What we do and who we are
At the Plant Health and Seed Inspectorate (PHSI), we preserve plant health status in the UK, benefiting people, the environment and the economy.
We contain, quarantine and quarantine plant pests, secure high-quality planting material and facilitate trade through the provision of plant health certification. Part of what we do also involves training the general public as well as governmental and non-governmental bodies in plant biosecurity.
As part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), we help to protect both animal and plant health across the country. We also support Defra’s strategy to ‘provide a better place for living’ through our work.