Seed Regulatory Program

Oregon Seed Law and the Federal Seed Act require information about the type and quality of seed to be included on every label. The required information depends on the kind of seed and its intended use. All information must be based on seed tests including a purity exam, noxious seed exam, and germination testing conducted according to Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) Rules for Testing Seeds.

What information is required on the label?

A seed label must contain very specific information to convey the type and quality of the seed. The required label information is based on the kind of seed. In general, seed is labeled with the following information:

  • Kind and variety
  • Lot number
  • Purity, other crop, weed seed, and inert matter percentages
  • Noxious weed seeds by name and number per pound
  • Germination, dormant, hard seed, and total viable percentages
  • Test or packed for/sell by dates
  • Origin
  • Name and address of labeler

What are the Oregon seed labeling requirements?

What are the Federal Seed Act labeling requirements?