Seed Derogation

For 2020 only the percentage of organic seed within grass and forage seed mixes has changed, due to a shortage of seed caused by the 2018 drought.

Derogation required prior to purchase

Derogation before inspection 

No derogation required

Less than 50% organic grass & forage mixes

50% - 99% organic grass and forage seed mixes

100% Organic Seed

Less than 70% organic arable silage and wholecrop mixes

70% - 99% organic arable silage and forage seed mixes


100 % non-organic seed



Seed mixes to be sown during 2021 must contain a minimum of 70% organic seed, even if purchased in 2020.