The Seed and Plant Material (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 165

PLANT HEALTH

SEEDS

The Seed and Plant Material (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Made27thMay2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament29thMay2020

Coming into force1stJuly2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1), (1A), (3) and (4) and 36 of the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964( 1) (“the 1964 Act”), section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972( 2) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 16(1) of the 1964 Act, they have consulted with representatives of such interests as appear to them to be concerned.

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Seed and Plant Material (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 1 July 2020.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993

2.—(1) The Vegetable Seeds Regulations 1993( 3) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3 (interpretation), in paragraph (1)—

(a) after the definition of “Directive 2001/18/EC” insert—

““the EU Plant Health Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of the Council on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 69/464/EEC, 74/647/EEC, 93/85/EEC, 98/57/EC, 2000/29/EC, 2006/91/EC and 2007/33/EC( 4);”,

(b) after the definition of “official post control” insert—

““protected zone quarantine pest” has the meaning given in Article 32 (recognition of protected zones), paragraph 1 of the EU Plant Health Regulation;”,

(c) after the definition of “region of origin” insert—

““RNQP” means a Union regulated non-quarantine pest within the meaning given in Article 36 (definition of Union regulated non-quarantine pests) of the EU Plant Health Regulation;”, and

(d) after the definition of “small package” insert—

““Union quarantine pest” has the meaning given in Article 4 (definition of Union quarantine pests) of the EU Plant Health Regulation.”.

(3) For schedule 1 (kinds of seed to which these Regulations apply) substitute—

“SCHEDULE 1

Reg 4(1)

KINDS OF SEED TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS APPLY

Latin Name

Common Name / Kind

Allium cepa L.

Cepa Group (Onion, Echalion)

Allium porrum L.

Leek – all varieties

Apium graveolens L.

Celery Group

Celeriac Group

Asparagus officinalis L.

Asparagus – all varieties

Beta vulgaris L.

Garden Beet Group (Beetroot including Cheltenham beet)

Leaf Beet Group (Spinach beet or Chard)

Brassica oleracea L.

Kale Group (including Curly Kale and Borecole) Cauliflower Group

Capitata Group (Red cabbage and White cabbage)

Brussels Sprouts Group

Kohlrabi Group

Savoy Cabbage Group

Broccoli Group (calabrese type and sprouting type)

Palm Kale Group

Tronchuda Group (Portuguese cabbage)

Brassica rapa L.

Chinese Cabbage Group

Vegetable Turnip Group

Cichorium endivia L.

Endive – all varieties

Cucumis melo L.

Melon – all varieties

Cucumis sativus L.

Cucumber Group

Gherkin Group

Cucurbita maxima Dutchesne

Gourd – all varieties

Cucurbita pepo L.

Marrow, including mature pumpkin and scallop squash, courgette, including immature scallop squash – all varieties

Daucus carota L.

Carrot and fodder Carrot – all varieties

Lactuca sativa L.

Lettuce – all varieties

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Tomato – all varieties

Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A. W. Hill

Leaf Parsley Group and Root Parsley Group

Phaseolus coccineus L.

Runner Bean – all varieties

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Dwarf French Bean Group

Climbing French Bean Group

Pisum sativum L.

Round Pea Group

Wrinkled Pea Group

Sugar Pea Group

Raphanus sativus L.

Radish Group

Black Radish Group

Spinacia oleracea L.

Spinach – all varieties

Vicia faba L.

Broad bean – all varieties

Zea mays L.

Sweet Corn Group

Popcorn Group

This table includes hybrids of the species and Groups listed.”.

(4) In schedule 4 (requirements for certain categories of seed)—

(a) in Part 1 (basic and certified seed)—

(i) for paragraph 4 substitute—

“Crop health

4. The crop must—

(a) be practically free from any pests which reduce the usefulness and quality of the propagation material; and

(b) comply with the requirements concerning Union quarantine pests, protected zone quarantine pests and RNQPs provided for in implementing acts adopted pursuant to the EU Plant Health Regulation, as well as with the measures adopted pursuant to Article 30(1) of that Regulation.”,

(ii) in paragraph 7—

(aa) for the heading “Beta vulgaris L. var. vulgaris, Spinach beet, chard” in the table substitute “Beta vulgaris L. – Leaf Beet Group”,

(bb) for the heading “Beta vulgaris L. Var. conditiva Alef., red beet or beetroot” in the table substitute “Beta vulgaris L. – Garden Beet Group”,

(iii) in paragraph 8—

(aa) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a) for crops of those Groups listed in the first column of the table, the minimum varietal purity standards must be:—

Kind

Varietal purity percentage by number in crops to produce

Basic Seed

Certified Seed

Kale Group (including Curly Kale and Borecole) Cauliflower Group

Capitata Group (Red cabbage and White cabbage) Brussels Sprouts Group

Kohlrabi Group

Savoy Cabbage Group

Broccoli Group (calabrese type and sprouting type)

Palm Kale Group

Tronchuda Group (Portuguese cabbage)

