OECD South American Seed Multiplication Requests
Below are examples of requests that the US OECD Program Manager has received from South American OECD Designated Authorities to facilitate a smooth transition into their countries and for shipping to approved locations after the multiplication.
- Male and female lines to be used in hybrid multiplication requests, need to be indicated on Table 2 or 3. Table 3 is for varieties that have not yet been approved for certification or still undergoing registration. (Table 2 Example)
- All multiplications need to be sent to the US OECD Program Manager in a timely manner. Please note deadlines may vary by country and may be as early as the end of November.
- Be sure that all seed lots being shipped for multiplication have the proper OECD tag. They even want Pre-Basic seed to be tagged with the OECD tag. The only exemption would be very small quantities. (Multiplication Explanation)
- The Seed Company or Seed Certifying Agency should send the US OECD Program Manager a copy of the AOSCA official description and OECD Tag with the multiplication. Provisional descriptions are acceptable for Pre-Basic Seed if the variety is not yet approved.
- Seed returning from multiplication labeled with Gray Tag and marked “Not Finally Certified Seed” would need to be grown out by the Seed Certifying Agent (SCA) who receives the product and compared to the Official Variety Description.
If you have questions regarding Multiplication Agreements, contact Steve Malone ,OECD Seed Schemes Program Manager Seed Regulatory and Testing Division 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C Gastonia, NC 28054-2193 Phone: (704) 810-8888 Fax: (704) 852-4189 Email: email@example.com