Resources

Keep up-to-date with the latest Plant Healthy news, events and resources.



Government information

UK Plant Health Information Portal

An online hub for plant health information, data and resources.

Government information

UK Plant Health Risk Register

An online register that records and rates risks to UK crops, trees, gardens and ecosystems from plant pests and pathogens.

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Plant Biosecurity Guidance documents

Biosecurity best practice for safe disposal of plant waste and spent growing media

Research has shown that plant waste and spent growing media can harbour pests and pathogens, including quarantine-regulated species such as Phytophthora ramorum. These organisms have the potential to spread from untreated waste piles to cultivated plants and the wider environment. This guidance aims to help the horticultural sector understand and mitigate these risks by providing some practical advice on waste management.

Plant Healthy templates

Plant Health Management Standard templates

As the scheme has progressed we have developed several templates. These templates are provided to assist scheme applicants and members to become ready for a Plant Healthy Certification Scheme audit.

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Plant Health Management Standard

Plant Health Management Standard 1.2 (released on the 1 July 2022)

Current version - The Plant Health Management Standard is intended to assist businesses and organisations in the development of a consistent plant biosecurity management system. The overarching aim of this standard is to minimise the threat of notifiable pests being spread via the live plant supply chain. The standard sets out the requirements for an integrated plant biosecurity management system for a business or organisation, including periodic reviews for the continual improvement of management processes.

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E-learning modules

Plant Passporting eLearning module

The purpose of the Plant Passport system is to make sure that plants being moved within Great Britain are healthy and traceable.

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Plant Health Management Standard

Plant Health Management Standard 1.1 (released on the 10 May 2021)

Previous version - The Plant Health Management Standard is intended to assist businesses and organisations in the development of a consistent plant health management system and their responsibilities within the plant supply chain. Audits can still take place using this version of the Standard (V1.1) until 30 September 2022.

Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme (OHAS)

OHAS Grower Standard and Plant Healthy scheme alignment - FAQs

Please see the link to a set of frequently asked questions about the alignment of the OHAS Grower Standard and Plant Healthy Certification Scheme.

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E-learning modules

Plant Healthy E-Learning Modules

In the International Year of Plant Health 2020, the Plant Health Alliance presents five Plant Healthy training modules. The modules cover a range of subjects fundamental to the management of plant health and biosecurity in the UK. The modules are being launched as a beta version to gather feedback from users to help hone plant health information to improve plant biosecurity in the UK.

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Plant Biosecurity Guidance documents

Plant Health for the horticultural sector: key considerations

This guidance aims to help those responsible for growing or handling live plants to follow good biosecurity practice and reduce pest risks from trade pathways.

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Scheme fees

Plant Healthy Certification Scheme Fees

This document describes all Plant Healthy Certification Scheme costs.

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International

International Plant Protection Convention

An international treaty that aims to secure coordinated, effective action to prevent and to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products.