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The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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3.  A growing crop report shall only be issued if an authorised officer is satisfied that—

(a)the seed potatoes are of a variety of potato species listed in the National List or the Common Catalogue;

(b)the seed potatoes in any one crop are of a single variety;

(c)the seed potatoes are taken from a crop which is free from the following diseases or pests—

(i)Wart Disease;

(ii)Potato Cyst Nematode;

(iii)Ring Rot;

(iv)Brown Rot;

(v)Potato Tuber Eelworm;

(vi)PSTVd;

(vii)Colorado Beetle; and

(viii)Dickeya.

(d)the land on which the seed potatoes are growing or were grown—

(i)is not land in respect of which a notice has been served under article 32(4) of the Plant Health Order with regard to Wart Disease, Ring Rot or Potato Cyst Nematode and not withdrawn;

(ii)is not land within a zone demarcated under article 38(7) of the Plant Health Order to prevent the spread of Brown Rot;

(e)blanking in any of the growing crop of the seed potatoes is not or was not excessive;

(f)the growing crop—

(i)in the case of pre-basic seed potatoes, has not been rogued prior to examination; or

(ii)in the case of basic seed potatoes, any roguing has been carried out effectively and the growing crop has not been over-rogued; and

(g)all reasonable husbandry practices for the prevention of the occurrence, development or spread of diseases and pests have been effectively carried out.

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