Don Walker

Don is a Senior Plant Health specialist at Fera. His current role includes day to day management of scientific support supplied to Defra, including our diagnostic service, scientific advice and technical training for plant health inspectors, as well as delivery of training and consultancy services to overseas governments.

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  • Area of expertise
    Plant Pathology
  • Years of experience
    25+
  • Highest qualification
    BSc

Don has worked in plant health for Fera and its predecessors for nearly 30 years and in that time has worked in and developed knowledge and expertise across a wide range of plant health activities.  He has managed the Fera Plant Clinic, organised and delivered programmes of technical training for UK plant health inspectors, organised national surveys, provided advice on outbreaks of harmful plant pests, and prepared plant pest risk analysis for Defra.

Over the last 15 years he has also delivered several EU-funded capacity building projects, and delivered more than 50 training courses for plant health officials from EU member states and beyond under the EU Better Training for Safer Food initiative on areas such as Import Controls, Potato Quarantine Controls, Surveillance and Outbreak Management, Control of Wood Packaging Materials, and New and Emerging Plant Health Risks.

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Services

Don and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

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Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

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Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

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All Crop Health Services
Services

Don and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

Learn more

Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

Learn more

Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

Learn more

All Crop Health Services

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