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Rule §10.7 Field Inspection

Published: 2015

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(a) The applicant shall notify the department's Regional Office in the area in which the field is located, two weeks prior to the time of the first required inspection. (b) One or more field inspections shall be made by an approved inspector of the department when genetic purity and identity, or any other factor affecting certification, can best be determined. The tolerances for the field standards shall be based on plants and not heads unless otherwise specified. (c) Unless otherwise specified and if, in the opinion of the inspector, such action is justified, a portion of a field may be certified provided the portion not certified or that is rejected is destroyed or removed before pollen shed has an opportunity to produce contamination. If pollen contamination is not a factor, the portion not certified or that is rejected may be destroyed or removed either before or after harvest of the eligible portion in a manner to
prevent admixing. The portion not certified or that is rejected shall be clearly defined by stakes, flags, etc. at the time the decision is made.

Source Note: The provisions of this §10.7 adopted to be effective September 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 7955.