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Maryland Contacts:

  • Dale A. Morris, Program Manager - Turf & Seed
    Turfgrass & Seed Certification Manager
    Maryland Department of Agriculture
    50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    T: 410-841-5960
    F: 410-841-5969
    E: dale.morris@maryland.gov

  • Jim Drews, Regulatory Operations Manager
    Seed Laboratory Operations Manager
    Maryland Department of Agriculture
    50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    T: 410-841-5960
    F: 410-841-5969
    E: jim.drews@maryland.gov

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

The following responses are provided by the Maryland Department of Agriculture in regard to general questions about the Maryland State Seed Law.

VARIETY LABELING
Does your law allow for "variety not stated" labeling?
Answer = YES, "Variety Not Stated" is allowed as long as it is not part of a brand name, is not abbreviated, nor part of a claim (as in "special drought-tolerant variety not stated tall fescue").

ARBITRATION
Does your state offer "Seed Arbitration" as a part of your seed law, or as a separate law?
Answer = NO

PRE-EMPTION LEGISLATION
Does your state have "pre-emption" legislation to restrict local political subdivisions from regulating seed?
Answer = NO

The following responses are provided by the Maryland Department of Agriculture in regard to general questions about the Maryland State Seed Law.

VARIETY LABELING
Does your law allow for "variety not stated" labeling?
Answer = YES, "Variety Not Stated" is allowed as long as it is not part of a brand name, is not abbreviated, nor part of a claim (as in "special drought-tolerant variety not stated tall fescue").

ARBITRATION
Does your state offer "Seed Arbitration" as a part of your seed law, or as a separate law?
Answer = NO

PRE-EMPTION LEGISLATION
Does your state have "pre-emption" legislation to restrict local political subdivisions from regulating seed?
Answer = NO