|8-22||Containers to bear label or tag||Page 3|
|8-23||Unlawful acts||Page 5|
|8-24||Records - File Samples - Inspection||Page 6|
|8-26||Powers of Board and agents||Page 7|
|8-29||Violations and penalties - Prosecutions - Warnings||Page 8|
|35:30-25-2||Labeling requirements||Page 10|
|35:30-25-3||Noxious weed list||Page 14|
|35:30-25-4||Limitations on noxious weed seeds||Page 15|
|35:30-25-5||Standard of Germination and Purity||Page 16|
|35:30-25-6||Date of test||Page 17|
|35:30-25-7||Variety labeling||Page 17|
|35:30-25-8||Sampling and analyzing seed||Page 17|
|35:30-25-9||Laboratory sample requirements||Page 18|
|35:30-25-10||Identification and size of samples||Page 18|
|35:30-25-13||Special requirements on rye labeled as to variety sold in Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture [REVOKED]||Page 19|
As used in
means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in
any manner or by any means relating to seed;
"Agricultural seeds" means the seeds of grass, forage, cereal and fiber
crops, and any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as
agricultural seeds, lawn seeds, and mixtures of seeds;
"Certified seed", “registered
seed", and “foundation seed”
means seed that has been produced and labeled in accordance with the
procedures and rules of an officially recognized seed-certifying agency or
means a seed unit covered with any substance which changes the size, shape,
or weight of the original
seed. Seeds coated with
ingredients including, but not limited to, rhizobia, dyes, and pesticides
means the percent of seeds capable of producing normal seedlings under
ordinarily favorable conditions;
means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively
is known by one common name, for example, corn, wheat, lespedeza, alfalfa,
means all written, printed, or graphic representations accompanying and
pertaining to any seed in bulk or in containers and includes, but is not
limited to representations on invoices;
means a definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number or other mark,
every portion or bag of which is uniform within recognized tolerances for
the factors which appear in the labeling;
"Noxious weed seeds" shall be divided into two classes,
"prohibited noxious weed seeds" and "restricted noxious weed
seeds" as defined in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph.
The State Board of Agriculture may promulgate rules that add to or
subtract from the list of seeds included under either definition:
noxious weed seeds are the seeds of weeds which reproduce by seeds and
spread by underground roots, stems, or other reproductive parts.
When established, noxious weed seeds are highly destructive and
difficult to control in this state by ordinary good cultural practice, and
are prohibited by this subarticle subject to recognized tolerances, and
noxious weed seeds are the seeds of weeds which are very objectionable in
fields, lawns, and gardens of this state, but can be controlled by good
means agricultural and vegetable seeds, exclusive of inert matter, and all
other seeds not of the kinds, or kinds and varieties, being considered;
means all information relating to lot, identification, source, origin,
variety, amount, processing, testing, labeling, distribution, and a file
sample of the seed;
means a legal process carried out by court order or Board order against a
specific quantity of seed;
means an administrative order provided by law restraining the sale, use,
disposition, and movement of a specific quantity of seed;
means seed that has been treated with an approved substance or subjected to
a process designed to control or repel plant disease organisms, insects, or
other pests attacking the seed or plants or will improve the planting value
of the seed;
means a subdivision of a kind characterized by growth, yield, plant, fruit,
seed, or other characteristics by which it can be differentiated from other
plants of the same kind;
means seeds of those crops which are grown in gardens and on truck farms and
are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seeds in this
means the seeds of all plants generally recognized as undesirable within
this state and includes noxious weed seeds.
container, package, or bulk of agricultural seed transported, sold, offered
for sale, or exposed for sale by any person within the State of Oklahoma for
planting purposes, shall have, bear, or have attached in a conspicuous
place, a plainly written or printed label or tag giving the following
information, which shall not be modified or disclaimed in the labeling on
the bag or container.
