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Plant Variety and Seeds Regulations

 

 


PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS [ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS]

Regulation

  1. Title
  2. Interpretation
  3. Prescribed seeds
  4. The Seed Control and Certification Institute of Zambia
  5. Sale of seed
  6. Certification of seed
  7. Declaration of seed quality
  8. Registration as seed grower
  9. Field inspection
  10. Licence for seed processing
  11. Seed seller's licence
  12. Sampling of seed
  13. Testing of seed
  14. Control growing
  15. Packing and labelling of seed
  16. Validity of certification and quality declaration
  17. Importation of seed
  18. Appeals
  19. Fees
  20. Revocation of S.I. No. 217 of 1987 and S.I. No. 32 of 1988

FIRST SCHEDULE-Prescribed seeds

SECOND SCHEDULE-Seed for compulsory certification

THIRD SCHEDULE-Seed certification scheme

FOURTH SCHEDULE-Standards for Zambia certified seed FITH SCHEDULE-Minimum standards of seed quality

SIXTH SCHEDULE-Prescribed fees

SEVENTH SCHEDULE-Prescribed forms

Statutory

SECTIONS 35 AND 84 PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS

Instrument

REGULATIONS 67 of 1988

157 of 1989

Act No.

13 of 1994

21 of 1995

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Plant Variety and Seeds Title Regulations.
  2. In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires- Interpretation

"Certifying Authority" means the authority established by section three of the Act;

"control growing" means the growing of plants under tests to determine the cultivar purity and disease infection;

"cultivar" means a subdivision of any species of seed which can be distinguished from other subdivisions of that species by means of growth, plant, fruit or other characteristics;

"field inspection" means an inspection of a seed field and includes the checking of isolation, hectarage, off-types and weeding usually as part of a seed certification programme;

"germination capacity" means the percentage by number of seeds which, in the course of a germination test, have produced normal seedlings;

"isolation" means the required distance between two crops of the same species or between two crops of too closely related species to prevent contamination either mechanically or by pollination;

"I.S.T.A.' means the International Seed Testing Association; "noxious weed" means weed species declared noxious by the Noxious Weeds Act;

"off-type plant" means a plant which does not exhibit the recognised and accepted habits and characteristics of the cultivar being grown;

"purity" means the percentage by weight of pure seed as determined by purity analysis;

"seed certification" means a system for quality control of seed multiplication and production;

"seed class" means a stage in a seed multiplication system well defined in respect of parent seed, standard of cultivation and seed quality;

"seed lot" means a specified quantity of seed, which is homogeneous and physically identifiable;

"S.C.C.I." means the Seed Control and Certification Institute of Zambia;

"variety" means cultivar;

"weed plant" is any plant which is not of the same species as the crop being grown, and which is generally considered as a weed.

  1. The seeds set out in the First Schedule shall be prescribed seed for the purposes of the Act.
  2. The Seed Control and Certification Institute of Zambia established under section seventeen is an official seed-testing station.
  3. (1) No seed shall be offered for sale unless it has been certified or it has had its quality declared under regulation 7.

Cap. 231

Prescribed seeds

The Seed Control and Certification Institute of Zambia

Sale of Seed (2) No species of seed set out in the Second Schedule shall be offered for sale unless it has been certified.

6. (1) No seed shall be certified unless it has been produced inspected, sampled, tested and complies with the standards set out in the Fourth Schedule.

(2)
Seed shall be certified in six classes as set out in the Third Schedule:
Provided that a seed lot may be down-graded on the request of the applicant.
(3)
Only cultivars which have been approved by the Certifying Authority shall be eligible for certification.
(4)
Any crop which contains noxious weeds or noxious ergots shall not be eligible for certification.
(5)
Breeders shall maintain the standards of cultivars approved under sub-regulation (3).
  1. Seeds whose quality conforms to the standards set out in the Fifth Schedule shall have its quality declared as such.
  2. (1) An application for registration as a seed grower shall be made in Form I as set out in the Seventh Schedule.
(2)
Each application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee and shall refer to the growing of one crop only.
(3)
An application shall not be approved in respect of land on which during the preceding season other cultivars of the same crop or other too closely related crops have been grown.
(4)
On registration as a registered seed grower, the Certifying Authority

Certification of seed

Declaration of seed quality

Registration as seed grower

shall furnish to the applicant a certificate of registration in Form 2 set out in the Seventh Schedule, which certificate shall specify the conditions with regard to the growing of the registered seed crop.

(5)
Unless the Certifying Authority decides otherwise, only one cultivar of the same species shall be permitted on the same farm.
(6)
The registered seed crop shall not exceed the approved hectarage by more than ten per cent, any excess over this amount shall be destroyed without compensation, immediately on the request of an authorised seed inspector.
(7)
The Certifying Authority shall keep a register of registered seed growers.
(8)
The grower shall plant the appropriate parent seed for the production of his registered seed class and shall keep a record of such parentage including certification labels and invoices as may be sufficient to satisfy the Certifying Authority in this respect.

