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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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(a) All categories
Visual inspection

Visual inspections shall be carried out once a year.

Sampling and testing

Sampling and testing shall be carried out in the case of doubts concerning the presence of RNQPs listed in Annex I.

(b) Pre-basic category
Requirements with regard to the production site, place of production or area

In the case where a derogation is allowed to produce pre-basic material in the field under non-insect proof conditions, pursuant to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/925(1), the following requirements shall apply concerning Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr:

(i)

propagating material and fruit plants of the pre-basic category shall be produced in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr are observed at the site of production on propagating material and fruit plants of the pre-basic category since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation.

(c) Basic category
Requirements with regard to the production site, place of production or area
(i)

propagating material and fruit plants of the basic category shall be produced in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr ; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr are observed at the site of production on propagating material and fruit plants of the basic category since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation.

(d) Certified and CAC categories
Requirements with regard to the production site, place of production or area
(i)

propagating material and fruit plants of the certified and CAC categories shall be produced in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr ; or

(ii)

no symptoms of Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr are observed at the site of production on propagating material and fruit plants of the certified and CAC categories since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation; or

(iii)

propagating material and fruit plants of the certified and CAC categories showing symptoms of Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr have been rogued out, the remaining propagating material and fruit plants shall be inspected at weekly intervals and no symptoms are observed at the site of production for at least three weeks before dispatch.

(1)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/925 of 29 May 2017 temporarily authorising certain Member States to certify pre-basic material of certain species of fruit plants, produced in the field under non-insect proof conditions, and repealing Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/167 (OJ L 140, 31.5.2017, p. 7–14).

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