Plant Health Centre
To mark UK Plant Health Week (part of the UN’s International Year of Plant Health), we launched a set of 5 Key Principles, which outline important steps to protect Scotland’s plant resources. We put together an information booklet that details these principles and our Directorate filmed a conversation to introduce the principles and furnish them with examples. During the UK Plant Health Week we also brought these principles to life through a series of blogs or short YouTube videos, each highlighting the importance of plant health to some of Scotland’s iconic plant-based assets.
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Chemical forms of plant protection are widely used in Scottish agricultural, horticultural and forestry production plus for amenity and natural environment management purposes. The availability and use of active substances in pesticides are closely regulated and increasing concern over human health and environmental impacts has led to a greater likelihood that some existing approvals will be withdrawn and/or that approvals for new products will not be granted. Potential impacts from withdrawal of these pesticides are of policy interest and this summary report builds on the data and results from project PHC2020/15 (Potential impacts arising from pesticide withdrawals to Scotland’s plant health) and uses case studies to understand the likely magnitude and distribution of potential impacts and how they may be mitigated.
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RT @plantchief: New to the UK Plant Health Risk Register: Asian corn borer, rice root aphid, a fungal pest of Agapanthus and two tree patho…
RT @beplanthealthy: ICF Members’ Hour – Plant Healthy: Certification Schemes and Plant Biosecurity @TheICF @GrowninBritain @SylvaFoundation…
Nice video describing the 9 Bacterial Plant Diseases UK projects: #PlantHealth https://t.co/dsm2lZnFMR
Fingers crossed for an in-person event 🤞 We intend on having a stall at PiP, so hopefully we will see lots of you… https://t.co/Y7KpTpS2Hm
Project Call: We are looking to gain a better understanding of the main drivers of PCN infestation in Scotland, wha… https://t.co/9X0jK3PtG2
Excellent guidance🌳👍 We encourage rigorous pest & disease biosecurity to be central to forest regeneration efforts.… https://t.co/tFxbtEG6a2
RT @CHAP_Enquiries: Join our FREE Soil Health webinar on Feb 3rd. Click below to find out more. https://t.co/QPsDGUsUU8 @CranfieldUni @agri…
RT @BS_PP: BSPP #PlantPandemics Studies for 2020 are complete.
Read the final reports here: https://t.co/gSIkNNGSDD
PROJECT CALL: We are commissioning a project to implement our new Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. Are you experie… https://t.co/UOs54VnMuM
RT @bug_beastie: Do you wonder what a Tree Health Officer actually do?
➡️read this interesting blog by Barnaby Wylder from @ForestryComm !…
RT @BS_PP: Plant Health Summit for Future Leaders
Bringing #PlantHealth to the Forefront
2nd-4th March 2021 @BS_PP
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RT @PlantChiefScot: Are you an importer or exporter of plants or plant products? Have you read our guidance on the new procedures for EU Ex…