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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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Section 2.Plants, plant products, and other objects originating in the Community.

Plants, plant products and other objectsSpecial requirements
1 Wood of Castanea Mill.
(a)

Official statement that the wood originates in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica(Murrill) Barr, or

(b)

the wood shall be stripped of its bark

2 Wood of Platanus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface
(a)

Official statement that the wood originates in areas known to be free from Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp.platani Walter,

or

(b)

there shall be evidence by a mark 'Kiln-dried,' 'K.D.' or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

3 Isolated bark of Castanea Mill.

Official statement:

(a)

that the bark originates in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica(Murrill) Barr, or

(b)

that the consignment has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment against Cryphonectria parasitica(Murrill) Barr

4 Plants of Pinus L., intended for planting, other than seedsOfficial Statement that no symptoms of Scirrhia pini Funk et Parker have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation
5 Plants of Abies Mill.,Larix Mill.,Picea A. Dietr.,Pinus L.,Pseudotsuga Carr., and Tsuga Carr., intended for planting, other than seedsWithout prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in Schedule 4A2(4), where appropriate, official statement that no symptoms of Melampsora medusae Thümen have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation
6 Plants of Populus L., intended for planting other than seedsOfficial statement that no symptoms of Melampsora medusae Thümen have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation
7 Plants of Castanea Mill. and Quercus L., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Cryphonectria parasitica(Murrill) Barr, or

(b)

no symptoms of Cryphonectria parasitica(Murrill) Barr have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation

8 Plants of Platanus L. intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in an area known to be free from Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp.platani Walter, or

(b)

no symptoms of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp.platani Walter have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation.

9 Plants of Chaenomeles Lindl.,Cotoneaster Ehrh.,Crataegus L.,Cydonia Mill.,Eriobotrya Lindl.,Malus Mill.,Mespilus L.,Pyracantha Roem.,Pyrus L.,Sorbus L., other than Sorbus intermedia(Ehrh.) Pers. and Stranvaesia Lindl., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement:

(a)

that the plants originate in zones recognised as being free from Erwinia amylovora(Burr.) Winsl. et al.

or

(b)

that the plants in the field of production and in its immediate vicinity, which have shown symptoms of Erwinia amylovora(Burr.) Winsl. et al., have been rogued out

10 Plants of Citrus L.,Fortunella Swingle,Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids, other than fruit and seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Spiroplasma citri Saglio et al.,Phoma tracheiphila l(Petri) Kanchaveli and Gikashvili, Citrus vein enation woody gall and Citrus tristeza virus (European strains), or

(b)

the plants derive from a certification scheme requiring them to be derived in direct line from material which has been maintained under appropriate conditions and has been subjected to official individual testing for, at least, Citrus tristeza virus (European strains) and Citrus vein enation woody gall, using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods, and have been growing permanently in an insect proof glasshouse or in an isolated cage on which no symptoms of Spiroplasma citri Saglio et al.,Phoma tracheiphila, Citrus tristeza virus (European strains) and Citrus vein enation woody gall have been observed, or

(c)

the plants:

  • have been derived from a certification scheme requiring them to be derived in direct line from material which has been maintained under appropriate conditions and has been subjected to official individual testing for, at least, Citrus vein enation woody gall and Citrus tristeza virus (European strains), using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods, and has been found, in these tests, free from Citrus tristeza virus (European strains), and certified free from, at least, Citrus tristeza virus (European strains) in official individual tests carried out according to the methods mentioned in this indent;

  • and have been inspected and no symptoms of Spiroplasma citri Saglio et al.,Phoma tracheiphila(Petri) Kanchaveli and Gikashvili and of Citrus vein enation woody gall and Citrus tristeza virus have been observed since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation

11 Plants of Araceae, Marantaceae, Musaceae,Persea ssp. and Strelitiziaceae, rooted or with growing medium attached or associated

Official statement that:

(a)

no contamination by Radopholus similis(Cobb) Thorne has been observed at the place of production, since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation, or

(b)

soil and roots from suspected plants have been subjected since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation to official nematological testing for at least Radopholus similis(Cobb) Thorne and have been found, in these tests, free from that plant pest

