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Horticulture and Plant Health Division


The mission of the Horticulture and Plant Health Division is:

'To achieve the highest possible standards of plant health and to promote the development of an efficient primary horticultural sector'

The Horticulture and Plant Health Division is responsible for:

  • formulating policies and measures to prevent the entry and spread of non-indigenous quarantine pests, to control regulated pests and to negotiate the defence of the national plant health (in co-operation with the Forest Service)
  • the enforcement of marketing standards for fruit, vegetables, honey and potatoes.
Plant Health

Movement of PlantsQuarantine diseases/pests


Marketing Standard for Fruit and Vegetables

Marketing Standard for Honey (PDF file 134KB) (pdf 134Kb) 

"Parasites of the Honeybee" publication by Dr. Mary Coffey (PDF file 1.2MB) (pdf 1,224Kb) 

Food Standards for Potatoes

Contact details:

Horticulture and Plant Health Division
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Block B, Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare
Tel. 01-5053585
Fax. 01-5053564

National Catalogue of Agricultural Varieties

The Official Journal of Plant Variety Rights