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§ 7105. Unlawful seed sales

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. AgricultureEffective: January 28, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture
Part VII. Quality and Labeling
Chapter 71. Seed (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 28, 2005
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7105
§ 7105. Unlawful seed sales
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or expose for sale in this Commonwealth any seed subject to the provisions of this chapter when:
(1) The distributor whose name appears on the label is not duly licensed under the provisions of this chapter.
(2) The test to determine the percentage of germination has not been completed within the time frames established by section 7104 (relating to labels and labeling), exclusive of the calendar month in which the test was completed, immediately prior to sale, exposure for sale or offering for sale or transportation. Except as otherwise stipulated in section 7104 and for seed in hermetically sealed containers as provided for in the regulations, no more than a 36-month period shall have elapsed, exclusive of the calendar month in which the test was completed.
(3) The seed contains prohibited noxious weed seeds.
(4) The seed contains restricted noxious weed seeds in excess of established maximum.
(5) The seed contains weed seeds collectively in excess of one percent by weight.
(6) Not labeled in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or having false or misleading labeling.
(7) False or misleading advertisement has been used.
(8) Any label, labeling, advertising or other representations subject to this chapter represents the seed to be certified or registered seed and:
(i) it has not been determined by a seed-certifying agency that such seed was produced, processed and packaged and conforms to standards in compliance with rules and regulations of such agency pertaining to such seed; and
(ii) the seed does not bear an official label issued for such seed by a seed-certifying agency stating that the seed is certified or registered.
(9) Labeled with a variety name but not certified by an official seed- certifying agency when it is a variety for which an application for certificate or a United States certificate of plant variety protection under the Plant Variety Protection Act (Public Law 91-577, 7 U.S.C. § 2321 et seq.) specifies sale only as a class of certified seed, provided that seed from a certified lot may be labeled as to variety name when used in a mixture by or with approval of the owner of the variety.


2004, Nov. 29, P.L. 1302, No. 164, § 2, effective in 60 days [Jan. 28, 2005].
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7105, PA ST 3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7105
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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