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Latest information from around the sector on all issues relating to plant health
01 Feb 2018
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a new virtual Centre of Expertise for Plant Health during a visit to SASA this morning.
25 Jan 2018
Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by Confor.
24 Jan 2018
Protecting our trees and plants, whether productive crops or designated habitats, from imported pests and diseases, will require concerted and co-ordinated action from all parties: governments, landowners and managers, and nurseries.
08 Dec 2017
Forest Research scientists Ana Perez-Sierra and Joan Webber, with Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors Edward Birchall and Lucy Carson-Taylor, provide an update on this emerging risk to plants and trees across Europe.
04 Dec 2017
News in brief, in depth and new guidance on pests and diseases.
28 Nov 2017
The plight of our most iconic native tree, the oak, is the subject of a new film released by Woodland Heritage. The film highlights some of the crucial research that is ongoing to counter Acute Oak Decline.
04 Sep 2017
26 Jul 2017
The latest on pests and diseases from Forestry Commission England
18 Jul 2017
New confirmation of a Phytophthora ramorum (Pr) infection (Ramorum disease) on larch in Yorkshire.
12 Jun 2017
DEFRA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) have prepared this useful summary that highlights the importance of good biosecurity, steps you can take, and where you can find further information on this issue.