Section 52482. (Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 499, Sec. 13.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §52482.
Except as otherwise provided in Section 52486, it is unlawful for any person to ship, deliver, transport, or sell any agricultural or vegetable seed within this state that is within any of the following classes:
(a)Is not labeled in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. This subdivision does not, however, apply to any seed that is described in Section 52451.
(b)Contains prohibited noxious weed seed, subject to tolerances and methods of determination prescribed in the regulations that are adopted pursuant to this chapter. This subdivision does not, however, apply to any of the seed that is described in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 52451.
(c)Has false or misleading labeling, or pertaining to which there has been a false or misleading advertisement.
(d)Is represented to be certified seed or registered seed, unless it has been produced and labeled in accordance with the procedures and in compliance with the rules and regulations of a seed-certifying agency that is officially recognized under the provisions of this chapter, if produced in this state, or under the provisions of the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C., Sec. 1551, et seq.), as enacted, and rules and regulations that are adopted pursuant to that act, if produced outside of this state.
(e)Contains more than 112 percent by weight of all weed seeds. This subdivision does not, however, apply to any seed that is described in subdivision (a), (b), or (c) of Section 52451.
(f)To sell, by variety name, seed not certified by an official seed-certifying agency when it is a variety for which a certificate of plant variety protection under the United States Plant Variety Protection Act (84 Stats. 1542; 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2321, et seq.) specifies sale only as a class of certified seed, except that seed from a certified lot may be labeled as to variety name when used in a mixture by, or with the written approval of the owner of the variety.