12 Plants of Fragaria L.,Prunus L.,Rubus L., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

The plants originate in areas known to be free from the relevant plant pests, or

(b)

no symptoms of diseases caused by the relevant plant pests have been observed on plants at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation

The relevant plant pests are:

  • on Fragaria L.:

    • Phytophthora fragariae Hickman var.fragariae

    • Arabis mosaic virus

    • Raspberry ringspot virus

    • Strawberry crinkle virus

    • Strawberry latent ringspot virus

    • Strawberry mild yellow edge virus

    • Tomato black ring virus

    • Xanthomonas fragariae Kennedy et King

  • on Prunus L.:

    • Apricot chlorotic leafroll mycoplasm

    • Xanthomonas campestris pv.pruni(Smith) Dye

  • on Prunus persica(L.) Batsch:

    • Pseudomonas syringae pv.

    • persicae(Prunier et al.) Young et al.

  • on Rubus L.:

    • Arabis mosaic virus Raspberry ringspot virus Strawberry latent ringspot virus Tomato black ring virus

13 Plants of Cydonia Mill., and Pyrus L. intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to plants listed in Schedule 4A2(9), official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Pear decline mycoplasm, or

(b)

the plants at the place of production and in its immediate vicinity, which have shown symptoms giving rise to the suspicion of contamination by Pear decline mycoplasm, have been rogued out at that place within the last three complete cycles of vegetation

14 Plants of Fragaria L., intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants, listed in Schedule 4A2(12), official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Aphelenchoides besseyi Christie, or

(b)

no symptoms of Aphelenchoides besseyi Christie have been observed on plants at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation, or

(c)

in the case of plants in tissue culture, the plants have been derived from plants complying with section (b) of this item or have been officially tested by appropriate nematological methods and have been found free from Aphelenchoides besseyi Christie

15 Plants of Malus Mill., intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in Schedule 4A2(9), official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Apple proliferation mycoplasm or,

(b)
(aa)

the plants, other than those raised from seed, have been:

  • either officially certified under a certification scheme requiring them to be derived in direct line from material which has been maintained under appropriate conditions and subjected to official testing for at least Apple proliferation mycoplasm using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods and has been found, in these tests, free from that plant pest, or

  • derived in direct line from material which is maintained under appropriate conditions and has been subjected, within the last six complete cycles of vegetation, at least once, to official testing for, at least, Apple proliferation mycoplasm using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods and has been found, in these tests, free from that plant pest

(bb)

no symptoms of diseases caused by Apple proliferation mycoplasm have been observed on plants at the place of production, or on susceptible plants in its immediate vicinity, since the beginning of the last three complete cycles of vegetation

16 Plants of the following species of Prunus L., intended for planting other than seeds:

  • Prunus amygdalus Batsch

  • Prunus armeniaca L.

  • Prunus blireiana Andre

  • Prunus brigantina Vill.

  • Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.

  • Prunus cistena Hansen

  • Prunus curdica Fenzl and Fritsch.

  • Prunus domestica ssp.domestica L.

  • Prunus domestica ssp.insititia(L.)

  • C.K. Schneid.

  • Prunus domestica ssp.italica

  • (Borkh.) Hegi.

  • Prunus glandulosa Thunb.

  • Prunus holosericea Batal.

  • Prunus hortulana Bailey

  • Prunus japonica Thunb.

  • Prunus mandshurica(Maxim.)

  • Koehne

  • Prunus maritima Marsh.

  • Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.

  • Prunus nigra Ait.

  • Prunus persica(L.) Batsch

  • Prunus salicina L.

  • Prunus sibirica L.

  • Prunus simonii Carr.

  • Prunus spinosa L.

  • Prunus tomentosa Thunb.

  • Prunus triloba Lindl.

  • other species of Prunus L.

