02 NCAC 48C .0115          RECORDING BLENDS

(a)  It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Agriculture to accept for the purpose of recording any combination of varieties identified with a "blend" designation as identified in G.S. 106-277.2(2f).

(b)  The request for recording shall be supported by an affidavit stating the component varieties and research information that shows an advantage of the "blend" over the singular use of either component variety. Each lot of seeds offered under the same blend designation shall always be made up in the same percentage of each variety.

(c)  A two‑pound planting sample shall be provided upon recording and may be requested annually by the Commissioner from each producer of a blend, as long as the blend is being offered or exposed for sale.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑277.15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Transferred from T02.11C Eff. January 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2016;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.