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Seed Certification

TDA, on behalf of the State Seed and Plant Board, has adopted the repeal of Title 4, Part 5, Chapters 81 (Certification Procedures) and 82 (Procedures for Meeting by Telephone Conference Call) of the Texas Administrative Code.  Click here for more information


The Mission of the Seed Certification Program is to create and make available a source of seeds and vegetative propagating materials of crops and plants grown, conditioned, certified and distributed to insure genetic purity and identity in relation to TDA standards.

The Certification Program:

  • Licenses Certified Growers
  • Registers Plant Breeders 
  • Conducts field inspections on certified seed production 
  • Inspects conditioning plants
  • Monitors variety purity by testing certified hybrid production samples through grow-outs in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica
  • Prints and issues certification labels