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About the UK Plant Health Information Portal

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.

Pests and diseases

Find out more about the plant pests and diseases which threaten our crops, trees, gardens and countryside.

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.

Resources

Discover and explore sources of plant health related information, including links to government services and other sites of interest.

Explore our Resources section.