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Guide to the Evaluation of Candidate Seed Graders and Seed Import Conformity Assessors
Appendix C(1) Canadian Report of Seed Analysis ROA

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The following is an example of a Canadian report of seed analysis issued by a seed laboratory:

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Description of the Canadian Report of Seed Analysis

Generic Seed Testing Laboratory
123 Main Street, Some City, Some Province, Canada A1B 2C3
Ph: 222-555-1212 Fax: 222-555-1313

Certificate No. 7-008

This certifies that a sample of: Red clover
Designated: Certified Status
Received from: ABC Seed Farms Canada, was tested with the following results:

Grams tested 50 g No. per 25 g
Weed Seeds:
Prohibited Noxious0
Primary Noxious0
Total Primary Noxious0
Secondary Noxious:
Night-Flowering Catchfly2.5
Total Primary plus Secondary Noxious5.5
Other Weed Seeds:
American Dragonhead57
Total Weed Seeds of All Kinds96.5
Total Percent Weed Seeds0.5 %
Seeds of Other Crops:
Alsike clover0
White clover0
Total Other Crop SeedLess than 2%
Sweet clover2
Brassica spp.1
Pure Seed97.2%
Pure Living Seed---%
Hard Seeds14%
Germination (including hard seeds)81%
Inert Matter1.4%


Analyst: Mary Jones
Date: January 31, 2013

This certifies that the sample of seed submitted from the lot designated above has been analyzed at a CFIA Accredited Laboratory according to: Canadian Methods and Procedures for Seed Testing.

The responsibility for any seed sold, offered or advertised for sale under this certificate with respect to grade or any other specification rests entirely with the seller.

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