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Section 87. Containers of one pound or less for peas, beans and sweet corn and containers of one-quarter pound or less for all other kinds of vegetable seeds shall also bear, thereon, the date of test or calendar year for which seed is packaged, and the kind and variety or cultivar of seed. For seed that germinates less than the standard last adopted by the director, there shall appear on the containers the percentage of germination, exclusive of hard seed, the percentage of hard seed, if present, the calendar month and year the test was completed to determine such percentages, and the words “Below Standard” in not less than eight point type.

Containers of more than one pound for peas, beans and sweet corn and containers of more than one quarter pound for all other kinds of vegetable seeds shall bear the kind and variety of seed, the lot number or other lot identification, the percentage of germination, exclusive of hard seeds the percentage of hard seeds, if present, and the calendar month and year the test was completed to determine such percentages and for seeds germinating less than the standard, the words “Below Standard” in not less than eight point type.

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