A guide to best practice in handling bought-in plants

This factsheet provides guidance for growers on dealing with bought-in plant material.

It provides advice on:

  • Goods-in procedures
  • Documentation
  • Nursery hygiene
  • Plant care
  • Bio-security measures

to help maintain plant quality and ensure plant health requirements are met.

This information was last updated in 2008. 

Plant import and plant health legislation has changed significantly following the exit of the UK from Europe, and current guidance should be sought on plant passporting, control points etc. as processes develop.