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Fera - Stepping-up for African plant health and biosecurity
Fera has been at the forefront of raising awareness on the frailty of African plant health and biosecurity and the gains to be achieved in building national capacity. Read more
Unsolicited seed interceptions
During July and August 2020 UK plant health authorities became aware through social media of members of the public in the UK receiving packets of seed which had not been ordered by them. Read more
Fera raises a clap to the return of a horticulture industry that protects our environment
At the outset of Covid, panic food buying saw our vegetable shelves emptied sending many of us to our local garden centres to buy seed. A combination of ‘Digging for Britain’ and the Good life. The lockdown then closed our garden centres and seed, as with all things, mostly became available to the public via the internet. Overnight, as UK garden centres and supply chains endeavoured to make themselves accessible to their customers online, the UK public awoke to the fact that they could browse and purchase online seed, even plants, from a myriad of alternative suppliers across the world. Read more
Bug hunting in the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
Montserrat is a UK Overseas Territory in the eastern Caribbean. It is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants. Read more
Meet the Fera team - Dr Joana Vicente
Since joining Fera Science as Senior Plant Bacteriologist at the beginning of November, Dr Joana Vicente has been managing and working towards delivering a range of R&D projects on plant pathogenic bacteria and soil biological diversity. Read more
Training biosecurity staff from the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories
The UKOTs support a diverse range of unique ecosystems and habitats that sustain many rare and threatened plant and animal species. These are highly vulnerable to the introduction of invasive alien species Read more
The outbreak of Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain
A research paper has been published which estimates that ash dieback is set to cost the UK £15 billion and is expected to kill 95-99% of ash trees in Britain. Read more
The Applications of Remote Sensing in Plant Health (PHeRS) project
This project aimed to bring together experts from research organisations and companies to share knowledge on remote sensing applications in the plant health sector Read more
Observatree - Tree health citizen science partnership
Observatree launched in spring 2014 aiming to train volunteers to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases, both existing and new. Read more
UK-wide consortium to combat serious threat to plant health
Wednesday 05 December 2018 – Today, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Right Honourable Lord Henley, announces funding for a major bacterial plant diseases research programme supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund. Read more

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