Chapter 901:5-27 Testing of Seed

901:5-27-01 Testing of seed. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 10-31-04

901:5-27-02 Testing of seed.

The methods of sampling, inspecting, analyzing, testing and examining agricultural, flower and vegetable seed offered for sale or sold in Ohio under the provisions of sections 907.01 to 907.13 of the Revised Code, and the tolerances permitted for evaluating those samples, inspections, analyses, tests and examinations shall be those adopted in the "Rules for Testing Seed" published by the association of official seed analysts, October 2011.

Effective: 06/21/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/04/2012 and 06/21/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.10
Prior Effective Dates: 06/21/60, 5/31/99, 10/31/04, 6/26/06, 3/26/07

901:5-27-03 Labeling seed as to kind and variety.

Seed kinds labeled with a brand name and not a variety name shall be labeled with the phrase "variety not stated." Varieties of the following kinds of seeds are generally labeled as to variety and shall be labeled as to kind and variety or, in lieu of the variety name, the phrase "variety not stated," or "VNS":

(A) Alfalfa;

(B) Barley;

(C) Smooth bromegrass;

(D) Buckwheat;

(E) Red clover;

(F) Field corn;

(G) Pop corn;

(H) Sweet corn;

(I) Kentucky bluegrass;

(J) Crownvetch;

(K) Tall fescue;

(L) Red fescue;

(M) Chewings fescue;

(N) Foxtail millet;

(O) Orchard grass;

(P) Oats;

(Q) Rye;

(R) Ryegrass;

(S) Sorghum;

(T) Sorghum-Sudan hybrids;

(U) Soybeans;

(V) Spelt;

(W) Sudangrass;

(X) Sunflower;

(Y) Timothy;

(Z) Tobacco;

(AA) Birdsfoot trefoil;

(BB) Triticale;

(CC) Wheat ; and

(DD) Tillage radish.

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.03
Prior Effective Dates: 5/22/81, 5/31/99, 10/31/2004

901:5-27-04 Vegetable and herb seed germination standards.

The minimum germination standards for vegetable and herb seeds offered for sale in the state of Ohio are:

Anise

50

Artichoke

60

Asparagus

70

Basil, sweet

70

Beans, garden

70

Beans, lima

70

Beans, asparagus

75

Beans, runner

75

Beets

65

Broccoli

75

Brussels sprouts

70

Cabbage

75

Cabbage, Chinese

75

Caraway

55

Cardoon

60

Carrot

55

Cauliflower

75

Celery and celeriac

55

Chard, Swiss

65

Chervil, salad

65

Chickory

65

Chives

50

Citron

65

Collards

80

Coriander

70

Corn, sweet

75

Cornsalad

70

Cowpea

75

Cress, garden

75

Cress, water

40

Cucumber

80

Dandelion

60

Dill

60

Eggplant

60

Endive

70

Fennel, florence

60

Fennel, sweet

50

Kale

75

Kohlrabi

75

Leek

60

Lettuce

80

Marjoram, sweet

50

Muskmelon

75

Mustard

75

Okra (including hard seeds)

50

Onion

70

Oregano

60

Pak-choi

75

Parsley

60

Parsnip

60

Peas

80

Pepper

55

Pumpkin

75

Radish

75

Rhubarb

60

Roquette

60

Rosemary

30

Rutabaga

75

Sage

60

Salsify

75

Savory, summer

55

Sorrel

65

Soybean

75

Spinach (except N. Zealand)

60

Spinach, New-Zealand

40

Squash

75

Thyme

50

Tomato

75

Tomato, husk

50

Turnip

80

Watermelon

70

The germination standards for all vegetable and herb seed not identified in this rule shall be fifty per cent.

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.10
Rule Amplifies: 901.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10/26/75, 5/22/81, 5/31/99, 10/31/2004

901:5-27-05 Disposal of screenings.

No person shall dispose of or burn screenings in a manner that may result in poisoning, discomfort or nuisance to humans or livestock, or in the dissemination of weed seed.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/03/2014 and 07/02/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.08
Rule Amplifies: 907.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/31/2004

901:5-27-06 Prohibited and restricted noxious weed seeds list.

