Seed sampling: instructions

Instructions for seed samplers on seed certification in England and Wales.


Instructions to licensed and official seed samplers in England and Wales

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This document is for licensed seed samplers to help them in their official duties. It provides instructions on seed sampling as part of the seed certification process in England and Wales.

It provides guidance on:

  • conditions and functions of a licensed seed sampler
  • preparations before sampling
  • sampling, sealing and labelling of seed lots
  • dual sampling
  • mixtures
  • small packages
Published 1 October 2014
Last updated 18 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Instructions updated - August 2017
  2. Updated instructions - April 2017
  3. Updated instructions
  4. First published.