When submitting seed samples for analysis, the person shall comply with the following:

(1)           Identification

(a)           Samples shall be plainly addressed to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Seed Laboratory, P.O. Box 27647, Raleigh, North Carolina 27611‑7647;

(b)           Samples identified with a lot number;

(c)           Kind and variety of seed; If the seed has been treated, the name of the substance used;

(d)           Name and address of sender;

(e)           A letter of notification of shipment sent in separate mail or attached to package of seeds when carrying proper postage;

(f)            Samples shall be sent in substantial containers, and properly packed for mailing or shipping in order that they will arrive intact and without damage to the contents.

(2)           Size of Samples. When sending samples to the State Seed Laboratory, the following are the minimum weights of samples to be submitted for complete analysis. Samples of seed that do not conform to these requirements may be rejected for testing:

(a)           one‑half ounce of tobacco seed;

(b)           two ounces of white, alsike or hop clovers and small grass seeds;

(c)           five ounces of red or crimson clover, alfalfa, lespedeza, ryegrasses, fescues, orchardgrass, millet or seeds of similar size and weight;

(d)           one pound of cotton, sudangrass, sorghums, or seeds of similar size;

(e)           two pounds of corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, beans, peas, cowpeas, soybeans, vetches and seeds of similar or larger size.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

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

Amended Eff. October 1, 1993;

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