Alex Stone, Oregon State University
Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance
Linda Brewer, Oregon State University
This is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article.
- National Seed Health System.
Link: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/national_se... (verified 16 Jan 2009)
United States Dept. of Agriculture.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
The National Seed Health System provides specific standards for laboratory seed health tests and seed crop field inspections that may be used for the issuance of a phytosanitary certificate to meet international regulations regarding export of seed from the United States.
- EXCERPT database
Link: http://ceris.purdue.edu/ceris/ (verified 16 Jan 2009)
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS)
The Export Certification Project (EXCERPT) database contains information on more than 250 countries needed for the preparation of phytosanitary certificates accompanying plants exported from the United States. Full search access to the EXCERPT database is by annual subscription.
1435 Win Hentschel Blvd, Suite 207
West Lafayette, IN 47906-4154
- Seed Regulatory and Testing Service
Link: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=Templa... (verified 2 Apr 2010)
Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture
The Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act.
The Federal Seed Act:
- regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds
- requires that seed shipped in interstate commerce be labeled with information that allows seed buyers to make informed choices
- requires that seed labeling information and advertisements pertaining to the seed must be truthful
helps promote uniformity among State laws and fair competition within the seed trade
Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193
- Oregon Seed Law. Chapter 633. Grades, Standards and Labels for Feeds, Fertilizers and Seeds. 2007 Edition.
Link: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/633.html (verified 16 Jan 2009).
- Oregon Seed Rule. Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Link: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_600/OAR_603/603_056.html (verified 16 Jan 2009).
- Noxious Weed Control Program. Plant Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Link: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/ (verified 16 Jan 2009)
The program operates to fulfill part of the Department's mission to protect Oregon's agricultural industry and natural resources by preventing and limiting the spread and impact of invasive exotic plant species (noxious weeds) which displace and compete with native and desirable domestic plant species.
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-253
- Washington State Seed Act. Chapter 15.49 RCW: Seeds. Washington State Legislature.
Link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=15.49 (verified 16 Jan 2009)
- Noxious Weed Control Board, Washington State Department of Agriculture
Link: http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/ (verified 16 Jan 2009)
Our mission is to serve as responsible stewards of Washington by protecting and preserving the land and resources from the damaging effects of noxious weeds.
P.O. Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
- California Seed Law and Seed Inspection Regulations.
Link: http://www.calseed.org/documents/SeedLaw2007%5B1%5D.pdf (verified 16 Jan 2009)
Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.
Pest Exclusion Branch. Nursery, Seed and Cotton Program.
1220 N Street, Room A-372
Sacramento, California 95814
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