Amanda Dougherty
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Listing Variety Names

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Erkens Jun 22, 2016. 3 Replies

We recently were informed that we cannot list a seed variety name on our seed packets.  The reason given was that seed companies go through a "proof of variety" test and seeds saved from home gardens…Continue

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Carol Erkens replied to Amanda Dougherty's discussion Listing Variety Names
"We had a visit from the state Ag department as well. That's when folks went to the state legislature and lobbied to have the seed law (which was written to control seed companies for commercial purposes) amended to exclude seed libraries and…"
Jun 22, 2016
Amanda Dougherty replied to Amanda Dougherty's discussion Listing Variety Names
"Thanks Carol.  This is legislation that exists already, but there is no mention of seed libraries in the legislation.  The section of statues that we are referring to is written more for selling seeds and commercial operations.  We…"
Jun 22, 2016
Carol Erkens replied to Amanda Dougherty's discussion Listing Variety Names
"If you keep track of your sources (where you obtained the seed), then you can track back the 'right' to name the seed. Most heirloom seed are not a problem. Has seed legislation been passed or is it in legislation now? you may need some…"
Jun 22, 2016
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Listing Variety Names

We recently were informed that we cannot list a seed variety name on our seed packets.  The reason given was that seed companies go through a "proof of variety" test and seeds saved from home gardens may be cross pollinated with other varieties and the variety may not be true, as well as getting into potential issues with trademarked variety names.  My argument is that a common variety that is available from all seed companies wouldn't be a trademarked name.    Has anyone else had this issue?…See More
May 19, 2016

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