Stem and Bulb
Eelworm (Jersey) Order 1971
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Article 2 of the Destructive Insects and Pests
(Jersey) Law 1960, orders as follows –
Commencement [see endnotes]
this Order –
“authorized officer” means an officer in an
administration of the States for which the Minister is assigned responsibility,
being an officer authorized for the purposes of this Order;
“forced production under glass” means growth
in natural and artificial heat under glass, or other translucent material
having a durability and transparency similar to glass, for the purpose of
“holding” means an area of land owned or
occupied by a narcissus grower;
“occupier” means, in relation to any land,
the person having the use of the land and “occupied”
shall be construed accordingly;
“stem and bulb eelworm” means Ditylenchus dipsaci.
Order shall apply to bulbs of all species and hybrids of the genus Narcissus L
and in this Order the word “bulbs”
shall be construed accordingly.
occupier of any land which is, or during the 12 month period next after the
date of application will be, planted with bulbs for commercial production shall
register each year with the Minister.
for registration shall be submitted during the month of October in such form as
the Minister may determine and shall expire on 30th September next following
the date of application.
receipt of an application under this Article, the Minister shall cause the
applicant’s stock of bulbs, whether growing or in store, to be inspected
by an authorized officer.
and maintenance of land register
(1) The Minister may
establish and maintain a register of information about land which is, or will
be, planted with bulbs for commercial production (in this Article referred to
as the “land register”).
land register shall be in such form as the Minister may determine and shall
include the particulars specified in paragraph (3) and such other
particulars as the Minister may from time to time determine.
particulars referred to in paragraph (2) are –
(a) field numbers in which
bulbs are, or are to be planted, by an occupier registered under Article 2;
(b) the year, if any, in
which bulbs were last planted in those fields;
(c) the extent, if any, to
which stem and bulb eelworm was present in bulbs planted in those fields during
the 4 years prior to the date of application for registration under Article 2.
land register shall be open for inspection by members of the public at all
under and in accordance with the provisions of a licence granted by or on
behalf of the Minister no person shall move or cause to be moved from one
holding to another any bulbs:
Provided that this paragraph shall not prevent the movement of bulbs
to or from any plant for treatment against stem and bulb eelworm.
(2) No licence
may be issued except –
a person registered under Article 2; and
respect of bulbs which have been inspected whilst growing and whilst in store
by an authorized officer.
for the grant or renewal of a licence shall be in such form as the Minister may
receipt of an application under this Article for the grant of a licence, the
Minister shall cause the applicant's stock of bulbs, or a sample thereof, to be
inspected by an authorized officer and, on receiving the report of that
officer, shall issue to the applicant a licence of the appropriate category
determined as follows –
stem and bulb eelworm is not present in the bulbs inspected, a licence of
category ‘A’ shall be issued;
stem and bulb eelworm is present in 5% or less of the bulbs inspected, a
licence of category ‘B’ shall be issued;
all other cases a licence of category ‘C’ shall be issued.
(2) shall apply in relation to an application for renewal of a licence, as it
applies in relation to the grant of a licence, except that a person may, in
respect of bulbs which have –
a continuous period of at least 2 years prior to the present application been
licensed in category ‘C’
or category ‘B’ respectively; and
treated against stem and bulb eelworm in a manner which, to the satisfaction of
the inspecting officer, has been effective in controlling the infestation,
apply for the bulbs to be licensed in category ‘B’ or category
(4) The Minister
may revoke or vary any licence granted under this Article.
licensed bulbs may be moved from any holding for the purposes of treatment
against stem and bulb eelworm or destruction or for packing for export on land
approved for that purpose by the Minister.
to paragraph (1), the provisions of the respective categories of licence
shall be as follows –
movement of bulbs in category ‘A’ shall be unrestricted;
movement of bulbs in category ‘B’ shall be permitted for the
purpose of forced production under glass and, after they have undergone such
treatment against stem and bulb eelworm as the Minister may from time to time
determine, the movement of bulbs in this category shall be unrestricted;
movement of bulbs in category ‘C’ shall be prohibited.
the purposes of the enforcement of this Order, an authorized officer may,
subject to the production by the officer if so required of evidence of his or
her authority, enter on any land occupied by the holder of a licence issued
under this Order for the purpose of inspecting and taking samples of any bulb
growing in or in store on the land.
occupier of any land and any person in the occupier’s employment shall
render to an authorized officer all such reasonable assistance and, if
authorized so to do, furnish the officer with such information as may be
required for the purposes of this Order.
and treatment of bulbs
authorized officer may seize any bulbs which are being moved in contravention
of Article 4 and the Minister shall hold such bulbs and shall not return
them to the owner until they have undergone such treatment against stem and
bulb eelworm as the Minister may consider necessary.
bulbs which are returned to Jersey following rejection in the country to which
they were to be exported on the grounds of stem and bulb eelworm infestation
shall, on being unloaded in Jersey, be given into the custody of the Minister
and shall not be returned to the grower until they have undergone such
treatment against stem and bulb eelworm as the Minister may consider necessary.
This Order may be cited as the Stem and Bulb Eelworm (Jersey) Order 1971.