Foundation Seed Available for 2012
Kent McKenzie, Rice Experiment Station (RES) Director, has announced that foundation rice seed produced in 2011 has been cleaned and sampled for germination and purity evaluations.
The price of foundation seed will be $40.00 per cwt in 2012. A $10 per cwt deposit and a signed Warranty and Disclaimer are required by the RES by April 5, 2012 to reserve foundation seed. The balance of the payment for the seed is due when the grower takes delivery of the seed at the RES. Foundation seed allocated to growers on which the $10/cwt deposit has not been received may be re-allocated to others after the April 5, 2012 deadline.
Foundation and breeder seed of 14 rice varieties were produced on 136 acres in 2011. A total of 932,328 and 30,842 pounds of cleaned foundation and breeder seed, respectively, were produced for planting in 2012. The RES produced an additional 36,018 pounds of clean basic seed of Koshihikari for the California Rice Industry on 8.4 acres. The quantities of foundation rice seed by variety for sale in 2012 are shown in the following table.
|Rice Variety||PVP†||Amount (cwt)|
|Total Foundation Seed||8763|
† Plant Variety Protection Certificate (PVPC), Title IV Option, or PVPC applied for that specifies variety can be sold only by name as a class of certified seed in the United States of America.
†† Utility patent issued, pending, and PVP.
For more information contact Bob Stewart, Foundation Seed and Certification Service (530-752-9826), or Kent McKenzie (530-868-5481).