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Order No. 450 on production of potatoes.

Type of law

This Order establishes regulations on commercial production and sale of potatoes and sorting of potato seeds and packaging procedures. Production of potato seeds must not take place on soil utilized for waste and distance of seeds in soil is specified in order to avoid risks of spreading of plant disease and bacteria. Machinery and equipment serving these purposes must undergo disinfect and hygiene procedures. Surveys take place to ensure these rules are being observed and shall be classified and approved by the Plant Directorate according to current quality standards adhering to EU regulations.
It consists of 12 Chapters and 13 Annexes: Scope and purpose (1); Authorization (2); Approval of land (3); Conditions for the production of potato seed (4); Approval of silkworm (5); Sales of potato seeds (6); Growing potatoes for consumption (7); Experiments (8); Accounting and reporting (9); Administrative rules (10); Entry into force (12).
Annex 1 List of Annexes.
Annex 2 - Overview of the maximum quantity of seed potato and conservation variety which may be traded.
Annex 3 - Specific requirements for the production of meristem cuttings.
Annex 4 - Requirements to sorting companies for seed potatoes.
Annex 5 Host plants for potato cyst nematodes.
Annex 6 Bacteria not to be contained in harmful plants.
Annex 7 - Minimum requirements to be observed during field surveys prior to approval.
Annex 8 Virus survey.
Annex 9 Breeding Classes and sales classes for seed potatoes.
Annex 10 Design of plant identification.
Annex 11 Packing and closing.
Annex 12 Quality requirement for potato seeds.
Annex 13 - Quality standards for potatoes, including new potatoes.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 19 May 2011.
Repealing Act No. 741 of 26 June 2010.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om avl m.v. af kartofler.
Repealed by