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Role of Bio security in Plant Health Management

Author Affiliations

  • 1Deptt of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA and T Pantnagar- 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 2Deptt of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA and T Pantnagar- 263145, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 14-19, March,8 (2014)

Abstract

Bio-security is a set of precautions or an approach that encompasses the policy and regulatory frameworks to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful organism (insect pests, pathogen or invasive alien species). It analyse relevant risks to human, animal, plant life/health and to the environment. In general "Bio-security is the safeguarding of resources from biological threats." Main focus of Bio-security program is to restrict the entry of any threat responsible for hazardous effect on environment by collaboration with Central government. Plant quarantine, national and international stalk holders play a key role in plant bio security program. Pest Risk Analysis, Survey and Surveillance are the different step to detect the pest incidence and also provide a direction for the further process of investigation and control. Bio-security advocates a strategic and integrated approach, to meet the consumer expectations in relation to the food safety, preventing and controlling relevant risk and zoonotic aspects of public health, safeguarding the resources and protecting environment and biodiversity.Agricultural Bio-security Authority of India regulates the import and export of plants, animals and related products, preventing the introduction of quarantine pests from other countries and implementing post-entry quarantine measures. Bio-security is an essential element in Plant health management by regulating different components require for plant growth and food production.

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