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GENERAL INFORMATION

Payment Options


CASH/CHECK:  A 2% discount is allowed on prepaid seed orders over $500.00 if paid by cash, business or personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or wire transfer.  Discounts are not allowed on freight charges.  Prepayment discounts may not be applicable for all seed orders.
CREDIT CARD:  We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DISCOVER.  Discounts are not allowed on any credit card payments.
C.O.D.
:  We do not accept C.O.D. (cash on delivery).
WIRE TRANSFER:  Domestic fee: $25.00, International fee: $35.00.
CREDIT TERMS:  To establish credit terms, a credit application must be completed and submitted to our main facility for review.  To request a credit application, please contact customer service at 800-962-4999 or email customer_service@siegers.com. Please allow 2 weeks to process. 
DUE DATES:  Payment in full is expected on or before the due date indicated on the invoice, not from the statement date.  Past due accounts will be charged a late payment fee of the lesser of 1.5% per month (minimum $3/month) or the maximum amount allowed by law.
RETURNED CHECKS:  A fee of $40.00 will be charged for any returned checks.  Collection fees and/or legal expenses, including costs of any lawsuit, will be charged to any overdue/past due accounts to the extent permitted by law.

Shipping


SEED ONLY:  Seed orders $500.00 or more are shipped free of charge for standard shipping in the continental United States and Canada.  Freight charges will apply outside these areas.
EXPEDITED SHIPPING:  Freight charges will apply to orders for any expedited shipping requests such as: next day air, 2nd day air, or 3rd day air.
SEEDERS:  Freight charges apply to all seeder and part shipments.
PALLET FEE:  An $8.00 per pallet fee will be applied to orders shipped by truck.
DAMAGED SHIPMENTS:  Only a small percentage of material is damaged during shipping, but be prepared to take action in order to receive proper credit or replacement. Customer Service will assist you in filing a claim with the freight company and will need accurate information. Please observe the following steps (exactly and promptly) to have your claim accepted.
1.  Take time when unloading. Count the pieces. Look for any damaged goods. Ask your driver to note any shortage or damage on all copies of the freight bill and sign driver’s name clearly…no initials.
2.  Immediately contact our main facility (800-962-4999) and fax a copy of the freight bill (with damage noted) to 877-994-0333, or mail it to Siegers Seed Company, 13031 Reflections Drive, Holland, MI 49424. You must contact the main facility within 10 days.
3.  Enclose a note indicating the name and quantity of each variety that is missing or damaged.

Seed Returns

Any returns must be authorized by our main office for your account to receive credit. We have no control over the environment in which the seed is stored after leaving our premises. For the protection of all of our customers, we will not accept seed returns for any reason other than an error on our part in filling your seed order (please contact our main facility within 10 days).  Opened containers cannot be returned for any reason. The main facility reserves the right to charge a 15% restocking fee plus freight if we accept any seed returns that were not an error on our part.

 

Varietal Descriptions and Illustrations
Varietal descriptions within this catalog have been prepared as a guideline only. They are given for comparison purposes to help growers plan a crop planting program and can be expected to vary in some degree depending upon geographic location, soil type, climatic conditions, and cultural practices. The information on relative maturity expressed as "days" or "days from transplant" is given only as a guide, as the actual maturity may vary considerably with conditions. Varietal illustrations in this catalog are the result of favorable growing conditions and identical results are not guaranteed. Color illustrations may not be 100% accurate, due to color translation from the original photograph to film to print, and due to different light sources at the time the photographs were taken.

Terminology for Defining the Reaction of a Plant Variety to Pest and Pathogen Attack
Immunity:  Plant varieties which are not subject to attack or infection by a specific pest/pathogen are considered immune.
Resistance:  Not as strong as immunity; two levels of resistance are defined.
     High Resistance (HR):  Plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specific pest or        
     pathogen under normal pest or pathogen attack pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These                 
     plant varieties can exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. Plant  
     varieties with Resistance (R) are not immune to the pest/pathogen.
     Intermediate Resistance (IR):  Plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified    
     pest/pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to resistant varieties.   
     Intermediate resistant plant varieties will usually show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible  
     plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pest/pathogen pressure, but
     may have heavy damage under heavy pressure. Plant varieties with Intermediate Resistance (IR) are not
     Immune to the pest/pathogen.
Susceptible:  Defined as the inability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest/pathogen. Plant varieties that are susceptible will show damage when infected and are more likely to have heavy damage under moderate levels of pest/pathogen pressure.

Terminology to Describe the Reaction of a Plant to ABIOTIC Stresses
Abiotic stresses are those caused by the environment and not by a living organism.
Tolerance:  The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic or environmental stress with more limited effect on growth, appearance and yield although, under higher levels of abiotic stress, the plant variety may be damaged.