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Average seed sampling, analysis and labelling
Selected Organization: Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests
Brief description:
Any farmer may submit a seed sample to the National Plant Protection Service's National Seed Control Laboratory or its branches in order to determine the qualitative characteristics of the seed - analytical purity of the seed, impurity of other plant seed, germination, viability, moisture content, pest infestations, 1000 seed mass, presence of the seed, health of the seed.
It is also possible to perform an analysis of seed mixtures (to determine the percentage composition and germination of the species). The laboratory shall be internationally accredited and the testing shall be carried out in accordance with the methodology of the International Association for Seed Control.
If a seed grower cultivates cereal, fodder plants, oil plants, fibre plants, beet, vegetable and potato seed material intended for sale, the conformity of the quality of the seed lot with the requirements of the regulatory enactments on growing and marketing of seed must be checked in conformity with the packaged and labelled.
As needed, the customer can choose one of the following services/service sets:
1) analysis of seed sample in a laboratory (except potatoes);
Or
2) the average seed sample sampling and analysis of seed sample in the laboratory;
Or
3) average seed sampling, analysis of seed sample in the laboratory and manufacture of official labels;
Or
4) the manufacture of official labels.
Beneficiaries:
Any person
If the manufacturing of official labels is necessary, only the person registered in the Register of Seed Growers and Seed Traders
Period:
Time limit for the submission of a request - without limitation

Date of service receipt
• if only the analysis of the seed sample in the laboratory or the average seed sample sampling and the analysis of the seed sample in the laboratory is necessary, the test report shall be issued within three days of the completion of the seed germination tests. The time of testing for germination is 7-28 days (depending on the plant species), but there is a possibility that the analysis should be repeated. The time limit will then be extended accordingly.
• if sampling of the average seed sample, analysis of the seed sample in the laboratory and manufacture of official labels is necessary, the test report may be received within two months from the date of submission of the application, but not later than within three working days after the expiry of the time period of analysis provided for in the regulations of the International Association for Seed Control. Official labels shall be produced within two working days after receipt of the application.
• if only official labels are required, they shall be manufactured within two working days of receipt of the application.
Process description
Documents and forms
Other information
Related Services
1. solis / Service requests
E-mail
• Customer sends documents to pasts@vaad.gov.lv or official electronic address
• documents must be signed with a secure electronic signature

Mail
• Customer sends documents by mail

In person
• the customer takes the average seed sample himself and, together with the documents, submits to the National Seed Control Laboratory of the State Plant Protection Service in Riga or its branches in Bauska, Saldus or Valmiera, or hands over to the regional department inspector
Or
• the customer arrives in the regional division of the State Plant Protection Service and submits documents, and the inspector of the regional department of the Service shall take the average seed sample at the address indicated by the customer and take it to the laboratory

If the manufacturing of official labels is necessary, the submission must be accompanied by documents certifying the quality or origin of the seed previously issued (field inspection protocols, etc.).

The State Plant Protection Service shall review the submitted documents and, depending on the service/service set chosen by the customer:
• arrive at the address indicated by the customer and take a sample of the average seed from each prepared homogeneous seed batch;
• perform an analysis of the seed sample in the laboratory;
• assess the conformity of the quality of the seed lot with the requirements of the seed category provided for in the regulations on growing and marketing of the relevant species;
• issue a test report;
• produce and issue official labels for seed packaging (if the seed lot meets all the requirements).
Informative document
Informative document
On the spot
A branch of Latgale Regional Branch of the Rezekne
A branch of the Latgale Regional Chapter Kraslava
A branch of the Latgale Regional Chapter Preili
A branch of the Zemgale Regional Branch of the Bauska
A branch of the Zemgale Regional Branch of the Dobele
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Mail
Kurzeme Regional Branch
Latgale Regional Branch
Riga Regional Branch
VAAD mail
Vidzeme Regional Branch
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2. solis / Payment for service
The service shall be paid in accordance with the invoice of the State Plant Protection Service, which has been issued on the basis of points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 22 and 23 of Annex 2 to Cabinet Regulation No 493 of 12 July 2012, “Price List for Payment Services of the State Plant Protection Service”.

Service Fee Properties
Consignee: State Plant Protection Service
Registration No 90000042982
Account No. LV47TREL2160320005000
Bank: Treasury
BIC: TRELLV22
3. solis / Receipt of services
E-mail
• the customer receives a test report to the official electronic address or the email address specified (official labels can only be received on site)

Mail
• Customer receives testing report to the specified mail address (official labels can only be received on site)

In person
• the customer arrives at the National Plant Protection Service's National Seed Control Laboratory or Regional Division and receives a test report and/or official labels
On the spot
A branch of Latgale Regional Branch of the Rezekne
A branch of the Latgale Regional Chapter Kraslava
A branch of the Latgale Regional Chapter Preili
A branch of the Zemgale Regional Branch of the Bauska
A branch of the Zemgale Regional Branch of the Dobele
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