The British Society for Plant Pathology is a signatory on the “Plant Health Accord”.
The “Public Engagement in Plant Health Accord” was announced at the 109th RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower show, in London, on Monday 23rd May.
BSPP joins 29 current signatories of the Public Engagement in Plant Health Accord, supporting aims to work together to:
- Help people to understand the origin of the plants, trees and seeds they buy, as well as the plant health practices and credentials of vendors/suppliers.
- Reduce the risk of international travels bringing home plants, trees, fruit and seeds from overseas.
- Communicate how everyone’s actions can facilitate the movement of pests and diseases.
- Ensure everyone knows how to report sightings of pests and diseases that are threatening the health of our plants and trees.
For information about actions people can take to help protect plant health, visit Plant Health Action.
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