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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 219

Seeds

The Seed (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2010

Made

3rd June 2010

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

7th June 2010

Coming into force

30th June 2010

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1), (1A), (2), (3), (4) and (5), 17(1), (2), (3) and (4) and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 16(1) of that Act, they have consulted with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned.

PART 1GENERAL

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Seed (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2010.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 30th June 2010.

(3) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

PART 2AMENDMENT OF THE CEREAL SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Amendment of the Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005

2.  The Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005(2) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 5.

Amendment of regulation 2 (interpretation)

3.  In regulation 2(1), in the definition of “oats” for “in relation to oats” substitute “in relation to oats, red oats and naked oats”.

Substitution of Schedule 1 (species of seed to which the regulations apply)

4.  For Schedule 1, substitute the Schedule set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Amendment of Schedule 4 (requirements for pre-basic seed, basic seed, certified seed, certified seed of the first generation and certified seed of the second generation)

5.  In Schedule 4, in paragraph 16(1) (standards of germination, analytical purity and content of seed of other plant species)—

(a)in the table, in the heading of columns 12 and 13 and in footnote (b) to the table, for “A. ludoviciana, A sterilis”, substitute “Avena sterilis”;

(b)in the table, in the heading of columns 14 and 15, for “Agropyron repens”, substitute “Elytrigia repens”;

(c)in the table, before the entry for ‘Secale cereale’, insert the entry in Schedule 2 to these Regulations; and

(d)for footnote (c) to the table, substitute—

(c)In the case of varieties of Hordeum vulgare which are officially classified as of the “naked barley” type and in the case of varieties of Avena nuda which are officially classified as of the “naked oat” type, the minimum germination standard is 75%. In such cases the official label shall be endorsed ‘minimum germination capacity 75%’..

PART 3AMENDMENT OF THE FODDER PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Amendment of the Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005

6.  The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005(3) are amended in accordance with regulations 7 to 9.

Substitution of Schedule 1 (species of seed to which the regulations apply)

7.  For Schedule 1, substitute the Schedule set out in Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

Amendment of Schedule 4 (requirements for pre-basic seed, basic seed, certified seed, certified seed of the first generation, certified seed of the second generation and commercial seed)

8.  In Schedule 4—

(a)in paragraph 13 (standards for germination, analytical purity and content of seed of other plant species), in table II

(i)before the entry for ‘Sheep’s fescue’, insert—

Fine leaved sheep’s fescue75n/a850.32.0
Hard fescue75n/a850.32.0

(ii)in column (4) of the entries for ‘Narrow-leaved lupin (Blue lupin)’, ‘White lupin’ and ‘Yellow lupin’, for “98” substitute “98 (c)”; and

(b)in paragraph 14 (standards regarding content of seeds of other plant species)—

(i)in each of tables I and II, in the heading of columns (3) and (4), for “A.ludoviciana and A.sterilis”, substitute “Avena sterilis”;

(ii)in table I, in the heading of columns (11), (12) and (13) and in table II, in the heading of columns (9) and (10), for “Agropyron repens”, substitute “Elytrigia repens”;

(iii)in table II, before the entry for ‘Sheep’s fescue’, insert the entries in Schedule 4 to these Regulations; and

(iv)at table II, in footnote (k) to the table, for “(bitter varieties) the presence of seeds of another colour shall not exceed 4.0%”, substitute “the presence of seeds of another colour shall not exceed 4.0% in bitter lupins and 2.0% in other lupins”.

Amendment of Schedule 5 (sampling and weights)

9.  In Schedule 5, in paragraph 26 (minimum weight of a sample), in the table, for the entry for ‘Sheep’s fescue, including Fine-leaved fescue, Hard fescue’, substitute—

Fine leaved sheep’s fescue1010030
Hard fescue1010030
Sheep’s fescue1010030

PART 4AMENDMENT OF THE OIL AND FIBRE PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

Amendment of the Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004

10.  The Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004(4) are amended in accordance with regulations 11 and 12.