seed, separate labeling shall show:
A word or statement that the seed has been treated;
The name or "coined name" of the
If harmful, the label must show the statement
"Not to be Used for Feed or Food", and if poisonous materials are
used, the label must show a caution statement stating words "Poison
agricultural seeds separate labeling shall show:
Commonly accepted name as to kind, or kind and
variety, of each agricultural seed component in excess of five percent (5%)
of the whole. If more than one
component is present in excess of five percent (5%) of the whole, the word
"mixture" or "mixed" shall be shown conspicuously on the
tag or label;
number or other lot identification;
Origin, including state or foreign country where
grown. If the origin is
unknown, that fact shall be stated;
by weight of inert matter;
Percentage by weight of agricultural seed, other
than the one required to be named on the label (designated as "other
Percentage by weight of all weed seeds;
The name and rate of occurrence of each kind of
restricted noxious weed seed per pound when present in any amount;
For each named agricultural seed:
of germination, exclusive of hard seed,
of hard seed, if present, and
month and year the test was completed to determine percentages;
Following (A) and (B), above, the "total germination and hard
may be stated if desired; and
and address of the person or vendor who labeled the seed
or who sells, offers, or exposes the seed for sale within the state.
vegetable seeds labeling shall show:
Name of kind and variety of seed; and
For seeds which germinate less than the standard
last established by the State Board of Agriculture:
of germination, exclusive of hard seed,
of hard seed, if present,
month and year the test was completed to determine the percentages,
"below standard" in not less than eight‑point type, and
address of the person who labels the seed, or who sells, offers, or exposes
the seed for sale within this state.
seed. In addition to the
required labeling for agricultural and vegetable seeds, when the seeds have
been coated, labeling shall show:
A word statement that seeds have been coated; and
Percentage by weight of inert coating material.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer
for sale, or expose for sale any agricultural seed or vegetable seed within
license has been obtained in accordance with the provisions of Sections
8‑21 through 8‑29 of this title;
date of test to determine the percentage of germination is not more than
nine (9) months prior to the sale, except the date of test for hermetically
sealed containers may be thirty‑six (36) months prior to sale;
in accordance with the provisions of this subarticle and rules, or having a
false or misleading label;
has been a false or misleading advertisement; or
any substance designed to control or repel plant disease organisms or
insects or other pests unless each container bears a label giving
information in the form prescribed by rules of the State Board of
Agriculture, to show the name of the substance and if the substance may be
harmful to humans or animals, a warning or caution statement adequate to
protect the public.
It shall be unlawful for any person within this
agricultural or vegetable seed that does not meet the minimum standards of
germination and purity, and the maximum for inert matter and weed seed,
prescribed in rules promulgated under the provisions of this subarticle;
agricultural or vegetable seed containing prohibited noxious weed seeds or
restricted noxious weed seeds, subject to recognized tolerances, in excess
of the amount allowed as prescribed in rules promulgated under the
provisions of this subarticle;
alter, deface, or destroy any label required or provided for in this
subarticle or the rules;
To alter or
substitute seed in a manner that may defeat the purposes of this subarticle;
disseminate any false or misleading advertisement concerning agricultural
seed or vegetable seed in any manner or by any means;
To fail to
comply with a "stop‑sale" order made by the Board on
agricultural seed or vegetable seed sold, offered for sale, or exposed for
sale; or to move, handle, or dispose of any lot of seed held under a
"stop‑sale" order except with the permission of the Board
and for the purposes specified;
To fail to
keep complete records of each lot of seed or make available for inspection
the records of origin, testing, variety, distribution, seed samples,
invoices, and other pertinent records or information, to the Board; or
offer, or expose for sale any seed labeled "certified seed",
"registered seed", or "foundation seed", unless it has
been produced and labeled in compliance with the rules of an officially
recognized seed‑certifying agency or association.
Records ‑ File samples ‑ Inspection.
whose name appears on the label and handles agricultural and vegetable seed
subject to this subarticle shall keep, for a period of at least two (2)
years, complete records of each lot of agricultural or vegetable seed
handled, and shall keep for at least one (1) year a file sample of each lot
of seed after final disposition. All
records pertaining to the lot or lots involved shall be accessible for
inspection by the State Board of Agriculture during customary business
No person shall be subject to the penalties of this
subarticle for having sold, offered, or exposed for sale in this state any
agricultural seed or vegetable seed which is incorrectly labeled or
represented as to kind, kind and variety, or origin which cannot be
identified by examination, unless the person failed to obtain an invoice or
grower's declaration giving kind, or kind and variety, and origin, and to
take precautions necessary or required to insure the identity and variety of
The provisions of Sections 8-22 and 8-23 of this
title shall not apply:
To seed sold by a farmer or grower to a seed dealer
or processor, or in storage in, or consigned to, a seed cleaning or
processing establishment for cleaning or processing; provided, that any
labeling or other representation which may be made with respect to uncleaned
seed shall be subject to the provisions of this subarticle.
