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Plant importer questions whether bringing plants from the EU makes him a sinner or saviour

Plant importer questions whether bringing plants from the EU makes him a sinner or saviour

With the HTA identifying Defra restrictions on plant imports, which make up more than half of the UK market, as the biggest issue facing British horticulture, The Plant Team's Paul Moors makes an impassioned plea for Britain to work together with EU growers post-Brexit.

EU "bullying" UK over Xylella plant health law claims Conservative politician

EU "bullying" UK over Xylella plant health law claims Conservative politician

In a debate on EU and Xylella fastidiosa in the House of Lords on 8 July, peers were scathing about EU insistence that the UK cannot ban plant imports on biosecurity grounds.

Government grower bail-out of £36m among HTA pleas

Government grower bail-out of £36m among HTA pleas


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