University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
Seed Certification Classes

Seed Certification Classes

Breeder seed (no tag color designation) is that limited amount of seed directly controlled by the plant breeder or institution.

Foundation seed (white tag) is the progeny of breeder seed that is maintained and increased (KY Foundation Seed Project)  to insure specific genetic purity and identity.

Registered seed is usually the progeny of Breeder or Foundation seed that is planted or increased by seedsmen to produce Certified seed.

Certified seed is usually the progeny of Foundation or Registered seed, and is generally sold to and planted by the farmer.


 
General Certification Requirements

GENERAL SEED CERTIFICATION

 STANDARDS FOR KENTUCKY

General Certification Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
Small Grain Standards

                                 S M A L L    G R A I N S

Wheat, Barley, Oats and Rye

Small Grains Standards

 

 


 
Soybean Standards

   S O Y B E A N S

  Soybean Standards

 


 

 
Hybrid Corn

H Y B R I D    C O R N

Hybrid Corn Standards 

 


 
Sorghum

Forage and Syrup Sorghums

 

Sorghum Certification Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Tobacco

Tobacco -Standard & Hybrid Variety Standards

 

Tobacco Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Red Clover and Forage Legumes
 
Forage Grasses

 

For the following Forage Grass Species:

 

Tall Fescue

Timothy

Kentucky Bluegrass

Orchardgrass 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Turfgrass Sod & Vegetatively Propagated Grasses
 
Canola/Rapeseed
 
Hybrid Wheat - Chemically Assisted