9. (1) Field inspection for the purpose of certification shall be conducted by persons authorised by the Certifying Authority to be seed inspectors.

(2)
A seed inspector conducting a field inspection shall refuse to certify a crop if he is satisfied that-
(a)
the crop is so heavily contaminated with weeds, other species or disease as to render the crop unfit for seed or make inspection impracticable; or
(b)
the isolation distance or the standards relating to off-types and other cultivars, prescribed in the Fourth Schedule have not been complied with; or
(c)
for hybrids of maize, sorghum and sunflower there are more than three pollinating females per thousand plants;
(d)
the crop exceeds the approved and registered hectarage by more

Field inspection

than ten per cent.

(3)
For the purpose of certification an inspector shall conduct at least three field inspections per crop.
(4)
A report of every field inspection shall be made by a seed inspector in Form 3 set out in the Seventh Schedule, and shall be countersigned by the registered grower or his representative.

10. (1) No person shall process seeds without a licence to process seed in Form 5 of the Seventh Schedule issued by the Certifying Authority.

(2)
An application for a licence to process seed shall be made in Form 4 of the Seventh Schedule and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
(3)
The Certifying Authority shall issue a licence to process seed if he is satisfied that the applicant has the ability and the appropriate processing facilities to produce quality seed.
(4)
A licence to process seed shall-
(a)
set out the conditions relating to the processing of seed;
(b)
be valid for thirty-six months.
(5)
The Certifying Authority shall maintain a register of holders of licences to process seed.
(6)
The Certifying Authority may enter and inspect any processing premises.

11. (1) No person shall sell seeds without a seed seller's licence issued by the Certifying Authority in Form 7 set out in the Seventh Schedule.

(2) An application for a seed seller's licence shall be made in Form 6 set Licence for seed processing

Seed seller's licence

out in the Seventh Schedule and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
(3) The Certifying Authority shall issue a seed seller's licence if he is satisfied that the applicant has the ability, knowledge and appropriate facilities to maintain the quality and viability of the seeds to be exposed for sale.
(4) A seed seller's licence shall-
(a) set out the conditions relating to the maintenance of the seeds to be exposed for sale;
(a) be valid for thirty-six months; the Certifying Authority may, however, limit the validity of such licence for any period less than thirty-six months but not less than six months, if it thinks it necessary.
(5) The Certifying Authority shall maintain a register of holders of seed sellers licence.
(6) The Certifying Authority may enter and inspect any premises where seeds are kept for sale.
12. (1) The sampling of seed lots shall be conducted in accordance with current I.S.T.A. rules. Sampling of seeds
(2) Crops from different fields of the same origin, species and cultivar which have passed field inspections may be blended and bulked to constitute one seed lot.
(3) The applicant shall provide reliable scales for checking the weight of a seed lot.
(4) The seeds inspector or authorised officer who conducts the sampling shall submit a report of his sampling in Form 8 set out in the Seventh Schedule which report shall be counter-signed by the applicant or his representative.

(5) A seed lot which has been sampled in accordance with this regulation may be moved from one place to another.

13. The official seed testers shall-

(a)
test seeds in accordance with I.S.T.A. rules for seed testing on payment of the appropriate fee by the applicant;
(b)
record the results of the seed test on a certificate in Form 9 set out in the Seventh Schedule;
(c)
state in the certificate whether the seeds are marketable and the category of the seeds.

14. (1) Seed lots which have been sampled and tested under these Regulations shall be control growed in accordance with instructions issued by the S.C.C.I.

(2) The S.C.C.I. shall submit a report on each control growing carried out under these Regulations in Form 10 set out in the Seventh Schedule.

15. (1) Certified seed lots shall be packed in bags, securely closed, sealed by a seed inspector and labelled with a certification label.

(2) The certification label referred to in sub-regulation (1) shall stateTesting of seed

(a) the seed class;
(b) certification number;
(c) the species and cultivar of seed;
(d) lot number;
(e) purity (% by weight);
(f) germination capacity (% by number);

Control growing

Packing and labelling of seeds

(g) expiry date; and
(h) warning text in case the seed lot is treated.
(3) The inspector who sealed the bags shall submit a report of the sealing in Form 11 set out in the Seventh Schedule.
(4) Where certified seed lots have to be re-packed, the repacking shall be done only with the approval of the S.C.C.I. and under S.C.C.I.'s supervision.
(5) The seller of seed whose quality has been declared under these Regulations shall label each package of seed being offered for sale and such label shall state the species, cultivar, purity (percentage by weight), germination capacity (percentage by number) and period of validity of the declaration.
16. (1) Unless cancelled earlier, the validity of a certification- Validity of certification and quality declaration
(a) for cereals, pulses, oil crops, fibre crops and root crops shall be nine months;
(b) for herbage grasses and legumes, vegetables and stimulant crops, shall be twelve months; from the date of completion of testing the seeds.
(2) Unless cancelled earlier, a declaration of quality for all kinds of species of seed shall be valid for twelve months from the date of completion of testing the seeds.
17. (1) No person shall import seeds for sale- Importation of seed
(a) without a valid seed seller's licence;
(b) a notice to import the seeds has been submitted in Form 12 set out in the Seventh Schedule and has been approved by the Certifying Authority;
(c) if the seeds do not comply with the minimum standards set out in the Fifth Schedule.
(2) A notice to import seed shall refer to one specific quantity of seed of a given species and cultivar.
(3) The importer of seed shall on request supply S.C.C.I. with samples of the imported seed for checking its quality.
(4) The Certifying Authority may-
(a) regulate the certification of imported seed lots according to the certification scheme of Zambia;
(b) restrict the importation of any species and cultivar of seeds.
18. Any person aggrieved by any decision made under these Regulations by-(a) an inspector or duly authorised officer may appeal to the Certifying Authority; (b) the Certifying Authority may appeal to the Minister. Appeals
19. The fees prescribed in the Sixth Schedule shall be payable in respect of the matters set out therein. Fees

