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The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012

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9.  In Schedule 3 (particulars to be specified in an official certificate or a breeder’s confirmation)—

(a)for the heading of the Schedule substitute “PARTICULARS TO BE SPECIFIED IN AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE, A BREEDER’S CONFIRMATION OR AN AUTHORISATION TO MARKET A PRESERVATION MIXTURE”;

(b)after paragraph 2 (particulars to be specified in a breeder’s confirmation) insert—

Particulars to be specified in an authorisation to market a preservation mixture

3.(1) The following particulars must be specified in an authorisation to market a preservation mixture—

(a)name and address of producer;

(b)harvesting method: directly harvested or crop-grown;

(c)subject to sub-paragraph (2), percentage by weight of constituents as species and, where relevant, subspecies;

(d)in the case of crop-grown preservation mixtures, a specific germination rate for constituents of the mixture which are specified in Schedule 1 and which do not comply with the germination requirements for Commercial Seed set out in Part II of Schedule 4;

(e)quantity of the mixture to which the authorisation is to apply;

(f)region of origin;

(g)restriction to marketing in the region of origin;

(h)source area;

(i)collection site, and in the case of a crop-grown preservation mixture, in addition the multiplication site;

(j)habitat type of the collection site; and

(k)year of collection.

(2) For directly harvested preservation mixtures, it suffices to give those constituents as species and, where relevant subspecies, which are typical for the habitat type of the collection site and which are, as constituents of the mixture, of importance for the preservation of the natural environment in the context of the conservation of genetic resources..

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