To any carrier in respect to any seed transported
or delivered for transportation in the ordinary course of its business as a
carrier, if the carrier is not engaged in producing, processing, or
marketing agricultural or vegetable seed.
Powers of Board and agents.
State Board of Agriculture shall have authority:
test, make analysis of, and inspect any agricultural seed or vegetable seed
transported, sold, offered or exposed for sale within this state for
planting purposes, at any time and place and to any extent necessary to
determine whether the agricultural seed or vegetable seed are in compliance
with the provisions of this subarticle and rules promulgated thereto;
To issue and enforce a written or printed
"stop‑sale" order to the person or vendor of any
agricultural seed or vegetable seed which is in violation of any of the
provisions of this subarticle or rules promulgated thereto; provided, that
no "stop‑sale" order shall be issued or attached to any seed
without first giving the vendor an opportunity to comply with the provisions
of this subarticle or to withdraw the seed from sale;
To furnish adequate facilities for seed testing and
to employ qualified persons for making the tests;
To publish or cause to be published the results of
the examination, analysis, and test of any agricultural or vegetable seed
sampled in accordance with the provisions of this subarticle, together with
any other information that the Board may deem advisable;
To cooperate with the United States Department of
Agriculture in the enforcement of the Federal Seed Act where mutual
understanding is reached by written cooperative agreement
To issue a license to any person upon payment of
Five Dollars ($5.00) for each retail seed dealer’s license and
Twenty‑five Dollars ($25.00) for each wholesale seed dealer’s
license or Thirty Dollars ($30.00) for each retail-wholesale seed dealer’s
license to be applied for by each seed dealer upon forms furnished for that
wholesale and retail seed dealers who sell or ship agricultural or vegetable
seed into this state shall obtain a license in the same manner.
A separate license shall be required for each place of business.
Each license shall expire on a date to be determined by the Board.
Any license issued under the provisions of this subarticle may be
revoked by the Board upon satisfactory proof that the licensee has violated
any of the provisions of this subarticle or any of the rules;
To provide that any person in this state shall have
the privilege of submitting seed samples for test, subject to the charges
made for samples submitted as prescribed in rules promulgated by the Board;
To provide that any agricultural or vegetable seeds
sold, distributed, offered for sale, or exposed for sale in this state, the
person or vendor responsible for labeling and distributing the seed shall
pay an inspection fee of not to exceed eight cents ($0.08) per
hundred‑pound weight. Every
person responsible for labeling and distributing seed to a retail seed
licensee in Oklahoma, or each retail seed licensee who processes and sells
seed to the consumer on which the inspection fee has not been paid, shall
file not later than the last day of January and July a semiannual affidavit,
setting forth the number of pounds of seed sold for the preceding six (6)
calendar months; and upon filing this statement shall pay the inspection fee
required. Each person labeling and distributing seed shall keep records
required by the Board to indicate accurately the number of pounds of seed
To examine records and to verify the statement of
the number of pounds of seed sold and the inspection fee reported.
The form of the statement for reporting and paying the seed
inspection fees on a semiannual basis shall be prescribed in rules of the
Board. Failure to make an
accurate statement of the number of pounds of seed sold and payment of the
inspection fee shall be a misdemeanor, and constitute sufficient cause for
the revocation of the person's Oklahoma Seed License and to take any other
appropriate action provided under the law.
An inspection fee penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount due or
Ten Dollars ($10.00), whichever is greater, shall be assessed if the
semiannual statement is not submitted when due; and
collect all fees and other money as provided in this subarticle and
deposit the monies in the State Department of Agriculture Revolving
agricultural seed or vegetable seed sold, offered for sale, or exposed for
sale in violation of any of the provisions of this subarticle or rules
promulgated thereto shall be subject to seizure on petition of the State
Board of Agriculture to a court in the locality in which the seed is
located. If the court finds the
seed to be in violation of this subarticle and orders the condemnation of
the seed, the seed shall be destroyed, reprocessed, relabeled, or disposed
of in compliance with the laws of this state and as directed by the court.
Sections 8‑21 through 8‑28 of this title shall be construed as
requiring the State Board of Agriculture or any authorized agent to report,
for prosecution, or for the institution of seizure proceedings, minor
violations of Sections 8‑21 through 8‑28 of this title when the
Board determines that the public interest will best be served by a suitable
notice of violation or written warning.
