Processing Your Own Seed – Legal Requirements
Farmers intending to process seed outside of their own holding and for their own use are obliged by law to:
a) ensure the identity of the seed throughout processing.
b) ensure that the processor has been registered with the Plant Variety Development Office CLG (PVDO). Please contact us for a list of registered processors.
c) obtain an undertaking from the processor that measures are being taken to ensure the identity of the seed throughout processing.
d) pay royalties due on own seed subsequently sown.
It is illegal:
- To falsify a return
- Not to declare farm/home saved seed used
- Not to declare farm/home saved seed used even if not processed or dressed
- To trade, sell or barter in farm/home saved seed
Offenders are being prosecuted.