Seeds Regulations

Version of the schedule from 2009-06-24 to 2012-12-13:


SCHEDULE I(Sections 2, 5 to 7, 11 and 12, 18, 23 to 27, 30 and 40)

TABLE I

Applicable to:
(a) Wheat, commonTriticum aestivum L.
(b) Wheat, durumTriticum turgidum L. subsp. durum (Desf.) Husn. (= T. durum Desf.)
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kg
Noxious WeedsMinimum Percentage of Germination
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsTotal Barley, Rye & TriticaleOther Crops Including Total Barley, Rye & TriticaleAdditional Common Wheat in Durum Wheat & Durum Wheat in Common WheatMaximum Number of Ergot Bodies per kgCommon WheatDurum Wheat
1. Canada Foundation No. 100200018580
2. Canada Foundation No. 200412087570
3. Canada Registered No. 100301018580
4. Canada Registered No. 200612087570
5. Canada Certified No. 100312528580
6. Canada Certified No. 2006251087570
7. Common No. 1021010101228580
8. Common No. 2242020202487070

TABLE II

Applicable to:
(a) Barley, six-row, two-row, hullessHordeum vulgare L. subsp. vulgare
(b) Bean, mungVigna radiata (L.) Wilczek var. radiata
(c) Buckwheat, commonFagopyrum esculentum Moench
(d) Buckwheat, tartarianFagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn.
(e) EmmerTriticum turgidum L. subsp. dicoccum (Schrank ex Schübl.) Thell. (= T. dicoccum Schrank ex Schübl.)
(f) LentilLens culinaris Medik.
(g) Lupine, lupin (grain and forage)Lupinus spp.
(h) Oats including hullessAvena sativa L., A. nuda L.
(i) RyeSecale cereale L.
(j) SpeltTriticum aestivum L. subsp. spelta (L.) Thell. (= T. spelta L.)
(k) Triticale— × Triticosecale spp.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kg
Noxious WeedsMaximum Number of Ergot Bodies per kgMinimum Percentage of Germination
Primary Plus Secondary
Grade NamePrimaryIn OatsIn Other KindsTotal WeedsOther CropsIn Barley & OatsIn Triticale & RyeMaximum Percentage of True Loose Smut in BarleyRye, Triticale, Hulless Barley & Hulless OatsOther Kinds
1. Canada Foundation No. 1000211227585
2. Canada Foundation No. 20004281046575
3. Canada Registered No. 1000321227585
4. Canada Registered No. 20006481046575
5. Canada Certified No. 1000342427585
6. Canada Certified No. 201161081546575
7. Common No. 102210252447585
8. Common No. 2244205081566575

TABLE II.1

Applicable to:
(a) SainfoinOnobrychis viciifolia Scop.
(b) Vetch, hairyVicia villosa Roth. subsp. villosa
(c) Vetch, HungarianVicia pannonica Crantz
(d) Vetch, commonVicia sativa L. subsp. sativa
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kg
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 101201075
2. Canada Foundation No. 202402065
3. Canada Registered No. 101201075
4. Canada Registered No. 202402065
5. Canada Certified No. 105404075
6. Canada Certified No. 2020808065
7. Common No. 1020505070
8. Common No. 2204010010060

TABLE III

Applicable to:
Cereal mixtures composed of seeds of two or more kinds listed in Tables I to II.1, including Phaseolus vulgaris L., Vicia faba L. and Pisum sativum L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kg
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMaximum Percentage of True Loose Smut in BarleyMaximum Number of Ergot Bodies per kg
1. Canada Certified No. 1 Cereal Mixture003523
2. Canada Certified No. 2 Cereal Mixture01620412
3. Common No. 1 Cereal Mixture02103043
4. Common No. 2 Cereal Mixture242060612

TABLE IV

Applicable to:
(a) CanarygrassPhalaris canariensis L.
(b) Flax, oilseed and fibreLinum usitatissimum L.
(c) SorghumSorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
(d) Sorghum Sudan grass hybridsSorghum ×drummondi (Steud.) Millsp. & Chase
(e) Sudan grassSorghum ×drummondi (Steud.) Millsp. & Chase (= S. sudanese (Piper) Stapf)
(f) HempCannabis sativa L. subsp. sativa
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g
Noxious WeedsOther CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsIn Sorghum, Sudan Grass, Sorghum Sudan Grass Hybrids & CanarygrassIn Other KindsSorghumOther Kinds
1. Canada Foundation No. 1002007085
2. Canada Foundation No. 2003117070
3. Canada Registered No. 1002017085
4. Canada Registered No. 2003127070
5. Canada Certified No. 1003117085
6. Canada Certified No. 2025227070
7. Common No. 10262527085
8. Common No. 226105087070

