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The Cereal Seed (Scotland) and Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Cereal Seed (Scotland) and Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 26th September 2006.

Amendment of the Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005

2.—(1) The Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Part II of Schedule 5, for the table in paragraph 26(2) (maximum weight of a seed lot and minimum weight of a sample) substitute–

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
SpeciesLevel (where applicable)Maximum weight of a lotMinimum weight of a sample to be drawn from a lotMinimum weight of a sample for a moisture testWeight of the sample for determination by number in accordance with paragraph 16 of Part II of Schedule 4
(tonnes)(grams)(grams)(grams)
Barley, durum wheat, oats, spelt wheat and wheatMinimum301,000100500
HVS301,0001001,000
Rye and triticale301,000100500
Maize, Basic Seed of inbred lines40250100250
Maize, Basic Seed other than of inbred lines and Certified Seed401,0001001,000
A mixture of seed to which regulation 8 applies which does not contain more than 50% maizeMinimum30
HVS30
A mixture of seed to which regulation 8 applies which contains more than 50% maize40.

Amendment of the Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005

3.—(1) The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005(2) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Part II of Schedule 5, for paragraph 25 (maximum weight of a seed lot of mixtures) substitute–

25.(1) The maximum weight of a seed lot of a mixture of seeds shall be 10 tonnes, subject to sub paragraph (2).

(2) Where more than 50% of a mixture of seeds consists of species of seed for which the maximum weight of a seed lot prescribed in seeds regulations is more than 10 tonnes, the maximum weight of a seed lot shall be as prescribed for the species of that type that appears in the larger or largest proportion..

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

30th August 2006

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