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Commission Directive 2009/74/EC of 26 June 2009 amending Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 2002/55/EC and 2002/57/EC as regards the botanical names of plants, the scientific names of other organisms and certain Annexes to Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC and 2002/57/EC in the light of developments of scientific and technical knowledge (Text with EEA relevance)

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PART A

Annexes II and III to Directive 66/401/EEC are replaced by the following:

ANNEX II CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY THE SEED

I.CERTIFIED SEED

1.The seed shall have sufficient varietal identity and purity.

In particular, the seeds of the species listed below shall conform to the following standards or other conditions. The minimum varietal purity shall be:

  • Poa pratensis, varieties referred to in the second part of the third sentence of paragraph 4 of Annex I, Brassica napus var. napobrassica and Brassica oleracea convar. acephala: 98 %,

  • Pisum sativum, Vicia faba:

    • certified seed, 1st generation: 99 %,

    • certified seed, 2nd generation: 98 %,

The minimum varietal purity shall be examined mainly in field inspections carried out in accordance with the conditions laid down in Annex I.

2.The seed shall conform to the following standards or other conditions as regards germination, analytical purity and content of seeds of other plant species, including the presence of bitter seed in sweet varieties of Lupinus spp.:
A.

Table:

SpeciesGerminationAnalytical purityMaximum content of seeds of other plant species in a sample of the weight specified in column 4 of Annex III(total per column)Conditions as regards content of seeds of Lupinus spp. of another colour and of bitter lupin seeds
Minimum germination(% of pure seed)Maximum content of hard seed(% of pure seed)Minimum analytical purity(% by weight)Maximum content of seeds of other plant species(% by weight) Avena fatua, Avena sterilis Cuscuta spp. Rumex spp. other than Rumex acetosella and Rumex maritimus
TotalA single species Elytrigia repens Alopecurus myosuroides Melilotus spp. Raphanus raphanistrum Sinapis arvensis
123456789101112131415
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Agrostis canina75 (a)902,01,00,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Agrostis capillaris75 (a)902,01,00,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Agrostis gigantea80 (a)902,01,00,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Agrostis stolonifera75 (a)902,01,00,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Alopecurus pratensis70 (a)752,51,0 (f)0,30,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Arrhenatherum elatius75 (a)903,01,0 (f)0,50,30 (g)0 (j) (k)5 (n)
Bromus catharticus75 (a)971,51,00,50,30 (g)0 (j) (k)10 (n)
Bromus sitchensis75 (a)971,51,00,50,30 (g)0 (j) (k)10 (n)
Cynodon dactylon70 (a)902,01,00,30,300 (j) (k)2
Dactylis glomerata80 (a)901,51,00,30,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca arundinacea80 (a)951,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca filiformis75 (a)852,01,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca ovina75 (a)852,01,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca pratensis80 (a)951,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca rubra75 (a)901,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Festuca trachyphylla75 (a)852,01,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
×Festulolium75 (a)961,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Lolium multiflorum75 (a)961,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Lolium perenne80 (a)961,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Lolium × boucheanum75 (a)961,51,00,50,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Phalaris aquatica75 (a)961,51,00,30,300 (j) (k)5
Phleum nodosum80 (a)961,51,00,30,300 (k)5
Phleum pratense80 (a)961,51,00,30,300 (k)5
Poa annua75 (a)852,0 (c)1,0 (c)0,30,300 (j) (k)5 (n)
Poa nemoralis75 (a)852,0 (c)1,0 (c)0,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Poa palustris75 (a)852,0 (c)1,0 (c)0,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Poa pratensis75 (a)852,0 (c)1,0 (c)0,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Poa trivialis75 (a)852,0 (c)1,0 (c)0,30,300 (j) (k)2 (n)
Trisetum flavescens70 (a)753,01,0 (f)0,30,30 (h)0 (j) (k)2 (n)
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Galega orientalis6040972,01,50,300 (l) (m)10 (n)
Hedysarum coronarium75 (a) (b)30952,51,00,300 (k)5
Lotus corniculatus75 (a) (b)40951,8 (d)1,0 (d)0,300 (l) (m)10
Lupinus albus80 (a) (b)20980,5 (e)0,3 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)(o) (p)
Lupinus angustifolius75 (a) (b)20980,5 (e)0,3 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)(o) (p)
Lupinus luteus80 (a) (b)20980,5 (e)0,3 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)(o) (p)
Medicago lupulina80 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Medicago sativa80 (a) (b)40971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Medicago × varia80 (a) (b)40971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Onobrychis viciifolia75 (a) (b)20952,51,00,300 (j)5
Pisum sativum80 (a)980,50,30,300 (j)5 (n)
Trifolium alexandrinum80 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trifolium hybridum80 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trifolium incarnatum75 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trifolium pratense80 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trifolium repens80 (a) (b)40971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trifolium resupinatum80 (a) (b)20971,51,00,300 (l) (m)10
Trigonella foenum-graecum80 (a)951,00,50,300 (j)5
Vicia faba80 (a) (b)5980,50,30,300 (j)5 (n)
Vicia pannonica85 (a) (b)20981,0 (e)0,5 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)
Vicia sativa85 (a) (b)20981,0 (e)0,5 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)
Vicia villosa85 (a) (b)20981,0 (e)0,5 (e)0,30 (i)0 (j)5 (n)
Other species
Brassica napus var. napobrassica80 (a)981,00,50,30,300 (j) (k)5
Brassica oleracea convar. acephala (acephala var. medullosa + var. viridis)75 (a)981,00,50,30,300 (j) (k)10
Phacelia tanacetifolia80 (a)961,00,500 (j) (k)
Raphanus sativus var. oleiformis80 (a)971,00,50,30,300 (j)5
B.