  • susceptible to Plum pox virus

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants, listed in Schedule 4A2(12), official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Plum pox virus, or

(b)
(aa)

the plants, other than those raised from seed, have been:

  • either officially certified under a certification scheme requiring them to be derived in direct line from material which has been maintained under appropriate conditions and subjected to official testing for, at least, Plum pox virus using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods and has been found, in these tests, free from that plant pest, or

  • derived in direct line from material which is maintained under appropriate conditions and has been subjected, within the last three complete cycles of vegetation, at least once, to official testing for at least Plum pox virus using appropriate indicators or equivalent methods and has been found, in these tests, free from that plant pest

(bb)

no symptoms of disease caused by Plum pox virus have been observed on plants at the place of production or on susceptible plants in its immediate vicinity, since the beginning of the last three complete cycles of vegetation

(cc)

plants at the place of production which have shown symptoms of disease caused by other viruses or virus-like pathogens, have been rogued out

18 Plants of Vitis L., other than fruit and seedsOfficial statement that no symptoms of Grapevine Flavescence dorée MLO and Xylophilus ampelinus(Panagopoulos) Willems et al. have been observed on the mother-stock plants at the place of production since the beginning of the last two complete cycles of vegetation
19.1 Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L., intended for planting

Official statement that:

(a)

the Community provisions to combat Synchytrium endobioticum(Schilbersky) Percival have been complied with, and

(b)

either the tubers originate in an area known to be free from Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.sepedonicus(Spieckermann et Kotthoff) Davis et al., or the Community provisions to combat Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.sepedonicus(Spieckermann et Kotthoff) Davis et al. have been complied with, and

(c)

the tubers originate from a field known to be free from Globodera rostochiensis(Wollenweber) Behrens and Globodera pallida(Stone) Behrens

19.2 Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L., intended for planting, other than tubers of those varieties officially accepted in one or more Member States pursuant to Council Directive 70/457/EEC

Without prejudice to the special requirements applicable to the tubers listed in Schedule 4A2(19.1) official statement that the tubers:

  • belong to advanced selections such a statement being indicated in an appropriate way on the document accompanying the relevant tubers

  • have been produced within the Community, and

  • have been derived in a direct line from material which has been maintained under appropriate conditions and has been subjected within the Community to official quarantine testing in accordance with appropriate methods and has been found, in these tests, free from plant pests

19.3 Plants of stolonor tuber-forming species of Solanum L., or their hybrids, intended for planting, other than those tubers of Solanum tuberosum L. specified in Schedule 4A2(19.1) or (19.2), and other than culture maintenance material being stored in genebanks or genetic stock collections
(a)

The plants shall have been held under quarantine conditions and shall have been found free of any plant pests in quarantine testing

(b)

The quarantine testing referred to in (a) shall:

(aa)

be supervised by the official plant protection organisation of the Member State concerned and executed by scientifically trained staff of that organisation or of any officially approved body

(bb)

be executed at a site provided with appropriate facilities sufficient to contain plant pests and maintain the material including indicator plants in such a way as to eliminate any risk of spreading plant pests

(cc)

be executed on each unit of the material,

  • by visual examination at regular intervals during the full length of at least one vegetative cycle, having regard to the type of material and its stage of development during the testing programme, for symptoms caused by any plant pests

  • by testing:

    • in the case of all potato material at least for

    • Andean potato latent virus

    • Arracacha virus B, oca strain

    • Potato black ringspot virus

    • Potato spindle tuber viroid

    • Potato virus T

    • Andean potato mottle virus

    • common potato viruses A, M, S, V, X and Y (including Yo, Yn and Yc) and Potato leaf roll virus

    • Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.sepedonicus(Spieckermann et Kotthoff) Davis et al.

  • in the case of true seed of potato at least for the viruses and viroid listed above

(dd)

by appropriate testing on any other symptom observed in the visual examination in order to identify the plant pests having caused such symptoms

(c)

Any material, which has not been found free, under the testing specified under (b) from plant pests as specified under (b) shall be immediately destroyed or subjected to procedures which eliminate the plant pests

(d)

Each organisation or research body holding this material shall inform their official Member State Plant Protection Service of the material held

19.4 Plants of stolonor tuber-forming species of Solanum L., or their hybrids, intended for planting, being stored in gene banks or genetic stock collectionsEach organisation or research body holding such material shall inform their official Member State Plant Protection Service of the material held
19.5 Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L. other than those mentioned in Schedule 4A2(19.1), (19.2), (19.3) or (19.4)

