ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s seed law is turning 100.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Turf and Seed Section is celebrating the milestone this month.

It was adopted Oct. 1, 1912.

The law requires all seed offered for sale in the state to be accurately labeled. That includes agricultural, vegetable, flower, lawn and turf seed.

It also includes specialized seed such as seeds for trees, shrubs, native species, wildflowers and seed used in reclamation and wetlands mitigation and conservation projects.

Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance says the department’s highly trained staff takes pride in working to ensure all turfgrass and seed offered for sale in Maryland are of the highest quality through certification and regulatory activities.

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