Most of the changes - brought in as amendments to the Plant Health (England) Order 2005 and the Seed Potatoes (England) Regulations 2006 - relate to the demarcation of fields infested with PCN.They include:
- Permitting demarcation.
- Prohibiting the planting of seed potatoes in demarcated fields.
- Controls on the planting in the demarcated field of specified plants intended for replanting.
- Prohibiting planting potatoes not intended for seed potatoes in demarcated fields, unless all reasonable steps are taken to suppress PCN in that field.
- Controls on the planting of potatoes and other plants that come from a demarcated field.