FIRST SCHEDULE

(Regulation 3)

PRESCRIBED SEEDS

CEREALS:
Barley.........................................................................
Finger millet...............................................................
Gaertn.
Maize..........................................................................
Oats ............................................................................
Pearl millet.................................................................
R.Br.
Rice ............................................................................
Rye .............................................................................
Sorghum.....................................................................
Triticale......................................................................
Wheat .........................................................................

PULSES:
Beans..........................................................................
Broad bean .................................................................
Chick pea ...................................................................
Cowpea ......................................................................
Dolichos bean.............................................................
Pea..............................................................................
Soya bean...................................................................
Velvet bean ................................................................
Merr
Common vetch...........................................................

OIL CROPS:
Castor bean.................................................................
Ground-nut.................................................................
Linseed.......................................................................
Oilseed rape ...............................................................
oleifera Metzg.
Safflower....................................................................
Sesame .......................................................................
Sunflower...................................................................

FIBRE CROPS: Cotton.........................................................................

Hordeum vulgare L.
Eleusine coracana (L.)

Zea mays. L.
Avena sativa L.
Pennisetum glaucum (L.)

Oryza sativa L.
Secale cereale L.
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
X Triticosecale Wittm.
Triticum spp.

Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Vicia faba L.
Cicer arietinum L.
Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.
Dolichos lablab L.
Pisum sativum L.
Glycine max (L.) Merr.
Mucuna deeringiana (Bort)

Vicia sativa L.

Ricinus communis L.
Arachis hypogaea L.
Linum usitatissimum L.
Brassica napus L. var.

Carthamus tinctorius L.
Sesamum indicum L.
Helianthus annuus L.

Gossypium spp.

Flax ............................................................................
Kenaf..........................................................................

ROOT CROPS:
Beet ............................................................................
Swede.........................................................................

napobrassica

....................................................................................

Turnip.........................................................................

Metzg.

HERBAGE GRASSES:
Buffel grass ................................................................
Guinea grass...............................................................
Paspalum grass...........................................................
Rhodes grass ..............................................................
Ryegrass.....................................................................
Setaria grass ...............................................................

Stapf

....................................................................................
Weeping lovegrass.....................................................
Nees

HERBAGE LEGUMES:
Centro.........................................................................
Clover.........................................................................
Glycine.......................................................................
Greenleaf....................................................................
Urban.
Leucaena ....................................................................
(Lam.) de Wit.
Lucerne ......................................................................
Silverleaf....................................................................
DC
Siratro.........................................................................
(DC)
....................................................................................
Stylo ...........................................................................
bl.) Sw.
Sunnhemp ..................................................................

VEGETABLES:
Amaranth....................................................................
Beet ............................................................................
Brussels sprouts .........................................................

oleracea

Linum usitatissimum L.
Hibiscus cannabinus L.

Beta vulgaris L.
Brassica napus L. var.

(L.) Reichb

Brassica rapa L. var. rapifera

Cenchrus ciliaris L.
Panicum maximum Jacq.
Paspalum spp.
Chloris gayana Kunth
Lolium spp.
Setaria sphacelata (Schum.)

et C. E. Hubb. Eragrostis curvula (Schrader)

Centrosema pubescens Benth..
Trifolium spp.
Glycine javanica L.
Desmodium intortum (Miller)

Leucaena leucocephala

Medicago sativa L.
Desmodium uncinatum (Jacq.)

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Urban. Stylosanthes guianensis (Au

Crotalaria juncea L.

Amaranthus spp.
Beta vulgaris L.
Brassica oleracea L. convar.

....................................................................................
Beans..........................................................................
Cabbage......................................................................
capitata L.
Carrot .........................................................................
Cauliflower ................................................................

botrytis

....................................................................................
Celery.........................................................................
Chinese cabbage.........................................................
Cucumber...................................................................
Dill .............................................................................
Eggplant .....................................................................
Endive ........................................................................
Kale............................................................................

acephala

....................................................................................
Leek............................................................................
Lettuce........................................................................
Muskmelon ................................................................
Okra............................................................................
Onion..........................................................................
Parsley........................................................................

