Growth stage means a classification system for trees, bushes, and vines based on a combination of age and production capability, determined by:
(1) The applicable insurance policy for insurable trees, bushes, and vines; or
(2) The Deputy Administrator for trees, bushes, and vines for which RMA does not offer an insurance policy.
7 CFR § 760.1502
The following definitions apply to this subpart. The definitions in 718.2 and 1400.3 of this title also apply, except where they conflict with the definitions in this section. In the event of conflict, the definitions in this section apply.