Seed labeling licenses are required for businesses or individuals whose names must appear on the label or that open containers of agricultural, lawn or vegetable seeds to sell them. Seed certification may be required to export seed to other states or nations.
Treated seed requires special handling, because it has been treated with pesticide to protect plants from pests.
Seed libraries have become popular in Wisconsin. To help assure that consumers are receiving good quality seed that will germinate and that doesn't contain impurities, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is proposing a rule that would apply the state's seed law apply to non-commercial distribution. Seed libraries would need to meet minimal labeling requirements and be licensed.
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