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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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has become a significant threat to ash trees in several countries (including USA and Russia) but is not yet present in the UK. We quantified climate and ecological factors affecting EAB suitability using native range data and conclude that southern England is a highly suitable habitat for EAB. Although currently less favourable, we project that Scotland will become increasingly suitable for EAB under climate change. Thus, EAB could threaten Scotland via trade with areas where it is present or, through spread from populations if established in England or Western Europe. Rapid spread of EAB has been observed in its US invasion. We therefore recommend further study and vigilance against EAB introductions into the UK.
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The current Head of Tree Health @scotforestry (Jim Dewar, a valued member of our Steering Group) is retiring later… https://t.co/DwovwAGWqK
RT @plantchief: Government acts on bark beetle tree pest https://t.co/yrsvRNzoeh
RT @beplanthealthy: Managing epidemics - Whether dealing with plant pathogens or COVID-19, common principles apply.
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RT @FAO: As the International Year of #PlantHealth comes to an end we want to thank all of you for making plant health a global issue!
Our Sector Lead for Agriculture, Fiona Burnett @FBurnettCropDoc led the IPM - Deriving the Benefits session that yo… https://t.co/fATn38EtXt
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Our ash dieback hub offers advice on how to identify, manage a…