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644. Label requirements for agricultural, flower, and vegetable seeds
container of agricultural, flower, and vegetable seeds which is sold in this
state for sowing purposes shall be labeled.
(1) All labels
(A) the name of
the kind of each agricultural, flower, gras,s and vegetable seed present;
(B) the lot
number or other lot identification;
agricultural and grass seed, the percent by weight of all weed seeds, crop
seeds, and inert matter;
(D) the percent
germination of agricultural and grass seed, exclusive of hard seed, the
percentage by weight of hard seed, and the calendar month and year the test was
(E) the name and
address of labeler or distributor.
(2) For all
seeds that have been treated, the label shall include a word or statement
indicating that the seed has been treated with the commonly accepted chemical
or abbreviated chemical name of the applied substance. A caution statement
shall be set forth if the substance in the amount present is harmful to human
or other vertebrate animals. The caution for toxic substances shall be a poison
statement or symbol.
(3) For seed
treated with an inoculant, the label shall state the date of expiration of the
(4) For all seed
containing genetically engineered material, the manufacturer or processor shall
cause the label or labeling to specify the identity and relevant traits or
characteristics of such seed, plus any requirements for their safe handling,
storage, transport, and use, the contact point for further information and, as
appropriate, the name and address of the manufacturer, distributor, or supplier
of such seed.
secretary may adopt rules for labeling procedures consistent with the
provisions of this section, which take into account: origin, presence of weed
seed, mixtures, hermetically sealed containers, coated seed, "crop
seeds," genetically engineered material, genetically engineered plant
parts, hybrids, germination medium, and preplanted containers. (Added 1989, No.
85, § 2; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2003, No. 97 (Adj.
Sess.), § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; 2003, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. Oct. 2,