Nyman

....................................................................................
Parsnip........................................................................
Pea..............................................................................
Pepper ........................................................................
Pumpkin .....................................................................
Radish ........................................................................
radicula Pers.
Rape ...........................................................................
Spinach.......................................................................
Sprouting broccoli......................................................

botrytis

....................................................................................
Squash........................................................................

Duch ex.

.................................................................................... Tomato ....................................................................... Mill. Turnip.........................................................................

Metzg.

Water melon...............................................................

Matsum et

....................................................................................

var. gemnifera DC. Phaseolus vulgaris L. Brassica oleracea L. var.

Daucus carota L.
Brassica oleracea L. convar

(L) Alef. var. botrytis Apium graveolens L. Brassica chinensis L. Cucumis sativus L. Anethum graveolens L. Solanum melongena L. Cichorium endivia L. Brassica oleracea L. var.

DC. Allium porrum L. Lactuca sativa L. Cucumis melo L. Hibiscus esculentus L. Allium cepa L. Petroselinum crispum (Miller)

ex A. W. Hill. Pastinaca sativa L. Pisum sativum L. sensu lato. Capsicum spp. Cucurbita pepo L. Raphanus sativus L. var.

Brassica napus L.
Spinacea oleracea L.
Brassica oleracea L. convar

(L.) Alef var. cymosa Duch. Cucurbita moschata (Duch)

Poir. Lycopersicon esculentum P.

Brassica rapa L. var. rapifera

Citrullus lanatus (Thumb.)

Nahai

STIMULANT CROPS:
Tobacco...................................................................... Nicotiana tobacum L.

NOTE-For potato-Solanum tuberosum-see The Agriculture (Potato Seed) Regulations, 1984, (S.I. No. 133 of 1984).

SECOND SCHEDULE

(Regulation 5)

SEED FOR COMPULSORY CERTIFICAITON

SPECIES:

CEREALS: Maize Sorghum Wheat

PULSES: Soyabean

OIL CROPS: Sunflower

THIRD SCHEDULE

(Regulation 6 (2))

SEED CERTIFICATION SCHEME

Colour of Code Class Parent seed label

A Pre-basic Seed Produced from the breeder's Violet stripe parent material under control on white of the breeder and supervision of the S.C.C.I. More than one generation m may be allowed by the Controller of Seeds
B Basic Seed Produced from pre-basic seed and White officially inspected Only one generation permitted
C1 Certified Seed, Produced from basic seed and 1st generation officially Blue stripe inspected on white
C2 and Certified Seed, Produced from certified seed, 1st Red stripe on 2nd generation generation (or higher class) white
offically inspected
C3 and Certified Seed, Produced from certified seed, 2nd Red stripe 3rd generation generation (or higher class) on white officially inspected
D and Certified Seed, Produced from certified seed, 3rd Green stripe 4th generation generation (or higher class) on white
officially inspected
E Emergency class Only used when a serious shortage of seed (for certification) of essential crops occurs. The standards will be Red label
set by the Controller of Seeds

TH SCHEDULE

1))

STANDARDS FOR ZAMBIA CERTIFIED SEED

A. FIELD INSPECTION

Species Off types and or cultivars A B Isolation, metres (minimum) C1 C2-C3 D A
CEREALS:m number per 10 square metres Barley............... 10 10 Oats .................. 10 10 Rice .................. 10 10 Rye ................... 400 400 Triticale............ 20 20 Wheat ............... 10 10 5 5 5 200 10 5 5 5 5 200 10 5 5 5 5 200 10 5 I. Maximu 5 5 5 10 10 5
m number per 1 000 plants (heads) Finger millet..... 50 50 Maize................ 400 400 Pearl millet....... 400 300 Sorghum........... 400 400 25 200 200 400 10 200 200 300 2 1 5 200 II. Maximu 2 1 5 2
PULSES:m number per 10 square metres Common vetch. 100 100 Soya bean......... 10 10 Pea.................... 100 100 50 5 50 50 5 50 25 5 50 I. Maximu 1 1 1
m number per 1000 plants (heads) Beans................ 50 50 Broad bean ....... 200 200 Cow pea ........... 10 10 25 100 5 25 100 5 10 50 5 II. Maximu 1 1 1
OIL CROPS II.
m number per 1000 plants (heads) Castor bean....... 50 50 Groundnut ........ 200 200 Oilseed rape ..... 1000 1000 Sunflower......... 2000 2000 25 100 600 1500 25 100 400 1000 25 50 200 1000 Maximu 1 1 2 10
FIBRE CROPS: Maximum number per 1000 plants (heads) Cotton............... 400 400 200 200 100 II. 1
m number per 10 square metres Flax .................. 20 20 Kenaf................ 600 600 10 300 10 300 10 200 I. Maximu 5 1
ROOT CROPS: m number per 1000 plants (heads) Beet .................. 2 000 2 000 Swede............... 1 000 1 000 Turnip............... 1 000 1 000 1 500 600 600 1 000 400 400 1 000 200 200 II. Maximu 1 1 1
HERBAGE GRASSES: m number per 10 square metres Buffel grass ...... 200 200 Guinea grass..... 50 50 Rhodes grass .... 200 200 Rye grass.......... 400 400 Weeping lovegrass 50 50 100 25 100 200 25 100 10 100 200 10 50 5 50 200 5 I. Maximu 1 1 1 1 1
HERBAGE LEGUMES:
Glycine............. 300 300 Siratro............... 200 200 Stylo ................. 200 200 m number per 1000 plants (heads) Clover............... 400 400 Lucerne ............ 400 400 200 100 100 300 300 200 100 100 300 300 100 50 50 200 200 1 1 1 II. Maximu 1 1
VEGETABLES: m number per 10 square metres Pea.................... 100 100 50 50 25 I. Maximu 1
II.
Maximu
m number per 1000 plants (heads)
Beet .................. 2 000 2 000 1 500 1 500 1 000 1
Cabbage............ 1 000 1 000 600 400 200 2
Carrot ............... 1 000 1 000 750 500 250 5
Cauliflower ...... 1 000 1 000 600 400 200 2
Kale.................. 1 000 1 000 600 400 200 2
Leek.................. 1 500 1 500 1 000 600 400 5
Lettuce.............. 100 100 50 25 25 2
Onion................ 1 500 1 000 800 600 400 5
Pepper .............. 200 200 100 50 50 1
Pumpkin ........... 1 000 1 000 800 600 400 2
Rape ................. 1 000 1 000 600 400 200 2
Tomato ............. 100 100 50 50 25 2
Water melon..... 1 000 1 000 800 600 400 1
STIMULANT CROPS:
Tobacco............ 500 500 400 400 300 2

