2020 was declared the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and as the year draws to a close we can reflect on the opportunities we had to raise global awareness on the importance of plant health.
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The IYPH Cobargo Community Bush Tucker Garden will be a living legacy of the year and symbolises growth and renewal for this fire affected community.
Mission Biosecurity, which features Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia, is a website which features a series of audio-visual materials promoting good biosecurity practices at a grass roots level and includes podcasts, mini-videos, games and quizzes.
Through the Revitalising School Farms initiative, the Tasmanian Department of Education and the Hagley Farm School Visitor Centre are working together to educate students on biosecurity.
The Wellesley Islands Rangers are exemplars of the Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program, playing a crucial role in protecting northern Australia from new pests, weeds and diseases from unregulated pathways.
The National Priority List of Exotic Environmental Pests, Weeds and Diseases was released today which delivers on a recommendation of the 2017 review of Australia’s biosecurity system.
The Sydney Institute of Agriculture welcomes your attendance at their annual Research Symposium series, highlighting the advances in plant health research at the University of Sydney and across Australia.
Queensland school students have won a host of major awards in a national science competition to celebrate the International Year of Plant Health.
The search is on for the next round of biosecurity champions, with nominations now open for round two of the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards.
The Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) is delighted to announce the release of a paper on “Science diplomacy for plant health”.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has invited local children to celebrate National Science Week this August 15 to 23, with a free plant health pack to explore biosecurity in the backyard and an invitation to enjoy digital adventures from home on the Sydney Science Trail.
On World Ranger Day we honour and celebrate the invaluable contribution rangers make to preserving and protecting our natural assets.
The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, announced that the funding for the PBRI has been renewed.
An Australian event coordinator for the International Year of Plant Health, Michelle Portelli, has been appointed
Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert potato waste into new products by partnering with Fight Food Waste CRC
Students are encouraged to enter a national competition based in southern Queensland that focuses on how important protecting plant health is in sustaining life on Earth
Garnering support to protect plants from pests and diseases is the aim of the launch of the International Year of Plant Health at Parliament House, Canberra, on 6 February 2020.
Greg Fraser of Plant Health Australia said this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of protecting plants from pests and diseases.
Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie said the theme for the year underlined the need for everyone to understand and take seriously their role in protecting Australia’s biosecurity
The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health for 2020
There will be an IPPC International symposium on limiting the spread of contaminant pests at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park in Sydney from 3-4 March 2020. You have until 13 December to nominate
Plant Health Australia is counting down to the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020. PHA and the Department of Agriculture are helping to coordinate promotion of the year in Australia.
Plans to celebrate the International Year of Plant Health in 2020 are gearing up. We speak with John McDonald, National Biosecurity Manager, to find out what is in store and why you should not wait until next year to “protect plants, protect life”.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, based at FAO, welcome the UN General Assembly’s adoption today of a resolution proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.