907.27 Inoculants and inoculant treated seed definitions.

As used in sections 907.27 to 907.35 , inclusive, of the Revised Code:

(A) "Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, society, or association.

(B) "Distribute" means to offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, or otherwise supply legume inoculants or pre-inoculated seed.

(C) "Legume inoculant" means a pure or mixed culture of bacteria of the genus rhizobium capable of effectively inoculating a specific kind or specific kinds of legume plants.

(D) "Brand" means a term, word, number, symbol, design, trademark, or any combination thereof used on the package, tag, or in advertising to identify the legume inoculants of a manufacturer or distributor and to distinguish them from those of others and from each other if on different media or substrata.

(E) "Advertisement" means all representations other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means relating to legume inoculants and pre-inoculated seed.

(F) "Label" means any written or printed matter on the package of legume inoculant or pre-inoculated seeds, or tag attached thereto, or to the pertinent invoice.

(G) "Registrant" means a person who has currently registered a brand of inoculant.

(H) "Pre-inoculated seeds" means legume seeds which have received prior to sale an application of a legume inoculant purported to be effective until the expiration date shown on the label.

(I) "Custom inoculated seeds" means legume seeds to which application of a legume inoculant is made either at the time of the sale of the seed, or later, or to seed belonging to another person either as a service or as a part of the sales contract involving the sale or distribution either of the legume inoculant or seed not previously inoculated. It also includes subsequent application of legume inoculant to pre-inoculated seed when applied by a custom inoculator.

(J) "Legume inoculator" means a person who applies legume inoculant to legume seeds either to produce pre-inoculated seed, or custom inoculated seeds but other than for his own use for seeding.

(K) "Sell" includes transfer of ownership or custody, or the receiving of, accepting, or holding on consignment for sale.

Cite as R.C. § 907.27

History. Effective Date: 02-21-1967