lasses with respect to the analysis figures concerning purity, germination capacity, weed seeds and moisture Weed Seeds (excluding

Germination Capacity noxious weeds) Number
y weight % by number pro kg (highest value) %
3 D A-B C1-C3 D A B C1-C3 D A-D
98.5 95 90 90 1 2 5 10 11.0
98.0 80 80 75 125 250 500 1 000 11.0
99.0 90 90 90 1 2 5 10 13.5
98.5 90 85 85 1 2 5 10 11.0
98.5 80 80 75 250 500 750 1 000 11.0
98.0 85 85 80 1 2 5 10 11.0
98.5 85 85 80 1 2 5 10 11.0
98.0 80 80 75 50 100 200 300 11.0
98.0 90 85 80 1 2 5 10 11.0
97.0 90 85 80 1 2 5 10 11.0
98.5 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.5 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.0 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.0 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.0 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
97.5 80 75 70 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.0 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0
97.0 85 80 80 1 2 5 10 14.0
98.0 85 80 80 250 250 500 1 000 10.0
97.5 90 85 85 5 10 50 100 12.0
98.0 80 75 75 5 10 25 50 10.0
98.0 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 10.0
98.0 80 75 75 50 100 100 200 10.0
98.0 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 10.0
98.0 85 80 80 200 200 250 500 10.0
98.0 85 80 80 250 250 500 1000 10.0

60.0 70 60 60 250 500 1 000 2 000 10.0

60.0 70 60 50 250 500 1 000 2 000 10.0

60.0 70 60 50 250 500 1 000 2 000 10.0

97.5 90 85 80 250 500 750 1 000 10.0

80.0 90 85 80 250 500 1 000 2 000 10.0

97.5 80 80 75 100 100 200 300 10.0

  1. 80 75 70 100 100 200 300 10.0
  2. 80 80 75 200 200 250 500 10.0

98.0 90 85 80 200 200 250 500 10.0

98.0 75 70 65 200 200 250 500 10.0

98.0 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 10.0

98.0 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 8.0

  1. 75 75 70 250 500 1000 2 000 8.0
  2. 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.0 85 80 80 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.5 80 75 75 25 25 50 100 8.0

  1. 80 75 75 50 50 100 200 7.0
  2. 75 70 70 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.0 80 75 75 1 2 5 10 14.0

98.0 75 70 70 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.0 80 75 75 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.0 85 80 80 250 250 500 1 000 7.0

98.5 85 85 80 1 2 5 10 8.0

98.0 80 75 75 25 25 50 100 8.0

98.5 90 90 85 50 50 100 200 8.0

germinable:

ereals; pulses and herbage legumes.

s.II. QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PURITY OF CULTIVAR IN LABORATORY TESTING

II.
QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PURITY OF CULTIVAR IN LABORATORY TESTING
A.
MAXIMUM NUMBER (PER CENT) SEEDS OF FOREIGN CULTIVARS

Species Certification Classes

A B C1 C2-C3 D

CEREALS:
Barley......................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0 2
Maize.......................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0 2
Rice ............................................ 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 2
Sorghum..................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5 1
Wheat ......................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0 2

PULSES:
Broad bean ................................. 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1
Cow pea ..................................... 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1
Pea.............................................. 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0 2
Soyabean.................................... 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 1

