Department of Plant Industry
The purpose of the Identity Preserved (IP) logo is to identify products that
have met specific requirements designed to preserve the genetic and/or physical
identity of the product.
- Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility requirements for crop varieties/brands or processes utilized
are such that a detailed description of the morphological, physiological, and
other characteristics of the plants and seed that distinguish it from other
varieties/brands or processes utilized must be provided for the inspection
- Applicants Responsibilities
- Care of equipment
2. Maintaining identity of product
- Applicants, growers, and handlers of IP product are responsible for
determining that all equipment used for planting, harvesting, conveying,
storing, handling, and conditioning is thoroughly cleaned before handling
3. Record requirements
- Each field must be identified with a number or some other designation on
the field application form and other pertinent documents.
- Maps showing field identities and locations must be maintained and
furnished to crop inspectors.
- Field inspected product must be identified at all times.
- A bin or lot number must identify bins.
- If product is bagged, bags must be identified with a stenciled lot
number or a tag securely fastened to the bag.
The following records must be maintained:
C. Application for field inspection
- Field number
- Amount of product harvested
- Assigned bin number
- Record of any product transfers
- Assigned lot numbers
- Copies of all completed agency documents
The application must include the following:
D. Establishing Source of Seed
- Applicants’ address and phone number
- Growers’ address and phone number
- Field number
- Program name
- Planting date
- Field size
- Field location
- Previous crop
- Seed source identity
- Signature of applicant
The department shall be supplied with satisfactory evidence of the source of
seed used to plant each field applied for inspection.
E. Field Inspection
F. Field Inspector Report
One or more field inspections shall be made each time a crop is to be
harvested and when genetic purity and identity or any other factor affecting
product identity can best be determined. The Field shall be in such condition to
permit an adequate to determine genetic purity and identity
G. Product Handling
The inspector shall prepare a written report for each field inspected. The
field will be passed if the conditions are satisfactory, but all or parts of the
field will be rejected if program requirements are not met.
The following handling requirements shall be met:
H. Transfer of product prior to labeling
- Facilities shall be available to perform handling without introducing
- Identity of the product must be maintained at all times.
- Records of all operations relating to the program shall be complete and
adequate to account for all incoming product and final disposition of
- Handlers shall permit the department to review all records pertaining to
- Approved handlers shall designate an individual to be responsible to the
department for performing such duties as may be required.
- Approval of handlers shall be on an annual basis.
- An authorized departmental representative shall take adequate samples.
The following transfer options are available:
I. Carry Over Product
- Interagency - for completion of IP programs between states, contact the
department for instructions.
- Intrastate (within the state) – an affidavit of product transfer
stating the number of bushels or pounds transferred must be provided
before labels can be issued.
All eligible product not used in the crop year of production must be
reported to the department to remain eligible for future labeling.
The product meeting specific program requirements may be labeled using
the IP logo. The label must clearly state the program name.