Weed Seed Searches.

Prepare your crop for interstate and international export by completing a mandatory independant Weed Seed Search.

AgEtal can help prepare your crop for international export by carrying out Weed Seed Searches. These are required for export compliance for interstate (WA and TAS) and international MICoR (Manual of Importing Country Requirements) compliance. Western Australia and some other export destinations have complex quarantine regulations.

Export destinations require certificates of analysis declaring freedom from prohibited and restricted weed seeds and sometimes other organisms. They also restrict the amount of soil contamination. Some destinations require freedom from certain named storage pests and diseases. Our Weed seed search includes declarations of freedom from named insect pests.

Weed Seed Searches - AgEtal

Reasons for Weed Seed Searches

  • The main reason for Weed seed searches is for export compliance according to interstate requirements or MICoR. Our certificate is used by interstate importing authorities or DAFF as evidence of independent examination and confirmation that a sample is free from prohibited weeds and pests. In other words, it is a “passport” to export seed and grain to specified destinations. DAFF use the information on our certificate of analysis to produce a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Different export destinations have different requirements according to their quarantine conditions. 
  • All weed seeds and insect pests that are identified are listed. For certain destinations foreign matter is quantified and described. Where known, weed seeds are categorised as “Permitted”, “Prohibited” or “Restricted”. Detection of prohibited seeds means that a seed lot cannot be exported to the specified destination. Restricted seeds may be able to go into the destination specified subject to various import restrictions, such as requiring fumigation prior to shipment.
  • Wherever possible we will let you know if your product has failed the test and therefore cannot be exported. However, authorities in the export destination or DAFF have the final say, so we advise that our certificate should be given the green light by them before shipment of product commences.

Quantity required

Quantity required:

  • Normally 1Kg

Other recommended tests

Other analysis that may be carried out to augment Weed Seed Searches or may be necessary for additional MICoR compliance:

  • Grain Trade Australia (GTA) analysis
  • Australian Mungbean Association (AMA) tests
  • Nematode tests (for named nematodes)
  • Pathology tests - we are able to test for most fungal diseases

Tasmanian weed seed search

Min Qty required: 2kg

Group 1   $76.45   Large Seeds (Sorghum, Sunflower etc)

Group 2   $97.90   Small Seeds (Millets etc), Animal Feed and Mixes

Other weed seed searches (including other export)

Min Qty required: 1kg

Weed Seed Search Prices

Western Australian weed seed search

Min Qty required. refer to sampling basics.

*Must be sampled by an accredited sampler

  • Group 1 - $73.70 Sorghum, White French Millet, Mungbean, Sunflower, Panicum, Lablab
  • Group 2 - $94.60 Japanese Millet, Setaria, Bambatsi, Canary Grass, Oats, Kikuyu, Ryegrass
  • Group 3 - $123.20 Stylo, Couch, Purple Pigeon Grass
  • Group 4 - $137.50 Silk Sorghum, Grasses (Rhodes, Buffel, Bluegrass, Signal, Digitaria, Sabi, Panic)
  • Pelleted 20% Surcharge

Tasmanian weed seed search

Min Qty required: 2kg

  • Group 1 $80.30 Large Seeds (Sorghum, Sunflower etc)
  • Group 2 $102.30 Small Seeds (Millets etc), Animal Feed and Mixes

Other weed seed searches (including other export)

Min Qty required: 1kg

  • Refer to purity prices 

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