The portal was first proposed in 2014’s Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain, which provided an overview of activity taking place across the UK to improve plant biosecurity. UK Plant Health Information Portal. Pesticides et santé des végétaux au Royaume-Uni. DEFRA 02/05/14 Guidance - Wild plants: dangerous, invasive and protected species. Introduction There are several species of wild plants and weeds in the UK that can be dangerous or invasive, and others that are protected.
DEFRA 15/12/15 New EU emergency measures against Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial disease of plants. New EU emergency measures against Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial disease of plants To help protect EU Member States against the introduction of Xylella fastidiosa, EU emergency legislation has been introduced, which includes requirements to protect against introductions from non-EU countries, as well as from those parts of the EU where it is has been detected.
New requirements for imports of non-EU plants have been introduced and movements of ‘specified plants’ (which includes the confirmed hosts of Xylella fastidiosa in the EU and further afield) are only possible from areas in the EU where the pathogen is present if stringent conditions are met. The Plant Health Authorities in the UK and elsewhere are also carrying out surveillance for the pathogen. The EU Plant Health Standing Committee has recently updated the emergency measures against this pathogen, to reflect the evolving situation in Italy and France, and to improve preparedness within the EU more generally. DEFRA - 2014 - Animal and Plant Health in the UK: Building our science capability. DEFRA 15/12/14 Plant disease, plant pest and invasive alien species prevention and control (England) scheme.
Références DEFRA concernant Xylella fastidiosa. British Society for Plant Pathology. GOV_UK 08/05/15 2010 to 2015 government policy: animal and plant health. Issue Preventing animal disease is important for animal health and welfare, but animal diseases including those of fish and shellfish, can also be a risk to human health.
Serious disease outbreaks can be expensive. Depending on their severity, previous outbreaks of certain diseases, like Foot and Mouth disease, have cost between £2 million and £3 billion, with knock-on economic effects. Diseases also have longer-term economic and social effects, for example, on farmers trying to do business, including trading animals and animal products. Proceedings of the Conference held at The West Park Conference Centre Dundee, Scotland February 2014 THE DUNDEE CONFERENCE CROP PROTECTION IN NORTHERN BRITAIN 2014. PARLIAMENT_UK - JANV 2013 - Are the roles and responsibilities of public agencies for monitoring incidences of plant and tree diseases or pests sufficiently clearly defined. I welcome the opportunity to respond to the questions below.
I am a tree pathologist with 26 years of service at Forest Research (the research division of the Forestry Commission) until early retirement in 2002. I have therefore concentrated especially on the questions concerning the need to maintain a core of specialists with the skills needed in order to assess and manage risks from tree “pests” and diseases. Now in semi-retirement, I believe that I can claim to have no current self-interest in arguing for improved research funding.
My responses to the Committee’s questions are as follows. 1. 1.1 I am not well qualified to answer this question but my impression is that there is some overlap between the roles of Defra and the Forestry Commission in presenting information and advice to tree owner and to the public. 2. 2.1 Owing to a lack of personal involvement, I am again not well qualified to comment. 3. 4. 5. 6. 6.1 I suggest that the facts speak for themselves. 7. 8.
January 2013. DEFRA - Plant Health. There are many plant pests and diseases, which if they were to become established in Great Britain, could cause serious damage to our crops and plants. Official controls and restrictions on the import, movement and keeping of plants, plant pests and other material (e.g. soil) are vital to help prevent the introduction and spread of harmful organisms. Protecting plant health is a shared responsibility between Government, growers, traders and the general public. There are two main elements to plant health. Quarantine measures are taken to keep foreign pests out of areas where they could cause damage to crops, trees and wild plants. Measures are based on a scientific assessment of the risks.