TABLE V

Applicable to seed of the following kinds when intended for agricultural field production:
(a) Bean, fieldPhaseolus vulgaris L.
(b) Bean, broad, horse, tick and fabaVicia faba L.
(c) ChickpeaCicer arietinum L.
(d) Corn (open-pollinated, synthetic)Zea mays L. subsp. mays
(e) CowpeaVigna unguiculata (L.) Walpers subsp. unguiculata
(f) Pea, fieldPisum sativum L.
(g) SafflowerCarthamus tinctorius L.
(h) SoybeanGlycine max (L.) Merr.
(i) Sunflower (open-pollinated)Helianthus annuus L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kgMinimum Percentage of Germination
Grade NameTotal WeedsOther CropsMaximum Number of Sclerotia Bodies in Sunflower per kgPea, Chickpea, Cowpea & SafflowerBeans & SoybeanCorn & Sunflower
1. Canada Foundation No. 1001808590
2. Canada Foundation No. 2008707580
3. Canada Registered No. 1001808590
4. Canada Registered No. 2018707580
5. Canada Certified No. 1011808590
6. Canada Certified No. 2038707580
7. Common No. 1144758090
8. Common No. 23108656575

TABLE VI

Applicable to seed of the following kinds when intended for agricultural field production:
(a) Corn, hybridZea mays L. subsp. mays
(b) Sunflower, hybridHelianthus annuus L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kg
Grade NameWeedsOther CropsMaximum Number of Sclerotia Bodies per kg in SunflowerMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation0N/A8N/A
2. Canada Certified No. 101190
3. Canada Certified No. 205880
4. Common410875

TABLE VII

Applicable to:
(a) Mustard, blackBrassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
(b) Mustard, oriental, Indian or brownBrassica juncea (L.) Czern.
(c) Mustard, white (= yellow)Sinapis alba L.
(d) Rapeseed, oilseed rape, canola
blank line- Argentine typeBrassica napus L. var. napus (= B. napus L. var. oleifera Delile)
blank line- Polish typeBrassica rapa L. subsp. campestris (L.) A.R. Clapham
- Brassica juncea typeBrassica juncea (L.) Czern.
(e) Radish, oilseed or forageRaphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsB. rapa in B. napus or B. napus in B. rapaOther Brassica Crops Including S. albaOther Non-brassica CropsMaximum Number of Sclerotia Bodies per 50 gMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 1005001190
2. Canada Foundation No. 20010212280
3. Canada Registered No. 1005001190
4. Canada Registered No. 20010212280
5. Canada Certified No. 1015511190
6. Canada Certified No. 202101052280
7. Common131520152290

TABLE VIII

Applicable to:
(a) AlfalfaMedicago sativa L.
(b) Clover, crimsonTrifolium incarnatum L.
(c) Clover, redTrifolium pratense L.
(d) Clover, subterraneanTrifolium subterraneum L.
(e) Clover, sweet
blank line- white blossomMelilotus albus Medik.
blank line- yellow blossomMelilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.
(f) Lespedeza, common or KobeKummerowia striata (Thunb.) Schindl. (= Lespedeza striata (Thunb.) Hook. & Arn.)
(g) Lespedeza, KoreanKummerowia stipulacia (Maxim.) Makino (= Lespedeza stipulacea Maxim.)
(h) Lespedeza, sericea or ChineseLespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don
(i) Millet, foxtail or ItalianSetaria italica (L.) P. Beauv. subsp. italica
(j) Millet, JapaneseEchinochloa frumentacea Link or E. esculenta (A. Brown) H. Scholz. (=Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv. var. frumentacea (Link) E.G. Camus & A. Camus)
(k) Millet, pearlPennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (= P. americanum L. Leeke)
(l) Millet, prosoPanicum miliaceum L. subsp. miliaceum
(m) Vetch, crownSecurigera varia (L.) Lassen (= Coronilla varia L.)
(n) Vetch, kidneyAnthyllis vulneraria L.
(o) Milk-vetch, cicerAstragalus cicer L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g Except Where Otherwise Stated
Noxious WeedsOther Crops
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsSweet CloverBrassica Crops Including S. albaOther Non-brassica CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 100510585
2. Canada Foundation No. 20230222070
3. Canada Registered No. 100510585
4. Canada Registered No. 20230222070
5. Canada Certified No. 105502041% by weight80
6. Canada Certified No. 2010753062% by weight70
7. Varietal Blend No. 105502041% by weight80
8. Varietal Blend No. 2010753062% by weight70
9. Common No. 105752582% by weight80
10. Common No. 251010050103% by weight70

