The Utah Crop Improvement Association administers seed certification in Utah. Utah Certified Seed is used by many agricultural producers and land managers to ensure the success of the crop being grown. Certified Seed is available for all crops released as varieties, this seed is known as “Blue Tag Certified”. Wildland collected seed known as Source Identified Seed is another part of seed certification used within the Pre- Variety Germplasm Program. 
     Certified seed ensures the seed buyer of genetic purity and identity thus preserving the characteristics of the variety being planted. Certified Seed also meets high standards for seed germination and minimal amounts of inert matter, weed seed and diseases.
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