Where there are plants, there are plant diseases


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.

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