic) to all crops, and together with the following specific standards, constitute the certified feminized hemp seed standards.
(2) The genetic and crop standards are modified as follows:
(a) To be eligible for seed certification under this standard, hemp varieties must have received favorable action by one or more of the following processes recognized by AOSCA, including:
(i) AOSCA variety review board; or
(ii) Plant variety protection office or breeder rights statements; or
(iii) Any individual AOSCA vested member agency; or
(iv) Acceptance for certification under the OECD seed schemes.
(b) Designation of classes of seed:
(i) Only the certified class is recognized in the production of feminized hemp seed. The foundation class is allowed for the purpose of variety maintenance.
(ii) A feminized seed variety to be certified must be produced from seed or clonal stocks approved by the official certifying agency. These seed and clonal stocks shall consist of female lines and chemically assisted pollen shedding female lines of any class of certified seed or clones.
(c) Growers are required to obtain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) test results as required by chapter 16-306 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, [15.49].021, [15.49].310, [15.49].370, and 15.140.030. WSR 21-20-101, ยง 16-302-920, filed 10/4/21, effective 11/4/21.]
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