Xylella Update – October 2017

Xylella Update – October 2017

In light of the current and continuing concerns over the outbreak of Xylella in certain European locations, we would like to confirm the actions Allensmore Nurseries have taken to reassure our customers we have taken the decision not to purchase any host plants originating from regions where the disease Xylella is known to exist.

The decision has been taken after detailed consideration as to the potential catastrophic impact the introduction of the disease could have to the UK environment, coupled with the ever increasing number of host plant genera of this disease.

We have close and continuous consultations with our local Apha Plant Health & Seed Inspectors over the Xylella problem to ensure we keep abreast of any and all developments, and that we continue to adopt the latest Defra’s good practice recommendations.

We have publically signed up and remain committed to the HTA statement and position on Xylella, fully understanding the responsibilities we have to our customers and the industry as a whole.

As always, we continue to have an excellent working relationship with the Plant Health & Seeds Inspectorate and follow their advice and guidance to ensure that we are following their latest best practices.

In addition to our contact with Apha PHSI and Defra, we ourselves make regular visits to our European production sites, none of which incidentally, are in or near the suspect areas where Xylella is known to exist. The purpose of our visits is to inspect our crops and ensure they continue to meet our own exacting high quality and plant health standards.

All of our policies and procedures are updated and reviewed as new or updated information or advice becomes available, and we will continue to keep our customers fully updated on this as and when changes occur.

Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

18th October 2017

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