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(1) Agricultural seeds must be labeled with kind and variety information as stated in this rule:

(a) The following agricultural seeds must be labeled to show kind and variety:

(i) barley;

(ii) bean, field;

(iii) beet, field;

(iv) canola;

(v) corn, field;

(vi) hemp;

(vii) oats;

(viii) peas, field;

(ix) safflower;

(x) soybean;

(xi) sunflower; and

(xii) wheat.

(b) The following agricultural seeds shall be labeled to show the kind and variety name or the kind and the words "variety not stated" (VNS):

(i) alfalfa;

(ii) brome, smooth;

(iii) clover, crimson;

(iv) clover, red;

(v) clover, white;

(vi) corn, pop;

(vii) fescue, tall;

(viii) flax;

(ix) millet, foxtail;

(x) pea, forage;

(xi) rye;

(xii) sorghum;

(xiii) sorghum-sudan, hybrid;

(xiv) sudan grass; and

(xv) trefoil, birdsfoot.

(c) Any kind of agricultural seed not listed in (1)(a) or (b) above may be stated as kind only or as kind and variety.

(2) 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 variety." The percentage in this case may be shown as "pure seed" and shall apply only to seed of the variety named. If separate percentages for the kind and the variety or hybrid are shown, the name of the kind and the name of the variety or the term "hybrid" shall be clearly associated with the respective percentages. When two or more varieties are present in excess of 5% and are named on the label, the name of each variety shall be accompanied by the percentage of each.


History: 80-5-139, MCA; IMP, 80-5-123, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3334, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 70, Eff. 1/18/02; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 532, Eff. 5/11/19.

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