Plant Health: How do we stop plants getting sick?

F. Govers (Editor), Corné Pieterse (Editor), Aad Termorshuizen (Editor), Astrid Smit (Editor)

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We take them all for granted: healthy crops in the fields, trees blossoming in the parks and beautiful ornamental plants in our greenhouses.
But what we tend to forget is that they are constantly under attack from plant pathogens and insects. Incredibly, a third of all harvests are still being lost to these attackers, huge numbers of ash trees are coming under the axe, and growers have to work hard to keep their crops thriving.
The United Nations designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health to raise awareness of the efforts needed to prevent plants from becoming diseased. In this booklet, experts lift the lid on what is involved. After reading it, you could well find yourself seeing the supermarket fresh produce shelves through different eyes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherStichting Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij
Number of pages96
ISBN (Print)9789493232020
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2021

Publication series

NameCahier Biowetenschap + Maatschappij


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