vegetable and field crops require isolation to assure no undesired
cross-fertilization between different varieties of the same
species, and between different crops in different species.
Crop isolation can be achieved either by spatial
(distance) or temporal (time) factors.
This Internet isolation or
“pinning” map is designed to allow seed growers to identify the
location and the planting date of seed crops produced in
Seed production personnel can electronically mark or
“pin” fields from their offices to allow “real time” tracking of
seed production activities.
This map is available for all
seed companies and/or growers to use in order to help coordinate
seed production efforts. It was developed as a result of the
financial support and advice of numerous vegetable and field seed
The map is not intended to be used to enforce field
isolations, but rather to be used as a tool to help companies and
growers work cooperatively to place and plant seed fields to
assure high genetic purity.
Users only have the ability to enter
and change data on their own fields by use of confidential login
ID’s and passwords.