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The Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005

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PART 7PLANTING OF, AND CONTROL OF PLANT PESTS ON, CERTAIN SOLANACEOUS SPECIES

Miscellaneous provisions for certain solanaceous species

39.—(1) No person shall knowingly plant or knowingly cause or permit to be planted any potatoes or any potatoes which have been produced from those potatoes, which have been grown in any country outside the European Community other than Switzerland.

(2) Without prejudice to paragraph (1), no person shall knowingly plant or knowingly cause or permit to be planted any potatoes unless–

(a)they derive in direct line from potato material which has been obtained under an officially approved programme in the European Community or Switzerland;

(b)they have been found to be free from Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al. in official tests using the methods set out in Annex II to Directive 98/57/EC; and

(c)they have been found to be free from Potato Ring Rot in official tests using the methods set out in Annex I to Directive 93/85/EC.

(3) No person shall knowingly plant or knowingly cause or permit to be planted potatoes other than–

(a)potatoes which may be marketed in Scotland under the Seed Potatoes Regulations; or

(b)one year’s direct progeny of the potatoes referred to in sub paragraph (a), when that direct progeny has been grown by that person.

(4) Without prejudice to article 28(1)(b), persons involved in the planting of potatoes must retain and make available to an inspector the following documentation–

(a)an official label together with an invoice or delivery note; or

(b)where potatoes marketed or marketable under the Seed Potatoes Regulations or their direct progeny were produced by a certificate holder, the certificate of classification.

(5) Paragraphs (3) and (4) shall not apply in the case of–

(a)areas intended for planting of less than 0.1 hectare; or

(b)areas intended for the production of early potatoes.

(6) Without prejudice to any additional or stricter measures which an inspector considers necessary under article 32 or 33, the special measures in respect of Potato Wart Disease, Potato Cyst Nematode, Potato Ring Rot and Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al. set out in Schedules 14, 15, 16 and Part A of 17, respectively, shall apply to control the spread of those plant pests.

(7) Without prejudice to any additional or stricter measures which an inspector considers necessary under article 32 or 33 and the special measures in respect of Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al. in Part A of Schedule 17, upon the confirmation of the presence of that pest in a sample taken pursuant to Articles 2 and 5 of Directive 98/57/EC, an inspector may demarcate a zone as described in Article 5(1)(a)(iv) or 5(1)(c)(iii) of that Directive in accordance with the requirements in Part B of Schedule 17, to prevent the spread of that plant pest.

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