TABLE IX

Applicable to:
(a) Clover, alsikeTrifolium hybridum L.
(b) Clover, hop or yellowTrifolium aureum Pollich
(c) Clover, hop, largeTrifolium campestre Schreb.
(d) Clover, hop, small (suckling)Trifolium dubium Sibth.
(e) Clover, PersianTrifolium resupinatum L.
(f) Clover, strawberryTrifolium fragiferum L.
(g) Clover, whiteTrifolium repens L.
(h) Medick, blackMedicago lupulina L.
(i) Timothy
blank line- commonPhleum pratense L.
blank line- dwarfPhleum bertolonii DC.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g Except Where Otherwise Stated
Noxious WeedsOther Crops
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsSweet CloverBrassica Crops Including S. albaOther Non-brassica CropsMaximum Percentage of Ergot or Sclerotia BodiesMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 1008005180
2. Canada Foundation No. 202401230270
3. Canada Registered No. 1008005180
4. Canada Registered No. 202401230270
5. Canada Certified No. 105501041% by weight180
6. Canada Certified No. 2010752562% by weight270
7. Varietal Blend No. 105501041% by weight180
8. Varietal Blend No. 2010752562% by weight270
9. Common No. 1010752582% by weight180
10. Common No. 252012550103% by weight270

TABLE X

Applicable to:
Trefoil, bird’s-footLotus corniculatus L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g Except Where Otherwise Stated
Noxious WeedsOther Crops
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsSweet CloverBrassica Crops Including S. albaOther Non-brassica CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 10110105075
2. Canada Foundation No. 202501230065
3. Canada Registered No. 10110105075
4. Canada Registered No. 202501230065
5. Canada Certified No. 105502042% by weight75
6. Canada Certified No. 20101003065% by weight65
7. Varietal Blend No. 105502042% by weight75
8. Varietal Blend No. 20101003065% by weight65
9. Common No. 10101002583% by weight75
10. Common No. 2520200100105% by weight65

