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The Fodder Plant Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), it shall be determined, by way of a germination test, whether or not the seed will satisfy the applicable germination standard set out in column 2 of the following table (“the germination table”) —

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Species (all categories)Minimum germination (% of pure seed)Maximum hard seed content (% pure seed)

1.  Fine grasses —

(a)annual meadowgrass

75Not applicable

(b)brown top

75Not applicable

(c)creeping bent grass

75Not applicable

(d)festulolium

75Not applicable

(e)red fescue

75Not applicable

(f)red top

80Not applicable

(g)rough-stalked meadowgrass

75Not applicable

(h)sheep’s fescue

75Not applicable

(i)smooth-stalked meadowgrass

75Not applicable

(j)velvet bent

75Not applicable

(k)wood meadowgrass

75Not applicable

2.  Fodder grasses —

(a)Alaska brome-grass

75Not applicable

(b)cocksfoot

80Not applicable

(c)hybrid ryegrass

75Not applicable

(d)Italian ryegrass

75Not applicable

(e)meadow fescue

80Not applicable

(f)perennial ryegrass

80Not applicable

(g)rescue grass

75Not applicable

(h)small Timothy

80Not applicable

(i)tall fescue

80Not applicable

(j)tall oatgrass

75Not applicable

(k)Timothy

80Not applicable

3.  Small seeded legumes —

(a)Alsike clover

8020

(b)birdsfoot trefoil

7540

(c)lucerne

8040

(d)red clover

8020

(e)sainfoin

7520

(f)trefoil, black medick

8020

(g)white clover

8040

4.  Large seeded legumes —

(a)blue lupin

7520

(b)common vetch

8520

(c)field bean

805

(d)field pea

80Not applicable

(e)hairy vetch

8520

(f)Hungarian vetch

8520

(g)white lupin

8020

(h)yellow lupin

8020

5.  Crucifers —

(a)fodder kale

75Not applicable

(b)fodder radish

80Not applicable

(c)swede

80Not applicable

(2) For the purpose of determining whether seed satisfies the applicable germination standard set out in column 2 of the germination table —

(a)any fresh and healthy seed which does not germinate after pre-treatment shall be regarded as seed which has germinated, and

(b)any hard seed present not exceeding the amount shown in column 3 of the table shall be regarded as seed which is capable of germination.

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