old seeds

William Aley aley_wd@mac.com
Sun, 30 Mar 2008 20:18:10 PDT
Hi Big brother's helper  here.
link to the Federal Seed act or  7 C.F.R. PART 201—FEDERAL SEED ACT  
The date does help identify those seeds that have lower germination  
rates as time passes.

William Aley

On Mar 28, 2008, at 11:36 PM, Kenneth Hixson wrote:

> Dear Members
>> I suspect the seed companies wanted us to buy new supplies each  
>> year and
>> inferred, by dating their packets with a particular year, that  
>> fresh was
>> needed for germination.
> 	There are federal laws requiring that seed
> packages be marked with the year packaged, the
> germinating percentage--within six months, I believe
> --and country of origin.  Supposedly this prevents
> seed companies from selling "bad" seed.
> 	Another well intentioned regulation from
> "Big Brother".  How well the law is enforced is
> another matter.
> Ken
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