Other standards or conditions applicable where reference is made to them in the table under Section I (2) (A) of this Annex:

(a)

all fresh and healthy seeds which do not germinate after pre-treatment shall be regarded as seeds which have germinated;

(b)

up to the maximum quantity indicated, hard seed present shall be regarded as seed capable of germination;

(c)

a maximum total of 0,8 % by weight of seeds of other Poa species shall not be regarded as an impurity;

(d)

a maximum of 1 % by weight of seeds of Trifolium pratense shall not be regarded as an impurity;

(e)

a maximum total of 0,5 % by weight of seeds of Lupinus albus, Lupinus angustifolius, Lupinus luteus, Pisum sativum, Vicia faba, Vicia pannonica, Vicia sativa, Vicia villosa in another relevant species shall not be regarded as an impurity;

(f)

the prescribed maximum percentage by weight of seeds of a single species shall not apply to seeds of Poa spp;

(g)

a maximum total of two seeds of Avena fatua, and Avena sterilis in a sample of the prescribed weight shall not be regarded as an impurity where a second sample of the same weight is free from any seeds of these species;

(h)

the presence of one seed of Avena fatua, and Avena sterilis in a sample of the prescribed weight shall not be regarded as an impurity where a second sample of twice the prescribed weight is free from any seeds of these species;

(i)

the determination of seeds of Avena fatua, and Avena sterilis by number need not be carried out unless there is doubt whether the conditions laid down in column 12 have been satisfied;

(j)

the determination of seeds of Cuscuta spp. by number need not be carried out unless there is doubt whether the conditions laid down in column 13 have been satisfied;

(k)

the presence of one seed of Cuscuta spp. in a sample of the prescribed weight shall not be regarded as an impurity where a second sample of the same weight is free from any seeds of Cuscuta spp;

(l)

the weight of the sample for the determination of seeds of Cuscuta spp. by number shall be twice the weight specified in column 4 of Annex III for the relevant species;

(m)

the presence of one seed of Cuscuta spp. in a sample of the prescribed weight shall not be regarded as an impurity where a second sample of twice the prescribed weight is free from any seeds of Cuscuta spp;

(n)

the determination of seeds of Rumex spp. other than Rumex acetosella and Rumex maritimus by number need not be carried out unless there is doubt whether the conditions laid down in column 14 have been satisfied;

(o)

the percentage by number of seeds of Lupinus spp. of another colour shall not exceed:

— in bitter lupin,

2 %

— in Lupinus spp. other than bitter lupin,

1 %

(p)

the percentage by number of bitter seeds in varieties of Lupinus spp. shall not exceed 2,5 %.

3.Harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall be at the lowest possible level.

