§ 7104. Labels and labeling
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. AgricultureEffective: January 28, 2005
Effective: January 28, 2005
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7104
§ 7104. Labels and labeling
(a) General rule.--It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or transport any seed subject to the provisions of this chapter for seeding purposes in bulk, packages or containers unless the package or container in which the same shall be exposed or offered for sale or transported shall have attached thereto, in a conspicuous place on the exterior thereof, a tag or label on which shall be plainly and legibly written or printed in English the following information relating to the seed:
(3) The calendar month and year the germination test was completed. Unless otherwise stated in this section or section 7105 (relating to unlawful seed sales), the test to determine germination shall have been completed within a nine-month period exclusive of the calendar month in which the test was completed.
(i) Commonly accepted name of kind or kind and variety of each agricultural seed component in excess of 5% of the whole and the percentage by weight of each in the order of its predominance or as the secretary may direct. Where more than one component is required to be named, the word “ mixture,” “mix,” “mixed” or “blend” shall be shown conspicuously on the label.
The additional statement “total germination and hard seeds” may be stated after the foregoing, if desired.
(E) The percentage by weight of inert matter for lawn and turf grass not to exceed 10%, except that 15% inert matter is permitted in Kentucky bluegrass labeled without a variety name. Foreign material other than material used for coating, pelleting as in paragraph (7) or combination products as in paragraph (6) to enhance the planting value, not common to grass seed, may not be added.
(G) Restricted noxious weed seed and undesirable grass seed that are required to be labeled will be listed under the heading “noxious weed seeds” or “undesirable grass seeds.” Restricted noxious weed seeds may not exceed the standard established by regulation. Undesirable grass seeds may not exceed 0.50% of the labeled weight.
(A) In containers of one pound or less, the calendar month and year the germination test was completed and the statement “Sell by __________,” which may be not more than 12 months from the date of test, exclusive of the month of test, or the percentage of germination and the calendar month and year the test was completed to determine such percentage provided that the germination test must have been completed within 12 months, exclusive of the month of test.
(A) The calendar month and year the germination test was completed and the statement “Sell by __________,” which may be no more than 12 months from the date of test, exclusive of the month of test, or the percentage germination and the calendar month and year the test was completed to determine such percentage provided that the germination test must have been completed within 12 months, exclusive of the month of test.
(i) The word “combination” followed by the applicable words “mulch-seed- fertilizer” or “mulch-seed” must appear on the upper 30% of the principal display panel. The word “combination” must be the largest and most conspicuous type on the container, equal to or larger than the product name. The words “mulch-seed-fertilizer” or “mulch-seed” shall be no smaller than one-half the size of the word “combination” and in close proximity to the word “combination.”
2004, Nov. 29, P.L. 1302, No. 164, § 2, effective in 60 days [Jan. 28, 2005].
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7104, PA ST 3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7104
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