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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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5.Crops to produce certified seed of hybrids of Avena nuda, Avena sativa, Avena strigosa, Hordeum vulgare, Oryza sativa, Triticum aestivum, Triticum durum, Triticum spelta and self-pollinating xTriticosecale

(a)The crop shall conform to the following standards as regards distances from neighbouring sources of pollen which may result in undesirable foreign pollination:
  • the minimum distance of the female component shall be 25 m from any other variety of the same species except from a crop of the male component,

  • this distance can be disregarded if there is sufficient protection from any undesirable foreign pollination;

(b)The crop shall have sufficient identity and purity as regards the characteristics of the components.

Where seed is produced by use of a chemical hybridisation agent, the crop shall conform to the following other standards or conditions:

(i)

the minimum varietal purity of each component shall be:

  • Avena nuda, Avena sativa, Avena strigosa, Hordeum vulgare, Oryza sativa, Triticum aestivum, Triticum durum and Triticum spelta: 99,7 %,

  • self-pollinating xTriticosecale: 99,0 %;

(ii)

the minimum hybridity must be 95 %. The percentage hybridity shall be assessed in accordance with current international methods, in so far as such methods exist. In cases where the hybridity is determined during seed testing prior to certification, the determination of the hybridity during field inspection need not be done.

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