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15.08.02.00.htm 15.08.02.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 08 TURF AND SEED Chapter 02 Maryland Turf Grass Law Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-103, 9-102, and 9-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.08.02.01.htm 15.08.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture and its designee.. B. "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture and his designee..
15.08.02.02.htm 15.08.02.02. 02 Labeling.. A. Label Required; Contents. Every lot of severed turf grass sod, plugs, and sprigs, as defined under this subtitle, which is sold, exposed for sale, installed, transported, or advertised within the State for planting purposes by a dealer shall be accompanied by or have attached to the bill of lading, bill of sale, sales slip, or invoice a label containing the following information plainly written or printed in the English language:1) The recognized common names;.
15.08.02.03.htm 15.08.02.03. 03 Kinds of Fine and Coarse Textured Turf grasses.. A. The following species are designated as fine textured turf grasses:. 1) Colonial bent grass―agrostis capillaris.. 2) Creeping bent grass―agrostis stolonifera var. palustris.. 3) Bermuda grass―cynodon dactylon var. dactylon (only improved varieties intended for turf use). 4) Canada bluegrass―poa compressa.. 5) Kentucky bluegrass―Poa pratensis.. 6) Rough bluegrass―Poa trivialis.. 7) Red fescue―festuca rubra subsp. rubra..
15.08.02.04.htm 15.08.02.04. 04 Weeds.. A. All plants, other than those listed above, shall be considered weeds. Any single weed species present to the extent of 10 percent of the total plant population shall be declared on the label by name and percentage under the heading "weeds" When the total weed population exceeds 10 percent but no one species is present to the extent of 10 percent or more, an entry of "weeds" followed by the percentage will be shown.B. Prohibited Noxious Weeds. Johnson grass (Sorghu
15.08.02.05.htm 15.08.02.05. 05 Method of Sampling.. A. Inspection shall be limited to 10 percent of each lot or 10 severed units whether rolled, folded, or flat, whichever is the lesser number, provided a minimum of two units are sampled. A representative sample shall be considered a portion 3 inches long by the width of a rolled, folded, or flat section.B. Plugs. Inspection shall be limited to 10 percent of each lot or 10 plugs, whichever is the lesser number, provided a minimum of two plugs are sampled.
15.08.02.06.htm 15.08.02.06. 06 Method of Testing.. Each portion of the official sample will be examined and plant counts made to determine the average plant population of the sample.
15.08.02.07.htm 15.08.02.07. 07 Method of Tolerance.. A tolerance of 5 percent of the total plant population will be applied to all declarations of weeds. When declarations of percentages of kinds or varieties, or both, of turf grasses are made, a tolerance of 10 percent of the total plant population will be applied.
15.08.02.08.htm 15.08.02.08. 08 Net Measure or Count or Size.. All net measure, count, or size shall be consistent with the requirements of the Weights and Measures Law and Regulations.
15.08.02.09.htm 15.08.02.09. 09 Advertising.. A. Advertising may not contain words or phrases implying results or quality conditions not common to the kinds or varieties offered for sale.B. Brand names, designs, or pictorial representations that indicate a condition, result, or quality not common to the kinds or varieties declared on the label will not be permitted.C. References to kinds and varieties shall be complete and correct, that is, Pennlawn red fescue, Meyer zoysia, Nassau Kentuc
15.08.02.10.htm 15.08.02.10. 10 Records.. A. Records, adequate to substantiate all labeling and advertising claims, shall be maintained for a period of 6 months after lifting. These records might include kind and variety of seed sown, location of field, date of seeding, date of lifting, and amount delivered.B. In instances where the dealer is not the grower or producer, a signed growers declaration giving the required information shall be obtained and retained by the dealer for a period of 6 months.
15.08.02.9999.htm 15.08.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March, 1970. Regulation .02E amended effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671). Regulation .03 amended effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671). Regulation .04C amended effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671). Regulation .08 amended effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671). Regulation .09C amended effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671). Appendix A repealed effective May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 671).
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