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WAC 16-301-020

Other labeling requirements for small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed.

In addition to the information required on the label in WAC 16-301-015, the following requirements also apply:
(1) Small grain seed - Labels for small grain seed must include the following information:
(a) Each variety (e.g., Nugaines), whether the variety is typically a winter or spring sown variety, and kind (e.g., wheat); or may not be shown if the label conspicuously shows the words "typical sowing season not stated";
(b) A tetrazolium test may be used in lieu of germination if the label states "Tetrazolium...%," and that a germination test of the lot is in process and shall be made available to the purchaser when completed. The label shall also show the calendar month and year the tetrazolium test was completed.
(2) Small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed - The following shall apply for labeling of small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed:
(a) When seed is distributed in bulk the required label information must be on the invoice or other document accompanying the distribution of the seed;
(b) The seed labeling registrant may provide the required label information as a guaranteed analysis at the time of distribution if the label, invoice, or other document accompanying the seed states "guaranteed analysis," and the results of a purity and germination test of a representative sample are made available to the purchaser no later than thirty days following the initial distribution of the lot;
(c) Seed held in storage for bulk distribution or invoice labeling, shall be plainly identified on the storage unit(s) with the required label information;
(d) Small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed is deemed mislabeled if the seed contains restricted noxious weed singly or collectively in excess of 100 per pound.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 00-24-077, ยง 16-301-020, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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