Section 2-26-30

Promulgation of rules and regulations for removal, etc., of fungi and noxious weeds from seeds and small grains by commissioner.

The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, with the approval of the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, is hereby authorized to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations for the purpose of eradicating and preventing the spread of fungus growths and diseases from seed and small grains used for planting purposes and the removal of noxious weeds from agricultural and vegetable seed and small grain used for planting purposes by requiring that persons, firms, partnerships, corporations and associations engaged in cleaning or otherwise processing seed shall process, clean or treat such seed and small grains in a manner whereby fungi, diseases and noxious weeds will be eradicated or removed from such seed and small grain prior to the packaging, shipping or sale thereof to growers. Rules and regulations adopted under this section may require seed cleaners or processors to clean or process seed and small grain used for planting purposes by applying fungicides or other chemicals and to process or treat such seed and grain in any other manner reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of this article. Rules and regulations adopted under this section shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure prescribed under the provisions of Sections 2-2-16 and 2-2-17.

(Acts 1953, No. 739, p. 1003, §1.)