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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Regulations 2(1) and 4(1)

SCHEDULE 2CLASSIFICATION: SOURCE MATERIAL, OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND TOLERANCES

1.  Following completion of examination of the crop in accordance with paragraph 1(c) of Schedule 1, an authorised officer may classify the potatoes as being pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes of a class specified in column 1 of Table I (pre-basic seed potatoes) or Table II (basic seed potatoes) to this Schedule where he is satisfied–

(a)that the seed potatoes are derived from source material of the kind specified in the entry in column 2 corresponding to that class;

(b)that the other requirements specified in the entry in column 3 corresponding to that class have been met; and

(c)on a sample that any of the tolerances specified in the entry in column 4 corresponding to that class have not been exceeded.

2.  Any tolerance in column 4 of Table I or Table II expressed as a percentage is a reference to the proportion expressed as a percentage which the number of growing plants affected by the disease or varietal impurity bears to the total number of plants in the sample.

TABLE I

PRE-BASIC SEED POTATOES

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ClassSource MaterialOther RequirementsTolerances
Pre-basic TCNuclear stock or a crop which meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraph 3(k)(iii).
  • The seed potatoes are–

    (a)

    grown in a unit officially approved for production of Pre-basic TC;

    (b)

    kept free, as far as practicable from diseases and aphids by appropriate husbandry measures.

(i)deviations from variety – nil;

(ii)severe mosaic – nil;

(iii)leafroll – nil;

(iv)mild mosaic – nil;

(v)blackleg – nil.

Pre-basic 1Stock which was classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre-basic TC or a crop which meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraph 3(k)(iii).
  • The seed potatoes are–

    (a)

    grown and entered for classification by a person whose facilities, test methods, planting arrangements and manner of keeping appropriate records in relation to production of seed potatoes are acceptable to the Scottish Ministers; and

    (b)

    grown in the year in which they are entered for classification on an agricultural unit on which all potato crops planted were seed potatoes of the VTSC and SE1 classes.

(i)deviations from a variety and type and groundkeepers – nil;

(ii)severe mosaic – nil;

(iii)leafroll – nil;

(iv)mild mosaic – nil;

(v)blackleg – nil.

Pre-basic 2Stock which was classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre-basic 1.As for Pre basic 1.As for Pre basic 1.

TABLE II

BASIC SEED POTATOES

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ClassSource MaterialOther RequirementsTolerances
VTSC 1Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre basic TC, Pre-basic 1, Pre basic 2 or a crop which meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraph 3(k)(iii).As for Pre-basic 1.

(i)deviations from variety and type and groundkeepers – nil;

(ii)severe mosaic – nil;

(iii)leafroll – nil;

(iv)mild mosaic – nil;

(v)blackleg – nil.

VTSC 2Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as VTSC1.As for Pre-basic 1.As for VTSC1.
Super Elite 1 (SE1)

(a)Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre-basic TC, Pre-basic 1, Pre-basic 2, VTSC1, VTSC2; or

(b)A crop which meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1, paragraph 3(k)(iii).

(i)deviations from variety and type and groundkeepers-0.05%.

(ii)severe mosaic-nil.

(iii)leafroll-0.01%.

(iv)mild mosaic-0.05%.

(v)blackleg-0.25%.

Super Elite 2 (SE2)

(a)Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as SE1; or

(b)Seed potatoes produced outwith the Community which meet the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraph 3(k)(iv).

As for SE1.
Super Elite 3 (SE3)Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as SE2.As for SE1.
Elite 1 (E1)

(a)Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre-basic TC, Pre-basic 1, Pre-basic 2, VTSC1, VTSC2, SE1, SE2, SE3; or

(b)A crop which meets the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraphs 3(k)(iii) and (iv).

(i)deviations from variety and type and groundkeepers-0.05%;

(ii)total virus disease (leafroll, severe mosaic and mild mosaic)-0.5% of which not more than 0.1% (in total) shall be of leafroll and severe mosaic;

(iii)blackleg-0.5%.

Elite 2 (E2)

(a)Stock–

(i)classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as E1; or

(ii)which meets the requirements of Commission Directive 93/17/EEC and which has been designated by the relevant authority as Community Grade EEC1 or EEC2; or

(b)Seed potatoes produced outwith the Community which meet the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraphs 3(k)(iv).

As for E1.
Elite 3 (E3)Stock classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as E2.As for E1.
AA

(a)Stock–

(i)classified in the year preceding the planting of the crop as Pre-basic TC, Pre-basic 1, Pre-basic 2, VTSC1, VTSC2, SE1, SE2, SE3, E1, E2; or

(ii)which meets the requirements of Commission Directive 93/17EEC and which has been designated by the relevant authority as Community grade EEC1 or EEC2; or

(b)Seed potatoes produced outwith the Community which meet the requirements set out in Schedule 1 paragraphs 3(k)(iii) and (iv).

(i)deviations from variety and type and groundkeepers-0.1%;

(ii)total virus disease-1.0%;

(iii)blackleg-1%.

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