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The Beet Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

    3. 3.Definition of marketing

    4. 4.Seed to which these Regulations apply

  3. PART 2

    1. 5.Entry of seed lots

    2. 6.Entry of crop

    3. 7.Field inspection of crops

    4. 8.Lodging of field inspection reports and similar documents

    5. 9.Re-grading of crops

    6. 10.Seed testing

    7. 11.Lodging of seed test reports

    8. 12.Re-grading of seed

    9. 13.Withdrawals

  4. PART 3

    1. 14.Marketing of seed

    2. 15.Marketing of officially certified lower germination seed

    3. 16.Marketing of officially certified early movement seed

    4. 17.Exception for scientific purposes and selection work

    5. 18.Exception for test and trials

    6. 19.Exception for conservation varieties

    7. 20.General exemptions

    8. 21.Sampling

    9. 22.Packaging

    10. 23.Sealing of packages

    11. 24.Labelling of packages

  5. PART 4

    1. 25.Civil liability of sellers of seeds

    2. 26.Arrangements for official measures

    3. 27.Fees

    4. 28.Index of defined words and expressions

    5. 29.Revocations and transitional provisions

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INTERPRETATION

      1. PART 1 Meaning of pre-basic seed and similar expressions

        1. 1.Pre-basic seed

        2. 2.UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        3. 3.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        4. 4.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        5. 5.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        6. 6.UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        7. 7.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        8. 8.Officially certified pre-basic seed

      2. PART 2 Meaning of basic seed and similar expressions

        1. 9.Basic seed

        2. 10.UK officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        3. 11.EC officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        4. 12.Third country officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        5. 13.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        6. 14.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        7. 15.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        8. 16.UK officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        9. 17.EC officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        10. 18.Third country officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        11. 19.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        12. 20.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        13. 21.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        14. 22.Officially certified basic seed

      3. PART 3 Meaning of CS seed and similar expressions

        1. 23.CS seed

        2. 24.UK officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        3. 25.EC officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        4. 26.Third country officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        5. 27.Overseas tested officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        6. 28.UK officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        7. 29.EC officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        8. 30.Officially certified CS seed

        9. 31.Early multiplication

      4. PART 4 Meaning of expressions relating to imported not finally certified seed

        1. 32.Not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State

        2. 33.Not finally certified basic seed harvested in another member State

        3. 34.Not finally certified CS seed harvested in another member State

        4. 35.Not finally certified CS seed harvested in an equivalent third country

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS APPLY

      1. 1.Sugar beet.

      2. 2.Fodder beet

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEED TO BE HARVESTED

      1. 1.The previous cropping of the field shall not have been...

      2. 2.The crop shall have sufficient varietal identity and varietal purity....

      3. 3.The seed from which the crop has been produced and...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraphs 5 to 8, the crop shall conform...

      5. 5.The distances specified in paragraph 4 can be disregarded if...

      6. 6.Paragraph 4 shall not apply in the case of seed...

      7. 7.Subject to paragraph 8, for the purpose of paragraph 4...

      8. 8.If information relating to the ploidy of the seed-bearing or...

      9. 9.(1) A crop from which basic seed is to be...

      10. 10.For the purpose of determining whether the crop from which...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY THE SEED

      1. PART 1 Conditions to be examined mainly by field inspections

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

      2. PART 2 Conditions to be examined by seed testing

        1. 2.The minimum analytical purity of the seed shall be 97...

        2. 3.The maximum moisture content of the seed shall be 15...

        3. 4.The percentage by weight of other seeds shall not exceed...

        4. 5.It shall be determined, by way of a germination test—...

        5. 6.In the case of monogerm seed— (a) at least 90...

        6. 7.In the case of precision seed of sugar beet—

        7. 8.(1) In the case of precision seed of fodder beet—...

        8. 9.Subject to paragraph 10, in the case of monogerm and...

        9. 10.For the purpose of determining whether the pelleted seed of...

      3. PART 3 Other conditions

        1. 11.Diseases which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall be...

      4. PART 4 General provisions

        1. 12.For the purpose of determining whether seed meets the conditions...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      RE-GRADING OF SEED

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      CATEGORIES OF SEED THAT MAY BE MARKETED

      1. 1.Breeder’s seed

      2. 2.Pre-basic seed of a listed variety

      3. 3.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety.

      4. 4.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety....

      5. 5.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety....

      6. 6.Basic seed of a listed variety

      7. 7.EC officially certified basic seed of a listed variety.

      8. 8.Third country officially certified basic seed of a listed variety....

      9. 9.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a listed variety....

      10. 10.CS seed of a listed variety

      11. 11.EC officially certified CS seed of a listed variety.

      12. 12.Third country officially certified CS seed of a listed variety....

      13. 13.Overseas tested officially certified CS seed of a listed variety....

      14. 14.Early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

      15. 15.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed...

      16. 16.Early movement basic seed of a listed variety

      17. 17.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed...

      18. 18.Early movement CS seed of a listed variety

      19. 19.EC officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed...

      20. 20.Basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

      21. 21.EC officially certified basic seed of a component of a...

      22. 22.Third country officially certified basic seed of a component of...

      23. 23.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a component of...

      24. 24.Early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

      25. 25.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a component...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      LOT AND SAMPLE WEIGHTS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      LABELLING

      1. PART 1 Particulars to be marked or displayed on the sale of unpackaged seed (loose sales)

        1. 1.The following particulars shall be given— (a) the words“complies with...

      2. PART 2 Labelling of packages of breeder’s seed

        1. 2.A package of breeder’s seed shall be labelled, not later...

        2. 3.The label referred to in paragraph 2 shall be coloured...

      3. PART 3 Labelling of packages of officially certified pre-basic seed

        1. 4.A package of officially certified pre-basic seed shall be labelled,...

        2. 5.The label referred to in paragraph 4 shall be coloured...

        3. 6.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 7.The label referred to in paragraph 4—

      4. PART 4 Labelling of packages of officially certified basic and CS seed

        1. 8.Official label for a package of officially certified basic or CS seed

        2. 9.Where at least germination of the seed referred to in...

        3. 10.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 11.The label referred to in paragraph 8 shall be coloured—...

        5. 12.The label referred to in paragraph 8—

        6. 13.Supplier’s label for a small EC package of basic or CS seed

        7. 14.If the packaging material is transparent the label, notice or...

        8. 15.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 13...

      5. PART 5

        1. 16.Official label for a package of test and trial seed

        2. 17.The label referred to in paragraph 16 shall be coloured...

        3. 18.The label referred to in paragraph 16 shall be—

      6. PART 6 Labelling of packages of seed of a conservation variety

        1. 19.Supplier’s label or notice for a package of seed of a conservation variety

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      LIMITS OF VARIATION

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      INDEX OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS USED IN THESE REGULATIONS

  7. Explanatory Note

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