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Potato exports guide

Information on the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for the export of Scottish potatoes, where known by country.

Potato exports guide
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Falkland Islands

Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)

Seed type - Certified British seed potatoes in quantities up to 5Kg

Growing crop tolerances

Class tolerances apply

Tuber tolerances 

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply.

Certified British Seed produced in accordance with the Safe Haven Certification Scheme does not require a Phytosanitary Certificate. Packaging should show the red tractor logo.

Seed potatoes should be addressed to:
Importers Name
C/O Department of Agriculture
Stanley
Falkland Islands
FIQQ 1ZZ

Seed potatoes should be sent via airmail only and each package should weigh no more than 2Kg.

Seed type - British Seed potatoes in quantities more than 5Kg

Growing crop tolerance

Class tolerances apply

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply, except for:

  • Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea): no more than 0.5% (Pre-Basic) of tubers by weight may have more than 10% of tuber surface area covered.
  • Black Scurf (Rhizoctonia solani): no more than 1% (Pre-Basic) of tubers by weight may have more than 10% of tuber surface area covered.
  • Collective Tolerance Groups II, III & IV : 4%

Other requirements

  • Size: Tubers should be at least 25 mm and the range within the lot should be no greater than 25 mm (except for PB-TC)
  • Packaging: New bags if packaged in units of 50 kg or less. Containers with a capacity of more than 50 kg may have been pre-used but must have been cleaned prior to packaging
  • Labelling: Each container must have a statement inside showing at least the following details: certification authority (SASA), Crop ID, producer's number, variety

Associated regulations and legislation

Falkland Islands Government, Department of Agriculture, Seed Potato Import Protocols, Plant Disease Regulation Ordinance.

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes

  1. Meloidogyne chitwoodii, M. fallax, Thecaphora ( Angiosorus) solani, Clavibacter michiganensis spp. sepedonicus, Ralstonia solanacearum, Potato tuber spindle viroid, Tomato stolbur phytoplasma, Phthorimaea operculella and Leptinotarsa decemlineata are not known to occur in Scotland.
  2. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land used for the production of the seed potatoes.
  3. Samples of the soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Scottish Government prior to planting and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
  4. Potato tuber nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) has not been recorded in commercial stocks of potatoes grown in Scotland for more than 30 years. Stem bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) has never been recorded on potatoes in Scotland.
  5. On visual inspection before export, the potatoes met the maximum limits for the incidence of defects in seed potatoes imported into the Falkland Islands.

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must never have been found in the field in which the potatoes were grown.

PCN

The field in which the potatoes were grown must have been tested for the presence of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida) (PCN testing for export applies). There will be a charge for this test

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply, except for:

  • Soil:potatoes must be brushed with only a light dusting of soil remaining. Tubers with adhering clumps of soil are not acceptable.

 Associated regulations and legislation

Falkland Islands Government, Department of Agriculture, Biosecurity Procedures Manual 2013. Plant Disease Regulation Ordinance.

Additional declarations to be inserted on the reverse of the phytosanitary certificate for ware potatoes

  1. Meloidogyne chitwoodii, M. fallax, Thecaphora ( Angiosorus) solani, Clavibacter michiganensis spp. sepedonicus, Ralstonia solanacearum, Potato tuber spindle viroid, Tomato stolbur phytoplasma, Phthorimaea operculella and Leptinotarsa decemlineata are not known to occur in Scotland 
  2. Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) is not known to have occurred on the land used for the production of the potatoes. 
  3. Samples of the soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Scottish Government and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida). 
  4. Potato tuber nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) has not been recorded in commercial stocks of potatoes grown in Scotland for more than 30 years. Stem bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) has never been recorded on potatoes in Scotland.