Exploration compensation possibilities for phytosanitary damage in tree nurseries

Phytosanitary risks increase in the tree nursery. The consequences of infection with an organism and the quarantine measures against it can be disastrous and brings the continuity of businesses in jeopardy.

Therefore, a collective provision is needed for the consequences of infection for affected companies. A compensation for example, but an insurance is also possible.

The Dutch government and the tree nursery industry therefore need a thorough analysis of phytosanitary risks.  in the nursery as basis for the collective provision for financial damages to compensate. The purpose of this study is to identify the quarantine pests cause damage in nurseries and the measures against it. Based on this risk, the cost of a compensation is estimated. The Dutch government can thus determine how to allow a financial supply.

Outcomes include four detailed quantitative analysis for case and a scale of organisms all relevant quarantine pests in the nursery sector. The analyzes give insight into the opportunities and consequences of plant health problems. The direct damage from all quarantine pests in the sector is up to 7 million. Extreme outliers in the financial consequences are caused by damage exports. This is not insurable. This complicates the financial feasibility of a facility such as a compensation.