A group of over 20 organisations from the public sector, charities and the private sector have got together to produce two videos to help tackle the threat posed to our plant nurseries, gardens, woodlands and countryside from two devastating Phytophthora pathogens, Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae.
The short film has been produced specifically to engage with people who have little previous knowledge of plant diseases but who are interested in our beautiful countryside and what they can do to help stop the spread of the diseases.
The longer film is aimed more at professionals who work in environments where the diseases may be present or that could easily be contaminated. It describes the diseases in more detail and offers advice on appropriate biosecurity measures to help prevent the spread. It may also appeal to those studying life sciences at college or university.
The films are part of the Defra/Forestry Commission Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan and the Defra Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae disease management Programme.