(A) The following species are hereby designated "prohibited noxious-weed seed":

(1) Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis (L.);

(2) Quackgrass, Elytrigia repens (L.) Nevski = Agropyron repens (L.) Beauv.;

(3) Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.;

(4) Johnsongrass, Sorghum halpense (L.) Pers.;

(5) Heart-podded hoary cress, Lepidium draba sub. draba (L.) Desv.;

(6) Hairy whitetop or ballcress, Lepidium appelianum (C. Meyer) Jarmol;

(7) Perennial sowthistle, Sonchus arvensis (L.);

(8) Russian knapweed, Acroptilon repens (L.) DC. = Centaurea picris Pallas ex Willd;

(9) Leafy spurge, Euphorbia esula (L.);

(10) Hedge bindweed, Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br. = Convolvulus sepium (L.);

(11) Serrated tussock, Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hackel ex Arechav.;

(12) Columbus grass, Sorghum x almum parodi;

(13) Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria (L.);

(14) Musk thistle, Carduus nutans (L.);

(15) Giant Hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum (Somer & Levier).

(16) Kochia, Bassia scoparia;

(17) Forage Kochia, Bassia prostrata;

(18) Palmer Amarantha, Amaranthus palmeri;

(19) Shattercane, Sorghum bicolor; and

(20) Apple of Peru, Nicandra physalodes.

(B) The following species are hereby designated "restricted noxious weed seeds":

(1) Dodder, Cuscuta (L.) spp.;

(2) Horsenettle, Solanum carolinnese (L.);

(3) Corncockle, Agrostemma githago (L.);

(4) Wild garlic, Allium vineale (L.);

(5) Wild onion, Allium canadense (L.);

(6) Curly dock, Rumex crispus (L.);

(7) French weed, Thlaspi arvense (L.);

(8) Buckhorn, Plantago lanceolata (L.);

(9) Oxeye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare lam;

(10) Wild mustard, Brassica arvensis (L.) rabenh. & Brassica kaber (D.C.) L.C. wheeler; and

(11) Poison-hemlock, Conium maculatum (L.).

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/04/2012 and 04/04/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10-26-65; 5-22-81; 10-15-87; 7-1-89; 5-31-99; 10-31-04

901:5-27-07 Seed labeler permit application.

An applicant shall be issued a seed labeler permit if the applicant has satisfied the requirements set out in Chapter 907. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder, and the following items have been received by the director:

(A) A complete application on a form prescribed by the director. For the purposes of this rule, an application shall be deemed complete if it contains all of the following:

(1) The name and address of the applicant;

(2) The telephone and facsimile number of the applicant;

(3) The email address and website address of the applicant;

(4) The county in which the applicant is located;

(5) The kind of seed that the labeler sells;

(6) Each Ohio location where seed to be labeled by the applicant may be sampled;

(7) The original signature of the applicant. If the applicant is a business entity, then the application shall contain the original signature of the responsible person submitting the application on behalf of the applicant;

(8) If the applicant is a business entity, the information required under paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)( 4) of this rule for the responsible person submitting the application on behalf of the applicant.

(B) The permit fee as set out in section 907.13 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10/31/2004

901:5-27-08 Flower seed minimum germination standards.

The minimum germination standards for seeds offered for sale in Ohio are:

Kind of flower seed

minimum per cent germination

Archillea (the Pearl) - Achillea ptarmica

50

African Daisy - Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

55

African Violet - Saintpaulia spp

30

Ageratum - Ageratum mexicanum

60

Agrostemma (rose campion) - Agrostemma coronaria

65

Alyssum - Alyssum compactum, A. maritimum, A. procumbens A. saxatile

60

Amaranthus - Amaranthus spp

65

Anagalis (primpernel) - A. arvensis, A. coerulia, A. grandiflora

60

Anemone - Anemone coronaria, A. pulsatilla

55

Angel's Trumpet - Datura arborea

60

Arabis - Arabis alpina

60

Arctotis (African lilac daisy) - Arctotis grandis

45

Armeria - Armeria formosa

55

Asparagus, fern - Asparagus plumosus

50

Asparagus, sprenger, Asparagus sprengeri

55

Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; except Pompon, Powderpuff, & Princess types

55

Aster, China - Callistephus chinensis; Pompon, Powderpuff, & Princess types

50

Aubretia - Aubretia deltoides

45

Baby Smilax - Aparagus asparagoides

25

Balsam - Impatiens balsamina

70

Begonia - (Begonia fibrous rooted)

60

Begonia - (Begonia tuberous rooted)

50

Bells of Ireland - Molucella laevis

60

Brachycome (swan river daisy) - Brachycome iberidifolia

60

Browallia - Browallia elata and B. speciosa

65

Bupthalum (sunwheel) - Buphthalum salicifolium

60

Calceolaria - Calceolaria spp

60

Calendula - Calendula officinalis

65

California Poppy - Eschscholtzia californica

60

Calliopsis - Coreopsis bicolor, C. drummondi, C. elegans

65

Campanula: Canterbury Bells - Campanula medium

60

Campanula: Cup and Saucer Bellflower - Campanula medium calycanthema

60

Campanula: Carpathian Bellflower - Campanula carpatica

50

Campanula: Peach Bellflower - Campanula persicifolia

50

Candytuft, annual - Iberis amara, I. umbellata

65

Candytuft, perennial - Iberis gibraltarica, I. sempervirens

55

Castor Bean - Ricinus communis

60

Cathedral Bells - Cobaea scandens

65

Celosia - Celosia argentea

65

Centaurea: Basket Flower - C. americana; Cornflower - C. cyanus;

