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Soybean Standards

Seed Certification
1.       General standards.
The general standards as adopted in the front of this publication are basic and together with the following standards constitute the standards for soybeans.
2.       Land requirements.
  The crop shall not be grown on land on which soybeans were grown the previous year, unless that crop was grown from certified seed of the same variety.
3.       Field standards.
  a.      Field inspection.
  At least one field inspection, preferably after the leaves have dropped, shall be made by an inspector of the certifying agency.
  b.      Isolation.
  Fields of soybeans shall be separated from any other variety or uncertified seed of the same variety by a distance of 20 feet or 10 border rows of the inspected crop shall not be harvested for seed.
  c.      Specific.
                                                        Field Inspection
Factor                                                 Foundation                 Registered                   Certified
Other Varieties                                      1:10,000                     1:1000                        1:400
                                                                (0.01%)                   (0.1%)                      (0.25%)
Corn and/or Sunflower
  Plants Bearing Seeds                            None                           None                     2 plants/acre
Total Objectionable                               *TMG                        *TMG                         *TMG
*Trace morning glory
4.Seed standards
Standard for Each Class
Factor                                                  Foundation              Registered                  Certified
Pure Seed (minimum)                         99.0%                      99.0%                         98.5%
Inert Matter (maximum)                       1.0%                        1.0%                           1.5%
*Weed Seeds (maximum)                    .01%                        .01%                          .02%
Objectionable Weed
   Seed (maximum)                            None                        None                           None
Other Crops                                        None                        None                           .01%
**Other Varieties                                 .01%                         .1%                             .25%
Germination (minimum)                      80.0%                      80.0%                          80.0%
*Total weed seed shall not exceed ten per pound.
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