Observatree uses citizen science to help spot pest and disease threats to UK trees. Learn more about the first 10 years of Observatree, from APHA’s Jane Barbrook.
Once established, invasive non-native species can threaten biodiversity and can be extremely costly and difficult to control. APHA Director of Science Transformation, Jenny Stewart and Lucy Cornwell from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat are sharing some of the ways that everyone can help.
Learn more about how climate change is responsible for changes in nature’s calendar, the rise of plant pathogens and pests and what APHA are doing to protect the UK border, from one of Defra’s Plant Health Scientists, Dominic Eyre.
An increase in online plant sales has brought an increased threat of plant pests and diseases. Dan Munro, Senior Technical Manager for Plant Passporting at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), explains what we are doing to reduce these risks.
No matter what the weather has in store for them, Plant Health and Seed Inspectors Laura Chapman and Natalie Vallone have an important job to do. Learn about their roles in our second and final blog to mark Plant Health Week 2020.
Lucy Carson-Taylor and Steph Godliman explain how the first National Plant Health Week this week will put a national focus on the importance of protecting the health and biosecurity of our plants.
Chris Dennis is a regional manager for plant health covering the largest potato growing region in the country. In this blog, Chris talks about how drones are being used in the field to help plant health inspectors identify disease from the sky!
In this blog we embark on an exciting journey with Jill Key, project manager for the GB Non-native Species Secretariat, to learn how APHA is working to strengthen biosecurity in the UK Overseas Territories.
Paul Beales, Head of Plant Health Technical Extension Team, talks about the long and winding road to winning a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
What links APHA, Carl Linnaeus, Charles Darwin and hairy rachillas? Mara Ramans, Head of APHA's Plant Variety and Seeds team, explains...