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Seed Regulatory Program

​​The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is responsible for regulating the sale and labeling of agricultural and vegetable seed sold, offered for sale, or transported within Oregon. The program also examines the records of wholesale seed companies to ensure compliance with Oregon and federal seed laws. 

The program additionally provides for sampling and testing of seed sold at the retail level to ensure compliance with Oregon's seed law. Tests are conducted to check for proper germination, weed seed content, and other factors important to Oregon consumers.


Oregon Administrative Rule 603-056: Hay and Seed

OAR 603 Division 56: Hay and Seed

USDA Seed Regulatory and Testing Programs

Seed testing and clearance website




Elizabeth Savory
Program Manager
Plant Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4570
Teresa Nicholson
Seed Regulatory
635 Capitol Street NE
635 Capitol Street NE
Phone: 503-871-7747