- 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.
- 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.
- 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