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Plant health debated in House of Lords

Earlier this week the House of Lords held a short debate on ‘Health of trees in England, and progress made towards developing a variety of ash that is resistant to ash dieback’.

17 Jun 2022 | Technical News

Provision of sunscreen: employer or employee responsibility?

Following recent weather conditions, Technical Officer Owen Baker discusses whether sunscreen protection is the responsibility of employer or employee?

17 Jun 2022 | Technical News

European Union postpones glyphosate renewal verdict until 2023

EFSA has announced the decision to renew the licence for glyphosate has been postponed until July 2023. Post-Brexit pesticides regulations mean use of glyphosate in UK is therefore likely to be extended until July 2026.

08 Jun 2022 | Technical News

Rabies in bats

Cases of rabies in Great Britain are rare but occur each year, most recently in the south of England in coastal areas. The most recent case of rabies in a bat was Poole, Dorset, in June 2022.

08 Jun 2022 | Technical News

Plant Protection Products users must register by 22 June 2022

Users of Professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants in England, Wales and Scotland are required to register with Defra. Find out more on where you fit and further registration guidance.

25 May 2022 | Technical News

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency launch accredited trailer training

This competency is particularly important in the landscape industry, where contractors may require employees to drive a vehicle with a trailer as part of their work.

19 May 2022 | Technical News

Import controls on plants and plant products postponed to 2023

Target Operating Model document due to be released in Autumn 2022 will outline how and when a new global regime of all border import controls will be implemented.

18 May 2022 | Technical News

The top 7 pests and diseases landscape professionals need to be aware of

Whilst landscape professionals cannot be expected to memorise all pests and diseases present in the UK, awareness of the most common threats can serve as a useful first response mechanism.

11 May 2022 | Technical News

National Plant Health Week 2022

Association Technical Officer Owen Baker explores plant supply chains, how pests and diseases can be spread and the concept of biosecurity.

09 May 2022 | Technical News

Import controls on plants and plant products postponed to 2023

The Government has announced three changes to import controls on plants and plant products will not be introduced on 1 July 2022 as planned.

04 May 2022 | Technical News
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