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Seed Certification

Resources and educational material related to the U.S. seed certification process.

Potato Seed Certification & Selection in Idaho

The selection of high-quality seed potatoes is essential to produce a profitable commercial potato crop. The best assurance to minimize risk of seed-related problems is to use only certified seed.

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Piece Out: How to Buy Better Seed

By Dave Alexander | Potato Country

“Updates from Miller Research’s annual potato pest management meetings in 2022 focused on seed health."

Michigan Potatoes Webinar Video

Potato Virus Y: National Directions for Diagnostics & Management — Drs. Jaime Willbur & Elizabeth Dorman, Michigan State University, discussed current research directions on Potato virus Y seed certification & management strategies. Leading researchers from Idaho & Montana provided a national perspective.

This inspectors field guide is based on the “Guide to Seed Potato Field Inspection: Recommended Practices” produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe committee on standards. This handbook is designed to provide general guidelines for assessing certified seed potato fields for important faults including disease, insect infestation, varietal mixtures, herbicide injury and other field related issues that are common across all seed potato producing areas.

Recommended Practices for Seed Potato Field Inspection

View field guide (pdf)