Then a Defra official called to say ring rot
had been discovered in a routine sample.
Wales Agriculture, Environment and Planning Minister Carwyn Jones said the infected seed potatoes were detected during the annual survey for ring rot
, carried out by the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate.
It may also be relevant in addition to ring rot
, analyze some or all of the samples of brown rot and Dickey solani.
Mr Morgan, one of the leading suppliers of seed potatoes in Britain, saw his business quarantined in 2003 when ring rot
These measures follow a number of ring rot
outbreaks in the Netherlands and are similar to arrangements already in place for imports of German and Polish potatoes.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said ring rot
had been found in Sante potatoes which originated from a grower in Herefordshire.
The measures take effect on March 7 and are similar to arrangements already in place for imports of German and Polish potatoes, following outbreaks of ring rot
in the Netherlands, source of most seed potatoes brought in from other parts of the EU.
The warning comes following recent outbreaks of rhizomania in sugar beet crops in Herefordshire and Shropshire, and potato ring rot
in the Welsh borders.
John Morgan's Middlewood Farm,in the Brecon Beacons, was at the centre of Britain's potato ring rot
outbreak last month.