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Navigation BulletAbout the Department
Navigation BulletField Seed Program
Navigation BulletPotato Program
Navigation Spacer- Potato Seed
Navigation SpacerCertification
Navigation Spacer - General Program
Navigation SpacerRequirements
Navigation Spacer- Seed Class and
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Navigation Spacer- Field Management
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Navigation Spacer- Seed Control
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Navigation Spacer- Post Harvest Test
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 Navigation Spacer- USDA Programs
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Navigation Spacer- Potato Seedstocks
Navigation SpacerPrograms
Navigation Spacer- Process, Testing
Navigation Spacer& Production

Navigation Spacer- Tissue Culture
Navigation SpacerStock Varieties

Navigation Spacer- Ordering
Navigation Spacer- Prices & Delivery
Navigation Spacer- Wholesale Potato
Navigation SpacerDealer's License

Navigation Spacer- List of ND Licensed
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Field Management and Inspection

State Seed Department potato inspectors inspect fields in the state a minimum of three times during the pre-harvest period. Inspectors perform the first inspection approximately 45 days after planting and the second approximately 10 days later for the purpose of determining virus levels, presence of disease, varietal purity and other factors associated with seed quality. A third inspection is performed prior to vine-kill primarily for the purpose of bacterial ring rot detection.

Some varieties, especially those known as potentially symptomless or that show very mild symptoms, are subjected to laboratory testing for the presence of mosaic viruses. Also, growers may choose to have any seed lot summer tested for virus X and other pathogens. North Dakota seed standards are published in Administrative Code.

Growers are responsible for maintaining the quality, health and condition of seed fields in the program. Among the most important factors:
  




















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