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PDFWAC 16-301-040

Labeling—Requirements for seed mixtures for lawn and/or turf purposes.

The labeling of seed mixtures for lawn or turf purposes must include the following:
(1) The lot number or other lot identification.
(2) The origin state or foreign country, if known. If the origin is not known, that fact shall be stated on the label.
(3) The word "mixed" or "mixture" stated with the name of the mixture.
(4) The heading "pure seed" and "germination" or "germ" used in the proper places.
(5) The commonly accepted name of kind or kind and variety of each agricultural seed component in excess of five percent of the whole, and the percentage by weight, in columnar form, of pure seed in order of its predominance.
(6) The percentage by weight of agricultural seed other than those required to be named on the label which shall be designated as "crop seed," If the mixture contains no crop seed, the statement, "contains no other crop seed," may be used and may be flagged.
(7) The percentage by weight of inert matter.
(8) The percentage, by weight, of all weed seeds present. The maximum weed seed content may not exceed two percent by weight.
(9) For each agricultural seed named under subsection (3) of this section:
(a) The percentage of germination, exclusive of hard seed.
(b) The percentage of hard seed, if present.
(c) The calendar month and year of the most recent test completed to determine such percentages.
(10) The name and address of the person who labels, or sells, offers, or exposes the seed for sale within this state.
[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, § 16-301-040, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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