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About the UK Plant Health Information Portal

International Plant Health Conference, London, 21-23 September

Defra co-hosted the first-ever international #PlantHealthConference, alongside the IPPC Secretariat in London between 21-23 September.

You can find out more about the Conference and view the agenda for the three days on its dedicated website.  Slides presented during these sessions can be found on the IPPC website.

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Defra recognises the additional challenges being presented to industry as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak. We aim to support businesses involved in the trade in plants and plant products, to help ease pressure on the food supply chain without compromising the safeguarding of UK biosecurity. We are also contributing to central initiatives, for example, on how Defra can best support the UK’s food supply chain through this period. For guidance and support for businesses and employers, visit GOV.uk.

 

Report a pest or disease

 

There are many pests and diseases that can seriously damage crops and plants in the UK. Assessing and understanding these threats is essential to informing the actions needed to protect plant health set out in Protecting Plant Health - A Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain.

As the Strategy makes clear, tackling threats to plant health is not just a matter for government; success is dependent on partnership working between all those with a role to play. To this end the Portal is a shared resource providing information about plant pests and diseases, including the assessments of risk undertaken by government and the data underpinning those assessments, with links to other sites of interest, including non-government sites, as well as information on the plant health controls and services provided by government.

 

 

UK Plant Health Risk Register

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Recorded pests

The UK Plant Health Risk Register records and rates risks to UK crops, trees, gardens and ecosystems from plant pests and pathogens.

Visit the UK Plant Health Risk Register

Citizen Science

Initiatives providing opportunities for members of the public to get involved in helping combat threats to plant health. How you can help tackle plant health risks.

Find out more about Citizen Science initiatives.