Meet the Colorado Certified Seed Potato Growers

Seed potato certification is Colorado is voluntary. Colorado certified seed growers make a commitment to understand and follow the rules and regulations for Colorado certified seed potatoes with the goal of producing quality seed for themselves and their customers. Many Colorado grower operations are managed by the second or third generation of the same family, testifying to the importance of history and knowledge needed to produce a consistent high quality product.

Some growers focus only on tissue culture potato plantlet production and greenhouse minituber production. Other growers own their own tissue culture and greenhouse facilities, beginning their seed potato increase progressing through additional generations of production in the field. Other growers specialize in receiving Generation 2 or Generation 3 seed to increase one or two more years. Whichever way, each grower is focused on developing their style of farming, establishing good relationships with other seed growers and commercial growers that are customers.


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Following is the list of growers of the 2016 Seed Potato Crop. Click on the name of any grower to see more details. Feel free to contact any of us to discuss what we do. Also please review the list of growers associated with the general description of the type of potatoes raised. 

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. 
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