Seed potatoes (updated 16 July 2019)
Growing crop tolerances
Class tolerances apply.
Additional declarations to be included on the reverse of the phytosanitary certificate for seed potatoes
- Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) has never been found in Scotland on land used for seed potato production.
- Samples of soil from the land in which the potatoes were grown were drawn and tested by the Department prior to planting and revealed no trace of Potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida).
- The consignment was produced in soil where Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) has never been found . The soil was examined for the absence of PCN (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida). The consignment is not infected with Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV), non-European potato viruses or any other specific potato quarantine diseases and pests.
- The tubers originate from a place of production found free from Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum) and Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus) and subject to official testing using appropriate methods has been found free, in these tests, from these harmful organisms.
- Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodii and M. fallax) and Tecia (Scrobipalpopsis) solanivora are not known to occur in Scotland.
- Potato Stolbur Phytoplasma has never been found in association with potato production in Scotland.
- The produce comes from plants which have not been infected with any quarantine plant diseases or pests. The production was monitored during the course of vegetation by the Scottish Government's inspectors.
- The tubers in this consignment originate in areas known to be free from Synchytrium endobioticum and have been observed either at the place of production or it’s immediate vicinity. The tubers originate from a field known to be free from Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida with appropriate methods: Soil has been tested and found free from Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida. The tubers originate from a place of production found free from Pseudomonas solonacearum and Clavibacter michiganesis spp. sepedonicus, and subjected to official testing using appropriate methods, and has been found free in these tests, from this harmful organism. Tubers originate either from areas where Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax are not known to occur or from an area where Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax are known to occur and have been tested after harvest with an appropriate method and found free. Scrobipalpopsis solanivora is known not to occur in Scotland. Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) does not occur in Scotland.