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Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2020/177 of 11 February 2020 amending Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 68/193/EEC, 2002/55/EC, 2002/56/EC and 2002/57/EC, Commission Directives 93/49/EEC and 93/61/EEC and Implementing Directives 2014/21/EU and 2014/98/EU as regards pests of plants on seeds and other plant reproductive material (Text with EEA relevance)

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Section 8: Requirements concerning measures for Vitis L. stock nurseries and, where applicable, cutting nurseries per category, pursuant to point 2 of Section 2

Vitis L.
1. Initial propagating material, basic propagating material and certified material
Visual inspections

The official control authority shall carry out visual inspections on stock nurseries and cutting nurseries at least once per growing season for all RNQPs listed in Sections 6 and 7.

2. Initial propagating material
Sampling and testing

All vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material, shall be sampled and tested concerning the presence of Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3. That sampling and testing shall be repeated with subsequent intervals of five years.

The stock nurseries intended for the production of rootstocks shall be, in addition to the sampling and testing of the viruses referred to in the first indent, sampled and tested once concerning the presence of Grapevine fleck virus.

The results of sampling and testing shall be available before acceptance of the stock nurseries concerned.

3. Basic propagating material
Sampling and testing

All vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of basic propagating material shall be sampled and tested concerning the presence of Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3.

Sampling and testing shall start from six-year-old stock nurseries and with subsequent intervals of six years.

The results of sampling and testing shall be available before acceptance of the stock nurseries concerned.

4. Certified material
Sampling and testing

A representative portion of vines in a stock nursery intended for the production of certified material shall be sampled and tested concerning the presence of Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3.

Sampling and testing shall start from ten-year-old stock nurseries and with subsequent intervals of ten years.

The results of sampling and testing shall be available before acceptance of the stock nurseries concerned.

5. Initial propagating material, basic propagating material, and certified material
Requirements with regard to the production site, place of production or area and according to the RNQPs concerned
(a)

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. have been observed on vines in the production site over the last complete growing season; or

(iii)

the following conditions shall be fulfilled with regard to the presence of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.:

  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material and basic propagating material showing symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. have been rogued out; and

  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of certified material showing symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. have been at least excluded from propagation; and

  • in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing shows symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al., the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to hot water treatment, or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other protocols which are internationally recognised to ensure freedom from Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.

(b)

Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. have been observed on vines in the production site over the last complete growing season; or

(iii)

the following conditions shall be fulfilled with regard to the presence of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.:

  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material, basic propagating material, and certified material showing symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. have been rogued out and appropriate hygiene measures shall be taken, and

  • vines in the production site showing symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. shall be treated with a bactericide after pruning to ensure freedom from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.; and

  • in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing shows symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al., the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to hot water treatment or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other internationally recognised protocols to ensure freedom from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.

(c)

Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3

(i)

The following conditions shall be fulfilled with regard to the presence of Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3:

  • no symptoms of any of those viruses have been observed on vines in stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material and basic propagating material; and

  • symptoms of those viruses have been observed on no more than 5 % of vines in stock nurseries intended for the production of certified material, and those vines have been rogued out and destroyed; or

(ii)

all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material, and initial propagating material shall be maintained in insect proof facilities to ensure freedom from Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3.

(d)

Viteus vitifoliae Fitch

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, or

(ii)

vines shall be grafted on rootstocks resistant to Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, or

  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of initial propagating material, and all initial propagating material shall be maintained in insect proof facilities and no symptoms of Viteus vitifoliae Fitch have been observed on those vines over the last complete growing season; and

  • in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing shows symptoms of Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to fumigation, hot water treatment, or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other protocols which are internationally recognised to ensure freedom from Viteus vitifoliae Fitch.

6. Standard material
Visual inspections

The official control authority shall carry out visual inspections on stock nurseries and cutting nurseries at least once per growing season for all RNQPs listed in Sections 6 and 7.

Requirements with regard to the production site, place of production or area and according to the RNQP(s) concerned
(a)

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. have been observed on vines in the production site over the last complete growing season; or

(iii)
  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of standard material showing symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. have been at least excluded from propagation; and

  • in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing shows symptoms of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al., the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to hot water treatment, or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other protocols which are internationally recognised to ensure freedom from Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al.

(b)

Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. have been observed on vines in the production site over the last complete growing season; or

(iii)

the following conditions shall be fulfilled with regard to the presence of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.:

  • all vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of standard material showing symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. have been rogued out and appropriate hygiene measures shall be taken; and

  • vines in the production site showing symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al. shall be treated with a bactericide after pruning to ensure freedom from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.; and

  • in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing shows symptoms of Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al., the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to hot water treatment or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other protocols which are internationally recognised to ensure freedom from Xylophilus ampelinus Willems et al.

(c)

Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3

Symptoms of all viruses (Arabis mosaic virus, Grapevine fanleaf virus, Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 1 and Grapevine Leafroll-associated Virus 3) have been observed on no more than 10 % of vines in the stock nurseries intended for the production of standard material and those vines have been eliminated from propagation.

(d)

Viteus vitifoliae Fitch

(i)

Vines shall be produced in areas known to be free from Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, or

(ii)

vines shall be grafted on rootstocks resistant to Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, or:

(iii)

in the case where propagating material which is intended for marketing showing signs or symptoms of Viteus vitifoliae Fitch, the entire lot of that material shall be subjected to fumigation, hot water treatment, or another appropriate treatment in accordance with protocols of EPPO, or other protocols which are internationally recognised to ensure freedom from Viteus vitifoliae Fitch.’;

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