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The Fodder Plant Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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5.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (14), the seed shall conform to the following standards or other conditions as regards the maximum content of seeds of other plant species —

SpeciesBasic seedCS, C1 and C2 seed EC minimum standard levelCS seed HVS level
TotalA single speciesTotalA single singleTotalA single species
(percentage by weight(content by number in a sample of the weight specified in column 4 of table in Schedule 7)(percentage by weight)(percentage by weight)(percentage by weight)(percentage by weight)

1.  Fine grasses

(a)Fine grasses other than —

0.3202.01.0Not applicableNot applicable

(i)Festulolium

(ii)Red fescue

(iii)Smooth-stalk meadowgrass

(b)Festulolium

0.3201.51.01.5Not applicable

(c)Red fescue

0.3201.51.01.50.5

(d)Smooth-stalk meadowgrass

0.3202.01.01.50.5

2.  Fodder grasses

(a)Fodder grasses other than —

(i)Alaska brome-grass

0.3201.51.01.50.5

(ii)Rescue grass

(iii)Tall oatgrass

(b)Alaska brome-grass and rescue grass

0.4201.51.0Not applicableNot applicable

(c)Tall oatgrass

0.3203.01.0Not applicableNot applicable

3.  Small seeded legumes

(a)Alsike clover and trefoil black medick

0.3201.51.0Not applicableNot applicable

(b)Birdsfoot trefoil

0.3201.81.0Not applicableNot applicable

(c)Lucerne, red clover and white clover

0.3201.51.01.50.5

(d)Sainfoin

0.3202.51.01.50.5

4.  Large seeded legumes

(a)Large seeded legumes other than vetches

0.3200.50.3Not applicableNot applicable

(b)Vetches

0.3201.00.5Not applicableNot applicable

5.  Crucifers

0.3201.00.5Not applicableNot applicable

(2) Notwithstanding the condition that a sample of basic seed of the weight specified in column 4 of the table in Schedule 7 shall not exceed 20 seeds of a single species, in the case of —

(a)cocksfoot;

(b)festulolium;

(c)hybrid ryegrass;

(d)Italian ryegrass;

(e)meadow fescue;

(f)perennial ryegrass,

(g)red fescue;

(h)sheep’s fescue;

(i)tall fescue; and

(j)tall oatgrass,

a maximum total of 80 seeds of Poa spp. in a sample shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(3) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of red fescue, there shall be no more than a total of 4 seeds of ryegrass, cocksfoot and meadow fescue in a sample of the weight specified in column 4 of the table in Schedule 7.

(4) In the case of basic seed of annual meadowgrass, rough-stalked meadowgrass, smooth-stalked meadowgrass and wood meadowgrass the maximum total content of seeds of Poa spp. other than the species to be examined shall not exceed one in a sample of 500 seeds.

(5) In the case of a sample of CS seed of annual meadowgrass, rough-stalked meadowgrass, smooth-stalked meadowgrass and wood meadowgrass, a maximum total of 0.8% by weight of seeds of other Poa spp. in the sample shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(6) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of smooth-stalked meadowgrass, a maximum of 0.4% by weight of seed of other meadowgrasses shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(7) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of meadow fescue and tall fescue, there shall be no more than —

(a)0.3% by weight of rough stalked meadowgrass, or

(b)0.3% by weight of ryegrass,

in the sample.

(8) In the case of a sample of CS seed of tall oatgrass, the condition that the weight of seed of a single plant species in the sample shall not exceed 1.0% shall not apply to seeds of Poa spp.

(9) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of hybrid ryegrass, Italian ryegrass and perennial ryegrass, there shall be no more than —

(a)0.4% by weight of annual meadowgrass, or

(b)0.3% by weight of rough stalked meadowgrass,

in the sample.

(10) In the case of a sample of CS seed of birdsfoot trefoil, a maximum total of 1% by weight of seeds of red clover in the sample shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(11) In the case of a sample of C1 seed of a lupin, a maximum total of 0.5% by weight of seeds of field bean, field pea, or vetch seed or another species of lupin in the sample shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(12) In the case of a sample of C1 seed of a vetch, a maximum total of 0.5% by weight of seeds of field bean, field pea or lupin seed or another species of vetch seed in the sample shall not be regarded as an impurity.

(13) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of small Timothy and Timothy, there shall be no more than 0.3% by weight of Agrostis spp. in the sample.

(14) In the case of a sample of HVS level CS seed of red fescue, there shall be no more than 0.3% by weight of rough-stalked meadowgrass.

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