Plant health

 

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 consultation on Dryocosmus kuriphilus

JNCC responds to consultations on risk assessments: Phytophthora austrocedrae