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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

Legislation introduced in response to Pine Processionary Moth interceptions

This emergency legislation amends import requirements for Cedrus and Pinus trees brought into Great Britain, and came into force on 29 April 2022. 

04 May 2022 | Technical News

Defra permit UK plant passports to be attached in EU

The existing temporary measure which permits UK plant passports to be applied in an EU member state has been extended until 30 June 2023.

27 Apr 2022 | Technical News

New pilot requirement for tree suppliers to strengthen UK biosecurity

A new requirement for the forestry sector will be piloted to combat the threat from pests and diseases and further strengthen UK biosecurity, Defra and the Forestry Commission announced earlier this week.

20 Apr 2022 | Technical News

Defra responds to inspection fee and inspection frequency consultations

Defra has announced two changes to the current system of inspections that will be implemented from July 2022.

20 Apr 2022 | Technical News

Users of Professional Plant Protection Products invited to register with Defra

A deadline of 22 June 2022 has been set for registration of all users. Find out more on where you fit and further registration guidance.

13 Apr 2022 | Technical News
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