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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-10-24:

  •  (1) In addition to the standards prescribed by section 6, the following standards apply to seed:

    • (a) the seed shall not contain prohibited noxious weed seeds;

    • (a.1) the seed shall have been subject to appropriate mixing, blending and processing techniques so that it is as uniform as practicable;

    • (b) if graded with the name of one of the Canada Foundation grades, the seed shall be of foundation status and, if two or more seed lots of the same variety are mixed, a new crop certificate is required to be issued by the Association if the seed meets the standards established by the Association;

    • (c) if graded with the name of one of the Canada Registered grades, the seed shall be of foundation status or registered status and, if two or more seed lots of the same variety are mixed, a new crop certificate is required to be issued by the Association if the seed meets the standards established by the Association;

    • (d) if graded with the name of one of the Canada Certified grades, the seed shall be of foundation status, registered status or certified status and, if two or more seed lots of the same variety are mixed, the Agency shall be so informed;

    • (e) if graded with the name of one of the varietal blend grades, all of the seed shall be of pedigreed status;

    • (f) a mixture of seed that contains different varieties of the same kind or species may not be graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name; and

    • (g) every Canada Certified No. 1 Cereal Mixture and Canada Certified No. 2 Cereal Mixture shall contain only seed of pedigreed status and only one variety per kind or species.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the standards set out in Tables I, II and III to Schedule I, seed to which those Tables apply shall be free from tartarian buckwheat in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

  • (3) In addition to meeting the standards set out in Tables I, II and III to Schedule I, seed to which those Tables apply shall be free from wild oats in Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

  • (4) In the grading of seeds of lentils referred to in Table II to Schedule I, a seed head of mallow (Malva spp.) shall be considered as a secondary noxious weed.

  • (5) Seed to which Table VII to Schedule I applies shall be free from seeds of cleavers (Galium aparine L. and Galium spurium L.).

  • (6) Column V of Table VIII to Schedule I does not apply to sweet-clover seed.

  • (7) Notwithstanding the kinds and species of seeds set out in Table XI to Schedule I,

    • (a) subcolumn 1 of column X of that Table applies only to Chewing’s fescue, meadow fescue, red fescue, creeping red fescue, tall fescue, annual ryegrass, intermediate ryegrass and perennial ryegrass;

    • (b) subcolumn 2 of column X of that Table applies only to smooth bromegrass, meadow bromegrass, sweet bromegrass, fine-leaved fescue, hard fescue, sheep fescue, various-leaved fescue, creeping foxtail, meadow foxtail, orchardgrass, beardless wheatgrass, northern wheatgrass, pubescent wheatgrass, slender wheatgrass, streambank wheatgrass, Altai wildrye, Dahurian wildrye and Russian wildrye;

    • (c) subcolumn 3 of column X of that Table applies only to crested wheatgrass, intermediate wheatgrass, Siberian wheatgrass, tall wheatgrass, western wheatgrass and tall oatgrass;

    • (d) subcolumn 4 of column X of that Table applies only to reed canarygrass;

    • (e) subcolumn 1 of column XI of that Table applies only to Chewing’s fescue, meadow fescue, red fescue, creeping red fescue, tall fescue, annual ryegrass, intermediate ryegrass, perennial ryegrass and reed canarygrass; and

    • (f) subcolumn 2 of column XI of that Table applies only to smooth bromegrass, meadow bromegrass, sweet bromegrass, fine-leaved fescue, hard fescue, sheep fescue, various-leaved fescue, creeping foxtail, meadow foxtail, tall oatgrass, orchardgrass, beardless wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, intermediate wheatgrass, northern wheatgrass, pubescent wheatgrass, Siberian wheatgrass, slender wheatgrass, streambank wheatgrass, tall wheatgrass, western wheatgrass, Altai wildrye, Dahurian wildrye and Russian wildrye.

  • (8) Notwithstanding the kinds and species of seeds set out in Table XIII to Schedule I, column V of that Table does not apply to mixtures that contains one per cent or more of sweet-clover seed.

  • (9) Notwithstanding Table XIII to Schedule I, Common No. 1 Forage Mixture may contain one primary noxious weed per 25 g where there is present, singly or combined, 10 per cent or more of common timothy, dwarf timothy, Canada bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass or redtop seed.

  • (10) Notwithstanding Table XIV to Schedule I, all mixtures described on a label to be suitable for shady places shall contain not less than 40 per cent by weight, singly or combined, of Chewing’s fescue, creeping red fescue or rough bluegrass seed.

  • (11) The diameter of sets set out in column II of Table XXI to Schedule I do not apply to multiplier onions.

  • (12) For the purposes of Table XXI to Schedule I, a tolerance of three per cent by weight is allowed for the oversized or undersized sets for each grade of onion sets.

  • SOR/86-850, s. 4
  • SOR/93-162, s. 3
  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 89
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 102
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