Author Topic: Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea  (Read 1347 times)

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Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:42:20 PM »
This is a mini-review I had to write for my final year of my degree. It's got a load of formatting and pictures which I can't put here properly, but a pdf file is available on my public dropbox here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/43736734/Would%20the%20changes%20to%20UK%20plant%20biosecurity%20recommended%20by%20the%20tree%20health%20and%20plant.pdf

But here is the abstract to pique anyones interest!

Plant biosecurity refers to the practises involved in preventing the spread of plant diseases. Chalara fraxinea is the fungus responsible for ash dieback, a disease which causes the die back of the shoots of ash trees [1]. In May 2013, the tree health and plant biosecurity expert taskforce published a report containing recommendations of how to improve UK plant biosecurity. I shall consider whether these recommendations would have improved the UK response to Chalara. I will cover how the Chalara outbreak occurred historically and will show that although many of their recommendations might have helped, the execution of them may have been infeasible in practise.


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Re: Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 06:45:06 PM »
Neat. A+ :)

We have problems with Ash trees around here as well.

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Re: Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 06:50:10 PM »
Ewww, plants.

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Re: Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 10:56:09 PM »

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Re: Plant Biosecurity and Chalara fraxinea
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 10:04:19 AM »
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