99.8

99.5

Chinese Cabbage Group

Vegetable Turnip Group

99.7

98.0

Dwarf French Bean Group

Climbing French Bean Group

99.8

99.0

Broad Beans

99.7

99.0

Round Pea Group

Wrinkled Pea Group

Sugar Pea Group

99.995

99.995”,

(bb) in sub-paragraph (b), for the table substitute—

Kind

Basic Seed

Certified Seed

Dwarf French Bean Group

Climbing French Bean Group

0.1

0.5

Broad Beans

NIL

NIL

Round Pea Group

Wrinkled Pea Group

Sugar Pea Group

NIL

NIL”,

(b) in Part 2 (conditions relating to certain categories of seed)—

(i) in paragraph 2—

(aa) in sub-paragraph (a), for the table substitute—

Kind

Minimum analytical purity (% by weight)

Maximum content of seeds of other plant species (% by weight)

Minimum germination (% of pure seed or pellets)

Asparagus

96

0.5

70

Beans

Broad bean(1)

98

0.1

80

Climbing French Bean Group(1)

98

0.1

75

Dwarf French Bean Group(1)

98

0.1

75

Runner bean

98

0.1

80

Garden Beet Group (Beetroot including Cheltenham beet)

97

0.5

50 (Clusters)

Leaf Beet Group (Spinach beet or Chard)

97

0.5

70 (Clusters)

Brassica

Broccoli Group (calabrese type & sprouting type)

97

1

75

Brussels Sprouts Group

97

1

75

Capitata Group (Red cabbage and White cabbage)

97

1

75

Cauliflower Group

97

1

70

Chinese Cabbage Group

97

1

75

Kale Group (including Curly Kale & borecole)

97

1

75

Kohlrabi Group

97

1

75

Palm Kale Group

97

1

75

Savoy Cabbage Group

97

1

75

Tronchuda Group (Portuguese cabbage)

97

1

75

Vegetable Turnip Group

97

1

80

Carrot and fodder Carrot

95

1

65

Celeriac Group

97

1

70

Celery Group

97

1

70

Cepa Group (Onion, Echalion)

97

0.5

70

Cucumber Group

98

0.1

80

Endive

95

1

65

Gherkin Group

98

0.1

80

Leek

97

0.5

65

Lettuce

95

0.5

75

Marrow, including mature pumpkin and scallop squash, courgette, including immature scallop squash

98

0.1

75

Melon

98

0.1

75

Parsley – Leaf and Root Group

97

1

65

Pea

Round Pea Group

98

0.1

80

Sugar Pea Group

98

0.1

80

Wrinkled Pea Group

98

0.1

80

Radish and Black Radish Groups

97

1

70

Spinach

97

1

75

Sweet Corn / Popcorn Groups

98

0.1

85

Tomato

97

0.5

75

(1) For the categories Pre-basic Seed, Basic Seeds and Certified Seed of these kinds, the minimum submitted sample weight must be: Broad Bean 4000g, Climbing French Bean / Dwarf French Bean 3000g, Pea 2000g.”,

(bb) for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

“(b) The presence of RNQPs on vegetable seed must, at least upon visual inspection, not exceed the respective thresholds set out in the following table:—

Bacteria

Column 1

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPs

Column 2

Genus or species of vegetable seed

Column 3

Threshold for the presence of RNQPs on the vegetable seed

Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. michiganensis (Smith) Davis et al. [CORBMI]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli (Smith) Vauterin et al. [XANTPH]

Dwarf French bean group and Climbing French bean group

0%

Xanthomonas euvesicatoria Jones et al. [XANTEU]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. fuscans Schaad et al. [XANTFF]

Dwarf French bean group and Climbing French bean group

0%

Xanthomonas gardneri (ex Šutič 1957) Jones et al. [XANTGA]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Xanthomonas perforans Jones et al. [XANTPF]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Xanthomonas vesicatoria (ex Doidge) Vauterin et al. [XANTVE]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Insects and mites

Column 1

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPs

Column 2

Genus or species of vegetable seed

Column 3

Threshold for the presence of RNQPs on the vegetable seed

Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say) [ACANOB]

Runner beans – all varieties, Dwarf French bean group and Climbing French bean group

0%

Bruchus pisorum (Linnaeus) [BRCHPI]

Round pea group, wrinkled pea group and sugar pea group

0%

Bruchus rufimanus Boheman [BRCHRU]

Broad beans – all varieties

0%

Nematodes

Column 1

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPs

Column 2

Genus or species of vegetable seed

Column 3

Threshold for the presence of RNQPs on the vegetable seed

Ditylenchus dipsaci (Kuehn) Filipjev [DITYDI]

Cepa group (onion, echalion), Leek – all varieties

0%

Viruses, viroids, virus-like diseases and phytoplasmas

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPs

Genus or species of vegetable seed

Threshold for the presence of RNQPs on the vegetable seed

Pepino mosaic virus [PEPMV0]

Tomato – all varieties

0%

Potato spindle tuber viroid [PSTVD0]

Tomato – all varieties

0%”,

(ii) for paragraph 3 substitute—

3. Seed must—

(a) be practically free from any pests which reduce the usefulness and quality of the propagation material; and

(b) comply with the requirements concerning Union...

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