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12. Lot Number: This permanent identification number traces the seed back to a specific batch that was processed and tested. Test results apply to all seeds that were part of that lot.

6. Origin: Seed tags list the state, U.S. possession or foreign country where each named pure seed was produced or propagated.

15. Name and Address of the Seed Company

What a Seed Tag Tells About Grass Seed

VNS on a seed tag stands for “Variety Not Stated,” which typically refers to lower cost, lower quality seed. Premium grass seed generally relies on exceptional named varieties, but VNS seed can contribute to quality seed products.

1. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, Federal Seed Act, issued March 1940, amended August 1988, revised April 1998.

9. Weed Seed: This item reflects the percentage by weight of seeds found during testing that your state considers weeds. This is seed other than pure seed and other crop seed. Weed designations vary from state to state.

Every bag of seed in your local store has what’s known as a seed tag or seed-analysis tag attached. Thanks to the Federal Seed Act 1 and state seed laws, every seed product must carry standard, uniform information to prevent misrepresentation and help consumers make informed choices.

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