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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
O to S

Serbia

Seed potatoes (updated 7 April 2020)

Growing crop tolerances 

Class tolerances apply. 

Tuber tolerances 

Minimum tolerances for seed export apply. 

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

  1. The tubers originate in areas known to be free from Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilbersky) Percival, and no symptoms of Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilbersky) Percival have been observed either at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodii and M. fallax) and Tecia (Scrobipalpopsis) solanivora are not known to occur in Scotland.
  6. Potato Stolbur Phytoplasma has never been found in association with potato production in Scotland.
  7. 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.
  8. The consignment complies with the provision of Annex IV A part I of Rulebook on lists (Official gazette RS 07/2010, 22/2012 and 57/2015)  Republic of Serbia item: 25.1a, 25.3, 25.4a, 25.4b, 25.4c, 25.4d, 25.4.2a.

Ware potatoes

Wart disease

Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) must not be known to have occurred in the field where the potatoes were grown. 

Potato cyst nematodes (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) pre-planting or where this has not been carried out lot freedom from PCN using a consignment test must be demonstrated (PCN testing for export applies). There will be a charge for these tests. 

Tuber tolerances

Minimum tolerances for ware export apply. 

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

  1. The consignment was produced in soil where Potato wart disease (Synchytrium endobioticum) has never been found.
  2. The consignment is not infected with Potato brown rot (Ralstonia solanacearum), Potato ring rot (Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus), Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTV), non-European potato viruses or any other specific potato quarantine diseases and pests.
  3. Samples of soil from the land on which these potatoes were grown were drawn and tested prior to planting by the official services and no trace was found of Potato cyst nematodes (Glodobera pallida and G. rostochiensis) or lot freedom from PCN has been demonstrated by consignment test.