Plant Health Surveillance

This session took place at 3pm on Thursday 24th November 2022 and provided an update on plant health. Andrew Gaunt from APHA introduced topical issues, including reports of major pests and diseases in the UK and the need for constant surveillance and vigilance. Suzanne Sharrock from BGCI spoke about the work of the International Plant Sentinel Network and other biosecurity and surveillance work undertaken by BGCI. Dr David Slawson from the UK Tree Health Citizen Science Network spoke about the role that citizen science can play in plant health surveillance and how gardens can get more involved in regular monitoring, including training provision for volunteers.

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