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Brachiaria decumbens seed

Country: Sri Lanka (LK)
Scientific Name:  
Group: Grains / Seeds
End Use: Sowing
NPPO Details:
Department of Agriculture
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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit Yes
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Yes
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General Requirements

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

Sri Lanka requires freedom from the following quarantine pests:

  • The foot rot (Erwinia chrysanthemi) is not on Brachiaria decumbens seed export pathway. Freedom from this pest can be endorsed without citing an evidence.
  • Pierce's disease (Xylella fastidiosa) is not known to occur in Australia. Freedom from this pest can be endorsed without citing an evidence.
  • Rice smut (Tilletia barclayana) area of production freedom or laboratory analysis may be used to endorse freedom from this pest.
  • Banks grass mite (Oligonychus zeae) is not known to occur in Australia. Freedom from this pest can be endorsed without citing an evidence.
  • Sugarcane bacilliform virus – Sugarcane and banana are the only known host of this pest (Braithwaite KS, Egeskov NM, Hardy VG, Gordon D, Teakle DS, Smith GR (1994) Progress in the detection and eradication of sugarcane bacilliform virus in Australia. Proceedings of Australian Society of Sugarcane Technologies. pp 152-158). Freedom from this pest can be endorsed without citing an evidence.
  • Phytosanitary sampling and inspection procedures address the additional declaration statements pertaining to ergots (Claviceps spp).

A copy of the Import permit must be presented at the time of making appointment for an inspection with an Authorised Officer .

Weeds of Quarantine concern to Sri Lanka on pasture seed exports pathway:
Red Witchweed (Striga asiatica) (Lab certificate when produce is from Queensland)
Hoary cress (Lepidium draba)
Specific to grass land
Camelthorn (Alhagi camelorum)
Andropogon (Sorghum) halepense,
Wild turnip (Brassica tournefortii),
Prairie grass (Bromus catharticus),
Downy brome (Bromus tectorum),
Spiny brome (Calycotome spinosa),
Saffron thistle (Carthamus lanatus),
Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens),
Thistle (Cirsium spp),
Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis),
Canadian fleabane (Conyza canadensis),
Doublegee (Emex australis),
Common velvet grass (Holcus lanatus),
Serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma),
Sweet prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica),
Yellow dock (Rumex crispus),
Silver leafshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium),
Prickly nightshade (Solanum rostratum),
Sodom apple (Solanum incanum),
Common sowthistle (Sonchus brachyotus),
Twiggy mullein (Verbascum virgatum),
Bulbil watsonia (Watsonia meriana),
Clustered green dock (Rumex conglomerates),
Opuntia megacantha, Opuntia stricta,
Indian broomrape (Aeginetia indica) and
Burrweed (Triumfetta semitriloba).

Exporter are to provide weed analysis certificate from ISTA accredited laboratory to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection showing freedom from the above mentioned weed seeds.

The certificate must contain Seed Lot Number and Quantity, Genetic and Physical purity, presence of other seeds (both crops and Weeds) count.

Consignments must accompanied with an International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Orange Certificate (refer to import permit).

Consignments are to be accompanied with A Certificate of Origin issued by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (refer to import permit).

Consignments are to be securely packed and each package must contain information on crop, variety seed treatment if any, name and address of supplier and lot number.

Refer to import permit to determine if additional declaration is required.


Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsment No 1344)
1) Pierce's disease (Xylella fastidiosa) and Banks grass mite (Oligonychus zeae) are not known to occur in Australia,
2) This is to certify that Brachiaria decumbens seeds in this consignment have been inspected and/or tested according to appropriate official procedures and are considered to be free from Ergots (Claviceps spp) and other quarantine pests associated with Brachiaria decumbens,
3) A representative sample was found through ISTA laboratory testing free of Sri Lanka's regulated weed seeds.


Import permit dated 7 September 2017

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Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 04/10/2017