There shall be evidence by a registration number put on the packaging, or in the case of loose loaded potatoes transported in bulk, on the vehicle transporting the potatoes, that the potatoes have been grown by an offically registered producer, or originate from officially registered collective storage or dispatching centres located in the area of production indicating that the tubers are free from Pseudomonas solanacearum(Smith) Smith and that

(a)

the Community provisions to combat Synchytrium endobioticum(Schilbersky) Percival, and

(b)

where appropriate, the Community provisions to combat Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.sepedonicus(Spieckermann et Kotthoff) Davis et al., are complied with

19.6 Plants of Solanaceae, intended for planting, other than seeds and other than plants mentioned in Schedule 4A2(19.4) or (19.5)

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants, listed in Schedule 4A2(19.1), (19.2), (19.3), where appropriate official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Potato stolbur mycoplasm, or

(b)

no symptoms of Potato stolbur mycoplasm have been observed on the plants at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation

20 Plants of Humulus lupulus L., intended for planting, other than seedsOfficial statement that no symptoms of Verticillium albo-atrum Reinke and Berthold and Verticillium dahliae Klebahn have been observed on hops at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation
21 Plants of Dendranthema(DC) Des Moul.,Dianthus L. and Pelargonium L'Herit. ex Ait., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

no signs of Heliothis armigera Hübner, or Spodoptera littoralis(Boisd.) have been observed at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation, or

(b)

the plants have undergone appropriate treatment to protect them from the said pests

22.1 Plants of Dendranthema(DC.) Des Moul., intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in Schedule 4A2(21), official statement that:

(a)

the plants are no more than third generation stock derived from material which has been found to be free from Chrysanthemum stunt viroid during virological tests, or are directly derived from material of which a representative sample of at least 10% has been found to be free from Chrysanthemum stunt viroid during an official inspection carried out at the time of flowering

(b)

the plants or cuttings have come from premises:

  • which have been officially inspected at least monthly, during the three months prior to dispatch and on which no symptoms of Puccinia horiana Hennings have been observed during that period, and in the immediate vicinity of which no symptoms of Puccinia horiana Hennings have been known to have occurred during the three months prior to marketing, or

  • the consignment has undergone appropriate treatment against Puccinia horiana Hennings

(c)

in the case of unrooted cuttings no symptoms of Didymella ligulicola(Baker, Dimock et Davis) v. Arx were observed either on the cuttings or on the plants from which the cuttings were derived, or that, in the case of rooted cuttings no symptoms of Didymella ligulicola(Baker, Dimock et Davis) v. Arx were observed either on the cuttings or the rooting bed.

22.2 Plants of Dianthus L., intended for planting other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in Schedule 4A2(21), official statement that:

  • the plants have been derived in direct line from mother plants which have been found free from Erwinia chrysanthemi pv. dianthicola (Hellmers) Dickey,Pseudomonas caryophylli(Burkholder) Starr et Burkholder, and Phialophora cinerescens(Wollenw.) van Beyma on officially approved tests carried out at least once within the two previous years

  • no symptoms of the above plant pests have been observed on the plants

23 Bulbs of Tulipa L. and Narcissus L., other than those for which there shall be evidence by their packaging, or by other means, that they are intended for sale to final consumers not involved in professional cut flower productionOfficial statement that no symptoms of Ditylenchus dipsaci(Kühn) Filipjev have been observed on the plants since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation
24 Plants of Apium graveolens L.,Argyranthemum ssp.,Aster ssp.,Brassica ssp.,Capsicum annuum L.,Cucumis ssp.,Dendranthema(DC.) Des Moul,Dianthus L. and hybrids,Exacum ssp.,Gerbera Cass.,Gypsophilia L.,Lactuca ssp.,Leucanthemum L.,Lupinus L.,Lycopersicon lycopersicum(L.) Karsten ex. Farw.,Solanum melongena L.,Spinacia L.,Tanacetum L. and Verbena L. intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants, where appropriate, listed in Schedule 4A2(21), (22.1), (22.2), official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in an area known to be free from Liriomyza bryoniae(Kaltenbach),Liriomyzu huidobrensis(Blanchard) and Liriomyza trifolii(Burgess), or

