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