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The Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2016

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3.  A growing crop certificate may only be issued where an authorised officer is satisfied, in relation to the seed potatoes examined by that officer, that—

(a)the seed potatoes are of a variety of potato species entered in a 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 (Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb) Perc);

(ii)Potato Cyst Nematode (Globodera species infesting potatoes);

(iii)Ring Rot (Clavibacter michiganensis (Smith) Davis et al ssp Sepedonicus (Spieck & Kotth) Davis et al);

(iv)Brown Rot (Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al);

(v)Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid;

(vi)Colorado Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)); and

(vii)Potato Tuber Eelworm (Ditylenchus destructor (Thorne));

(d)the land on which the seed potatoes are growing or were grown is not land which is demarcated under Schedule 14 to the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006(1) as contaminated with Wart Disease (Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb) Perc) or is within a safety zone demarcated under that Order;

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

(f)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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S.I. 2006/1643 (W. 158), amended by S.I. 2010/1795 (W. 171); there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

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