The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture manages the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme.
What is Seed Potato Certification?
The seed Certification is a form of quality control. It allows the seed grower to market his seed to a quality, endorsed by an independent authority. It allows the seed buyer to obtain information on what he is buying from an independent authority. It can be used as a means of recording and controlling seed potato multiplication.
Why is certification required?
It is essential for the maintenance of a sustainable potato industry via the propagation of high yielding, high quality seed lines. It limits the build-up of diseases within seed lines and it also allows the movement of seed potatoes across state and national boundaries.