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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Assessment of large-scale plant biosecurity risks to Scotland from large scale plantings for landscaping and infra-structure projects
Planting for large-scale landscaping and infrastructure can typically involve tens of thousands of individual plants, potentially threatening plant health in Scotland due to the biosecurity risks of imports and widespread planting of infested or diseased plants. This project aimed to understand the extent and means to mitigate against such plant biosecurity risks with a focus on mapping the pathways from plant specification through to planting and establishment and highlight different biosecurity awareness for actors, in decision-making and procurement processes.
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RT @SEFARIscot: Our latest #LeadingIdeas blog by @Elliot_Meador, @HCreissen and @AbiWilliams95 explores research (in collaboration with @SR…
RT @ForestryComm: We're urging woodland managers, land owners and the forestry industry to remain vigilant after the tree pathogen, Phytoph…
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Register now for the @SEFARIscot & CoE #COP26 event, Vectors and their Impact on Plant, Animal and Human Disease, w… https://t.co/cBQM8BWGst
Our sector lead @FBurnettCropDoc will be on the panel of the #COP26 event, Knowledge Exchange: Lessons from High Im… https://t.co/wIKaadJRdh
Not to be missed! Our Director Ian Toth and the Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland Gerry Saddler… https://t.co/P0LMhsRMTN
RT @ippcnews: 📢 The International Year of #PlantHealth Report is out now!
Learn more about the #IYPH achievements and legacies 👇🏽
There is also a helpful fact sheet to aid identification of BMSB https://t.co/TDTRCLuwO3 created by @DefraGovUK #planthealth #biosecurity
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug was again found in a Surrey this Summer, although no evidence of established populations… https://t.co/FVzdwAsAqq