Introduction: This report presents the results of the analyses and tests of official seed samples taken by the inspection staff of the Division of Regulatory Services during the specified time period.
Table 1 is a summary of the inspection of agricultural seeds during the specified time period and is organized by seedsman. It includes the total number of samples taken by the inspection staff and the number found to be mislabeled. This listing includes only those stop sale orders issued by the seed regulatory coordinator on sampled lots of seed.
Table 2 is a listing of the samples (lots) taken in the specified time period that were found to be mislabeled. Samples (lots) are mislabeled when: (1) The difference between the “labeled” and “found” is greater than the tolerance permitted in the “Rules for Testing Seeds” of the Association of Official Seed Analysts; (2) The label (tag) does not contain information required by the Kentucky Seed Law and Regulations; and (3) The seed does not meet the standard established in the regulations. The rate of occurrence of noxious weed is expressed in number per pound.
Table 3 is a listing of field issued stop sales for the specified time period. These stop sales were issued by the inspection staff during their inspection of seed stocks at various wholesale and retail outlets throughout Kentucky. The reasons for the issue of stop sale orders on site include, but are not limited to: (1) Seed with expired germination test dates; (2) Seed which is not labeled to contain the information required by the Kentucky Seed Law and Regulations; and (3) Seed lots which have been noted to be in violation of the Kentucky Seed Law and Regulations as a result of previous official inspection and analysis and have not been relabeled or withdrawn from sale by the seedsman. It is important to note that the responsibility for maintenance of the seed test date is that of the location where the seed is offered for sale.
To request a printed copy of an Annual Seed Inspection Report, please contact the Seed Regulatory Program at (859) 257-2785.