Caption: Lists Downy Brome as prohibited weed
seed in grass seed certified for Oregon Sod Quality.
Order No.: DOA 10-2011(Temp)
Filed with Sec. of
Certified to be
Effective: 7-1-11 thru 12-20-11
Rules Amended: 603-056-0145
Subject: Oregon’s Sod Quality Seed certification program is
used as a tool for marketing premium Oregon turf grass sees. Annually more than
110,000 tags are issued to certify that grass seed meets Oregon Sod Quality
seed standards. however, in February 2011 a change was made to the “All States
Noxious Weed list” which now allows Downy Brome — Bromus tectorum, as a
restricted weed seed in Oregon Sod Quality seed lost. The allowance of this
contaminate diminishes the value of Oregon Sod Quality certification, as such,
the Oregon Seed trade and Oregon Seed Council has requested a change in rule to
prohibit Downy Brome.
Rules Coordinator: Sue Gooch—(503) 986-4583
Standards for Sod Quality
(1) The seed lots submitted shall meet all standards
for certification by Oregon State University.
(2) The seed standards for “Oregon Sod Quality Seed” of
hard fescue, sheep fescue, blue fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, red fescue,
chewings fescue, perennial ryegrass, bentgrass and tall fescue shall be as set
out in Table 1.
(3) “Noxious Weed” and “Crop and Weed” analyses shall
be based on a 20 gram sample for hard fescue, sheep fescue and blue fescue, 25
gram sample for Kentucky bluegrass (except a 10 gram Poa annua search), 30 gram
sample for red fescue and chewings fescue, 50 gram sample for ryegrass and tall
fescue, and a 2-1/2 gram sample for bentgrass. Testing shall be discontinued
when results of the tests exceed the maximum limits set forth in Table 1.
[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are
available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 &
Stats. Implemented: ORS 633.680
Hist.: AD 1040(30-74), f. 8-20-74,
ef. 9-11-74; AD 1060(6-75), f. 5-30-75, ef. 6-25-75; AD 2-1979, f. & ef.
1-29-79; AD 9-1982, f. & ef. 9-9-82; AD 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-90;
AD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-91; DOA 25-2000, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-00;
DOA 10-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-20-11
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