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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-10-24:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the standards for seed of the kinds and species set out in Schedule I and the grade names therefor are as set out in that Schedule.

  • (2) Seed of a kind or species not set out in Schedule I shall meet the minimum weed seed and other crop seed standards set out in the following Tables of Schedule I:

    • (a) for any kind or species with 15 or fewer seeds per gram, Table V;

    • (b) for any kind or species with 16 to 50 seeds per gram, Table II;

    • (c) for any kind or species with 51 to 250 seeds per gram, Table IV;

    • (d) for any kind or species with 251 to 600 seeds per gram, Table VIII;

    • (e) for any kind or species with 601 to 1,500 seeds per gram, Table IX;

    • (f) for any kind or species of grass with 1,500 or fewer seeds per gram, Table XI;

    • (g) for any kind or species of grass with 1,501 seeds or more per gram, Table XII;

    • (h) for any seed or mixture of seeds for land reclamation purposes, Table XIII;

    • (i) for herbs and vegetables, Table XX, unless they have 1,000 or more seeds per gram, in which case Table XII shall be used; and

    • (j) wildflower mixtures, Table XV.

  • (3) Barley seed that has been treated with a product registered as a control product under the Pest Control Products Act for the control of true loose smut (Ustilago nuda) is exempt from the standards for true loose smut set out in column IX of Table II to Schedule I.

  • (4) Seed referred to in subsection (2) shall not be considered a weed seed for the purpose of that subsection.

  • SOR/86-850, s. 3
  • SOR/89-368, s. 1, 4(F)
  • SOR/91-609, s. 2
  • SOR/93-162, s. 2
  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 101
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