If the State
Board of Agriculture finds any deficient inspection fees due, as a result of
an audit of the records of any person subject to the provisions of Sections
8‑21 through 8‑28 of this title, the Board shall assess a
penalty fee of ten percent (10%) maximum not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars
($2,000.00) of amount due, or One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), whichever is
greater. The audit penalty shall be added to the deficient inspection fees
due and payment made within thirty (30) days.
following words or terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the
following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
declaration" or "Shipper's
declaration" means a written statement of a grower, shipper,
processor, dealer, or importer giving for any lot of seed the kind, variety,
type, origin, or the use for which the seed is intended.
2. "Hybrid" means,
when applied to kinds of varieties of seed, the first generation seed of a
cross produced by controlling the pollination and by combining:
two or more inbred lines;
one inbred or a single
cross with an open pollinated variety; or
two selected clones, seed
lines, varieties, or species.
seed consisting of more than one kind or variety
present in excess of five percent (5%) of the whole.
When so mixed, the
label should be marked with the word "mixed" or
Labeling requirements for agricultural seed are as
The word "trace" or other nonspecific word is prohibited from
the label in expressing any required labeling point.
Noxious weeds shall be expressed on the label in "Name and Number
Per Pound", subject to the limitations in Section 35:30-24-4. The name and number per gram or per ounce cannot be used in
expressing noxious weeds. The
words "None in Excess" or similar phrases are prohibited in the
labeling of noxious weeds.
Unacceptable abbreviations in labeling seed are not permissible.
The percent of germination, hard or firm seed,
shall be expressed in whole figures.
Noncertified seed labeled a variety which has been restricted for sale
to certified class only by the Federal Seed Act and U.S. Plant Variety
Protection Act shall be considered falsely labeled.
The name of the laboratory testing the seed is not required on the
label. Phrases such as
"State Tested" or "Tested by Oklahoma Seed Laboratory" are
not permitted on the label.
Variety labeling requirements are as follows:
The following kinds of
agricultural seeds are generally labeled
as to variety and shall be labeled to show the variety name or
the words "variety not stated":
If the name of the variety
is given, the name may be associated
with the name of the kind with or without the words "kind and
percentages in this case, which may be shown
as "pure seed", shall apply only to seed of the variety
If separate percentages for the kind and variety are shown, the
name of the kind and the name of the variety shall be clearly
associated with the respective percentages.
When two or
more varieties are present in excess of 5 percent and are
named on the label, the name of each variety shall be
accompanied by the percentage of each.
When type is
designated, the designation may be associated with
the name of the kind but shall in all cases be clearly associated
with the word "type". The
percentage, which may be shown as
"pure seed", shall apply only to the type designated.
percentages for the kind and the type are shown,
percentages shall be clearly associated with the name of the kind
and the name of the type.
If the type designation does not include a variety name, it
shall include a name descriptive of a group of varieties of
similar character; and the pure seed shall be at least 90
percent of one or more varieties all of which conform to the
(B) If the name
of a variety is used as a part of the type
designation, the seed shall be of that variety and may
contain an admixture of seed of other indistinguishable
varieties of the same kind and of similar character; or an
admixture of indistinguishable seeds having genetic
characteristics dissimilar to the variety name by reason of
cross-fertilization with other varieties.
In either case, at least
90 percent of the pure
seed shall be of the variety named or
upon growth shall produce plants having characteristics
similar to the variety named.
kind or variety of seed shall be labeled as hybrid if the
pure seed contains less than 90 percent hybrid seed.
Agricultural seeds other than those included in the percentage or
of kind, hybrid, variety, or type may be expressed
as "other crop seeds" or "other crop", but the
include collectively all kinds, hybrids, varieties, or types not
named upon the label.
For vegetable seeds which contain other crop, weed seed,
noxious weed seed, labeling shall
be attached showing:
Percent of pure seed
Percent of inert matter
Percent of other crop
Percent of weed seed
Name and number of noxious weed seed per pound.
Standard of germination.