Substitution of Schedule 1 (species of seed to which the regulations apply)

11.  For Schedule 1, substitute the Schedule set out in Schedule 5 to these Regulations.

Amendment of Schedule 5 (sampling and weights)

12.  In Schedule 5, in paragraph 24 (minimum weight of a sample), in the table, in column 2 of the entry for ‘Soya bean’, for “25” substitute “30”.

PART 5AMENDMENT OF THE VEGETABLE SEEDS REGULATIONS 1993

Amendment of the Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993

13.  The Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993(5) are amended in accordance with regulations 14 and 15.

Amendment of Schedule 4 (requirements for basic seed, certified seed and standard seed)

14.  In Schedule 4, in Part II (basic seed, certified seed and standard seed conditions relating to the seeds), after paragraph 2(b) (additional requirements), insert—

(c)In the case of varieties of Zea mays (Sweet corn – super-sweet types) the required minimum germination capacity is reduced to 80% of pure seed. The official label or the supplier’s label, where appropriate, shall be endorsed ‘minimum germination capacity 80%’..

Amendment of Schedule 5 (sampling and weights)

15.  In Schedule 5, in Part II (maximum weight of a seed lot and minimum weight of a submitted sample), in the table, in the column headed “Maximum lot weight (tonnes)”—

(a)at the entries for “Broad bean”, “French bean” and “Pea” for “25” substitute “30”; and

(b)at the entry for “Runner beans” for “20” substitute “30”.

RICHARD LOCHHEAD

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

3rd June 2010

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 1SUBSTITUTION OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE CEREAL SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Regulations 2(1) and 5(1)

SCHEDULE 1SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

Column 1

Column 2

Common Name

Latin Name

BarleyHordeum vulgare L.
Durum WheatTritucum durum Desf.
Maize, except for popcorn and sweet cornZea mays L. (partim) except for Zea mays convar. microsperma Koern. and Zea mays convar. saccharata Koern.
Oats and Red oatAvena sativa L. (includes A. byzantina K. Koch)
Small naked oat, Hulless oat.Avena nuda. L.
RyeSecale cereale L.
Spelt WheatTriticum spelta L.
TriticalexTriticosecale Wittm. ex A. Camus – hybrids resulting from the crossing of a species of the genus Triticum and a species of the genus Secale
WheatTriticum aestivum L.

Regulation 5(c)

SCHEDULE 2AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 4 TO THE CEREAL SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Avena nuda
-basic seed75759999411(a)0310(b)01(f)010
-certified seed75(c)n/a98n/a10n/a7n/a7n/a0(b)n/a3(f)n/a3n/a
-certified seed of the first generation75(c)75(c)989910271710(b)03(f)131
-certified seed of the second generation75(c)75(c)989910473720(b)03(f)131

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 3SUBSTITUTION OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE FODDER PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Regulations 2(1) and(2), 5(1), 8(2) and 12(1)

SCHEDULE 1SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

Column 1

Column 2

Common Name

Latin Name

*

denotes species to which Higher Voluntary Standards may be applied.

