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Seed S07-002 - 50kg Seed Bags - Deadline approaching 09 Feb 2007

As part of the agreement reached with HSE, a 4 year transitional period was given in which companies could use up existing stocks of 50kg bags and make any necessary adjustments to processing lines.

Seed S07-001 - Simplifying Certification 02 Feb 2007

Further to S06-022, first thoughts on the Defra proposals for better regulation in the seed sector have been put together and are available for information.

Seed S06-022 - Simplifying Seed Certification 21 Dec 2006

The German authorities have submitted a proposal to the EU, in advance of their taking over the EU Presidency in January 07

Seed S06-021 - Herbage seed lot sizes - temporary increase 23 Nov 2006

The EU Commission has now approved a temporary experiment to allow the increase in maximum seed lot size for certain fodder plant species to 25 tonnes.

Seed S06-020 - Treated Seed Disposal 17 Nov 2006

From conversations with members it appears that the number of destinations willing to accept quantities of treated seed which has not met certification standards, has diminished further over the past year.

Seed S06-019 - AIC 2006 Seed Industry Dinner 22 Sep 2006

Further to the notification given in S06-016, we can now give details of this year's Seed Industry Dinner which will be held at Greetham Valley Golf Club on the evening of Wednesday 29th November 2006.

Seed S06-018 - Review of Defra Certification Fees 04 Sep 2006

A current Defra consultation puts forward proposals for changing the basis for seed certification fees to apply from 1st January 2007.

Seed S06-017 - Seed Industry Dinner - additional accommodation 01 Sep 2006

The original allocation of rooms at both Greetham Valley and Barnsdale Lodge for the Seed Industry Dinner on 29th November, have now been taken.

Seed S06-016 - 2006 Seed Industry Dinner 09 Aug 2006

The 2006 Seed Industry Dinner will be held on Wednesday 29th November. Following debates about venue, the AIC Seeds Committee has decided the Dinner should this year be held at Greetham Valley Golf Club, located just off the A1, a few miles north of Stamford.

Seed S06-015 - HGCA Seed Cost Calculator 01 Aug 2006

HGCA has today published onto its website an interactive tool designed to calculate the costs to growers of saving their own seed.