TABLE XI

Applicable to:
(a) Bromegrass, meadowBromus riparius Rehmann
(b) Bromegrass, smoothBromus inermis Leyss.
(c) Bromegrass, sweetBromus carinatus Hook. & Arn.
(d) Canarygrass, reedPhalaris arundinacea L.
(e) Fescue, Chewing’sFestuca rubra L. subsp. fallax (Thuill.) Nyman (= F. rubra L. var. commutata Gaudin)
(f) Fescue, fine-leavedFestuca filiformis Pourr. (= F. tenuifolia Sibth.)
(g) Fescue, hardFestuca brevipila R. Tracey (= F. longifolia auct. pl.)
(h) Fescue, meadowFestuca pratensis Huds.
(i) Fescue, red and creeping redFestuca rubra L. subsp. rubra
(j) Fescue, sheepFestuca ovina L.
(k) Fescue, tallFestuca arundinacea Schreb.
(l) Fescue, various-leavedFestuca heterophylla Lam.
(m) Foxtail, creepingAlopecurus arundinaceus Poir.
(n) Foxtail, meadowAlopecurus pratensis L.
(o) Oatgrass, tallArrhenatherum elatius (L.) P. Beauv. ex J.Presl & C. Presl
(p) OrchardgrassDactylis glomerata L.
(q) Ryegrass, annualLolium multiflorum Lam.
(r) Ryegrass, intermediateLolium×hybridum Hausskn.
(s) Ryegrass, perennialLolium perenne L.
(t) Wheatgrass, beardlessPseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) Á. Löve (= Agropyron spicatum (Pursh) Scribn. & J.G. Smith f. inerme (Scribn. & J.G. Smith) Beetle)
(u) Wheatgrass, crestedAgropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn. or A. desertorum (Fisch. ex Link) Schult.
(v) Wheatgrass, intermediateElytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski subsp. intermedia (= Agropyron intermedium (Host) Beauv.)
(w) Wheatgrass, northernElymus lanceolatus (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould subsp. lanceolatus (= Agropyron dasystachyum (Hook.) Scribn.)
(x) Wheatgrass, pubescentElytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski subsp. intermedia (= Agropyron trichophorum (Link) Richter)
(y) Wheatgrass, SiberianAgropyron fragile (Roth) P. Candargy subsp. sibiricum (Willd.) Melderis (= Agropyron sibiricum (Willd.) Beauv.)
(z) Wheatgrass, slenderElymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners (= Agropyron trachycaulum (Link) Malte ex H.F. Lewis)
(z.1) Wheatgrass, streambankElymus lanceolatus (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Gould subsp. lanceolatus (= Agropyron riparium Scribn. & Smith)
(z.2) Wheatgrass, tallElytrigia elongata (Host) Nevski (= Agropyron elongatum (Host) P. Beauv.)
(z.3) Wheatgrass, westernPascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) Á. Löve (= Agropyron smithii Rydb.)
(z.4) Wildrye, AltaiLeymus angustus (Trin.) Pilg. (= Elymus angustus Trin.)
(z.5) Wildrye, DahurianElymus dahuricus Turcz ex Griseb.
(z.6) Wildrye, RussianPsathyrostachys juncea (Fisch.) Nevski (= Elymus junceus Fisch.)
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g Except Where Otherwise Stated
Noxious WeedsOther Crops
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsBrassica Crops Including S. albaSweet CloverIn Meadow Foxtail, Ryegrasses, Orchardgrass & Tall FescueIn Other KindsMaximum Percentage of Ergot BodiesMinimum Percentage of Pure Living SeedMinimum Percentage of Pure Seed by Weight
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1. Canada Foundation No. 101500221807570559590
2. Canada Foundation No. 202252220202706560509080
3. Canada Registered No. 101500221807570559590
4. Canada Registered No. 202252220202706560509080
5. Canada Certified No. 10450452% by weight1% by weight1807570559590
6. Canada Certified No. 2010756203% by weight2% by weight2706560509080
7. Varietal Blend No. 10450452% by weight1% by weight1807570559590
8. Varietal Blend No. 2010756203% by weight2% by weight2706560509080
9. Common No. 105758253% by weight2% by weight1807570559590
10. Common No. 241510010505% by weight3% by weight2706560509080

TABLE XII

Applicable to:
(a) Alkaligrass, weepingPuccinellia distans (L.) (Jacq.) Parl.
(b) Bentgrass, colonial (browntop)Agrostis capillaris L.
(c) Bentgrass, creepingAgrostis stolonifera L.
(d) Bentgrass, velvetAgrostis canina L.
(e) Bluegrass, annualPoa annua L.
(f) Bluegrass, CanadaPoa compressa L.
(g) Bluegrass, fowlPoa palustris L.
(h) Bluegrass, KentuckyPoa pratensis L.
(i) Bluegrass, roughPoa trivialis L.
(j) Bluegrass, supinaPoa supina Schrad.
(k) Bluegrass, woodPoa nemoralis L.
(l) Crested dogtailCynosurus cristatus L.
(m) RedtopAgrostis gigantea Roth
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Maximum Number of Noxious Weed Seeds per 25 gMaximum Percentage by WeightMinimum Percentage of Pure Living Seed
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMaximum Percentage of Ergot BodiesMinimum Percentage of Pure Seed by WeightKentucky Bluegrass & Canada BluegrassOther Kinds
1. Canada Foundation No. 1050.212857075
2. Canada Foundation No. 21200.523756065
3. Canada Registered No. 1050.212857075
4. Canada Registered No. 21200.523756065
5. Canada Certified No. 12200.522856575
6. Canada Certified No. 24500.843755565
7. Varietal Blend No. 12200.522856575
8. Varietal Blend No. 24500.843755565
9. Common No. 14200.532856575
10. Common No. 28100153755565

