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About the UK Plant Health Information Portal

Help improve the new Plant Health Information service

Defra are developing a new “Plant Health Information service” to enable users to search for up-to date information about plant imports, biosecurity risk and trade requirements and we are seeking importers, import agents to participate in a number of test sessions. Click here for more details.


Export of potatoes from England to the Canary Islands - phytosanitary certificates

For consignments of potatoes from England only, the Canary Islands Inspectorate and Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) have requested the inclusion of further traceability information in the phytosanitary certificates.

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Requirements for the export of UK potatoes to the Canary Islands – soil tolerance update

Following further discussions between MAPA (Spanish NPPO) and the Canary Islands authorities, MAPA confirmed on 28 September 2023 that the Canary Islands will accept a maximum content of soil of 1% by weight.

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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


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.


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

Explore our Resources section.