National Plant Health Week 2021

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This week is the UK’s National Plant Health Week. The purpose of a national week designation is to have a concentration of articles or events during a limited time to spark conversations, thoughts and hopefully actions. Twitter is alive already with tweets #PlantHealthWeek. Here are a few to show the range of organisations engaged. Defra (Dept for Food and Rural …

International Year of Plant Health – August 2020

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This month’s topic is borders and I don’t mean flower borders. It relates directly to the FAO’s key message 1 http://www.fao.org/plant-health-2020/about/en/ “Be careful when bringing plants and plant products across borders”. It’s relevant in August as many people will have travelled on holiday but I also want to ponder a little on the function and value of borders relating to protecting plant …

International Year of Plant Health – July 2020

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Education. Schools are now out for summer after months of lockdown and here’s the opportunity. Instead of parents worrying that their children are behind with schoolwork, perhaps summer activities will be positive learning experiences that will help children of all ages return to school in September in good frames of mind. For this blog I’ll review a few resources that …