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Seed regulations and compliance

Review requirements for seed labeling, seed sales, records, and reporting

Requirements differ between agricultural and vegetable seeds and may vary depending on size of the container. We recommend reviewing the Louisiana seed law and rules and regulations for specific labeling requirements.

LDAF inspectors collect random samples of unopened, labeled seed containers being offered for sale. Those samples are then sent to our Seed Testing Laboratory for analysis. We test for both purity content and germination percentages. If the seed lot is mislabeled, or if laboratory analyses determines that the seed lot is out of tolerance for germination percentages or purity content, we issue a Stop Sale Order on that seed lot.