OIL CROPS: Groundnut .................................. 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 Sunflower................................... 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3

NOTES:

Even though the minimum requirements for certification have been fulfilled the certification of a seed lot shall be refused or permitted in a lower class if:

(a)
the seed to a great extent (more than 15%) is mixed with ergots or infected with seed-borne diseases and insects;
(b)
because of mould or musty smell the seed cannot be considered to stand storage without loss in germination capacity;
(c)
after considerating the cultivar and the year's crop growth the seed is of unsatisfactory quality with regard to cleaning, scarifying or grading.
C.
CONTROL GROWING

Species Foreign cultivars including off-types, maximum permitted percentage by number

A B C1 C2-C3

CEREALS: Barley............................................ 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 Finger millet.................................. 0.3 0.4 0.8 2.0

Maize.............................................
Oats ...............................................
Pearl millet....................................
Rice ...............................................
Rye ................................................
Sorghum........................................
Triticale.........................................
Wheat ............................................

PULSES:
Beans.............................................
Broad bean ....................................
Cowpea .........................................
Pea.................................................
Soyabean.......................................
Common vetch..............................

OIL CROPS:

Castor bean.................................

Groundnut ..................................

Oilseed rape ...............................

Sunflower...................................

FIBRE CROPS:
Cotton:...........................................
Flax ...............................................
Kenaf.............................................

ROOT CROPS:
Beet ...............................................
Swede............................................
Turnip............................................

HERBAGE GRASSES:
Buffel glass ...................................
Guinea grass..................................
Rhodes grass .................................
Rye grass.......................................
Weeping lovegrass........................

HERBAGE LEGUMES:
Clover............................................
Glycine..........................................
Lucerne .........................................
Siratro............................................
Stylo ..............................................

VEGETABLES:
Beet ...............................................
Cabbage.........................................

0.1

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.3

1.5

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.1

0.3 0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.4 0.8 2.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 0.6 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

1.5 2.5 4.5

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

0.1 0.3 1.0

0.3 1.0 2.0

Carrot ............................................ 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.5
Cauliflower ................................... 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0
Kale............................................... 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0
Leek............................................... 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0
LXttuce ......................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0
Onion............................................. 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0
Pea................................................. 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0
Pepper ........................................... 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.5
Pumpkin ........................................ 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0
Rape .............................................. 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0
Tomato .......................................... 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0
Water melon.................................. 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.0

STIMULANT CROPS:
Tobacco......................................... 0.3 0.3 1.0 2.0

NOTES:

In review of the frequency of disease infection the S.C.C.I. determines in every special case whether the seed lot can be approved in the respective classes or not.

FIFTH SCHEDULE

(Regulation 7)

MINIMUM STANDARD OF SEED QUALITY

Germination Purity capacity Species % by weight % by number

CEREALS:
98.0 85
PULSES:
OIL CROPS:
97.5 70
98.0 80
97.5 70
97.0 75
98.0 80
98.0 80
98.0 70
98.0 70
97.0 70
98.0 75
98.0 70
98.0 75
98.0 75
Common vetch 70
98.0 70
96.0 75
97.5 75
98.0 75
96.0 75
96.0 75
FIBRE CROPS:
97.5 70
97.5 75
98.0 75
ROOTS CROPS:
97.5 75
98.0 75
98.0 75

HERBAGE GRASSES:
Buffel grass .......................................... 55.0
Guinea grass......................................... 50.0
Paspalum grass..................................... 50.0
Rhodes grass ........................................ 50.0
Rye grass.............................................. 96.0
Setaria grass ......................................... 60.0
Weeping lovegrass............................... 80.0

HERBAGE LEGUMES:
Centro................................................... 98.0
Clover................................................... 97.0
Glycine................................................. 97.0
Greenleaf.............................................. 95.0
Leucaena .............................................. 95.0
Lucerne ................................................ 98.0
Silverleef.............................................. 95.0
Siratro................................................... 97.5
Stylo ..................................................... 97.0
Sunnhemp ............................................ 98.0

VEGETABLES:
Amaranth.............................................. 93.0
Beet ...................................................... 97.5
Brussel sprouts..................................... 98.0
Beans.................................................... 98.0
Cabbage................................................ 98.0
Carrot ................................................... 97.0
Cauliflower .......................................... 98.0
Celery................................................... 96.0
Chinese cabbage................................... 98.0
Cucumber............................................. 98.0
Dill ....................................................... 97.0
Eggplant ............................................... 98.0
Endive .................................................. 95.0
Kale...................................................... 98.0
Leek...................................................... 98.0
Lettuce.................................................. 97.0
Muskmelon .......................................... 98.0
Okra...................................................... 96.0
Onion.................................................... 98.0
Parsley.................................................. 96.0
Parsnip.................................................. 96.0
Pea........................................................ 98.0
Pepper .................................................. 98.0
Pumpkin ............................................... 98.0

60 or PlSC 33%,
50 or PLSC 33%,
50 or PLSC 25%
50 or PLSC 25%,
75
60 or PLSC 36%,
80

55
70
60
70
70
70
70
75
65
75

70
75
75
75
75
65
75
60
75
75
70
60
70
75
70
75
75
55
65
65
55
70
65
75

Radish ..................................................
Rape .....................................................
Spinach.................................................
Sprouting broccoli................................
Squash..................................................
Tomato .................................................
Turnip...................................................
Water melon.........................................