TABLE XIII

Applicable to:
Mixtures of forage seeds composed of seeds of two or more kinds listed in Tables VIII to XII, except mixtures of seeds designated by the seller as lawn or turf mixtures or ground cover mixtures.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g Except Where Otherwise Stated
Noxious WeedsMinimum Percentage of Germination
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsSweet CloverOther CropsBrassica Including S. albaMaximum Percentage of Ergot BodiesReed CanarygrassKentucky Bluegrass & Canada BluegrassEach Other Component
1. Canada Certified No. 1 Forage Mixture010100252% by weight41557075
2. Canada Certified No. 2 Forage Mixture020200503% by weight62506065
3. Common No. 1 Forage Mixture010100503% by weight81557075
4. Common No. 2 Forage Mixture5202001005% by weight102506065

TABLE XIV

Part I

Applicable to:
Lawn or turf mixtures of two or more kinds of seeds listed in Part 2.
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Maximum Number of Noxious Weed Seeds per 25 gMaximum Percentage by Weight
Grade NameNoxious Weeds Excluding CouchgrassCouchgrassTotal WeedsWhite CloverBromegrass, Orchardgrass & Tall FescueOther CropsMaximum Percentage of Ergot BodiesMinimum Percentage of Pure Seed by WeightMinimum Percentage of Germination of Each Component
1. Canada Certified No. 1 Lawn Mixture20100.551229070
2. Canada Certified No. 2 Lawn Mixture7520152338060
3. Canada No. 1 Lawn Mixture20100.551229070
4. Canada No. 2 Lawn Mixture7520152338060

Part II

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1. Group AKentucky bluegrass, creeping red fescue, Chewing’s fescue, hard fescue, colonial bentgrass, creeping bentgrass, velvet bentgrass, rough bluegrass, Canada bluegrass, sheep fescue, turf-type tall fescue varieties and turf-type perennial ryegrass varieties
2. Group BRedtop, crested wheatgrass, timothy (dwarf-type) and annual ryegrass provided none of those species constitutes more than 30% by weight singly and no more than 40% by weight combined of the total mixture
3. Group CAll other kinds of grass not listed in this Schedule, if those kinds are indicated on the label

TABLE XV

Applicable to:
Ground cover mixtures composed of seed of two or more kinds, other than cereal mixtures, forage mixtures and lawn or turf mixtures.
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Maximum Percentage by Weight
Grade NameMaximum Number of Noxious Weed Seeds per 25 gTotal WeedsOther CropsMinimum Percentage of Pure Seed by Weight
1. Canada No. 1 Ground Cover Mixture250.5385
2. Canada No. 2 Ground Cover Mixture751575

TABLE XVI

Applicable to:
(a) BeetBeta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris
(b) Beet, sugarBeta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris
(c) MangelBeta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris
(d) Swiss chardBeta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 500 g
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMaximum Number of Heads of Mayweed per 500 gMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 102105175
2. Canada Foundation No. 22103020165
3. Canada Registered No. 102105175
4. Canada Registered No. 22103020165
5. Canada Certified No. 1052010175
6. Canada Certified No. 22205020165
7. Canada No. 11102010175
8. Canada No. 223010030165

TABLE XVII

Applicable to:
(a) Cantaloupe, melonCucumis melo L. subsp. melo
(b) CitronCitrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. citroides L. (L.H. Bailey) Mansf.
(c) CucumberCucumis sativus L.
(d) GherkinCucumis anguria L.
(e) Pumpkin, squash (summer or winter)Cucurbita spp.
(f) WatermelonCitrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 1000080
2. Canada Foundation No. 2000060
3. Canada Registered No. 1000080
4. Canada Registered No. 2000060
5. Canada Certified No. 1011180
6. Canada Certified No. 2012275
7. Canada No. 1011180
8. Canada No. 2025570

