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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2007-10-25 to 2023-01-25:

  •  (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, soil conservation, green cover, wildlife grazing or habitat, wetland restoration and similar 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 and similar products intended for landscape gardening use, 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 9 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
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 4
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