STIMULANT CROPS: Tobacco................................................

98.0 75

98.0 75

96.0 65

98.0 75

98.0 75

98.0 75

98.0 75

98.0 70

98.0 80

APPENDIX

(Regulation 2)

SIXTH SCHEDULE

(Regulation 19)

PRESCRIBED FEES

REGISTRATION AS SEED GROWER:

Hybrids of maizo, sorghum and sunflower
All other crops..
Seed Processing License:
Seed Seller's License:

A. General - Restricted wholesale

B. General - Restricted retail

C. General - Unrestricted

D. Limited - Restricted wholesale

E. Limited - Restricted retail

F. Limited - Unrestricted Sampling of seeds

TESTING OF SEEDS

Cereals Pulses Oil Crops Fibre Crops Root Crops Herbage Crasses Herbage Legumos

A. Determination of

Weeds by
Purity Germination
K K
20.00 22.00
20.00 22.00
28.00 22.00
28.00 22.00
24.00 24.00
28.00 28.00
24.00 24.00

Fee units 19 per hectare 13 per hectare 25 per annum

23 per annum 23 per annum 30 per annum 10 per annum

8 per annum 15 per annum 6 per bag (container)

Moisture

number content

K K

22.00 20.00

22.00 20.00

26.00 18.00

26.00 18.00

26.00 18.00

26.00 18.00

26.00 18.00

Vegetables 28.00 28.00 Stimulant Crops 28.00 28.00 Others 28.00 28.00

A. Miscellaneous Tests

Seed health test .......................................................... Verification of species ............................................... Verification of cultivars

-Laboratory test....................................

-Control growing..................................
Weight per 1000 seeds...............................................
TZ-test........................................................................
Others.........................................................................

C. Certificate

ISTA-Orange International Seed Lot Certificate....... ISTA-Blue International Seed Sample Certificate..... Sealing of seeds.......................................................... Notice to import seeds ............................................... NOTES:

26.00 26.00

26.00 20.00

26.00 20.00

K

34.00

22.00

30.00

250.00

22.00

37.00

37.00

K n

25.00 per piece

25.00 per piece

2.50 per bag (container)

20.00 per piece

Fees for registration as a seed grower includes necessary field inspections 19 fee units and for all other crops 13 fee units (As amended by S.I. no. 176 of 1989 and Act No. 13 of 1994)

SEVENTH SCHEDULE

(Regulations 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17)

PRESCRIBED FORMS Form 1

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA (To be completed in triplicate)

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS SEED GROWER

(Regulation 8) To: S.C.C.I.,

P.O. Box 350199 Chilanga

Name and address of applicant

Name and address of farm

Species to be grown ....................................... Cultivar ..............................................
Parent seed:Class ........................................... Certification No. ................................
For hybrids:Male line..................................... Female line.........................................
Quantity......................................................kg Proposed hectarage ............................

Proposed planting date......................................................................................
Previous crops and cultivars grown in the field during the last two growing season:
Season .....................................................19.....................................................19..................
Crop.
Cultivar
Comments

Date................................................................ Signature..................................................
(A map giving clear instructions on how to reach the farm must be drawn overleaf)

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Application received ............................................ Fee paid
for.................................................................hectares
Decision: Approval of................................................(species)...............................(cultivar)
Production period .............. Conditions imposed........................................

Reg. No............ Date...............................................................................
.......................................................................................

For Seed Control and

Certification Institute

Form 2

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS A SEED GROWER

(Regulation 8 (4))
Registration No.:.....................................................
To ...................(name)
of................. (address)

You are hereby registered as a seed grower to grow ...........
hectares of........... (species).....................................(cultivar) on the
farm ................
for certification as............... seed class
parent seed ...............
(specie, cultivar, cert. No.)

This registration is valid from......... 19......... to........................
.........................19.........

The following conditions are imposed on this crop ..............
.......................
.......................

Date......... ........................................................................

for Seed

Control and Certification Institute

Form 3

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

FIELD INSPECTION REPORT No.:..........

(Regulation 9)
IDENTIFICATION:
Registration No ......................................................................................................................
Crop
Cultivar ...................................... .. Seed class....................................................
Parent seed, certification No.
Grower
Farm

INSPECTION:
Hectares............ Isolation.....................................................Metres
Cultivar purity

.
Diseases
Other crop plants

Weed plants

Remarks

Date........................................................

........................................................................................... ......................................

