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Subject 40-12-7 CHARGES FOR SEED SAMPLE ASSAY

Rule 40-12-7-.01 Charges for Seed Sample Assay

Pursuant to the Georgia Seed Law, Code section 2-11-25, seed samples shall be tested without charge for farmers who do not have a seed dealer's license. Other service samples shall be categorized and charges made according to the following:

(a) Service Samples. Charges for sample submitted from out-of-state sources or by Georgia seed dealers for service testing shall be made in accordance with a schedule established by the Commissioner. The schedule of charges shall be established immediately after the effective date of this rule in 1995 and in January of each third year thereafter.
(b) Southern Region Plant Introduction Station Samples. These USDA samples will be tested for germination and viability without priority in timing and as the sample load in the seed laboratories will permit. Sample testing and charges will be established periodically by contract.
(c) Certification Seed Samples. These samples shall be tested according to Georgia Crop Improvement Association standards and shall include samples submitted for the state certification program and the state foundation seed agency. No charge will be made for certification seed samples.
(d) Research Samples. No charges will be made for samples submitted by the seed trade or government agencies for research toward improving agriculture.
(e) Referee and Standardization Samples. No charges will be made for samples submitted for comparative referee tests and methods' standardization to promote uniformity in seed testing.