11 (1) For the purposes of determining whether the seed meets the standards set out in sections 6 and 7, the seed shall be subject to the following tests
(a) in the case of seed to be graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name, other than seed corn, an officially recognized test;
(b) in the case of corn to be graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name, non-pedigreed seed of the kinds or species set out in Tables VII to XII to Schedule I, and for the purposes of subsection 40(2), a recognized standard method by
(i) an officially recognized laboratory,
(ii) in the case of determinations of impurities in the kinds or species set out in Tables I to VI of Schedule I or seeds of a similar size, an accredited grader,
(iii) a seed testing laboratory operating under the supervision of a Senior or Associate member of the Commercial Seed Analysts’ Association of Canada,
(iv) a seed testing laboratory operating under the supervision of a Registered Seed Technologist registered by the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists,
(v) a seed testing laboratory operated by or under the authority of a national or state government of a foreign country, or
(vi) a seed testing laboratory accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA); or
(c) in the case of all other seed, a recognized standard method.
(2) Barley seed that has been labelled to indicate that it has been neither tested nor treated for true loose smut is exempt from being tested for true loose smut.
- SOR/96-252, s. 2
- SOR/2003-6, s. 104
- SOR/2007-223, s. 6
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