January 2016


APHA, the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency, has issued new guidance to professionals in horticulture (growers, retailers, landscapers, designers – in fact, anyone who trades in plants) regarding the updated regulations concerning the movement of plants that are hosts for Xylella fastidiosa. The list of hosts is being regularly revised and updated and includes several plants that we work with, including Cistus, Lavandula, Rosmarinus and Hebe.

This bacterium represents a major threat to European horticulture and agriculture. We need to be vigilant and proactive.

You can find the APHA information by clicking here.

Graham will be at IPM Essen from 26 to 29 January. Contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

IPM Essen is the world’s biggest trade show for the horticultural industry, featuring 1600 exhibitors from 50 nations. It uses the whole of the Messe Essen exhibition centre – so you’re unlikely to be able to see it in a day! It’s fun, hard work and the best opportunity to meet the leaders in global horticulture all in one place.

Display by Kientzler at IPM 2015

Display by Kientzler at IPM 2015