Signature of Grower or his representative Signature of Inspector

Form 4 (To be completed in triplicate) REPBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FOR SEED PROCESSING LICENCE

(Regulation 10 (2)) Applicant Address

SPECIFICATION Address of premises

Type of processing plant

Drying facilities

Cleaning facilities

Dressing and packing facilities

Storage facilities Remarks

Date.................................... Signature............................................................................

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Application received.............. ...................................... Fee paid....................................
Inspected by...........................................................................................................................
Decision:[ ] Approved for the period.............................................................................

[ ] Rejected. Conditions imposed ................. ................... Licence No........................................... Date..................................................

......................................................................................................................

for Seed Control and Certification Institute

Form 5 REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

SEED PROCESSING LICENCE

(Regulation 10 (1))
A seed processing licence is hereby granted to (name) .........................................................
................................................................................................................................................
of (address) ............................................................................................................................
for processing of seeds at (name of premises) .......................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
(address) ................................................................................................................................
for the period................................................19 ....... to................................................19 .......

This license is subject to the following conditions .............................................. ..............
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................

Date.......................................... ......................................................................................

for Seed Control and Certification Institute

Form 6
REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA (To be completed in triplicate)

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FOR A SEED SELLERS' LICENCE

(Regulation 11 (2)) To: S.C.C.I.

P.O. Box 350199
Chilanga
Applicant................................................................................................................................
Address ..................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................ I hereby apply for a seed seller's licence of class:

A. General-Restricted wholesale [ ] B. General-Restricted retail [ ]

C. General-Unrestricted [ ] D. Limited-Restricted wholesale [ ]

E. Limited-Restricted retail [ ] F. Limited-Unrestricted [ ]

Tick off as applicable

Name and address of premises

Species to be sold

Storage facilities

Date............................................ Signature....................................................................

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Application received............. ........................................ Fee paid...................................
Inspected by ...........................................................................................................................
Decision: [ ] Approved for the

period...................................................................................................... [ ] Rejected
Conditions imposed ...............................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................

Licence No.................... Date.......................... ......................................................

for Certifying Authority

Form 7 REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

SEED SELLER'S LICENCE

Licence No..........................................
A seed seller's licence of class............................................................................................is
hereby granted to (name) .......................................................................................................
(address) ................................................................................................................................
for trading of seeds at (name of premises).............................................................................
(address) ................................................................................................................................
for the period.................................................. 19...... to...............................................19......
This licence is subject to the following conditions................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................

Date.............................................. .......................................................

for Certifying Authority

Form 8

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

SAMPLING REPORT

(Regulation 12)

No..........................................
Applicant
Address

Registration No......................................................................
Certification No......................................................................
Crop.......................................................... Cultivar............................................................
Lot No .................................................... Weight of lot....................................................kg:
Intended seed class
Number of labels required
Remarks

Date..............................................................
........................................................................ ............................................................

Signature of Applicant or his Signature of Sampler/Inspector representative

Form 9

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS SEED CERTIFICATE (Regulation 13)

SEED CONTROL AND CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE OF ZAMBIA

Species Cultivar
Test No. Date Recieved Date sampled
Lot No. Origin Weight of Lot: kg

Name and address of applicant

Kind of inert matter:
Species and number of other crop seeds:
Species and number of weed seeds:

Moisture Content, %

Cultivar Purity, %

Weed Seeds, number per kg

Other Determinations:
Date................................................................................ .................................................................

for S.C.C.I.

Form 10 REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

SEED CONTROL AND CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE OF ZAMBIA

CONTROL GROWING REPORT

(Regulation 14)
Specie.....................................................................................................................................
Cultivar ..................................................................................................................................
Certification No............. ................................................Seed Lot No....................................
Seed Class.............. .................................................... Planted............................................
TEST RESULTS
Foreign cultivars ....................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
Off types.................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
Diseased plants.......................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
Remarks .................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................
Date...................................................................................... ................................

Signature,

S.C.C.I.

Form 11 REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

SEED CONTROL AND CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE OF ZAMBIA

SEALING REPORT

(Regulation 15) Applicant................................................................................................................................ Address ..................................................................................................................................

...................................................................................................................................

Species and Cultivar Certification No. Lot No. Number and size of bags sealed

Date.........................................................
....................................................................

Signature

of Sampler/Inspector

...................................................................

Signature of Applicant or his representative

Form 12 REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

PLANT VARIETY AND SEEDS REGULATIONS

NOTICE TO IMPORT SEED

(Regulation 17) Applicant................................................................................................................................ Address ..................................................................................................................................

SPECIFICATION
Species ...................................................................................................................................
Cultivar ..................................................................................................................................
Quantity to be imported.............. .......................................................................................kg
Country of origin....................................................................................................................
Official marks of the seed lot.................................................................................................
Quality of the seeds (copy of seed certificate to be enclosed)...............................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
Reasons for the importation...................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................
Expected date for the import................................................................................... ...............
Date............................................................ ....................................................................

Signature

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Notification received............ ............................................Fees paid...................................

Remarks .............................................................................................................. ...................
Notification No. ...................................................................
Date............................................................ ....................................................................

Signature