02 ncac 48A .1005          STANDARDS

                (a)  All vegetable plants shall meet the requirements of all applicable state and federal plant pest quarantines.

                (b)  With the exception of asparagus, onion sets and white seed potatoes, all vegetable plants shall be field inspected within three days of their being placed for sale or being shipped into North Carolina.

                (c)  With respect to the indicated plants, the following shall apply:

 

                Plant                                                                                                                                             Tolerances

 

Tomato

               Bacterial canker                                                                                                                                   0

               Bacterial spot                                                                                                                                       0

               Wilt diseases                                                                                                                                          0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Pepper

               Bacterial spot                                                                                                                                       0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Flowers and/or pods                                                                                                                        apparently free

               Pepper Weevil                                                                                                                                       0

               Sweet Potato

               Scurf                                                                                                                                                       0

               Black rot                                                                                                                                                0

               Soil rot or pox                                                                                                                                       0

               Internal cork                                                                                                                                         0

               Fusarium wilt                                                                                                                                        0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Cabbage and other cole crops

               Black rot                                                                                                                                                0

               Black leg                                                                                                                                                0

               Clubroot                                                                                                                                                0

               Yellows                                                                                                                                                   0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Eggplant

               Wilt diseases                                                                                                                                          0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Onion plants and sets

               White rot                                                                                                                                                0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      Asparagus Crowns

               Fusarium wilt and crown rot                                                                                                              0

               Other injurious diseases and viruses                                                                                    apparently free

               Root knot and other injurious nematodes                                                                                      0

               Insects                                                                                                                                    no apparent injury

                                                                                                                                                                    or infestation

      White seed potatoes

           Field inspection:

               Leafroll                                                                                                                                           2 Percent

               Mosaic                                                                                                                                            2 Percent

               Spindle tuber                                                                                                                                 2 Percent

               PVYN                                                                                                                                            .75 Percent

               Total viruses                                                                                                                                  3 Percent

               Black leg and wilts                                                                                                                       1 Percent

               Bacterial ring rot                                                                                                                           0 Percent

               Varietal mixture                                                                                                                            .5 Percent

  White seed potatoes must be grown in a certified seed program utilizing a flush through system for PVYN.

  Tuber inspection:

               Not more than a total of five percent by weight shall be allowed for excessive damage resulting in the following defects:

               Flea beetle injury

               Rhizoctonia

               Pitted scab

               Russet scab

               Surface scab

               Wireworm damage

               Insects or worms inside potato dirt

               Provided, that included in this five percent tolerance not more than the percentages by weight shall be allowed for the defects listed below:

      Defect

               Bacterial ring rot                                                                                                                           0 Percent

               Damage caused by dry or moist type

                Fusarium tuber rot                                                                                                                       2 Percent

               Late blight tuber rot                                                                                                                     1 Percent

               Nematode or tuber moth injury                                                                                                 0 Percent

               Varietal mixture                                                                                                                            .5 Percent

               Frozen soft rot or web breakdown                                                                                            1 Percent

 

  History Note:      Statutory Authority G.S. 106‑65.45; 106‑65.46; 106‑284.18; 106‑420;

                                Eff. January 1, 1985;

                                Amended Eff. January 1, 1994; January 1, 1991.