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Check out our latest International Year of Plant Health news and stories to find out more about the importance of plant health to people and the planet!

Plant health facts

Here are some fascinating fast facts about the importance of plant health to humanity, our economy and the environment.

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Protecting our plants and trees for future generations

The threat to the health of our trees and plants from pests and diseases is real and increasing.

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Top tips for IYPH 2020

There are lots of important and easy ways you can help preserve plant life and support the International Year of Plant Health 2020.

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Plant of the Month - January - Potato

Artist

The January artist is: Karen Green
Social media: @karengreenart

Karen Green is a botanical and watercolour artist from Gloucestershire, find out more: https://www.karengreenart.com/about

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Plant of the Month - February - Wheat

Artist:

Illustration by @bethjenkinsprint - a printmaker from Gloucestershire, who is interested in landscapes and wildlife.
http://www.bethjenkins.co.uk/

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Plant of the Month - March - Rice

Artist:

Illustration by Andy Maitland
Instagram: @andy.maitland.ipad.artist
Facebook: @ipadartist

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Plant of the Month - April - Black grass

Artist

Illustration by Frank Duffy
https://www.frankduffy.co.uk/about-frank/
Designer and illustrator from South Wales

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Plant of the Month - May - Strawberries

Artist

Stina Jones is a freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in Manchester, producing graphics for everything from print and web marketing campaigns, through to animations and exhibitions, with a focus on for colourful illustrative designs.

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Plant of the Month - June - Arabidopsis

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Plant of the Month - July - Maize

Artist

Chloe Baldwin - Buttercrumble

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Plant of the Month - August - Lavender

Artist

Emma Mitchell is an illustrator and jewellery maker.
https://silverpebble.net/about-me @silverpebble

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Plant of the Month - September - Striga

Artist 

Libby Walker is an illustrator and maker based in Glasgow.
https://libbywalker.co.uk/

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Plant of the Month - October - Himalayan Balsam

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Plant of the Month - November - Ash Tree

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Plant of the Month - December - Brussel Sprouts/Brassicas

Artist

Lorna Jenkins is an artist and illustrator. She paints impressionist landscapes and nature.
@lornapaintsandwrites
@lornabdavies

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Help Protect Our Plants with Izzy the Inspector

Find out fascinating facts about plants and discover how you can help protect our plants with Izzy the Inspector!

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