EU grown plants banned from Chelsea Flower Show

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EU grown plants banned from Chelsea Flower Show

to keep germ-ridden slugs out of UK As the much-loved British show draws ever-closer, furious officials from the Royal Horticultural Society have called on ministers to use Brexit to introduce strict health checks for shrubs to minimise disease brought in from slugs and bugs on European plants. The society fears the colourful show could trigger a horrendous epidemic of the plant-munching disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has already chewed through flowers in Italy, Spain and France. Reports suggest the disease is headed for Britain’s plants and the effect could be alarming for gardeners. To prevent an outbreak in Britain, the society has banned nine EU-grown plants so far from nine species, including favourites lavender, rosemary and flowing cherry, in a bid to protect the stunning show that attracts thousands each year. Click here to read the complete article at www.express.co.uk Other news in this sector: 4/30/2018 UK: HTA creates Xylella 30 day action plan 4/30/2018 NL: New infection brown rot confirmed in roses 4/30/2018 Kenya: Introducing NoPath for the management of diseases 4/27/2018 Pathogen profile: Sclerotium 4/25/2018 Xylella fastidiosa heads for Britain 4/25/2018 New Guinea Impatiens: Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) 4/25/2018 “Asperello T34 Biocontrol keeps working alongside disinfectants” 4/24/2018 “Oh dear, it’s oedema” 4/24/2018 Uganda: Dümmen Orange grows chrysanthemum mother stock with IPM 4/23/2018 Combating vine weevil successfully 4/20/2018 Germany: New insurance for Xylella, ALB and CLB 4/20/2018 US: New product alleviates ethylene damage 4/17/2018 “In Kalanchoes, visible differences within just one week” 4/17/2018 Kenya: BASIS crop protection class still open for enrolment 4/16/2018 “Asperello T34 Biocontrol can limit fungal spread” 4/13/2018 Xylella is spreading through Spain and arrives in Madrid 4/13/2018 CAN (ON): It’s “B” season – Watch for Botrytis, Broad Mite and Burn 4/12/2018 Greenhouse growers, are you ready for thrips? 4/12/2018 Study to identify enzymes in bees that determine neonicotinoid sensitivity 4/10/2018 Italian flowers infected with thrips discovered in Moscow Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters) All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.