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The Fodder Plant 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.Definitions relating to plant species

    4. 4.Definition of marketing

    5. 5.Seed to which these Regulations apply

  3. PART 2

    1. 6.Entry of seed lots

    2. 7.Entry of crop

    3. 8.Field inspection of crops

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

    5. 10.Re-grading of crops

    6. 11.Seed testing

    7. 12.Lodging of seed test reports

    8. 13.Re-grading of seed

    9. 14.Withdrawals

  4. PART 3

    1. 15.Marketing of seed

    2. 16.Marketing of HVS seed

    3. 17.Marketing of officially certified lower germination seed

    4. 18.Marketing of officially certified early movement seed

    5. 19.Exception for preservation mixtures

    6. 20.Exception for scientific purposes and selection work

    7. 21.Exception for conservation varieties

    8. 22.Exception for test and trial seed

    9. 23.General exemptions

    10. 24.Mixtures

    11. 25.Sampling

    12. 26.Packaging

    13. 27.Sealing of packages

    14. 28.Labelling of packages

  5. PART 4

    1. 29.Civil liability of sellers of seeds

    2. 30.Arrangements for official measures

    3. 31.Fees

    4. 32.Index of defined words and expressions

    5. 33.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.C1 seed

        10. 32.UK officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        11. 33.EC officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        12. 34.Third country officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        13. 35.Overseas tested officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        14. 36.UK officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

        15. 37.EC officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

        16. 38.Officially certified C1 seed

        17. 39.C2 seed

        18. 40.UK officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        19. 41.EC officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        20. 42.Third country officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        21. 43.Overseas tested officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        22. 44.UK officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

        23. 45.EC officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

        24. 46.Officially certified C2 seed

      4. PART 4 Meaning of commercial seed and similar expressions

        1. 47.Commercial seed

        2. 48.UK officially certified commercial seed

        3. 49.EC officially certified commercial seed

        4. 50.UK officially certified early movement commercial seed

        5. 51.EC officially certified early movement commercial seed

        6. 52.Officially certified commercial seed

        7. 53.Early multiplication

      5. PART 5 Meaning of expressions relating to imported not finally certified seed

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

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

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

        4. 57.Not finally certified C1 seed harvested in another member State

        5. 58.Not finally certified C2 seed harvested in another member State

        6. 59.Not finally certified CS seed harvested in an equivalent third country

        7. 60.Not finally certified C1 seed harvested in an equivalent third country

        8. 61.Not finally certified C2 seed harvested in an equivalent third country

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS APPLY

      1. 1.Seed of fine grasses of the following plant species—

      2. 2.Seed of fodder grasses of the following plant species—

      3. 3.Seed of small seeded legumes of the following plant species—...

      4. 4.Seed of large seeded legumes of the following plant species—...

      5. 5.Seed of crucifers of the following plant species—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEED IS TO BE HARVESTED

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

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 3, the crop shall conform to the...

      3. 3.Paragraph 2 shall not apply if there is sufficient protection...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, the crop shall have...

      5. 5.(1) In the case of seed of a species to...

      6. 6.In the case of smooth stalked meadowgrass, the number of...

      7. 7.Subject to paragraph 8, plants of other species, the seeds...

      8. 8.In the case of festulolium and hybrid, Italian and perennial...

      9. 9.A crop to produce pre-basic, basic or CS seed of...

      10. 10.Harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall...

      11. 11.(1) A crop from which basic seed is to be...

      12. 12.For the purpose of determining whether a 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. 2.In the case of seed of the species and type...

        3. 3.For the purposes of paragraph 2, the minimum varietal purity...

      2. PART 2 Conditions to be examined by seed testing

        1. 4.The seed shall conform to the following standards or other...

        2. 5.(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (14), the seed shall...

        3. 6.The seed shall conform to the following standards as regards...

        4. 7.The seed shall conform to the following standards as regards...

        5. 8.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), for basic seed of small...

