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Development of an online, user friendly plant health resource bank for the Scottish Natural Environment
The aim of the project PHC2018/11 was to compile a resource to be embedded within the Scottish Plant Health Centre (PHC) website, with the following three main purposes: 1) To direct users to existing, comprehensive and reliable plant health information resources; 2) To provide information on selected plant health threats to the natural environment, particularly invasive non-native species; and 3) To direct users to appropriate government agencies and resources and advise users on steps to take should a suspected statutory pest or disease be encountered.
Webpages have been developed which provide the following:
1) a listing of the first most pressing plant health threats to the natural environment in Scotland;
2) a user-friendly web template, populated with links to information about these major threats and other topics relevant to plant health in the Scottish natural environment; and
3) summary pages providing guidance on biosecurity and control of diseases in this sector, for which other resources were not easily available.
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RBGE are running a workshop in Practical Plant Diagnostics on Wednesday 11th September 2019. PhD students, researchers, agronomists, horticulturalists, and anyone interested in plant diseases are invited to this one-day workshop covering:
● core diagnostic skills
● diseases in crops, trees, and ornamental plants
● remote sensing and surveillance
● advances in molecular detection.
The workshop costs £65 including lunch and you can register for the event using the following link:
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RT @drstevenmwhite: Heading up to @ScotGovSASA for a Scottish #Xylella @PlantHealthScot policy meeting. Looking forward to an interesting a…
RT @plantchief: Report warns of pest threat from imported Christmas trees | Horticulture Week https://t.co/dsfjKjQJhM
RT @scottishfarmer: Scottish potato growers have been warned that there might not be a seed industry in Scotland in 30 years’ time if the s…
RT @quine_chris: Informative piece on biological control of Dendroctonus micans on BBC Countryfile tonight. Well done @Arty_Bestiola @Fores…
RT @quine_chris: Great to see @Forest_Research @PlantHealthScot colleagues Mariella Marzano and Sarah Green sharing knowledge of phytophtho…
Great day at #PotatoesinPractice last week and productive discussion between @PlantHealthScot, @mairigougeon MSP an… https://t.co/gHVA27mMec
RT @quine_chris: Never thought I’d attend an event called #PotatoesinPractice whilst @Forest_Research ! But great opportunity to discuss st…
RT @PlantChiefScot: Another excellent #PotatoesinPractice. Great to have the Minister @MairiGougeon @JamesHuttonInst @PlantHealthScot @Scot…
Visitor bright and early to the Plant Health Centre stand at #PotatoesInPractice @JamesHuttonInst @SRUC… https://t.co/fZJCWY7Ihi
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