HTA in European talks

The HTA is to attend a plant health summit with Dutch counterparts on 20 January to see if there is common ground and potential to work closer together on plant health early warning systems.

HTA technical committee member Martin Emmett has set up the meeting.

HTA horticulture head Raoul Curtis-Machin said: "It will be a general horticultural meeting comparing the big picture in the industry to see if there is common ground and issues in common."

He said upcoming Plant Reproductive Material legislation from the European Union "and how to cope with that and see if there’s a more effective way to answer it" is an example of the kind of co-operative working to take place.


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