Plant pests and diseases are not just problems affecting crops
and horticulture. Wild plants can also suffer, and this
affects the overall health of ecosystems. Improving ecosystem
resilience to pests and diseases and increasing plant biosecurity
are key actions for achieving healthy ecosystems. JNCC works
with a number of government bodies to help ensure that plant health
issues that impact wild plants are appropriately considered and
prioritised. In particular, JNCC is involved in making best
use of mapped biodiversity data to assist in understanding the
likely spread and impacts of specific pests and diseases.
This is a growing area of work for JNCC.
JNCC has collated and analysed information on
In addition, JNCC responds to
consultations on risk assessments: Phytophthora austrocedrae