Colorado Rules and Regulations for Certification of Seed Potatoes

Colorado Seed Potato Certification is authorized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, administered by Colorado Potato Certification Service, part of Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Rules and Regulations for seed potato certification are reviewed annually, with appropriate updates and edits as supported by scientific basis. All edits require approval by Colorado State University Legal Services. Colorado Certified Potato Growers’ Association acts as an advisory committee pertaining to rules and regulations edits.

Click here to download the August 2017 pdf of the Colorado Rules and Regulations for Certification of Seed Potatoes.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR COLORADO CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES,  AS INCORPORATED HEREIN, HAVE BEEN PROMULGATED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE CSU SYSTEM PURSUANT TO LEGISLATION ENACTED BY THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS INCORPORATED IN SESSION LAWS, 1929, CHAPTER 59, PAGE 188, AND SESSION LAWS, 1933, CHAPTER 25, PAGE 173. SINCE THE USE, CROP, YIELDS, OR QUALITY OF CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES IS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE PRODUCER, THE SELLER, THE INSPECTOR, THE COLORADO POTATO GROWERS’ ASSN., INC. OR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE CSU SYSTEM, NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, WHICH EXTENDS BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON TAG OR BULK CERTIFICATE IS MADE CONCERNING THE PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY OF THESE SEED POTATOES. BY ACCEPTANCE OF THESE SEED POTATOES, BUYER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT ITS EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED IN ALL EVENTS TO A RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SEED. 
“By law and purpose, the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service is dedicated to serve all people on an equal and nondiscriminatory basis.”