Figure: 4 TAC 10.12

Number and Time of Field Inspections

Crop Kind

Application Deadline

Time of Field Inspections

Agrotricum

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed

Alfalfa

45 days prior to bloom. Growers must notify Seed Quality Program prior to seedling new acreages.

At least one inspection at full bloom and one inspection after crop is fully matured.

Barley

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed

Buckwheat

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed

Cantaloupe

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection prior to harvest.

Clover
(all kinds)

Prior to Nov. 1, preceding the year of the seed harvest.

At least one inspection during bloom, but if maturity date is a determining factor in varietal identification, two inspections, one prior to bloom and one during bloom.

Corn

30 days after planting.

At least three inspection before and during pollination.

Cotton

60 days after planting.

At least one inspection while in full bloom.

Cowpea, Field Bean, Flat Pea and Illinois Bundleflower

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection after pods are well developed.

Englemanndaisy

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection while in full bloom.

Flax

Prior to Feb. 1 for winter flax and prior to May 1, for spring flax or at least 30 days prior to blooming.

At least one inspection at full bloom and one inspection after the crop is fully headed.

Grasses (seeded)

45 days prior to the first harvest each year. Grower must notify the area Regional Office at least 10 days prior to each harvest.

At least one inspection prior to each seed harvest after fully headed.

Grasses
(vegetatively propagated)

March 1

At least one inspection for pasture grasses and at least four inspections for turfgrass during the growing season at a time when it is possible to identify any other perennial grasses and/or strains or objectionable weeds.

Guar

50 days after planting.

At least one inspection after pods are well developed but before leaves have dropped.

Millet
(all kind)

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection during bloom and one inspection after seed begins to assume a mature color.

Oat

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed.

Okra & Pepper

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection when first blossoms are open and one inspection when first pods are ready for harvest.

Peanut

45 days after planting.

At least one inspection prior to harvest.

Rice

75 days after planting and 60 days after harvest of a first crop for inspection of a second crop.

At least one inspection prior to harvest at the best stage of growth to determine varietal mixtures.

Rye

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed.

Sorghum (open-pollinated)

45 days after planting.

At least one inspection during bloom and one inspection after the seed begins to assume a mature color.

Sorghum (male sterile seed)

45 days after planting. Grower must notify area Regional Office during early boot stage.

At least two inspections during bloom and one inspection after seed begins to assume a mature color.

Sorghum Hybrid (commercial)

45 days after planting. Grower must notify area Regional Office during early boot stage.

At least two inspections during bloom and one inspection after seed begins to assume a mature color.

Soybean & Mungbean

45 days after planting.

At least one inspection, preferably after the leaves have dropped.

Sunflower (all)

45 days after planting.

At least three inspections, one in early bloom stage, one during bloom and a final inspection just prior to harvest.

Watermelon

30 days after planting.

At least one inspection when melons have set on most of the vines and have attained a diameter of 3 to 4 inches. One inspection when melons are in a good marketable condition and before they have declined seriously in general appearance and quality.

Wheat

April 1

At least one inspection after the crop is fully headed.