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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.

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

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").