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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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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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