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The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012

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Regulation 10

SCHEDULEINSERTION OF SCHEDULE 4B INTO THE FODDER PLANT SEED (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2005

Regulation 8A(4)

SCHEDULE 4BRequirements for preservation mixtures

PART IConditions for directly harvested preservation mixtures

1.  The percentage of the constituents of the mixture that are species and, where relevant, subspecies, typical for the habitat type of the collection site is adequate for the purpose of recreating the habitat type of the collection site.

2.  The germination rate of the constituent in paragraph 1 is sufficient for the purpose of recreating the habitat type of the collection site.

3.  The maximum content of species which do not comply with paragraph 1 does not exceed 1% of the weight of a submitted sample.

4.  The mixture does not contain Avena fatua, Avena sterilis or Cuscuta spp..

5.  The maximum content of Rumex spp., other than Rumex acetosella and Rumex maritimus, does not exceed 0.05% of the weight of a submitted sample.

PART IIConditions for crop-grown preservation mixtures

1.  The constituents are species which are typical for the habitat type of the collection site and, as constituents of the mixture, important for the preservation of the natural environment in the context of conservation of genetic resources.

2.  Each constituent of the mixture has been multiplied for no more than five generations.

PART IIIExaminations

1.  All visual inspections and examinations used to ascertain whether a preservation mixture meets the conditions specified in these Regulations must be carried out in accordance with current international methods insofar as such methods exist.

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