1. General standards.
general standards as adopted in the front of this publication are basic and
applies to peanuts.
2. Land requirements.
Registered and certified peanuts shall be planted on land on which the previous
crop was of another kind or planted with certified seed of the same variety.
Foundation peanuts will not be eligible for certification if planted on land
which grow peanuts either volunteer or a planted crop the previous two years
unless the preceding crop was grown from certified or registered seed of the
same variety. A field which includes an area where peanuts were threshed or
where thresher refuse was spread during the preceding year shall not be eligible
3. Field standards.
a. Field inspection.
least one field inspection shall be made prior to harvest.
Isolation shall consist of a physical barrier such as a ditch, roadway, fence
row or a ten—foot strip devoid of peanuts or two rows of some other crop.
Maximum Permitted in Each Class
Factor Foundation Registered Certified
1:500 (0.2%) 1:200 (0.5%)
Other crops none none none
Inspection of the equipment used in drying certified peanuts to see that it is
operated according to the following guidelines is required. The thermostat and
humidistat used on drying certified peanut seed must be set according to ambient
air conditions. If a humidistat is not available or operative, the maximum
temperature setting should be 80°
F. Even though a humidistat is utilized, the temperature should never exceed 9O°
F. during the drying process. Natural air should be used in the day unless the
relative humidity exceeds 65%, in which case supplemental heat may be necessary.
If supplemental heat is needed, never use over l0°
to l5° F temperature rise. The airflow rate should be 10—15
cubic feet per minute per cubic foot of peanuts. The depth for peanuts in the
dryer should be limited to about four feet for 30% moisture peanuts; for higher
moisture content, the depth should be reduced.
4. Seed standards. Class
Foundation Registered Certified
Pure Seed (minimum) 97.0%
Inert Matter (maximum) 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Weed Seed (maximum) None None None
Other Crop Seed
Other kinds (maximum) .01% .01% .02%
Other varieties (maximum) None .2% .5%
Germination (minimum) 85.0%
Bottom Screen Size (minimum) 16/64 16/64 16/64
Registered and certified peanut seeds that germinate 85% or higher must be
labeled no less than 85% and Registered and certified seed that germinates
80—84% must be labeled no less than 80% and those seed that germinate 75—79%
must be labeled no less than 75%.