§ 136 Definitions
§ 137 Label Requirements of All Seeds, Including Lawn-seeding Mixtures
§ 137-A Responsibility for Labeling
§ 138 Prohibitions
§ 139 Exemptions
§ 139-A Tolerances
§ 140 Samples; Publication of Results of Tests
§ 140-A Provision for Seed Tests
§ 141 Certification
§ 142 Implementation

Terms Used In New York Laws > Agriculture & Markets > Article 9

  • advertising: means all representations, other than the required label statements made in any manner or by any means relating to seed within the scope of this act. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture and markets. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 2
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • crop seeds: include the seeds of grass, forage, cereal, field beans, and fiber crops or any other kinds of seeds commonly recognized within this state as agricultural seeds, lawn seeds, and mixtures of such seeds. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • Department: means the state department of agriculture and markets;

    2. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 2

  • flower seeds: includes seeds of herbaceous plants grown for their blooms, ornamental foliage, or other ornamental parts and commonly known and sold under the name of flower seeds in this state. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • hybrid: means the first generation of a cross produced under controlled pollination. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • kind: means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively is known by one common name, for example, corn, oats, alfalfa, and timothy. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • labeling: refers to statements written or imprinted on the seed container itself or on a tag or label securely attached to it as specified in the label requirements of this law. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • lot: means a definite quantity of seed which is identified by a lot number or other mark, and which has been so handled that each portion or container is representative of the whole quantity. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • noxious weed seeds: includes seeds of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), bedstraw (Galium spp. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • Officially recognized: means recognized and designated by the laws or regulations of any state, the United States, any province of Canada, or the government of any foreign country wherein said seeds were produced, except that if said seeds are produced in New York state, section one hundred forty-one shall govern. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • percentage of germination: means the percentage of seeds, other than hard seeds, which are capable of producing normal seedlings under favorable conditions. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • percentage of hard seed: means the percentage of seeds which are incapable of sprouting promptly because their outer structures are impermeable to water. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • person: shall include any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society, or association. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • products: shall include all articles of food, drink, confectionery or condiment, whether simple, mixed or compound, used or intended for use by man or animals, and shall also include all substances or ingredients to be added to food for any purpose;

    4. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 2

  • Pure seed: means agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub seeds exclusive of inert matter, weed seeds, and all other seeds distinguishable from the kinds, or kinds and varieties being considered. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • seed: means botanical structures used for planting purposes and commonly referred to as "seed" within this state. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • stop-sale: means an administrative order provided by law, restraining the sale, use, disposition, and movement of a definite amount of seed. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • treated: means that the seed has received an effective application of an approved substance or method designed to control or repel plant disease organisms, insects, or other pests; or has received some other treatment to improve its planting value. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • tree and shrub seeds: includes seeds of woody plants commonly known and sold as tree or shrub seeds in this state. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • variety: means a subdivision of a kind characterized by growth, yield, disease resistance, plant, flower, fruit, seed or other characteristics by which it may be differentiated under certain conditions from other plants of the same kind. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136
  • vegetable seeds: includes seeds of those food crops which are grown in gardens and on truck farms and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable or herb seeds in this state. See N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law 136