Buying better biosecurity: Plant-buying behaviour and the implications for an accreditation scheme in the horticultural sector
The horticultural trade relies on healthy plants to flourish. However, its very nature
means that it is also a key pathway for the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases.
These pests and diseases threaten horticultural stakeholders, and can also cause
huge ecological and economic damage. A horticultural sector accreditation scheme, underpinned
by best biosecurity practice, could help reduce these threats.