60

Centaurea: Dusty Miller - C. candidissima, Royal Centaurea - C. imperialis; Sweet Sultan - C. moschata; Velvet Cantaurea - C. gymnocarpa

60

Cerasium (snow-in-summer) Cerastium biebersteini and C. tomentosum

65

Chinese Forget-me-not - Cynoglossum amabile.

55

Chrysanthemum, annual - Chrysanthemum carinatum, C.coronarium, C. Cineraria - Senecio cruentus

60

Clarkia - Clarkia elegans

65

Cleome - Cleome gigantea

65

Coleus - Coleus blumei

65

Columbine - Aquilegia spp

50

Coral Bells - Heuchera sanguinea

55

Coreopsis, Perennial - Coreopsis lanceolata

40

Corn, ornamental - Zea mays

75

Cosmos: Sensation, Mammoth and Crested types - Cosmos bipinnatus; Klondyke type - C Sulphureau

65

Crossandra - (Crossandra infundibuliformis)

50

Dahlia - Dahlia spp

55

Daylily - Hemerocallis spp

45

Delphinium, Perennial- Belladonna and Bellamosum types; Cardinal Larkspur - Delphinium cardinale; Chinensis types; Pacific Giant, Gold Medal &.other hybrids of D. elatum.

55

Dianthus: Carnation - D.caryophyllus

60

Dianthus: China Pinks - D. chinensis, heddewigi, heddensis

70

Dianthus: Grass Pinks - D. plumarius

60

Dianthus: Maiden Pinks - D.deltoides

60

Dianthus: Sweet William - D. barbatus

70

Dianthus: Sweet Wivelsfield - D. allwoodi

60

Didiscus - (blue lace flower) - Didiscus coerulea

65

Doronicum (leopard's bane) - Doronicum caucasicum

60

Dracaena - Dracaena indivisa

55

Dragon Tree - Dracaena draco

40

English Daisy - Bellis perennis

55

Flax - Golden flax (Linum flavum); Flowering flax L. randiflorum; Perennial flax, L. perenne

60

Flowering Maple - Abutilon spp

35

Foxglove - Digitalis spp

60

Gaillardia, annual - Gaillardia pulchella; G. picta; Perennial - G. grandiflora

45

Gerbera (transvaal daisy) - Gerbera jamesoni

60

Geum - Geum spp

55

Gilia - Gilia spp

65

Glosiosa daisy (rudbeckia) - Echinacea purpurea and Rudbeckia hirta

60

Gloxinia - (Sinningia speciosa)

40

Godetia - Godetia amoena, G. grandiflora

65

Gourds: Yellow Flowered - Cucurbita pepo; White Flowered -Lagenaria sisceraria; Dishcloth - Luffa cylindrica

70

Gypsophila: annual Baby's Breath - G. elegans; Perennial Baby's Breath - G. paniculata, G. pacifica G. repens

70

Helenium - Helenium autumnale

40

Helichrysum - Helichrysum monstrosum

60

Heliopsis - Heliopsis scabra

55

Heliotrope - Heliotropium spp

35

Helipterum (Acroclinium) Helipterum roseum

60

Hesperis (sweet rocket) - Hesperis matronalis

65

*Hollyhock - Althea rosea

65

Hunnemania (mexican tulip poppy) - Hunnemania fumariaefolia

60

Hyacinh bean - Dolichos lablab

70

Impatiens - Impatiens hostii, I. sultani

55

*Ipomea - Cypress Vine - I. quamoclit; Moonflower - I. noctiflora; Morning Glories,Cardinal Climber, Hearts and Honey Vine -Ipomea spp

