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New contingency plan for Colorado beetle published

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Image Courtesy of Fera-Science Limited © Copyright Fera-Science Limited 2016

A new Defra plant health response plan for outbreaks of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) has been published on the UK Plant Health Portal. The plan describes how the plant health service for England will respond to outbreaks of the pest and the additional measures over and above those set out in the overarching Defra contingency plan for plant health in England that are required.