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Xylella review highlights Defra contingency plan

Xylella review highlights Defra contingency plan

FERA scientist John Elphinstone's review of bacterial pathogens of economic importance to UK crops - Xylella fastidiosa supplement - includes a reference to Defra's detection and containment plans.

Parliamentary land use committee called for at All-Party Group horticulture hearing

Parliamentary land use committee called for at All-Party Group horticulture hearing

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope has suggested a House of Lords select committee for land use could help the industry and the environment, at the second hearing at the inquiry into the future of the gardening and horticulture industry, held at Parliament today.

New Defra plant nursery data collection project could help Xylella biosecurity and import substitution

New Defra plant nursery data collection project could help Xylella biosecurity and import substitution

Defra is working on a system to map imports of amenity plants so the horticulture industry can see which risky plants are being bought from outside the UK.

European Nurserystock Association says Xylella movement ban unnecessary

European Nurserystock Association says Xylella movement ban unnecessary

As part of a six-point Xylella fastidiosa decree, ENA has said any plans for movement bans on plants from countries hit by Xylella are not justified.


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Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

Xylella: is there scope for a cure?

A scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain will showcase the worldwide work being done to tackle the disease.

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