Plant Industry - Seed and Fertilizer Section


The mission of the Seed and Fertilizer Section is to improve the profitability and stainability of agriculture in the state by ensuring the quality and quantity of seed, fertilizer, lime and other soil additives offered for sale in North Carolina meet prescribed standards and are properly labeled.

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Primary Activities:

  • Ensure all locations that offer seed, commercial fertilizers, agriculture liming materials, landplaster, and soil additives in the state are registered. 
  • Implement a sound regulatory compliance program by conducting inspections and sampling of seed and fertilizer.  
  • Implement seed purity, germination and other specialized laboratory tests in support of regulatory and service programs. 
  • Conduct fertilizer bioassay and endophyte testing programs.  
  • Coordinate activities of the N.C. Seed Board such complaints are heard and responses issued.