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15.08.01.00.htm 15.08.01.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 08 TURF AND SEED Chapter 01 Maryland Seed Law Authority: Agriculture Article, §9-201, 9-202, and 9-214, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.08.01.01.htm 15.08.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Blend" means seed consisting of more than one variety of a kind, each in excess of 5 percent of the whole.2) "Brand" means a word, name, symbol, number, trademark, or design used to identify seed of one person to distinguish it from seed of another person.3) "Conditioning" means drying, cleaning, scarifying, and other operations which could change the pu
15.08.01.02.htm 15.08.01.02. 02 Applicability.. Any agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, shrub, or lawn and turf seed which is sold, transported, offered for sale, or exposed for sale within the State of Maryland is subject to Regulations .03-13 of this chapter.
15.08.01.02-1.htm 15.08.01.02-1. 02-1 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference.. B. Documents Incorporated.. 1) "Rules for Testing Seeds" (Association of Official Seed Analysts, 1998). 2) Supplement 1―Revised 1998.. 3) Supplement 2―1999 and 2000..
15.08.01.03.htm 15.08.01.03. 03 Inspection, Sampling, and Testing Procedures.. In administering the Maryland Seed Law, the inspection, sampling, and testing procedures used and the application of tolerances shall be those established by the "Rules for Testing Seeds" (Association of Official Seed Analysts, 1998) unless otherwise stated in these regulations.
15.08.01.04.htm 15.08.01.04. 04 Germination Standards and Tolerances.. A. Vegetable and Herb Seed.. 1) Minimum germination standards are listed in Regulation .12A of this chapter. When "Season Packed For" is shown on the label instead of the percentage of germination, the percentage of germination of the seed, when tested, shall equal or exceed the minimum standards listed in Regulation .12A of this chapter.2) All other seed, for which a germination standard has not been established, shall germinate at a m
15.08.01.05.htm 15.08.01.05. 05 Noxious Weed Seed.. A. Prohibited noxious weed seed are:. 1) Balloon vine―Cardiospermum halicacabum;. 2) Canada thistle―Cirsium arvense L.. 3) Plumeless thistle, which includes musk thistle and curly thistle―Carduus spp.. 4) Quack grass―Elytrigia repens;. 5) Serrated tussock―Nassella trichotoma;. 6) Sicklepod―Senna obtusifolia;. 7) Sorghum species, which include Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense L. and hybrids that contain Johnson grass as a parent, and any other kind of grass
15.08.01.06.htm 15.08.01.06. 06 Labeling.. A. Labeling of Seed Lots.. 1) Each bag or bulk lot shall be labeled when supplied to a retailer or to a consumer.. 2) Conditioned seed in storage shall bear a lot number or other identifying designation on each lot and shall be accessible for official sampling by the Department.3) A seed lot held for conditioning or storage, but not for sale, shall bear the owner's name and address or lot number. The operator of the warehouse or conditioning plant sh
15.08.01.07.htm 15.08.01.07. 07 Labeling Treated Seed.. A. Each container of seed treated with a pesticide shall be labeled in a conspicuous location within close association of the required analysis information with at least the following:1) A word or statement indicating that the seed has been treated.. 2) The accepted common name, chemical name, or trade name of the pesticide applied to the seed.. 3) Seed Treated with Pesticide.. a) Seed treated with a pesticide shall be labeled with the same signal word
15.08.01.08.htm 15.08.01.08. 08 Wholesale Seedsman Permit.. Each wholesale seedsman shall obtain a permit each year from the Department. Each business or branch of a business that is labeling seed shall be considered an individual wholesale seedsman and will be required to obtain a wholesale seedsman permit.
15.08.01.09.htm 15.08.01.09. 09 Wholesale Seedsman Record.. A. Each wholesale seedsman or conditioner of seed shall keep records on each lot of seed and shall make the records available for inspection by the Department. Required records shall be maintained for a period of 2 years after the seed lot has been sold or disposed of. The records shall include:1) Origin of the seed lot, or the statement that the origin is unknown.. 2) Grower's name and address or supplier's name and address.. 3) Shipper's analysis lab
15.08.01.10.htm 15.08.01.10. 10 Stop-Sale Order.. A. A written stop-sale order may be issued on any seed lot found to be in violation of the Maryland Seed Law or the regulations in this chapter. Seed under a written stop-sale order may not be moved from the stop-sale point until released by the Department. Seed lots released for transportation shall remain under stop-sale upon arrival at the warehouse or conditioning plant until appropriate laboratory tests can be completed enabling appropriate
15.08.01.11.htm 15.08.01.11. 11 Seed Testing; Fees.. A. Seed groups tested include the following:. 1) Group I―Small grains and legumes:. a) Austrian winter pea,. b) Buckwheat,. c) Corn,. d) Cowpea,. e) Crownvetch,. f) Field Pea,. g) Flat Pea,. h) Hairy Vetch,. i) Lespedeza,. j) Millet,. k) Panicgrass,. l) Rape,. m) Reed Canary grass,. n) Small grain (wheat, barley, rye, and oat). o) Small seeded legume (clover, alfalfa, and trefoil). p) Sorghum,. q) Sudangrass,. r) Sunflower,. 2) Group II―Soybeans;.
15.08.01.12.htm 15.08.01.12. 12 Minimum Germination Standards.. A. Vegetable.. Kind of Seed. Minimum * Germination (Percent). All other kinds. 50. Anise. Artichoke. 60. Asparagus. 70. Asparagusbean. 75. Basil, sweet. Beans, garden. Beans, lima. Beans, runner. Beet. 65. Borage. Broadbean. Broccoli. Brussels sprouts. Burdock, great. Cabbage. Caraway. 55. Cardoon. Carrot. Cauliflower. Celeriac. Celery. Chervil. Chicory. Chives. Citron. Collards. 80. Coriander. Corn, pop. Corn, sweet. Cress (garden)upland).
15.08.01.13.htm 15.08.01.13. 13 Assessment of Civil Penalty.. A. For purposes of this regulation, the term "order of the Secretary" means an order that the Secretary has issued pursuant to the Maryland Seed Law, including a "stop sale" order.B. If the Secretary determines that a person has violated an order of the Secretary, the Secretary may impose a civil penalty for each seed lot in violation of the order, as follows:1) For the first violation, not more than $100;.
15.08.01.9999.htm 15.08.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1966. Regulations .01―09 repealed and new Regulations .01―12 adopted effective April 20, 1987 (14:8 Md. R. 939)Regulation .01B amended effective September 26, 1994 (21:19 Md. R. 1635). Regulation .02-1 adopted effective January 22, 2001 (28:1 Md. R. 27). Regulation .02-1 amended as an emergency provision effective July 1, 2002 (29:16 Md. R. 1285) amended permanently effective September 30, 2002 (29:19 Regulation .03 amended ef
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