TABLE XVIII

Applicable to seed of the following kinds when not intended for agricultural field crop production:
(a) Bean, gardenPhaseolus vulgaris L.
(b) Bean, broadVicia faba L.
(c) Bean, limaPhaseolus lunatus L.
(d) Bean, runnerPhaseolus coccineus L.
(e) ChickpeaCicer arietinum L.
(f) Corn, pop or sweetZea mays L. subsp. mays
(g) Pea, gardenPisum sativum L.
(h) SoybeanGlycine max (L.) Merr.
(i) SunflowerHelianthus annuus L.
(j) SafflowerCarthamus tinctorius L.
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Maximum Number of Seeds per kgMinimum Percentage of Germination
Grade NameTotal WeedsOther CropsPea, Chickpea, Sunflower & SafflowerBeans & SoybeanCorn
1. Canada Foundation No. 100808585
2. Canada Foundation No. 200707575
3. Canada Registered No. 100808585
4. Canada Registered No. 201707575
5. Canada Certified No. 101808585
6. Canada Certified No. 203707575
7. Canada No. 114758085
8. Canada No. 2310656570

TABLE XIX

Applicable to:
(a) BroccoliBrassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck
(b) Brussels sproutsBrassica oleracea L. var. gemmifera Zenker
(c) CabbageBrassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.
(d) Cabbage, ChineseBrassica rapa L. subsp. chinensis (L.) Hanelt or B. rapa L. subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Hanelt
(e) CauliflowerBrassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L.
(f) CollardsBrassica oleracea L. var. viridis L.
(g) KaleBrassica oleracea L. var. sabellica L. or B. oleracea L. var. viridis
(h) KohlrabiBrassica oleracea L. var. gongylodes L.
(i) Mustard greensBrassica juncea (L.) Czern.
(j) RadishRaphanus sativus L.
(k) Rape, forageBrassica napus L. var. napus or B. rapa L. subsp. campestris (L.) A.R. Clapham
(l) Rutabaga (swede)Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica (L.) Reichb.
(m) Spinach mustardBrassica rapa L. var. perviridis L.H. Bailey
(n) TurnipBrassica rapa L. subsp. rapa
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g
Noxious Weeds
Primary
Grade NameIn Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage & CauliflowerIn Other KindsPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther CropsMinimum Percentage of Germination
1. Canada Foundation No. 10025580
2. Canada Foundation No. 22210252060
3. Canada Registered No. 10025580
4. Canada Registered No. 22210252060
5. Canada Certified No. 1005201080
6. Canada Certified No. 22220502070
7. Canada No. 13110301080
8. Canada No. 252501003070

TABLE XX

Applicable to:
Minimum Percentage of Germination
(a) ArtichokeCynara cardunculus L. (= C. scolymus L.)75
(b) AsparagusAsparagus officinalis L.75
(c) CardoonCynara cardunculus L.55
(d) Carrot (cultivated)Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus (Hoffm.) Arcang.60
(e) CeleriacApium graveolens L. var. rapaceum (Mill.) Gaudin60
(f) CeleryApium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) Pers.55
(g) Celtuce/celtusLactuca sativa L. var. angustana L.H. Bailey75
(h) ChervilAnthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.75
(i) Chicory (cultivated)Cichorium intybus L.65
(j) ChivesAllium schoenoprasum L.65
(k) CornsaladValerianella locusta (L.) Laterr. (= V. olitoria (L.) Poll.)75
(l) Cress, gardenLepidium sativum L.75
(m) Cress, waterNasturtium officinale R. Br.35
(n) Dandelion (cultivated)Taraxacum officinale F.H. Wigg.55
(o) DillAnethum graveolens L.50
(p) EggplantSolanum melongena L.65
(q) EndiveCichorium endivia L.65
(r) LeekAllium porrum L.65
(s) Lettuce — cos (romaine)Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia Lam.70
(t) Lettuce — headLactuca sativa L. var. capitata L.70
(u) Lettuce — leafLactuca sativa L. var. crispa L.70
(v) OkraAbelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (= Hibiscus esculentus L.)55
(w) OnionAllium cepa L.75
(x) ParsleyPetroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A.W. Hill55
(y) ParsnipPastinaca sativa L. subsp. sativa60
(z) PepperCapsicum annuum L.65
(z.1) RampionCampanula rapunculus L.55
(z.11) RhubarbRheum × hybridum Murray (= R. rhaponticum L. auct.)65
(z.12) SageSalvia officinalis L.50
(z.13) SalsifyTragopogon porrifolius L.75
(z.14) SavorySatureja hortensis L. or S. montana L.50
(z.15) Sorrel (cultivated)Rumex acetosa L.65
(z.16) SpinachSpinacia oleracea L.65
(z.17) Spinach, New ZealandTetragonia tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze50
(z.18) ThymeThymus vulgaris L.50
(z.19) Tobacco (flue-cured and burley types)Nicotiana tabacum L.75
(z.2) TomatoLycopersicon esculentum Mill. (= L. lycopersicum (L.) Karsten ex Farwell)75
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Maximum Number of Seeds per 25 g
Noxious Weeds
Grade NamePrimaryPrimary Plus SecondaryTotal WeedsOther Crops
1. Canada Foundation No. 103105
2. Canada Foundation No. 22102520
3. Canada Registered No. 103105
4. Canada Registered No. 22102520
5. Canada Certified No. 1052010
6. Canada Certified No. 22205020
7. Canada No. 11102510
8. Canada No. 225010030

