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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 47.11 from 2006-03-22 to 2017-05-18:

  •  (1) Nuclear Stock seed potatoes shall be

    • (a) produced from potato tissue culture material that has been tested and found free of bacterial ring rot, PSTV and viruses;

    • (b) laboratory tested within 12 months before the completion of the multiplication process and found free of bacterial ring rot, PSTV and viruses;

    • (c) produced in an aseptic or protected environment;

    • (d) visibly free from varietal mixtures;

    • (e) free from pathogenic bacteria or viruses, saprophytic contamination or other symptoms of diseases that could affect the quality of the material; and

    • (f) if produced in a protected environment,

      • (i) inspected by an inspector at least once during the growing period, and

      • (ii) grown in a medium that has not been previously used.

  • (2) Subject to paragraph 6(1)(d) of the Act, an inspector may ask a grower to provide records that contain the following information:

    • (a) the origin of each variety;

    • (b) the testing history of each variety;

    • (c) the pedigree of each variety; and

    • (d) evidence that subparagraph (1)(f)(ii) has been complied with.

  • (3) Any material that is being produced as Nuclear Stock seed potatoes shall be removed without delay from an aseptic or protected environment if it tests positive for pathogenic bacterial or viral organisms or manifests signs or symptoms of saprophytic contamination.

  • (4) No person shall sell or transfer all the rights of ownership of Nuclear Stock seed potatoes unless he or she possesses a seed potato tag or inspector’s certificate that indicates that the seed potatoes are Nuclear Stock seed potatoes.

  • SOR/97-118, s. 2
  • SOR/97-292, s. 35
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 91
  • SOR/2002-198, s. 3
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