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2020 Declared International Year of Plant Health

An opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of...

2020, International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, bringing public attention to two huge global challenges and...

Priority Plant Pests in the EU: 5 Things You Need To Know

What are priority pests? The 20 pests on the list published by the European Commission in October 2019 are quarantine pests that have been...

New EU Plant Health Rules

In October 2016, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against plant pests (“Plant Health Law”). On 13 December...

Plant Health: Prioritizing the Fight Against 20 Quarantine Plant Pests On the EU Territory

The Commission has published a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanesebeetle, the Asian long-horned beetle,...

Technique Combats Widespread Passion Fruit Disease

Passion fruit woodiness caused by cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV), the disease that most affects passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) grown in Brazil, can be...

Argentina Successfully Develops Boll Weevil-Resistant Cotton

Scientists from Argentina have developed a transgenic cotton resistant to the cotton boll weevil through gene silencing, minimizing the damage caused by the pest...

Urgent Need for a Global Surveillance System to Detect and Halt Spread of Emergent Plant Health Threats

Scientists at the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), along with partners at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and elsewhere...

IITA Joins Call for a Global Surveillance System to Detect and Halt the Spread of Crop Disease

A team of researchers has argued in Science that as nations collaborate to detect and stop human pandemics, a global surveillance system for crop...

Plant Health Experts Gather To Strengthen Scotland’s Resilience

An online, user-friendly plant health information resource will be launched at Scotland's first-ever Plant Health Conference, which is set to gather representatives from industry,...