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The Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2006

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PART ISeed potatoes capable of being marketed as pre-basic seed potatoes

In the course of making a determination for the purposes of Schedule 1, paragraph 1(b), where an authorised officer determines that seed potatoes are capable of being marketed as pre-basic seed potatoes, he or she may classify them as being seed potatoes of any of the classes specified in column 1 of table 1 where he or she is satisfied following inspection that the requirements specified in column 2 in relation to that class have been met.

Table 1

Column 1Column 2
ClassRequirements
Pre-basic TC

(1) The seed potatoes must—

(a)be derived from nuclear stock or tested tubers supplied by a source acceptable to the National Assembly which have been grown on a unit where no material of the species Solanaceae or other material, other than that derived from nuclear stock or tested tubers from a source acceptable to the National Assembly, has been grown; and

(b)have been kept free from—

(i)potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, leafroll, potato mop top virus, tobacco rattle virus and tobacco veinal necrosis or any other significant virus,

(ii)witches' broom and blackleg,

(iii)deviations of variety and type, and

(iv)groundkeepers.

Pre-basic 1

(2) The seed potatoes must—

(a)be derived from—

(i)nuclear stock or tested tubers supplied by a source acceptable to the National Assembly which have been grown on a unit where no material of the species Solanaceae or other material, other than that derived from nuclear stock or tested tubers from a source acceptable to the National Assembly, has been grown;

(ii)a stock which was classified as pre-basic TC in the year preceding the planting of the crop; or

(iii)such other seed potatoes as have been notified in writing by the National Assembly as being acceptable to it; and

(b)have been kept free from—

(i)potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, leafroll, potato mop top virus, tobacco rattle virus and tobacco veinal necrosis or any other significant virus,

(ii)witches' broom and blackleg,

(iii)deviations of variety and type, and

(iv)groundkeepers.

Pre-basic 2

(3) The seed potatoes must—

(a)be derived from—

(i)a stock which was classified as pre-basic 1 in the year preceding the planting of the crop; or

(ii)such other seed potatoes as have been notified in writing by the National Assembly as being acceptable to it; and

(b)have been kept free from—

(i)potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, leafroll, potato mop top virus, tobacco rattle virus and tobacco veinal necrosis or any other significant virus,

(ii)witches' broom and blackleg,

(iii)deviations of variety and type, and

(iv)groundkeepers.

Pre-basic 3

(4) The seed potatoes must—

(a)be derived from—

(i)a stock which was classified as pre-basic 2 in the year preceding the planting of the crop; or

(ii)such other seed potatoes as have been notified in writing by the National Assembly as being acceptable to it; and

(b)have been kept free from—

(i)potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, leafroll, potato mop top virus, tobacco rattle virus and tobacco veinal necrosis or any other significant virus,

(ii)witches' broom and blackleg,

(iii)deviations of variety and type, and

(iv)groundkeepers.

Pre-basic 4

(5) The seed potatoes must—

(a)be derived from—

(i)a stock which was classified as pre-basic 3 in the year preceding the planting of the crop; or

(ii)such other seed potatoes as have been notified in writing by the National Assembly as being acceptable to it; and

(b)have been kept free from—

(i)potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, leafroll, potato mop top virus, tobacco rattle virus and tobacco veinal necrosis or any other significant virus,

(ii)witches' broom and blackleg,

(iii)deviations of variety and type, and

(iv)groundkeepers.

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