The standard of germination for vegetable seed, including hard seed, is
bean - 75%
garden - 70%
lima - 70%
runner - 75%
sprouts - 70%
great - 60%
tronchuda - 75%
Swiss - 65%
cabbage - 75%
sweet - 75%
garden - 75%
upland - 60%
water - 40%
Chinese - 75%
India - 75%
Spinach - 75%
Welsh - 70%
(50) Pea -
New Zealand - 40%
husk - 50%
following is the noxious weed list:
Field (Convolvulus arvenis)(Solanum elaeagni folium)
Bindweed, Hedge (Convolvulus sepium)
Texas (Helianthus ciliaris)
Wild (Polygonum convolvulus)
or Chess (Bromus secalinus)
Giant (Setaria faberi)
Jointed (Aegilops cylindrica)
Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)
(Sorghum Halepense) Includes Sorghum alumum and other indistinguishable seeds.
Russian (Centaurea picris)
Moonflower or Giant Morningglory (Calonyction muricatum)
Wild (Ipomoea spp.)
Thistle (Carduus nutans L.)
Wild (Brassica spp.)
Wild (Avena fatua, Avenasterilis and other wild, non-cultivated Avena spp.)
Wild or Garlic (Allium spp.)
Bracted (Plantago aristata)
Buckhorn (Plantago lanceolata)
Horned Poppy (Glaucium corniculatum)
Lespedeza (Lespedeza Cuneata)
Thistle (Onoprodum acanthium )
Tussock (Nassella trichotoma)
Sheep or Red (Rumex acetosella)
Canada (Cirsium arvense)
or Hoary Cress (Cardaria draba)
De Tajo (Eclipta alba)
on noxious weed seeds
is unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or expose for sale any agricultural or
vegetable seed in Oklahoma if the noxious weed seed per pound is in excess of
the following limitations:
Field (Convolvulus arvensis) - Prohibited
Yerba De Tajo (Eclipta alba) - Prohibited
Horned Poppy (Claucium corniculatum) - Prohibited
Russian (Centaurea picris) - Prohibited
Thistle (Carduus nutans L.) - Prohibited
(Cyperus rotundus) - Prohibited
Thistle (Onoprodum acanthium) - Prohibited
Tussock (Nassella trichotoma) - Prohibited
(cassia obtusifolia) - Prohibited
Canada (Cirsium arvense) - Prohibited
or Hoary Cress (Cardaria draba) - Prohibited
Oat (Avena fatus, Avena sterilis, and other wild noncultivated Avena spp., (In
Wheat Only) - Prohibited
(Xanthium spp.) - 3 per lb.
Goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica) - 5 per lb.
or Giant Morningglory (Calonyction muricatum) - 5 per lb.
(Cardiospermum halicacbum) - 9 per lb.
Lespedeza (Lespedeza Cuneata) - 9 per lb.
Oat (Avena fatua, Avena sterilis, and other wild noncultivated Avena spp.,
Except in Wheat) - 9 per lb.
Buckwheat (Polygonum convolvulus) - 18 per lb.
Wild or Garlic (Allium spp.) - 18 per lb.
Morningglory (Ipomoea spp.) - 27 per lb.
Hedge (Convolvulus sepium) - 27 per lb.
Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) - 45 per lb.
Johnsongrass will be permitted in Yellow bluestem, Caucasian bluestem,
and chaffy grasses not to exceed 300 per lb.)
(Agrophyron repens) - 45 per lb.
Texas (Helianthus ciliaris) - 45 per lb.
Mustard (Brassica spp.) - 45 per lb.
(Agrostemma githago) - 45 per lb.
Bracted (Plantago aristata) - 45 per lb.
Foxtail (Setaria faberi) - 54 per lb.
(Cuscuta spp.) - 90 per lb.
(Lolium temulentum) - 90 per lb.
(Rumex spp.) - 90 per lb.
(Solanum carolinense) - 90 per lb.
Purple (Solanum elaeagnifolium) - 90 per lb.
Buckhorn (Plantago lanceolata) - 90 per lb.
Sheep or Red (Rumex acetosella) -90 per lb.
or Chess (Bromus secalinus) - 200 per lb.
total noxious weeds (Subject to above limitations) - 200 per lb. (Except in
Yellow bluestem, Caucasian bluestem, and chaffy grasses, the sum total noxious
weeds shall not exceed 500 per lb.)
Standard of Germination and Purity
Agricultural seed is prohibited from being sold, offered, or exposed
for sale in Oklahoma if:
percentage germination, including hard seed, is below 70.
percentage mechanical purity is below 90, except hybrid, or when seed is sold
and labeled as a mixture.
percentage of inert matter is more than 10.
percentage of weed seed is more than 2.