TABLE XXI

Applicable to:
Onion sets and multiplier onions.
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Grade NameDiameter of Sets (cm)Percentage of One Variety and ColourGeneral Quality
1. Canada No. 11 to 2.5Not less than 98(1) Mature, well cured, sound and dry.
(2) Practically free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter, from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage.
(3) Practically free from sprouted bulbs and from soft bulbs when graded.
2. Canada No. 1 (Large)2.5 to 3.5(1) Mature, well cured, sound and dry.
(2) Practically free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter, from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage.
(3) Practically free from sprouted bulbs and from soft bulbs when graded.
3. Canada No. 21 to 2.5Not less than 90(1) Mature, well cured, sound and reasonably dry.
(2) Reasonably free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter, from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage.
(3) Reasonably free from soft bulbs and containing not more than 5% sprouts for yellow and 10% for white, red and globe.
4. Canada No. 2 (Large)2.5 to 3.5(1) Mature, well cured, sound and reasonably dry.
(2) Reasonably free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter, from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage.
(3) Reasonably free from soft bulbs and containing not more than 5% sprouts for yellow and 10% for white, red and globe.

Definition of Terms Used in Column 4

“Mature, well cured” means that the sets have necks that are well dried out and have not more than 1% and 2% thick necks in Canada No. 1 and Canada No. 2 sets, respectively.“Practically free from soft bulbs” means that soft bulbs should not be in excess of 3%.
“Sound” means that the set is firm and neat and will yield only slightly to moderate pressure.“Reasonably free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter” means that not more than 35% of the bulbs should have tops over 6.5 cm long and dirt, leaves or other foreign matter should not exceed 2% by weight.
“Practically free from tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter” means free for all intents and purposes. Tops, dirt, leaves or other foreign matter should not exceed 1% by weight and not more that 25% of the sets should have tops 6.5 cm long or longer.“Reasonably free from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage” means that not more than 4% combined of the bulbs should be so affected.
“Practically free from disease, decay and moulds and from insect, mechanical, frost or other damage” means that not more than 3% combined of the bulbs should be so affected.“Reasonably free from soft bulbs” means that not more than 5% combined of the bulbs should be so affected.
“Practically free from sprouted bulbs” means that, for yellow sets, not over 3% have visible sprouts and, for red, white and globe sets, that not over 6% have visible sprouts.“Sprouted bulbs” means those bulbs with sprouts exceeding 0.6 cm in length.

TABLE XXII

Applicable to all kinds of seeds referred to in Tables I to XX except those referred to in Tables III and XIII to XV:
1Canada Foundation Substandard seed is seed of Foundation status that meets the standards for purity for Canada Foundation No. 2 grade seed.
2Canada Registered Substandard seed is seed of Registered status that meets the standards for purity for Canada Registered No. 2 grade seed.
3Canada Certified Substandard seed is seed of Certified status that meets the standards for purity for Canada Certified No. 2 grade seed.
4Canada Foundation Substandard (Purity) seed is seed of Foundation status that meets the standards for purity for common grade seed.
  • SOR/78-314, s. 2
  • SOR/79-917, s. 1
  • SOR/82-437, ss. 8 to 10
  • SOR/86-850, s. 17
  • SOR/89-368, ss. 3, 4(F)
  • SOR/91-609, s. 4
  • SOR/93-162, s. 12
  • SOR/96-252, ss. 4, 5, 6(F), 7 to 9
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 25, err., Vol. 143, No. 13
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