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Fertilizers Regulations

Version of section 10.2 from 2006-03-22 to 2013-04-25:

  •  (1) Where an inoculant supplement

    • (a) contains Rhizobium species,

    • (b) is represented for the treatment of seeds, and

    • (c) is intended for use on

      • (i) seeds of the crops specified in Column I of an item of the table to this subsection, or

      • (ii) seeds of a similar size,

    the supplement shall contain, per gram of product, sufficient viable cells of the nodule inducing species to provide, when used according to directions, at least the number of viable cells per seed specified in Column II of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn II
    ItemCropsNumber of Viable Cells per Seed
    1Alfalfa, clover, birdsfoot trefoil103
    2Sanfoin104
    3Beans, peas, soybeans105
  • (1.1) Where an inoculant supplement

    • (a) contains Rhizobium species,

    • (b) is present in a granular formulation,

    • (c) is intended for use on beans, peas, soy beans or seeds of a similar size, and

    • (d) is intended to be applied in the seed furrow,

    the supplement shall contain, per gram of product, sufficient viable cells of the nodule inducing species to provide, when used according to directions, a minimum of 1011 viable cells per hectare.

  • (2) A supplement referred to in subsection (1) shall be so prepared that

    • (a) the amount of the product to be applied to the seed of any crop will not interfere with the commonly used rates of seeding for that crop, and

    • (b) the number of viable cells of microbial species other than the desired nodule inducing Rhizobium species are at a level that will not affect the viability or performance of such desired species.

  • (3) Where a supplement consists of pre-inoculated seeds to which only inoculum is adhered and the seeds are of a crop specified in Column I of an item of the table to subsection (1), or of a crop having a similar seed size, each seed shall have adhered to it at least the number of viable cells of the nodule inducing species specified in Column II of the item.

  • (4) Every supplement referred to in subsection (3) shall be so prepared that

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/85-558, s. 6]

    • (b) the product does not contain a substance that would inhibit nodulation and nitrogen fixation; and

    • (c) the number of viable cells of microbial species, other than the desired nodule inducing Rhizobium species, are at a level not likely to affect the viability or performance of the desired species.

  • (5) Where a supplement consists of coated pre-inoculated seed, that is, a seed to which inoculum is adhered and that is coated with a material for the purpose of protecting the viability of bacteria contained in the inoculum, the person who packed the product shall provide the President of the Agency with results of scientific investigations respecting the effectiveness of the product for its intended purposes including the minimum number of viable cells of intended Rhizobium species per seed.

  • SOR/79-365, s. 9
  • SOR/85-558, s. 6
  • SOR/88-353, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 57
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