Our very existence is dependent upon the preservation and proliferation of healthy plant life. Not only do healthy plants provide the oxygen we need to breathe but they constitute over 80% of the food we eat. Unfortunately, the threat to plant health grows daily.
In order to raise global awareness and spur necessary action, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). As with humans, prevention plays a crucial role in overall plant health. This year provides an excellent opportunity for everyone to play their part in the promotion of plant health. It is only through stable and sustainable ecosystems that we will achieve a food secure world.