Today sees the launch of a Plant Passporting e-Learning Module, developed and funded by Defra in conjunction with the Animal & Plant Health Agency and the Horticulture Trades Association.
This module will help professional operators who wish to become authorised, or who are already authorised to issue Plant Passports, to maintain compliance with this system, helping to protect industry and the wider environment from harmful plant pests and diseases.
Speaking as the module was launched, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Minister for Biosecurity stated:
"The plant passport system ensures plants moved within Great Britain are both healthy and traceable to source. This Defra funded module is designed to help operators in complying with the plant passport system, to protect British businesses and our environment better from harmful plant pests and diseases.”
The first 10,000 courses to be taken of this voluntary online module will be free. If you choose to take the module, you do not need to complete it immediately, but you might find it helpful to do it ahead of your next Plant Passport audit visit.