As Canada prepares to participate in the United Nation’s International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020, we are reminded that healthy plants are crucial to food security and the wellbeing of all Canadians. Invasive species and other plant pests damage our crops, ecosystems, forests and natural habitats, which in turn can have damaging effects on human health.
This occasion presents a unique opportunity for Canadians to take a more active role in making a commitment to promoting and preserving plant health for generations to come. Canadians of all ages have the power to help minimize the risks to Canada’s plants. You can take action by reporting plant pests in your area and burning only local or heat-treated firewood. Activities such as these, plus an international photo contest, are available on Canada’s IYPH website.
The Government of Canada is playing its part by working with domestic and international partners to build awareness about the International Year of Plant Health, and helping to protect Canada’s plant resources. Be sure to join the International Year of Plant health movement in 2020!Source : Government of Canada