Seed potatoes

The quality of seed potatoes is an important factor in determining the yield and health of the harvested crop. Developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UNECE Standard for Seed Potatoes sets common terminology and minimum commercial quality requirements for the certification of high-quality seed intended for marketing internationally. It is a unique international frame of reference, covering all aspects related to seed-potato certification: (a) varietal identity and purity; (b) genealogy and traceability; (c) diseases and pests; (d) external quality; (e) sizing of tubers; and (f) labelling. 

Follow the link to download the full Information leaflet on the Seed Potato Standard in EnglishFrench and Russian.

    

Product

No.

Published/Last revised

ENG

FRE

RUS

Seed potatoes

S-1

1961/2016

PDF

PDF

PDF

Specialized Section's position on:

ENG

FRE

RUS

Cutting tubers

DOC

DOC

DOC

Potato virus Y

DOC

DOC

DOC

Vigour of seed potatoes

DOC

DOC

DOC

Blackleg of seed potatoes

DOC

DOC

DOC

Silver scurf

DOC

DOC

DOC

Sprouted tubers

DOC

-

-

Publications:

Guide to Seed Potato Field Inspection: Recommended Practices (ECE/TRADE/421)

Guide to Seed Potato Diseases, Pests and Defects (ECE/TRADE/416)

Other Resources:

Trilingual list of diseases, pests and defects 
(click for high-resolution pictures)

List of varieties

Useful links and presentations

Designated Authorities for Seed Potato Certification