Control: Plant Health Regulation

  • G. R. Dixon
Part of the Science in Horticulture Series book series


National and international trade in horticultural produce and planting material carries with it the risks of disseminating pathogens. Control of these risks by using plant health regulation is attempted by domestic legislation and international co-operation. The latter is fostered under an International Plant Protection Convention of 1951. Three forms of plant health regulation are described in this chapter, which although they are treated separately, are in practice closely interrelated.


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Further Reading

  1. EBBELS, D. L. (1979). A historical review of certification schemes for vegetatively propagated crops in England and Wales. Agricultural Development and Advisory Service Quarterly Review, 32, 21–58Google Scholar
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  4. MATHYS, G. (1977). Society supported disease management activities. 363–80, in Plant Disease-An Advanced Treatise, Vol. I. How Disease is Managed (eds J. G. Horsfall and E. B. Cowling), Academic Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. MATHYS, G. and BAKER, E. A. (1980). An appraisal of the effectiveness of quarantines. Annual Review Phytopathology, 18, 85–101CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. RICHARDSON, M. J. (1979). An Annotated List of Seed-Borne Diseases. Phytopathological Paper no. 23. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Farnham RoyalGoogle Scholar
  7. SHEPARD, J. F. and CLAFIN, L. E. (1975). Critical analyses of the principles of seed potato certification. Annual Review Phytopathology, 13, 271–93CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© G. R. Dixon 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Dixon
    • 1
  1. 1.School of AgricultureAberdeenUK

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