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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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ANNEX IX Amendment of Implementing Directive 2014/21/EU

The Annex to Implementing Directive 2014/21/EU is replaced by the following:

ANNEX Conditions for placing on the market of pre-basic seed potatoes as Union grades PBTC and PB

(1)

The conditions for pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC shall be as follows:

(a)

conditions concerning seed potatoes:

(i)

plants not breeding true to the variety, or plants of a different variety, shall not be present in the crop;

(ii)

plants, including tubers, are produced through micro-propagation;

(iii)

plants, including tubers, are produced in a protected facility and in a growing medium which is free from pests;

(iv)

tubers shall not be multiplied beyond the first generation;

(v)

plants shall comply with the following thresholds concerning the presence of RNQPs, or symptoms caused by the respective RNQP, as set out in the following table:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the growing plants for pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC
Blackleg (Dickeya Samson et al. spp. [1DICKG]; Pectobacterium Waldee emend. Hauben et al. spp. [1PECBG])0 %
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al. [LIBEPS]0 %
Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. [PHYPSO]0 %

Mosaic symptoms caused by viruses

and

symptoms caused by Potato leaf roll virus [PLRV00]

0 %
Potato spindle tuber viroid [PSTVD0]0 %
RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the direct progeny of pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC
Symptoms of virus infection0 %.
(b)

conditions concerning lots:

(i)

they shall be free from seed potatoes affected by rots;

(ii)

they shall be free from seed potatoes affected by common scab;

(iii)

they shall be free from seed potatoes excessively shrivelled due to dehydration;

(iv)

they shall be free from seed potatoes with external blemishes, including misshapen or damaged tubers;

(v)

lots of pre-basic seed potatoes shall comply with the following thresholds concerning the presence of RNQPs, or symptoms caused by the respective RNQPs as set out in the following table:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the lots of pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC by mass
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al. [LIBEPS]0 %
Ditylenchus destructor Thorne [DITYDE]0 %
Black scurf as caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris (A.B. Frank) Donk [RHIZSO]0 %
Powdery scab as caused by Spongospora subterranea (Wallr.) Lagerh. [SPONSU]0 %.
(2)

The conditions for pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PB shall be as follows:

(a)

conditions concerning seed potatoes:

(i)

the number of plants not breeding true to the variety and the number of plants of a different variety together, shall not exceed 0,01 %;

(ii)

plants shall comply with the following thresholds concerning the presence of RNQPs, or symptoms caused by the respective RNQPs, as set out in the following table:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the growing plants for pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PB
Blackleg (Dickeya Samson et al. spp. [1DICKG]; Pectobacterium Waldee emend. Hauben et al. spp. [1PECBG])0 %
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al. [LIBEPS]0 %
Candidatus phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. [PHYPSO]0 %

Mosaic symptoms caused by viruses

and

symptoms caused by Potato leaf roll virus [PLRV00]

0,1 %
Potato spindle tuber viroid [PSTVD0]0 %
RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the direct progeny of pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PB
Symptoms of virus infection0,5 %;
(b)

tolerances applicable to lots, as regards the following impurities, blemishes and diseases:

(i)

seed potatoes affected by rots, other than ring rot or brown rot, shall not exceed 0,2 % by mass;

(ii)

seed potatoes affected by common scab over more than one third of their surface, shall not exceed 5,0 % by mass;

(iii)

shrivelled tubers due to excessive dehydration or dehydration caused by silver scurf, shall not exceed 0,5 % by mass;

(iv)

seed potatoes with external blemishes, including misshapen or damaged tubers, shall not exceed 3,0 % by mass;

(v)

the presence of earth and extraneous matter shall not exceed 1,0 % by mass;

(vi)

lots of pre-basic seed potatoes shall comply with the following thresholds concerning the presence of RNQPs, or symptoms caused by the respective RNQPs as set out in the following table:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold for the presence of RNQPs on the lots of pre-basic seed potatoes of Union grade PB by mass
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al. [LIBEPS]0 %
Ditylenchus destructor Thorne [DITYDE]0 %
Black scurf affecting tubers over more than 10 % of their surface as caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris (A.B. Frank) Donk [RHIZSO]1,0 %
Powdery scab affecting tubers over more than 10 % of their surface as caused by Spongospora subterranea (Wallr.) Lagerh. [SPONSU]1,0 %;
(vii)

the total percentage of seed potatoes covered by tolerances, as referred to in points (i) to (iv) and (vi), shall not exceed 6,0 % by mass.

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