17 Jan 2020 | 10 a.m.
26 Jan 2020 | 6 p.m.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year 2020 is expected to increase the global awareness among the public and policy makers for plant health issues, invasive species and quarantine pests. The UN General Assembly invited FAO, with the IPPC Secretariat, to serve as the lead agency to spearhead activities, and called on governments, civil society, and the private sector to engage at global, regional and national levels. Hence JKI's Institute for National and International Plant Health will start raising awareness for plant health issues amongst the visitors of the International Green Week in Hall 23a. Our experts introduce quarantine pests and organisms such as the Asian longhorn beetle, the pinewood nematode or the xyllella-bacterium. The JKI investigates the dangers posed by such non-native species to our ecosystems. It reveals the pathways of their introduction, calculates spread scenarios, assesses risks and elaborates measures to prevent the entry and spread of invasive species. In it capacity as competent federal authority, the JKI fulfils numerous official tasks.
Another display aims at the keen gardeners amongst the visitors of the Green week. With the help of an interactive display the JKI experts of the Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests want to encourage private gardeners to make sensible choices when trying to protect their vegetables, herbs and fruits, keeping in mind the golden rule of integrated plant protection putting preventive and alternative measures before using pesticides.
Contact at JKI: Stefanie Hahn, Press relations officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)