        6. 9.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), a sample of seed of...

        7. 10.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), a sample of...

        8. 11.The percentage by number of bitter lupins in a sample...

        9. 12.(1) In the case of C1 seed, the percentage by...

        10. 13.In the case of crucifers, the percentage by weight of...

        11. 14.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it shall be determined, by...

      3. PART 3 Other conditions

        1. 15.Harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall...

      4. PART 4 General provisions

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

        2. 17.(1) For the purpose of determining whether commercial seed meets...

    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.C1 seed of a listed variety

      15. 15.EC officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety.

      16. 16.Third country officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety....

      17. 17.Overseas tested officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety....

      18. 18.C2 seed of a listed variety

      19. 19.EC officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety.

      20. 20.Third country officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety....

      21. 21.Overseas tested officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety....

      22. 22.Commercial seed

      23. 23.EC officially certified commercial seed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      30. 30.Early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

      31. 31.EC officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed...

      32. 32.Early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

      33. 33.EC officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed...

      34. 34.Early movement commercial seed

      35. 35.EC officially certified early movement commercial seed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      LOT AND SAMPLE WEIGHTS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      LABELLING

      1. PART 1 Labelling of unpackaged seed (loose sales)

        1. 1.Particulars to be marked or displayed on the sale of unpackaged seed other than a mixture of seeds

        2. 2.Particulars to be marked or displayed on the sale of an unpackaged mixture of seeds

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

        1. 3.The package shall be labelled, not later than the time...

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

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

        1. 5.Official label for a package of officially certified pre-basic seed

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

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

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

      4. PART 4 Labelling of packages of officially certified basic, CS, C1 and C2 seed

        1. 9.Official label for a package of officially certified basic, CS, C1 and C2 seed

        2. 10.Where at least germination has been retested, the words “retested”...

        3. 11.The minimum size of the label or stamp referred to...

        4. 12.The label or stamp referred to in paragraph 9 shall...

        5. 13.The label referred to in paragraph 9—

        6. 14.The stamp referred to in paragraph— (a) shall be—

        7. 15.Label for a small EC B package of officially certified basic, CS, C1 and C2 seed

        8. 16.If the packaging material is transparent the label, notice or...

        9. 17.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 14...

      5. PART 5 Labelling of packages of officially certified commercial seed

        1. 18.Official label for a package of officially certified commercial seed

        2. 19.Where at least germination has been retested, the words “retested”...

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

        4. 21.The label referred to in paragraph 18 shall be coloured...

        5. 22.The label referred to in paragraph 18—

        6. 23.Label for a small EC B package of officially certified commercial seed

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

        8. 25.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 23...

      6. PART 6 Labelling of packages of mixtures of seed

        1. 26.Official label for a package of a mixture of seeds

        2. 27.Where at least germination of all the components of a...

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

        4. 29.The label referred to in paragraph 26 shall be coloured...

        5. 30.The label referred to in paragraph 29—

        6. 31.Label for a small EC A package of a mixture of seeds

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

        8. 33.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 31...

        9. 34.Label for a small EC ‘B’ package of a mixture of seeds

        10. 35.If the packaging material is transparent the label, notice or...

        11. 36.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 34...

      7. PART 7 Whole bag labelling

        1. 37.Seed which has not been imported

        2. 38.Each package shall have printed or stamped on it, or...

        3. 39.Arrangements shall be made with the person who prints the...

        4. 40.The reference number of the seed lot and the month...

        5. 41.There shall be kept such records of seed packaged and...

        6. 42.Each package of basic seed marketed in accordance with regulation...

        7. 43.Seed imported from another Member State

      8. PART 8 Labelling of packages of test and trial seed

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

        2. 45.The label referred to in paragraph 44 shall be coloured...

        3. 46.The label referred to in paragraph 44 shall be—

      9. PART 9 Labelling of packages of seed of a conservation variety

        1. 47.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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