New plant health officer hears of Northern Ireland's work on exotic tree pests

Defra's newly appointed chief plant health officer Professor Nicola Spence heard about the work of the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in fighting tree pathogens during a visit to its Belfast headquarters last week.

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Professor Spence flanked by Northern Ireland's Forest Service chief executive Malcolm Beattie (L) and AFBI chief executive Professor Seamus Kennedy
Professor Spence flanked by Northern Ireland's Forest Service chief executive Malcolm Beattie (L) and AFBI chief executive Professor Seamus Kennedy

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