Canadian Plant Health Council launched

Collaboration between Canadian governments, industry, academia and other partners in plant health is essential to protect our resources from new and emerging risks, drive innovation and ensure that Canadian industry remains competitive and sustainable.

Plant health partners in Canada are pleased to announce the establishment of the Canadian Plant Health Council – fulfilling a multi-partner commitment to collaboratively implement the Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada.

“Fruits and vegetables are very sensitive to new pests and disease. The Canadian Plant Health Council’s ability to coordinate an effective national response to such threats is extremely relevant to our industry, as consumers demand high-quality produce,” says Brian Gilroy, President, Canadian Horticultural Council.

The Canadian Plant Health Council will address priorities for the plant health sector, working together on preventive approaches and activities to protect forests, agriculture and other plants from pests, diseases and other risks.

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