(A) No person shall apply legume inoculants to seed for sale in this state for others or to a customer's order unless the person has obtained from the director of agriculture a legume inoculator's license for each such place of business where seed is inoculated. Application for such a license shall be made on a form obtainable from the director and shall be accompanied by a fee of five dollars. The application shall include the name of the brand, or brands of legume inoculant to be used together with the name of the manufacturer, and the name of the process or technique used to apply the inoculant to the seed. All such licenses shall expire each year on the thirty-first day of January and shall be renewed according to the standard renewal procedure of sections 4745.01 to 4745.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) The legume inoculator shall keep for a period of eighteen months records that shall include complete data concerning the source and lot number of the inoculant material used, the rate and date of application, and the lot identity by owner and lot number, if any, of the seed to which the material was applied.
(C) All money collected under this section shall be credited to the commercial feed and seed fund created in section 923.46 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 06-11-1968