GrassesPoaceae (Gramineae)
Alaska brome-grassBromus sitchensis Trin.
Annual meadowgrassPoa annua L.
Brown topAgrostis capillaris L.
Cocksfoot*Dactylis glomerata L.
Creeping bentAgrostis stolonifera L.
FestuloliumxFestulolium Asch. & Graebn. – Hybrids resulting from crossing of a species of the genus Festuca with a species of the genus Lolium
Fine leaved sheep’s fescueFestuca filiformis Pourr.
Hard fescueFestuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina
Sheep’s fescueFestuca ovina L.
Hybrid ryegrass*Lolium x boucheanum Kunth
Italian ryegrass (including Westerwolds ryegrass)*Lolium multiflorum Lam.
Meadow fescue*Festuca pratensis Huds.
Perennial ryegrass*Lolium perenne L.
Red fescue (including Chewings fescue)*Festuca rubra L.
Red topAgrostis gigantea Roth
Rescue grassBromus catharticus Vahl.
Rough-stalked meadowgrassPoa trivialis L.
Small Timothy*Phleum nodosum L.
Smooth-stalked meadowgrass*Poa pratensis L.
Tall fescue*Festuca arundinacea Schreber
Tall oatgrassArrhenatherum elatius (L.) P. Beauv. ex J. Presl & C. Presl
Timothy*Phleum pratense L.
Velvet bentAgrostis canina L.
Wood meadowgrassPoa nemoralis L.
LegumesFabaceae (Leguminosae)
Alsike cloverTrifolium hybridum L.
Birdsfoot trefoilLotus corniculatus L.
Common vetchVicia sativa L.
Field beanVicia faba L. (partim)
Field peaPisum sativum L. (partim)
Hairy vetchVicia villosa Roth
Hungarian vetchVicia pannonica Crantz
Lucerne*Medicago sativa L.
Sand lucerne*Medicago x varia T. Martyn
Narrow-leaved lupin (Blue lupin)Lupinus angustifolius L.
Red clover*Trifolium pratense L.
Sainfoin*Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.
Trefoil, Black medickMedicago lupulina L.
White clover*Trifolium repens L.
White lupinLupinus albus L.
Yellow lupinLupinus luteus L.
Others
Fodder kaleBrassica oleracea L. convar. acephala (DC.) Alef. var. medullosa Thell. + var. varidis L.
Fodder radishRaphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.
SwedeBrassica napus L. var. napobrassica (L.) Rchb.

Regulation 8(b)(iii)

SCHEDULE 4AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 4 TO THE FODDER PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Fine leaved sheep’s fescue3000(c)2550.350.5n/an/a20(a)1.0n/a
Hard fescue3000(c)2550.350.5n/an/a20(a)1.0n/a

Regulation 11

SCHEDULE 5SUBSTITUTION OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE OIL AND FIBRE PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

Regulations 2(1) and 5(1)

SCHEDULE 1SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

Column 1

Column 2

Common Name

Latin Name

(a)

See regulation 2(1) for the definitions of “dioecious hemp”, “hemp” and “monoecious hemp”.

(b)

See regulation 2(1) for the definition of “swede rape”.

Black mustardBrassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Brown mustardBrassica juncea (L.) Czern.
Hemp(a)Cannabis sativa L.
FlaxLinum usitatissimum L.
LinseedLinum usitatissimum L.
Soya beanGlycine max (L.) Merr.
SunflowerHelianthus annus L.
Swede rape(b)Brassica napus L. (partim)
Turnip rapeBrassica rapa L. var. silvestris (Lam.) Briggs
White mustardSinapis alba L.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which extend to Scotland only, implement Commission Directive 2009/74/EC of 26 June 2009 amending Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 2002/55/EC and 2002/57/EC as regards the botanical names of plants, the scientific names of other organisms and certain Annexes to Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC and 2002/57/EC in the light of developments of scientific and technical knowledge (O.J. L 166, 27.6.09, p.40).

These Regulations amend Schedule 1 to each of the Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (S.S.I. 2005/328), the Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (S.S.I. 2005/329) and the Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (S.S.I. 2004/317) to reflect nomenclature changes to certain species (regulations 4, 7 and 11). Regulations 3, 5(a) to (c), 8 and 9 amend other references in S.S.I. 2005/328 and S.S.I. 2005/329 in consequence of these nomenclature changes.

These Regulations also amend the Cereal Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2005 and the Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993 (S.S.I. 1993/2008) to reduce the minimum germination standard for naked barley and super-sweet corn (regulations 5(d) and 14).

These Regulations also amend Part II of Schedule 5 to the Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and the Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993 by increasing the maximum weight of a seed lot for certain species to 30 tonnes (regulations 12 and 15). The maximum weight of a seed lot remains subject to a margin by which it may be exceeded by virtue of paragraph 23 of Schedule 5 to the Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and Part II of Schedule 5 to the Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993.

No Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared for this instrument as it has no impact on the cost of business.

(1)

1964 c.14. Section 16 was amended by the European Communities Act 1972 (c.68), section 4(1) and Schedule 4, paragraph 5(1) and (2). See section 38(1) for the definition of “the Minister”. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

(2)

S.S.I. 2005/328, amended by S.S.I. 2006/313 and 448, 2007/224 and 536 and 2009/223.

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