5E-4.006. Seed Standards  

Effective on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • 1The minimum standard for agricultural seeds shall be 60% (including hard seed or dormant seed) except hybrid field corn seed which shall be 90%, 25and hemp seed, which shall be 80% (including hard or dormant seed). For hemp seed which germinates less than the standard established by the department, the words “Below Standard” shall be prominently displayed on the label. Hemp seed below 60% germination may not be sold70. The minimum standards for vegetable seeds are set forth in the documents incorporated herein. The Federal Seed Act Regulation specified in 927 CFR 201 95(Revised January 1, 2018), are hereby incorporated by reference. Copies of this document may be obtained online at 113https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10660115. Also incorporated by reference are the State Noxious-Weed Seed Requirements Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act, October 2018 publication. Copies of this document may be obtained online at 147http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10675149.

    150Rulemaking Authority 152570.07(23), 153578.11(2) FS. 155Law Implemented 157578.11(2) FS. 159History–New 5-30-63, Amended 1-1-65, 11-21-69, Formerly 5E-4.06, Amended 2-7-89, 6-14-95, 6-9-98, 7-7-19, 1-28-20.