Dr Katy Hayden, Plant Health Scientist from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, provided an overview of the steps public gardens should be considering to reduce the risks of pest and pathogen transmission within and between gardens. Practical steps and advice were highlighted alongside the need to discuss these issues with visitors.
Katy’s slides are available below with a recording of the presentation coming soon to the bottom of this page (password protected).
Resources to accompany the presentation include:
- Knowledge banks for online plant health information (from Plant Health Scotland). Check the ‘getting started’ box for places to start for identifying disease symptoms and pests
- BGJournal: Biosecurity Special Issue
- Sibbaldia: Plant Health Special Issue
- International Plant Sentinel Network for Plant Health Checker and other great resources
- Plant Health Australia Botanic Garden Biosecurity Network webinars are available online
- UK-wide plant protection reporting contacts
- Scottish Government video ‘Protecting Plants, Protecting Life’ for the IYPH and RBGE Gateway
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Please note some corrections:
- Slide 4: the junipers are at Glen Artne, not Glen Trool
- Slide 7-9: reference to ‘generalist’ should be ‘specialist’