Performing seed unit analyses for agricultural plants under official control

The analysis of seed units under official supervision is only carried out for seed units in the process of formal confirmation.

All suppliers who intend to market seed materials of a specific species of agricultural plants as formally confirmed must have formally confirmed seed units.

The analysis of the seed units of agricultural plants is performed by laboratories that are appointed for performing the analyses of seed units of agricultural plants under official supervision.

A laboratory for the analysis of seed quality may be:

  •     an independent laboratory or
  •     laboratory within a company dealing with arboriculture.

A laboratory must be managed by the head seed analyst who is directly responsible for the professional activities of the laboratory. Analysts carry out seed unit analyses.

The official supervision of the performance of activities is carried out by the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, which is the authority for the formal confirmation of the seed units of agricultural plants.

Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 12. 08. 2016