II.BASIC SEED

Subject to the provisions below, the conditions laid down in Section I of this Annex shall apply to basic seed:

1.

The seed of Pisum sativum, Brassica napus var. napobrassica, Brassica oleracea convar. acephala, Vicia faba and of varieties of Poa pratensis referred to in the second part of the third sentence of paragraph 4 of Annex I shall conform to the following standards or other conditions: the minimum varietal purity shall be 99,7 %.

The minimum varietal purity shall be examined mainly in field inspections carried out in accordance with the conditions laid down in Annex I.

2.

The seed shall satisfy the following other standards or conditions:

A.

Table:

SpeciesMaximum content of seeds of other plant speciesOther standards or conditions
Total(% by weight)Content by number in a sample of the weight specified in column 4 of Annex III(total per column)
A single species Rumex spp. other than Rumex acetosella and Rumex maritimus Elytrigia repens Alopecurus myosuroides Melilotus spp.
12345678
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Agrostis canina0,320111(j)
Agrostis capillaris0,320111(j)
Agrostis gigantea0,320111(j)
Agrostis stolonifera0,320111(j)
Alopecurus pratensis0,320 (a)255(j)
Arrhenatherum elatius0,320 (a)255(i) (j)
Bromus catharticus0,420555(j)
Bromus sitchensis0,420555(j)
Cynodon dactylon0,320 (a)111(j)
Dactylis glomerata0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca arundinacea0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca filiformis0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca ovina0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca pratensis0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca rubra0,320 (a)255(j)
Festuca trachyphylla0,320 (a)255(j)
×Festulolium0,320 (a)255(j)
Lolium multiflorum0,320 (a)255(j)
Lolium perenne0,320 (a)255(j)
Lolium × boucheanum0,320 (a)255(j)
Phalaris aquatica0,320255(j)
Phleum nodosum0,320211(j)
Phleum pratense0,320211(j)
Poa annua0,320 (b)111(f) (j)
Poa nemoralis0,320 (b)111(f) (j)
Poa palustris0,320 (b)111(f) (j)
Poa pratensis0,320 (b)111(f) (j)
Poa trivialis0,320 (b)111(f) (j)
Trisetum flavescens0,320 (c)111(i) (j)
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Galega orientalis0,32020 (e)(j)
Hedysarum coronarium0,32020 (e)(j)
Lotus corniculatus0,32030 (e)(g) (j)
Lupinus albus0,32020 (d)(h) (k)
Lupinus angustifolius0,32020 (d)(h) (k)
Lupinus luteus0,32020 (d)(h) (k)
Medicago lupulina0,32050 (e)(j)
Medicago sativa0,32030 (e)(j)
Medicago × varia0,32030 (e)(j)
Onobrychis viciifolia0,32020 (d)
Pisum sativum0,32020 (d)
Trifolium alexandrinum0,32030 (e)(j)
Trifolium hybridum0,32030 (e)(j)
Trifolium incarnatum0,32030 (e)(j)
Trifolium pratense0,32050 (e)(j)
Trifolium repens0,32050 (e)(j)
Trifolium resupinatum0,32030 (e)(j)
Trigonella foenum-graecum0,32020 (d)
Vicia faba0,32020 (d)
Vicia pannonica0,32020 (d)(h)
Vicia sativa0,32020 (d)(h)
Vicia villosa0,32020 (d)(h)
Other species
Brassica napus var. napobrassica0,3202(j)
Brassica oleracea convar. acephala (acephala var. medullosa + var. viridis)0,3203(j)
Phacelia tanacetifolia0,320
Raphanus sativus var. oleiformis0,3202
B.

Other standards or conditions applicable where reference is made to them in the table under Section II (2) (A) of this Annex:

(a)

a maximum total of 80 seeds of Poa spp. shall not be regarded as an impurity;

(b)

the condition laid down in column 3 is not applicable to the seeds of Poa spp. The maximum total content of seeds of Poa spp other than the species to be examined shall not exceed one in a sample of 500 seeds;

(c)

a maximum total of 20 seeds of Poa spp. shall not be regarded as an impurity;

(d)

the determination of seeds of Melilotus spp. by number need not be carried out unless there is doubt whether the conditions laid down in column 7 have been satisfied;

(e)

the presence of one seed of Melilotus spp. in a sample of the prescribed weight shall not be regarded as an impurity where a second sample of twice the prescribed weight is free from any seeds of Melilotus spp;

(f)

the condition (c) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex is not applicable;

(g)

the condition (d) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex is not applicable;

(h)

the condition (e) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex is not applicable;

(i)

the condition (f) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex is not applicable;

(j)

the conditions (k) and (m) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex are not applicable;

(k)

the percentage by number of bitter seeds in varieties of Lupinus spp. shall not exceed 1 %.

