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Prof Ian Toth meets the team at Beachgrove Garden

A big thank you for the warm welcome received from Jim McColl and the team at the Beechgrove Garden. It was a great chance to remind people to think twice before bringing plant material into Scotland.

A One-stop Shop Helping Safeguard Scotland Against Plant Health Threats

We are pleased that Professor Ian Toth, Head of the Plant Health Centre, is able to tell us more about this new virtual centre and why working together is crucial for enhancing Scotland's resilience in the face of threats to arable crops, trees, horticulture, and wild plants.

Prof Ian Toth speaks about the Plant Health Centre and Royal Highland Show

Prof Ian Toth speaking about the Plant Health Centre in a video interview with Rural Matters SG. Plants play essential roles in our daily lives, however, the potential for harm from pests and diseases is ever present. The Plant Health Centre will be at this year’s Royal Highland Show at the James Hutton Institute stand.

Getting together to fight plant health problems

Dr Stephen Cavers represents the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) on Scotland’s new Plant Health Centre – he explains more about the centre’s background and aims...

Experts hear how new disease centre will work

More than 60 experts and stakeholders from the diverse worlds of forestry, horticulture, the environment and agriculture heard about the aims and aspirations of Scotland's new virtual Plant Health Centre.

Centre plants a positive idea - THE SCOTSMAN

With the thousands of plant species in Scotland facing up to 1000 novel pests and diseases listed on the UK plant health risk register, there has never been a more crucial time to pool resources and bring scientists and stakeholders together to secure the health of the country's crops and natural flora.

Experts join forces at new virtual Plant Health Centre

Press and Journal Highlands and Islands edition reports on a virtual Plant Health Centre has been launched to tackle problems that previously have been worked on in many different sectors.

Scientists and experts team up at the new virtual Plant Health Centre

A new virtual Plant Health Centre has been launched to tackle problems that would previously have been worked on in many different sectors.