Import Requirement 29 - (Plants and Plant Products, other than Potatoes, from Potato Cyst Nematode i


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

29     Plants and Plant Products, other than Potatoes, from Potato Cyst Nematode infested areas within Victoria

 

PCN Protocol Developed with Victoria

This protocol refers to additional requirements for movement to Tasmania of plants and bulbs that have been grown in the PCN restricted areas in Victoria.

 

I.         GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR ALL PROPERTIES

(a)     The property does not share agricultural equipment with a potato grower, or with other nurseries within 20 km of an infestation that are not accredited under this protocol.

(b)     The property is not exposed to the same irrigation source as the infested property or to run-off from PCN-infested properties.

(c)     Cropping records will be inspected to demonstrate that solanaceous crops have not been grown on the property for a period of 10 years immediately prior to the commencement of accreditation or where solanaceous crops have been grown within the last 5 to 10 years the soil has been fumigated with a registered soil fumigant at the recommended rate since the last Solanaceous crop (Nurseries with potted Plants excepted).

(d)     Accreditation may be given following an annual inspection by the Victorian Department of Agriculture to assess the relevant criteria detailed below. An up-to-date list of accredited properties will be provided to Tasmania by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries as required.

 

II.       SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR PARTICULAR PROPERTY TYPES

(a)     NURSERIES WITH POTTED PLANTS

(i)       Plants are grown in containers using a soil-less mix

(ii)     Containers are not in contact with the soil

(b)     TREE NURSERIES

(i)       Trees are to be bare-rooted and visibly free of soil.

(c)     BULB GROWERS

(i)       The bulbs are to be cleaned and graded prior to sale. 

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate.

For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)

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