Broadcast Date: September 13, 2022
Plant pathogens do not respect geographical borders and are adept at hitchhiking on plant and animate materials to facilitate short and long-distance movement. Agricultural biosecurity rules and regulations are major exclusionary measures for forestalling the movement of exotic plant pathogens into new communities. In the world of plant pathology, there are several success stories of countries that have excluded quarantine pathogens for many decades, while minimizing barriers to trade. This session will present those cases as a springboard to review the agricultural biosecurity rules and regulations of countries such as Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the USA. A round table will follow to discuss the successful measures/operating procedures implemented in these situations and the possibility of using such measures and procedures in a global economy.