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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Beet seed: supplier’s labels

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18.—(1) A supplier’s label may be used on a small package of beet seed.

(2) A small package of beet seed (known as a “small EU package”) is a package that—

(a)in the case of basic and certified beet seed of precision or monogerm varieties, either weighs not more than 2.5 kilograms or consists of not more than 100,000 clusters;

(b)for all other beet seed, weighs not more than 10 kilograms.

(3) The label must be the same colour as the official label for that category of seed.

(4) The following must appear on the label—

(a)the words “small EU package”;

(b)the name and address or identification number of the person affixing the label;

(c)the officially assigned serial number;

(d)the service that assigned the serial number and name or initials of the member State;

(e)the reference number if the official serial number does not enable the lot to be identified;

(f)the species;

(g)either sugar beet or fodder beet as appropriate;

(h)the variety;

(i)the category;

(j)the declared net or gross weight or number of clusters or pure seeds;

(k)where the weight is indicated and granulated pesticides, pelleting substances or other solid additives are used, the nature of the additive and the approximate ratio between the weight of the clusters or pure seeds and the total weight;

(l)either “monogerm” or “precision” as appropriate.

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