As used in this sub-chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Coated or encrusted seed" means seed that has been covered by a layer(s) of materials that obscure the original shape and size of the seed resulting in a substantial weight increase. The coating or encrusting may contain biologicals, identifying colorants or dyes, pesticides, polymers and/or other ingredients.
(2) "Film-coated seed" means seed that retains the shape and the general size of the raw seed with a minimal weight gain. The film coating may contain biologicals, identifying colorants or dyes, pesticides, polymers and/or other ingredients. The coating shall result in a continuous covering.
(3) "Hermetically sealed seed" means seed packed in a moisture proof container when the container and the seed in the container meet the requirements specified by the suggested rules and regulations of the Montana State Seed Law.
(4) "Inoculated seed" means seed which has received a coating of a preparation containing a microbial product, e.g. Rhizobium sp.
(5) "Official sample" means a sample taken from a lot of seed by a representative of a seed regulatory official of a state or federal government agency following prescribed methods.
(6) "Pelleted seed" means coated or encrusted seed that also improves the plantability or singulation of the seed.
(7) "Pesticide treated seed" means seed with a covering of material(s) whose objective is to reduce or control disease organisms, insects or other pests attacking the seed or seedlings growing therefrom and may contain identifying colorants or dyes.
History: Sec. 80-5-139, MCA; IMP, Sec. 80-5-123, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3334, Eff. 12/8/00.