MONTE VISTA, Colo. — If you are planning to bring seed into the San Luis valley from outside the area you must follow the rules established by the Late Blight quarantine (LBQ). The LBQ insures all seed imported into the SLV must be certified and accompanied by 1) a certificate that shows proof of field inspection, 2) a North American Plant Health Certificate issued by the certifying authority for seed potatoes were the seed potatoes were grown, and 3) laboratory test results documenting that a representative sample of tubers from the load(s) was tested for late blight. Imported seed shipments must be re-inspected during the unloading process to verify the absence of Late Blight symptoms. The rules regarding imported seed can be found on our website at this link: https://www.coloradopotato.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Late-Blight-Quarantine-8-CCR-1203-13-eff-Jan-2014-w-SBP.pdf
Please direct any questions concerning imported seed to the Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Service at (719)-852-4749.
— Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
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