1. To qualify as Montana certified seed potatoes, the seed potatoes must be produced (grown) in accordance with the certification Rules of Montana State University. In addition, the potatoes must pass the final field inspection, Potato Lab testing and grade requirements of Montana State University and be accompanied by an official Montana State University certified seed potato tag.
  2. Certification means that the seed potatoes have been subjected to field and bin visual inspections by MSU inspectors pursuant to these Rules, and at the time of inspection, the individual potatoes and/or potato fields actually inspected met the requirements for certification set forth in these Rules.
  3. Official tags shall be issued only by the director of the Montana Seed Potato Certification Program, and shall have the words “Montana Certified Seed Potatoes” and the producer’s name, address, variety, seed class or other variations, and crop date for which the tags were issued printed plainly upon it. In addition, the tags shall show the address of Montana State University. The tags shall be of colors prescribed by the Department of Agriculture.