21.90 Hybrid seed field corn variety registration.
Subdivision 1. Growing zones. The director of the agricultural experiment station at the University of Minnesota shall determine, establish, and number or otherwise identify corn growing zones of the state and determine and publish a list of day classifications for each zone which will approximate the number of days growing season necessary for corn from emergence of the corn plants above ground after planting to relative maturity.
Subd. 2. Fees. A record of each new hybrid seed field corn variety to be sold in Minnesota shall be registered with the commissioner by March 1 of each year by the originator or owner. Records of all other hybrid seed field corn varieties sold in Minnesota shall be registered with the commissioner by August 1 of each year by the originator or owner. The commissioner shall establish the annual fee for registration for each variety. The record shall include the permanent designation of the hybrid as well as the day classification and zone of adaptation, as determined under subdivision 1, which the originator or owner declares to be the zone in which the variety is adapted. In addition, at the time of the first registration of a hybrid seed field corn variety, the originator or owner shall include a sworn statement that the declaration of the zone of adaptation was based on actual field trials in that zone and that the field trials substantiate the declaration as to the day and zone classifications to which the variety is adapted. The name or number used to designate a hybrid seed field corn variety in the registration is the only name of all seed corn covered by or sold under that registration.
Subd. 3. Transfer of money. To assist in defraying the expenses of the Minnesota agricultural experiment station in carrying out the provisions of this section, there shall be transferred annually from the seed inspection account to the agricultural experiment station a sum which shall at least equal 60 percent of the total revenue from all hybrid seed field corn variety registrations.
* NOTE: This section is repealed by Laws 2003, chapter 128, *article 8, section 22, effective August 1, 2006.