III.COMMERCIAL SEED

Subject to the provisions below, the conditions laid down in Section I (2) and (3) of this Annex shall apply to commercial seed:

1.

The percentages by weight laid down in columns 5 and 6 of the table under Section I (2) (A) of this Annex are increased by 1 %.

2.

In Poa annua a maximum total of 10 % by weight of seeds of other Poa species shall not be regarded as an impurity.

3.

In Poa spp. other than Poa annua a maximum total of 3 % by weight of seeds of other Poa species shall not be regarded as an impurity.

4.

In Hedysarum coronarium a maximum total of 1 % by weight of seeds of Melilotus spp. shall not be regarded as an impurity.

5.

The condition (d) laid down in Section I (2) of this Annex is not applicable to Lotus corniculatus.

6.

In Lupinus spp.:

(a)

the minimum analytical purity shall be 97 % by weight;

(b)

the percentage by number of seeds of Lupinus spp. of another colour shall not exceed:

— in bitter lupin

4 %

— in Lupinus spp. other than bitter lupin

2 %

7.

In Vicia spp. a maximum total of 6 % by weight of seeds of Vicia pannonica, Vicia villosa or related cultivated species in another relevant species shall not be regarded as an impurity.

8.

In Vicia pannonica, Vicia sativa, Vicia villosa the minimum analytical purity shall be 97 % by the weight.

ANNEX III

LOT AND SAMPLE WEIGHTS

SpeciesMaximum weight of a lot(tonnes)Minimum weight of a sample to be drawn from a lot(grams)Weight of the sample for the determinations by number provided for in columns 12 to 14 of Annex II (I) (2) (A) and columns 3 to 7 of Annex II (II) (2) (A)(grams)
1234
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Agrostis canina10505
Agrostis capillaris10505
Agrostis gigantea10505
Agrostis stolonifera10505
Alopecurus pratensis1010030
Arrhenatherum elatius1020080
Bromus catharticus10200200
Bromus sitchensis10200200
Cynodon dactylon10505
Dactylis glomerata1010030
Festuca arundinacea1010050
Festuca filiformis1010030
Festuca ovina1010030
Festuca pratensis1010050
Festuca rubra1010030
Festuca trachyphylla1010030
×Festulolium1020060
Lolium multiflorum1020060
Lolium perenne1020060
Lolium × boucheanum1020060
Phalaris aquatica1010050
Phleum nodosum105010
Phleum pratense105010
Poa annua105010
Poa nemoralis10505
Poa palustris10505
Poa pratensis10505
Poa trivialis10505
Trisetum flavescens10505
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Galega orientalis10250200
Hedysarum coronarium
fruit
101 000300
seed
10400120
Lotus corniculatus1020030
Lupinus albus301 0001 000
Lupinus angustifolius301 0001 000
Lupinus luteus301 0001 000
Medicago lupulina1030050
Medicago sativa1030050
Medicago × varia1030050
Onobrychis viciifolia:
fruit
10600600
seed
10400400
Pisum sativum301 0001 000
Trifolium alexandrinum1040060
Trifolium hybridum1020020
Trifolium incarnatum1050080
Trifolium pratense1030050
Trifolium repens1020020
Trifolium resupinatum1020020
Trigonella foenum-graecum10500450
Vicia faba301 0001 000
Vicia pannonica301 0001 000
Vicia sativa301 0001 000
Vicia villosa301 0001 000
Other species
Brassica napus var. napobrassica10200100
Brassica oleracea convar. acephala10200100
Phacelia tanacetifolia1030040
Raphanus sativus var. oleiformis10300300

The maximum lot weight shall not be exceeded by more than 5 %.

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