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The Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title, extent and commencement

  3. 2.Revocation of previous regulations

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Seeds to which the regulations apply

  6. 5.Marketing of seeds

  7. 6.Official certificates

  8. 7.Sampling

  9. 8.Sealing of packages

  10. 9.Labelling of packages

  11. 10.Civil liabilities of sellers of seeds

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      KINDS OF SEEDS TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      OFFICIAL CERTIFICATES

      1. 1.On receipt of an application made in accordance with regulation...

      2. 2.The Minister shall refuse to issue an official certificate in...

      3. 3.The Minister may refuse to issue an official certificate in...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PARTICULARS TO BE SPECIFIED IN AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

      1. Name and Address of Certifying Authority Applicant’s name, address and...

      2. *As appropriate.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS FOR BASIC SEED, CERTIFIED SEED, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS AND COMMERCIAL SEED

      1. PART I

        1. CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEEDS OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL SEED ARE OBTAINED

          1. 1.So far as the Minister can ascertain them, by the...

          2. 2.Varietal identity and varietal purity

          3. 3.Crop inspections

          4. 4.Previous cropping

          5. 5.Limitation of the number of harvest years

          6. 6.Isolation distances

          7. 7.Field pea crops grown for the production of Pre-basic Seed,...

          8. 8.Throughout the period of flowering of the crop there shall...

          9. 9.Standards for varietal purity

      2. PART II

        1. CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE SEEDS

          1. 1.Basic Seed, Certified Seed and Certified Seed of the First...

          2. 2.For lucerne and red clover, Basic Seed and seeds entered...

          3. 3.The seeds shall be of a satisfactory state of health...

          4. 4.For each seed lot of Pre-basic Seed or Basic Seed...

          5. 5.For each seed lot of Breeder’s Seed, Pre-basic Seed, Basic...

          6. 6.The seeds shall comply with the following standards:— Kind Minimum...

          7. 7.The seeds shall also comply with the following standards where...

      3. PART III ASCOCHYTA FABAE STANDARDS

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. PART I

        1. SAMPLING OF SEED LOTS

          1. 1.A sample shall be obtained from the seed lot by...

          2. 2.Primary sample size

          3. 3.Condition of the Seed Lot

          4. 4.Sampling from Sacks

          5. 5.The containers to be sampled shall be selected at random...

          6. 6.Sampling from small containers

          7. 7.When seed is in moisture-proof containers the opened or pierced...

          8. 8.Sampling from large containers or seed in bulk

          9. 9.Sampling from a seed stream

          10. 10.Sampling Instruments

          11. 11.The instrument used for drawing primary samples shall be one...

          12. 12.Methods of Use

          13. 13.Obtaining submitted sample–composite sample division instruments

          14. 14.Methods of Use

      2. PART II

        1. MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF A SEED LOT AND MINIMUM WEIGHT OF A SUBMITTED SAMPLE

          1. The maximum weight of a seed lot and minimum weight...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      FOR THE PURPOSES OF THESE REGULATIONS THE PARTICULARS PRESCRIBED IN THE SCHEDULE AS TO THE KIND AND VARIETY OF SEED SHALL BE INDICATED ON THE LABEL IN ROMAN CHARACTERS. THE KIND OF SEED SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY ITS LATIN NAME, AS PRESCRIBED IN SCHEDULE 1

      1. PART I

        1. A.Official Label for a Package of Breeder’s Seed

        2. B.Official Label for a Package of Pre-Basic Seed

        3. C.Official Label for a Package of Basic Seed, Certified Seed or Certified Seed of the First and Second Generations

        4. D.Official Label for a Package of Commercial Seed

        5. E.Official Label for a Package of a Mixture of Seeds

        6. F.Further Particulars to be Given in Respect of a Mixture of Seeds—Other than a Mixture in a Small Package of Seeds not Intended for Use for Agricultural Purposes

        7. G.Official Label for a Package of Seed not Finally Certified

      2. PART II SMALL PACKAGES

        1. A.Supplier’s Label for a Small Package of Pre-Basic or Basic Seed

        2. B.Supplier’s Label for a Small Package of a Mixture of Seeds for Use for Agricultural Purposes

        3. C.Supplier’s Label for a Small EEC `A' Package of a Mixture of Seeds not Intended for Agricultural Purposes

        4. D.Supplier’s Label for a Small EEC `B' Package of Certified or Commercial Seed Other Than a Mixture

        5. E.Supplier’s Label for a Small EEC `B' Package of a Mixture of Seeds not Intended for Agricultural Purposes

      3. PART III

        1. A. Particulars to be Marked or Displayed on the Sale of Unpacketed Seeds Other Than Mixtures of Seeds

        2. B. Particulars to be Marked or Displayed on the Sale of Unpacketed Mixtures of Seeds

      4. PART IV PRINTING OF SPECIFIED MATTERS ON PACKAGES

        1. (whole-bag labelling)

          1. A. Seeds which have not been imported

          2. B.Seeds Imported from Another Member State

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      MAXIMUM WEIGHT FOR RETAIL SALES OF UNPACKETED SEEDS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      LIMITS OF VARIATION

      1. GERMINATION

      2. ANALYTICAL PURITY–(a) grasses

      3. ANALYTICAL PURITY–(b) legumes and crucifers

      4. CONTENT OF SEEDS OF OTHER SPECIES IN GRASSES

      5. CONTENT OF SEEDS OF OTHER SPECIES OR VARIETIES IN LEGUMES AND CRUCIFERS

      6. NUMBER OF SEEDS OF OTHER SPECIES

  13. Explanatory Note

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