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CDFA Plant Health

Seed Garlic Certification


The California Certified Seed Garlic Program is a voluntary multi-level certification system initiated in 1960. Foundation stock is derived from tissue cultured garlic and may enter the program after one year of inspection. Registered stock is derived from Foundation stock, and Certified stock may be produced from either of the upper levels. Foundation and Registered stock may recycle in the program. Garlic with an unknown history may enter the program after 3 years of inspection. Foundation and Registered Stock is inspected and tested for Stem and Bulb Nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci, and White Rot fungus, Sclerotium cepivorum. Certified stock is inspected for White Rot fungus.