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 [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 10-31-04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; and

(CC) Wheat.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10(B)(9)
Rule Amplifies: 907.03(A)(1)(a)
Prior Effective Dates: 5-22-81; 5-31-99; Replaces: Former 901:5-28-01, eff 10-31-04

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

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 50

seeds

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. 60

Zealand

Spinach, New-Zealand 40

Squash 75

Thyme 50

Tomato 75

Tomato, husk 50

Turnip 80

Watermelon 70

The germination standards for all other vegetable and herb seed shall be fifty per cent.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10-26-75; 5-22-81; 5-31-99; Replaces: Former 901:5-29-01, eff 10-31-04

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: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.08
Rule Amplifies: 907.08
Prior Effective Dates: 5-22-81; Replaces: Former 901:5-30-01, eff 10-31-04

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.

(A) 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 have been received by the director:

(1) 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:

(a) The name and address of the applicant;

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

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

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

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

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

(g) 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;

(h) If the applicant is a business entity, the information required under paragraphs (A)(1)(a) to (A)(1)(d) of this rule for the responsible person submitting the application on behalf of the applicant; and

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

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.10
Prior Effective Dates: 10-31-04

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

................... Cup and Saucer Bellflower - Campanula medium calycanthema ................ 60

................... Carpathian Bellflower - Campanula carpatica ............................................. 50

.................... 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;

................. 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

.................... China Pinks - D. chinensis, heddewigi, heddensis ........................................ 70

.................... Grass Pinks - D. plumarius ........................................................................... 60

.................... Maiden Pinks - D.deltoides ............................................................................ 60

.................... Sweet William - D. barbatus ......................................................................... 70

.................... 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

*SweetPea, 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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10-31-04

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

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

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

(a) Bluestem, Big (Andropogon gerardii);

(b) Bluestem, Little (Schizachyrium scoparium);

(c) Dropseed, Sand (Sporobolus cryptandrus);

(d) Grama, Sideoats (Bouteloua curtipendula);

(e) Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans);

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

(g) Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).

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

(a) Bluestem, Big (Andropogon gerardii);

(b) Bluestem, Little (Schizachyruim scoparium);

(c) Dropseed, Sand (Sporobolus cryptandrus;

(d) Grama, Sideoats (Bouteloua curtipendula);

(e) Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans); and

(f) Needlegrass (Achnatherum thurberianum and Nasella virdula).

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 907.10
Rule Amplifies: 907.07 , 907.01
Prior Effective Dates: 10-31-04