(b)

either no signs of Liriomyza bryoniae(Kaltenbach),Liriomyza huidobrensis(Blanchard) or Liriomyza trifolii(Burgess) have been observed at the place of production, on official inspections carried out at least monthly during the three months prior to harvesting, or

(c)

immediately prior to marketing the plants have been inspected and found free from signs of the relevant plant pests and have been subjected to an appropriate treatment aimed at eradicating Liriomyza bryoniae(Kaltenbach),Liriomyza huidobrensis(Blanchard) and Liriomyza trifolii(Burgess)

25 Plants with roots, planted or intended for planting, grown in the open airThere shall be evidence that the place of production is known to be free from Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.sepedonicus(Spieckermann et Kotthoff) Davis et al.,Globodera pallida(Stone) Behrens,Globodera rostochiensis(Wollenweber) Behrens and Synchytrium endobioticum(Schilbersky) Percival
26 Plants of Beta vulgaris L., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in areas known to be free from Beet leaf curl virus, or (b) Beet leaf curl virus has not been known to occur in the area of production, and no symptoms of Beet leaf curl virus have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation

27 Seeds of Helianthus annuus L.

Official statement that:

(a)

the seeds originate in areas known to be free from Plasmopara halstedii(Farlow) Berl. et de Toni, or

(b)

the seeds, other than those seeds that have been produced on varieties resistant to all races of Plasmopara halstedii(Farlow) Berl. et de Toni present in the area of production, have been subjected to an appropriate treatment against Plasmopara halstedii(Farlow) Berl. et de Toni

28 Seeds of Lycopersicon lycopersicum(L.) Karsten ex Farw.

Official statement that the seeds have been obtained by means of an appropriate acid extraction method or an equivalent method and

(a)

either the seeds originate in areas where Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.michiganensis(Smith) Davis et al., or Xanthomonas campestris pv.vesicatoria(Doidge) Dye are not known to occur, or

(b)

no symptoms of diseases caused by those plant pests have been observed on the plants at the place of production during their last complete cycle of vegetation, or

(c)

the seeds have been subjected to official testing for at least those plant pests, on a representative sample and using appropriate methods, and have been found, in these tests, to be free from those plant pests

29.1 Seeds of Medicago sativa L.

Official statement that:

(a)

no symptoms of Ditylenchus dipsaci(Kühn) Filipjev have been observed at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation and that no Ditylenchus dipsaci(Kühn) Filipjev has been revealed by laboratory tests on a representative sample, or

(b)

that fumigation has taken place prior to marketing

29.2 Seeds of Medicago sativa L.

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in Schedule 4A2(29.1),

Official statement that:

(a)

the seeds originate in areas known to be free from Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.insidiosus Davis et al.

(b)
  • Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.insidiosus Davis et al. has not been known to occur on the farm or in the immediate vicinity since the beginning of the past 10 years,

  • and

    • the crop belongs to a variety recognised as being highly resistant to Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.insidiosus Davis et al., or

    • it had not yet started its fourth complete cycle of vegetation from sowing when the seed was harvested, and there was not more than one preceding seed harvest from the crop, or

    • the content of inert matter which has been determined in accordance with the rules applicable for certification of seed marketed in the Community, does not exceed 0.1% by weight

  • no symptoms of Clavibacter michiganensis ssp.insidiosus Davis et al. have been observed at the place of production, or on any Medicago sativa L. crop adjacent to it, during the last complete cycle of vegetation or, where appropriate, the last two cycles of vegetation

  • the crop has been grown on land on which no previous Medicago sativa L. crop has been present during the last three years prior to sowing

30 Seeds of Phaseolus L.

Official statement that:

(a)

the seeds originate in areas known to be free from Xanthomonas campestris pv.phaseoli(Smith Dye, or

(b)

a representative sample of the seeds has been tested and found free from Xanthomonas campestris pv.phaseoli(Smith) Dye in these tests

31.1 Fruits of Citrus L.,Fortunella Swingle,Poncirus Raf. and their hybridsThe packaging shall bear an appropriate origin mark
31.2 Fruits of Citrus L.,Fortunella Swingle,Poncirus Raf. and their hybrids, other than fruits of Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tanaka, originating in F (Corsica)Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the fruits in the Schedule 4A2(31.1), the fruits shall be free from leaves and peduncles

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