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Xylella additional measures due to come into force

On 1 March, additional measures to try and control xylella will include annual inspections of production sites, plants to be sampled and tested before movement, suppliers and recipients must hold records for three years, additional inspections of host plants if they are imported from outside the EU, and more rapid demarcation of outbreak areas to [...]

By | 2018-01-18T03:57:00+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Hort Week|0 Comments

Planting exotic pines "increases threat of needle blight to native trees" say researchers

Widespread planting of exotic pine trees for timber has introduced new races of fungi and raised the threat posed to native Scots pine from Dothistroma needle blight (DNB) in Scotland, according to new research.

By | 2018-01-16T05:22:00+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Hort Week|0 Comments

Dümmen Orange and Koppert launch pest management to produce chrysanthemum cuttings with minimal chemical use

Dümmen Orange and Koppert Biological Systems have launched an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocol called GreenGuard.

By | 2018-01-10T05:33:00+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Hort Week|0 Comments

Can buyers of Italian nursery stock be confident it is disease-free?

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is currently European horticulture's biggest phytosanitary worry, and nowhere more so than in Italy, whose sizeable nursery stock industry, centred on the Tuscan town of Pistoia, is largely dependent on exports - including, substantially, to the UK.

By | 2018-01-04T02:19:00+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Hort Week|0 Comments