The following information is required when submitting the sample in order to complete the APHIS form:
- Country of Origin (in most cases, this is Canada)
- Lot number
- Size of lot to be shipped (this is a weight that will be sent through the border crossing)
- Treatment, if applicable
- Sampler *
- Variety (if a variety is not available, the designation V.N.S. (Variety Not Stated) will be used in it’s place
*The sampler must be an officially recognized sampler, which in Canadian terms, is equal to an operator or a grader. This person must be trained in the principle of seed sampling as described in the Federal Seeds Act.