Putting biosecurity at the heart of horticulture
Growing, buying and selling healthy plants is essential for a thriving ornamental horticulture sector. This website provides tools and resources to help plant growers, retailers and landscapers play their part in avoiding the import and spread of damaging plant pests and diseases.
Central to this website is a plant health management standard that sets out practical requirements and guidance for horticulture businesses.
Create an online account and self-assess your business against the requirements of the standard.
To help protect your business and your customers against the potential losses and disruption caused by plant pests and diseases.
Once you have created an account, complete a short set of questions that are based on the requirements of the plant health standard. Guidance is provided which is aimed to help businesses understand threats, fulfil their statutory obligations and improve general plant health management practices. A score and a report will be provided to help businesses improve over time and become ready for full compliance.
Coming soon - in summer 2019 the full plant health assurance scheme will be launched. This will enable horticulture businesses to achieve a Plant Healthy assurance certificate that demonstrates that the business has been independently audited by a certification body. This certificate will demonstrate to suppliers and buyers that plant health management is integral to a business's operations.