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The Cereal Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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13.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it shall be determined, by way of a germination test, whether the seed attains the percentage of germination specified in column 2 of the following table for the appropriate category of seed—

SpeciesMinimum germination(% of pure seed, expressed as an integer)
12

(a)Basic, CS, C1 and C2 seed of—

85

(i)barley

(ii)durum wheat

(iii)oats (other than CS, C1 and C2 seed of oats officially classified as being of a naked oat type)

(iv)spelt wheat

(v)wheat

(b)CS, C1 and C2 seed of oats officially classified as being of a naked oat type

75

(c)Basic and CS seed of maize

90

(d)Basic and CS seed of rye

85

(e)Basic, CS, C1 and C2 seed of triticale

80

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply to seed that has been subjected to a tetrazolium test carried out at an official testing station or a licensed seed testing station to establish the viability of the seed unless the result of the test casts doubt on whether it will satisfy the applicable germination standard set out in column 2 of the table set out in sub-paragraph (1).

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