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The Vegetable 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.Seeds 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 officially certified lower germination seed

    3. 17.Marketing of officially certified early movement seed

    4. 18.Exception for scientific purposes and selection work

    5. 19.Exception for market test seed

    6. 20.General exemptions

    7. 21.Mixtures

    8. 22.Sampling

    9. 23.Packaging

    10. 24.Sealing of packages

    11. 25.Labelling of packages

    12. 26.Special provisions that apply in connection with the marketing of standard seed

    13. 27.A person who, in the course of marketing any market...

  5. PART 4

    1. 28.Civil liability of sellers of seeds

    2. 29.Arrangements for official measures

    3. 30.Fees

    4. 31.Index of defined words and expressions

    5. 32.Revocations and transitional provisions

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INTERPRETATION

      1. PART 1

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

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

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

        7. 7.Officially certified pre-basic seed

      2. PART 2 Meaning of basic seed and similar expressions

        1. 8.Basic seed

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

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

        4. 11.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        5. 12.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        6. 13.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        7. 14.UK officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        8. 15.EC officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

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

        10. 17.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        11. 18.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        12. 19.Officially certified basic seed

      3. PART 3 Meaning of CS seed and similar expressions

        1. 20.CS seed

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

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

        4. 23.Overseas tested officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        5. 24.UK officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        6. 25.EC officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        7. 26.Officially certified CS seed

        8. 27.Early multiplication

      4. PART 4 Meaning of standard seed

        1. 28.Standard seed

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

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

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

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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS APPLY

      1. 1.Asparagus.

      2. 2.The following species of beans— (a) broad bean;

      3. 3.Beetroot (also known as red beet).

      4. 4.Brussels sprouts.

      5. 5.The following species of cabbage— (a) red cabbage;

      6. 6.Carrot.

      7. 7.Cauliflower.

      8. 8.Celery.

      9. 9.Chard and spinach beet.

      10. 10.Chinese cabbage.

      11. 11.Cucumber and gherkin.

      12. 12.Curly kale.

      13. 13.Endive.

      14. 14.Gourd.

      15. 15.Kohlrabi.

      16. 16.Larged-leave chicory (also known as Italian chicory) and Witloof chicory....

      17. 17.Leek.

      18. 18.Lettuce.

      19. 19.Marrow.

      20. 20.Melon.

      21. 21.Onion.

      22. 22.Parsley.

      23. 23.Pea other than field pea.

      24. 24.Radish.

      25. 25.Spinach.

      26. 26.Sprouting broccoli (also known as calabrese).

      27. 27.Sweet corn or popcorn.

      28. 28.Tomato.

      29. 29.Turnip.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEED IS TO BE HARVESTED

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

      2. 2.(1) Subject to paragraph 3, the crop shall conform to...

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

      4. 4.Diseases and harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the...

      5. 5.(1) A crop from which basic seed is to be...

      6. 6.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 turnips the minimum varietal...

      2. PART 2 Conditions to be examined by seed testing

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

        2. 4.(1) It shall be determined, by way of a germination...

        3. 5.The seed shall not be contaminated by live Acarina (commonly...

        4. 6.Seed of broad beans, French beans, runner beans and peas...

        5. 7.In the case of varieties of Zea mays (Sweet corn...

      3. PART 3 Other conditions

        1. 8.Diseases and harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the...

      4. PART 4 General provisions

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

      5. 5.Basic seed of a listed variety

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

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

      8. 8.CS seed of a listed variety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      22. 22.Standard seed

    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...

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

        1. 2.Subject to paragraph 28, the package shall be labelled, not...

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

        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 has been retested, the words “retested”...

        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 package of officially certified CS seed

        7. 14.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 13...

      5. PART 5 Labelling of packages of standard seed

        1. 15.Supplier’s label for a package of standard seed other than a small package of such seed

        2. 16.Subject to paragraph 29, a reference to any maintenance of...

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

        4. 18.The label referred to in paragraph 15 shall be coloured...

        5. 19.The label referred to in paragraph 15 shall be fixed...

        6. 20.Supplier’s label for a small package of standard seed other than a mixture

        7. 21.Subject to paragraph 29, a reference to any maintenance of...

        8. 22.The label referred to in paragraph 20 shall be coloured...

        9. 23.The label referred to in paragraph 20 shall be fixed...

        10. 24.Supplier’s label for a small package of a mixture of standard seed

        11. 25.Subject to paragraph 29, a reference to any maintenance of...

        12. 26.The label referred to in paragraph 24 shall be coloured...

        13. 27.The label referred to in paragraph 24 shall be fixed...

      6. PART 6 General provisions

        1. 28.If the packaging material is transparent the label, printed notice...

        2. 29.(1) A reference to the maintenance of a variety shall...

      7. PART 7 Labelling of Packages of Market Test Seed

        1. 30.Suppliers label for a package of market test seed

        2. 31.The label or notice referred to in paragraph 30 shall...

        3. 32.The label or notice referred to in paragraph 30 shall...

    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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