AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
HORTICULTURAL GROWING MEDIA
In this chapter:
I. "Brand or product name" means a specific designation applied to an individual horticultural growing medium.
II. "Bulk" means not in a package or in packages of one cubic yard or more.
III. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food.
IV. "Custom medium" means a horticultural growing medium which is prepared to exact specifications of the person who will be planting in the medium.
V. "Distribute" means to offer for sale, sell, barter, or exchange, or otherwise supply or make available.
VI. "Horticultural growing medium" means any substance or mixture of substances which is promoted or is intended to function as a commercial or consumer growing medium for the managed growth of horticultural crops in containers.
VII. "Label" means the display of all written, printed, or graphic matter on or attached to the immediate container or, in the case of a bulk product, accompanying the lot of horticultural growing medium. Registration documents provided by manufacturers to the commissioner shall not be part of the product label.
VIII. "Labeling" means, in addition to the label, any written, printed, or graphic matter accompanying any horticultural growing medium; any advertisements, brochures, or posters; or any television, radio, or other announcements used in promoting the sale of a horticultural growing medium. Registration documents provided by manufacturers to the commissioner shall not be part of product labeling.
IX. "Person" means individuals, partnerships, corporations, other organized bodies or entities, or any combination of them.
X. "Registrant" means the person whose name appears on the label of a horticultural growing medium and who is responsible for labeling and guaranteeing such medium label claims.
XI. "Verification of label claims" means the information of an explanatory nature describing how the registrant determined the truthfulness and accuracy of the registrant's words or statements describing the product according to recognized standards.
Source. 1997, 141:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.