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S20-019 July summary of marketing seed and EU Exit 10 Jul 2020

AIC regularly communicates with Defra, and a summary of recent enquiries on the import and export of seed in relation to EU Exit is laid out below. As a reminder, at this time the UK does not have equivalence with the EU, therefore seed cannot be exported there.

S20-018 AIC reissue Code of Practice on erucic acid testing for certified seed 02 Jul 2020

As detailed in GM19-018 , since November 28th 2019 the legal limit for erucic acid in oilseed rape oil has been 2%.

S20-017 Seed Industry Dinner postponed to 2021 26 Jun 2020

With regret, in the interests of safety AIC has taken the decision to postpone the Seed Industry Dinner to 2021.

S20-016 New round for moving Common Catalogue Varieties to the National List 17 Jun 2020

APHA has issued a letter about a new round for adding varieties that are only listed on the Common Catalogue to the UK National List.

S20-015 BASIS Seed Sellers Course October 2020 10 Jun 2020

Members may be interested to enrol staff in a forthcoming BASIS Seed Sellers course and exam this autumn.

S20-014 Northern Ireland Protocol and Seed 01 Jun 2020

Following on from S20-013 clarification on the current status of the Northern Ireland protocol and implications for movement of seed has been received, however the matter remains complex.

S20-013 Update following AIC meeting with Defra and APHA 28 May 2020

AIC regularly engages with Defra and APHA around seed matters, and a summary of a call this week is below.

S20-012 Update on metalxyl-M – renewal of approval voted through with seed treatment restrictions 16 Apr 2020

On 3 rd April the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed voted to renew the approval of Metalaxyl-M.

S20-011 Extension of deadline for spring sown seed crop entries to 22nd April 15 Apr 2020

AIC has been in regular communication with APHA over past weeks putting across the need for an extension to the 15 th April deadline for spring crop entries.

S20-010 Marketing linseed before completion of official disease tests permitted this Spring 06 Apr 2020

Recent discussions with Defra have highlighted that there is an urgent need to allow the marketing of linseed seed before completion of the official disease tests. This is to allow seed to be marketed in time for planting.

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