Plant diseases impact all countries on all continents, including Antarctica. For the Celebration of Nations event in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, I placed several news headlines on a world map to convey the global scope of plant pathology.
Scanning the headlines, many people were surprised – and concerned. Even plant pathologists were impacted by all of the headlines in one place, on one world map. And this is a very short list.
We were honored to receive the “Most Educational Display” award at the event for this display. My colleagues suggested that this is a good visual way to get the message out about the importance of plant pathology, and so I choose this blog post as a way to start. Yes! Coffee, chocolate, bananas, oranges . . . wheat, rice, corn and more – they are all on the list.