75

Jerusulem cross (maltese cross) - Lychnis chalcedonica

70

Job's Tears - Coix lacrymajobi

70

Kochia - Kochia childsi

55

Larkspur, annual - Delphinium ajacis

60

Lantana - Lantana camara, L. hybrida

35

Lilium (regal lily) - Lilium regale

50

Linaria - Linaria spp

65

Lobelia, annual - Lobelia erinus

65

Lunaria, annual - Lunaria annua

65

*Lupine - Lupinus spp

65

Marigold - Tagetes spp

65

Marvel of Peru - Mirabilis jalapa

60

Matricaria (feverfew) - Matricaria spp

60

Mignonette - Reseda odorata

55

Myosotis - Myosotis alpestris, M. oblongata, M. palustris

50

Nasturtium - Tropaeolum spp

60

Nemesia - Nemesia spp

65

Nemophila - Nemophila insignis

70

Nemophila, spotted - Nemophila maculata

60

Nicotiana - Nicotiana affinis, N. sanderae, N. sylvestris

65

Nierembergia - Nierembergia spp

55

Nigella - Nigella damascena

55

Pansy - Viola tricolor

60

Penstemon - Penstemon barbatus, P. grandflorus, P. laevigatus, P. pubescens

60

Petunia - Petunia spp

45

Phacelia - Phacelia campanularia, P. minor, P. tanacetifolia

65

Phox, annual - Phlox drummondi all types and varieties

55

Physalis - Physalis spp

60

Platycodon (balloon flower) - Platycodon grandiflorum

60

Plumbago, cape - Plumbago capensis

50

Ponytail - Beaucarnea recurvata

40

Poppy: Shirley Poppy - Papaver rhoeas; Iceland Poppy - P. nudicaule; Oriental Poppy - P. orientale; Tulip Poppy - P. glaucum

60

Portulace - Portulaca grandiflora

55

Primula (primrose) - Primula spp

50

Pyrethrum (painted daisy) - Pyrethrum coccineum

60

Salpiglossis - Salpiglossis gloxinaeflora, S. sinuata

60

Salvia - Scarlet Sage - Salvia splendens; Mealycup Sage (blue bedder) - S. farinacea

50

Saponaria - Saponaria ocymoides, S. vaccaria

60

Scabiosa, annual - Scabiosa atropurpurea

50

Scabiosa, perennial - Scabiosa caucasica

40

Schizanthus - Schizanthus spp

60

*Sensitive pant (mimosa) - Mimosa pudica

65

Shasta Daisy - Chrysanthemum maximum C. leucanthemum

65

Silk Oak - Grevillea robusta

25

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum spp

55

Solanum - Solanum spp

60

Statice - Statice sinuata, S. suworonii (flower heads)

50

Stocks: Common - Mathiola incana; Evening Scented - Mathiola bicornis

65

Sunflower - Helianthus spp

70

Sunrose - Helianthemum spp

30

*Sweet Pea, Annual and Perennial (other than dwarf bush -Lathyrus odoratus), L.latifolius

75

*Sweet Pea, dwarf bush - Lathyrus odoratus

65

Tahoka daisy - Machaeanthera tanacetifolia

60

Thunbergia - Thunbergia alata

60

Torcn Flower - Tithonia speciosa

70

Torenia (wishbone flower) - Torenia fournieri

70

Tritoma Kniphofia spp

65

Verbena, annual - Verbena hybrida

35

Vinca - Vinca rosea

60

Viola - Viola cornuta

55

Virginian stocks - Malcolmia maritima

65

Wallflower - Cheiranthus allioni

65

Yucca (Adam's needle) - Yucca filamentosa

50

Zinna (except Linearis and Creeping) - Zinnia angustifolia, Z. elegans, Z.grandiflora, Z. gracillima, Z. haegeana, Z. multiflora, Z. pumila

65

Zinnia, Linearis and Creeping - Zinnia linearis, Sanvitalia procumbens

50

The germination standard for all other flower seed shall be fifty per cent.

* means that the minimum percentage for these species includes both the germination per cent and the hard seed per cent added together.

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10/31/2004

901:5-27-09 Native grass seeds and native grass seeds high in inert matter.

As used in Chapter 907. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder:

(A) The following species of grass are defined as native grass:

(1) Bluestem, Big (Andropogon gerardii);

(2) Bluestem, Little (Schizachyrium scoparium);

(3) Dropseed, Sand (Sporobolus cryptandrus);

(4) Grama, Sideoats (Bouteloua curtipendula);

(5) Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans);

(6) Needlegrass (Achnatherum thurberianum and Nasela viridula); and

(7) Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).

(B) The following native grasses characteristically exhibit high inert matter:

(1) Bluestem, Big (Andropogon gerardii);

(2) Bluestem, Little (Schizachyruim scoparium);

(3) Dropseed, Sand (Sporobolus cryptandrus;

(4) Grama, Sideoats (Bouteloua curtipendula);

(5) Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans);

(6) Needlegrass (Achnatherum thurberianum and Nasella virdula) ; and

(7) Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum).

Effective: 09/21/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2014 and 09/21/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.01 , 907.07
Prior Effective Dates: 10/31/2004