This section does not apply to Buffalograss, Johnsongrass, or chaffy
grasses of the following kinds: Bluegrass
spp., Bluestem spp., Dallisgrass, Fescue spp., (except Tall Fescue), Grama spp.,
Orchardgrass, Wheatgrass, and Yellowgrass Indiangrass, also any other chafffy
grasses or other special seed that are commonly marketed below the above
date of test on the tag or label for agricultural and vegetable seeds shall
not be more than nine (9) months prior to sale, except hermetically sealed
containers may be thirty-six (36) months.
This means all carry-over seed, for which the date of test is more than
nine (9) or thirty-six (36) months old, whichever applies, shall be retested.
The person upon whose premises the seed is located shall be held
responsible for obtaining a new test and subsequently relabeling the seed.
Correct varietal labeling is the responsibility of the person labeling
unless that person holds a valid "Grower's or Shipper's
signature and address of grower or shipper, date and quantity of
state and county where grown, grower's or shipper's lot number,
receiving lot number, date and place of delivery, and other information
necessary to ensure the identity of the variety declared.
declaration as to variety shall
be substantiated by a valid grower's declaration
or shipper's declaration. A
valid grower's declaration of variety shall affirm
that the grower holds records of proof concerning parent seed
If incorrect varietal labeling is determined by field or laboratory
test and the
dealer holds a valid grower's or shipper’s declaration, the
misrepresentation as to variety rests with the grower or shipper
Dealers who blend several lots of the same variety purchased from
growers shall be responsible for correct varietal labeling unless
records, grower's or shipper's declarations, and file samples are kept
lot going into the blend.
Grower's or shipper's declarations shall be obtained prior to labeling.
The grower who signs a "Grower Declaration" as to variety is
the State and Federal Seed Act to keep a sample of seed, a copy of the
grower's declaration on the seed sold as to variety; also tags, labels,
invoice of parent seed which was the basis for his declaring the
Sampling and analyzing seed
methods of sampling, analyzing and testing of seed, tolerances, and methods of
determination applied under the Oklahoma Seed Law shall be those adopted in
the "Rules for Seed Testing of Association of Official Seed
Analysts" or under the Federal Seed Act Rules and Regulations by the
United States Department of Agriculture and as each may be subsequently
amended, except that no tolerance is permitted for Prohibited Noxious Weed
Official seed samples drawn by inspectors in the enforcement of the
Seed Law shall have first priority for testing in the Seed Laboratory.
Service samples incident to tagging and labeling for compliance with
Seed Law shall have priority in the order received.
All other service samples
shall be analyzed as time and facilities permit.
The State Seed Laboratory shall not be obligated to analyze uncleaned,
unprocessed, and other time-consuming samples, or samples which
obviously do not meet State Seed Law requirements, except as time and
facilities shall permit.
All service samples submitted for analysis shall be charged according
set Laboratory fee schedule.
and size of samples
and size of seed samples submitted for analysis shall comply with the
Identification of Samples:
Samples sent common carrier should be addressed to the:
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Agricultural Laboratory, 2800 North
Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4298 or samples sent U.S.
Mail should be addressed to the:
Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture Agricultural Laboratory, P O Box 528804, Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma 73152-8804.
Information accompanying the samples should state the test desired,
such as "Complete Analysis (purity and germination)",
"Germination Only", "Purity Analysis Only", "Noxious
Weed", or "Phenol". Samples
which do not indicate the test desired shall be given a complete analysis and
Treated seed shall show the name of the treatment.
No purity analysis on treated seed shall be made.
Samples should show the kind and variety of seed.
Samples should be identified with a lot number.
Samples should show the name, phone number, and complete mailing
address of the sender.
Size of samples:
When sending samples to the State Seed Laboratory, the following are
the minimum weights to be submitted for a complete analysis.
(i) White, Small hop, or Alsike clover and small grass seeds
- 2 oz.
(ii) Alfalfa, Korean lespedeza, Foxtail millet, Annual - ryegrass, 5
(iii) Sudangrass, Sorghum, and Proso millet - 1 lb.
(iv) Wheat, Barley, Oat, and - Rye 2 lbs.
Corn, Bean, Pea, Cowpea, Soybean, Hairy vetch, and Cotton - 2
requirements on rye labeled as to variety sold in
Oklahoma Dept. of