In the event of failure of a seed lot to the standards prescribed under MSCS for one or more factors, re-sampling after regrading/hand picking or only re-sampling, as the case may be, is permitted only once by the Agency. This is done on the request of the producer subject to: -
· Re-sampling is allowed if the germination is lower than the standard by more than 10% but not more than 50%, provided all other factors are found standard.
· In rest of the factors permission for re-sampling is given only after regrading/hand picking.
Retesting of seed sample shall always be on a sample obtained from re-sampling.