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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Higher voluntary standards for cereals

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14.—(1) Barley, oats, wheat (including durum wheat and spelt wheat) or naked oats classified as basic seed, or certified seed of categories C1 or C2, may be marketed as being of a higher voluntary standard, which is a standard higher than that required under paragraph 13, if it meets the higher standards specified in this paragraph and paragraphs 15, 16 and 17.

(2) The seed must meet the minimum standards laid down in paragraph 13.

(3) The seed must have at least 99.99% (by number) species purity.

(4) Other than a hybrid, the minimum varietal purity of seed is—

(a)99.95% for basic seed;

(b)99.9% for C1 seed;

(c)99.7% for C2 seed.

(5) In the case of C1 and C2 the seed must have 99% by weight analytical purity.

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