13 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), seed may be graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name only where
(a) the seed is of pedigreed status;
(b) the seed has been conditioned by the grower of the seed on the grower’s premises or by an approved conditioner registered pursuant to Part IV;
(c) the grower of the seed has completed and signed a declaration attesting that the seed is derived from a crop that has been issued a crop certificate and that the seed has not become mixed with any other seed; and
(d) the seed is graded by an accredited grader, based on
(i) the results of an officially-recognized test; or
(ii) in the case of seed corn, a test done in accordance with paragraph 11(1)(b).
(2) Where seeds are not conditioned on the grower’s premises and it can be determined that the services of an approved conditioner are not available, a grower may, under the supervision of an inspector, have seed conditioned by other than an approved conditioner.
(3) Imported seed may be graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name only where
(a) the seed meets the condition set out in paragraph 1(d); and
(b) the seed was imported in a package labelled with a tag of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies.
- SOR/78-314, s. 1
- SOR/86-850, s. 6
- SOR/88-242, s. 3
- SOR/93-162, s. 4
- SOR/96-252, s. 2
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