Quality System Procedure 142.1: Pedigreed Seed Crop Inspection Procedures - Appendices
Appendix IV: Abbreviations Recognized by CSGA for use on Crop Inspection Reports

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Part I: Instructional Codes used by CSGA

AHC: the inspector is asked to verify with the grower the after harvest cultivation practices used on the field in question and provide the information on the Report of Seed Crop Inspection.

ARE: the inspector is asked to provide information on the area of the crop in acres on the Report of Seed Crop Inspection.

CPC: the inspector is asked to verify with the grower the variety, kind and crop certificate numbers issued to cover the crops grown on this land for the last two years and provide this information on the Report of Seed Crop Inspection.

DESC: If the inspector was provided a description of variety by the applicant, the inspector is requested to provide this description to the CSGA with the Report of Seed Crop Inspection.

FPC, FP3, FP5, RP3, RP5, S3C: the previous land use has not been verified; the inspector is requested to obtain this information from the grower and provide it on the Report of Seed Crop Inspection. Where a number is indicated in the code, this is the number of years of previous land use for which CSGA is requesting information. For FPC, two years of previous land use information is requested.

GEN: The crop does not appear to be eligible for pedigreed seed crop certification. The inspector is requested to verify with the grower whether the inspection is for land use, re-certification or if the inspection is to be cancelled.

LOK: the previous land use has been accepted; no other verification is required.

PED: It appears that the Crop Certificate number of the seed used to plant this crop does not agree with CSGA records. The inspector is requested to send the tags representing the seed used to plant this crop to the CSGA.

TAG, TAGCC, TAGNE: the inspector is asked to attach a representative seed tag to the original copy of the Report of Seed Crop Inspection for forwarding to CSGA. In the case of TAGCC, the previously submitted tag did not contain a valid crop certificate number and a corrected tag is requested. In the case of TAGNE, the previously submitted tag was not issued by a seed certification agency.

YRS: The inspector is requested to contact the grower and provide CSGA with the month and year that the crop was planted.

0P: indicates that a grower is authorized to begin probationary period for plot production.

1P, 1Q: indicates that a grower has completed one year of probation plot production.

2P, 2Q: indicates that a grower has completed two years of probation plot production.

3P, 3Q: indicates a grower has completed his probation period but is not yet fully accredited as a plot producer.

Part II: Codes that may by used by Inspectors*

Abbreviation Impurity
2RTwo rowed
2RRATwo rowed rough awned
2RSATwo rowed smooth awned
6RSix rowed
6RRASix rowed rough awned
6RSASix rowed smooth awned
AC (on flax)Anthocyanin coloured pods
AC (canola)Apetalous canola (no petals)
ALAwns long
ARAwns rough
ARCHAwned and red chaffed
ARCTAwned, redchaffed and tall
ASAwns short
ASSMAwns semi-smooth
ASTAwns smooth, tall plants
ATAwned and tall
AWAwns white
AWCAwned and white chaffed
AWCTAwned, white chaffed and tall
BAAwns black
BARBBarbs
BATAwns black and tall plants
BCHBrown chaffed
BFFFlowers with blue filaments
BUSHBush type plants
ERErect plants
FATFatuoid oats
FISFertile in sterile
FWOFalse wild oats
GIXGlume awns same length as glume
G2XGlume awns twice length of glume
G3XGlume awns three times length of glume
GBLGlume beak is long
GBSGlume beak is short
HOHulless oat
HRSWHard red spring wheat
LMLater (less mature)
LPLeafy plants
LWFLeafed, white flowers
NANo awns (awnless)
NABGTNo awns, brown glumes tall plants
NAPUSNapus (Argentine type)
NARCNo awns and red chaffed
NARCTNo awns, red chaffed tall plants
NATNo awns, tall plants
NAWCNo awns and white chaffed
NAWGTNo awns, white glumes and tall plants
PDBPetals are dark blue
PFLPurple flowered, leafed
PFSLPurple flowered, semi-leafless
PLBPetals are light blue
PWPetals are white
RAPARapa (polish type) canola
RCRed chaffed
RSRed spring
SASmooth awns
SFSummer fallow
SLPSemi-leafless plants
STSterile plants
TCOTan chaffed oat
TFTall flax
TLTaller and later plants
TLGOTaller, lighter green oats
TPFTaller, purple flowered
TPLATaller and purple on leaf axis
TPSTaller and purple on stem
TWPTaller, white flowers
VINEVine type
WCTWhite chaffed, taller plants
WFFFlowers with white filament
WFLWhite flowered, leafed
WFRWhite flowered rapeseed
WMWild mustard
WNSSWill not set seed
WOWild oats

* This list has been approved by the CSGA for use in all parts of Canada except Quebec. This list differs from that to be used in Quebec in order to allow Quebec staff to use abbreviations that are meaningful to them and to respect the crop kinds grown in Quebec. Inspectors wishing additions to this list may consult with the contact person listed on page 4 of this document.

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