Promote agricultural production by through seed inspection, testing, and certification
Our seed programs ensure that seed sold for planting purposes in Louisiana meets seed label guarantees and quality standards, and also ensure a mechanism is in place to provide a reliable source of high quality seed from superior new crop varieties for Louisiana producers. We:
Enforce seed law and regulations
Administer seed certification
Manage the State Seed Testing Laboratory (5825 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806).
Regulate the industrial hemp industry .
We can help you in the production, identification, distribution, and promotion of certified classes of seed through:
Verification of planting stock origin
Approval of certified seed storage, handling, and processing facilities
Seed certificationGet seeds certified and find local certified seeds
Seed sampling and testingGet seed samples tested and inspected for germination, purity, and more
Seed dealer licensingGet authorized to sell, distribute, or handle seed or other propagating stock
Seed regulations and complianceReview requirements for seed labeling, seed sales, records, and reporting