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[Ambassador report] (Free Report) Plant Health (Campaign) : Lets Think about Plant Health

by Kushal Naharki | 10-07-2020 03:26 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

With the covid19 impacts, most of our activities have shifted online and activities are performed maintaining social distances in our dailylife. Many of are busy talking about human health during this period but, environmental health does matter too. Plants are the important part of our ecosystem and they have too gone through pandemics like we are facing now. I am starting a new campaign where i will be sharing a series of article related to "Awareness on Plant Health". Here is the first article of the series on the topic: "Lets Think about Plant Health"

Human, the superior creature on earth has become the most selfish creature on the planet. Covid19 giving the space for the nature to live its full potential amidst of the pandemic world is facing gives the clear image how harsh we human have been. Albert Einstein said, “I know not with what weapons world war III will be fought, but world war IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” but what we can say is that, if the current situation persists for much longer period than expected, war might be fought for food and this won’t be just between countries but also been communities and with our own friends and families. 

“Health is Wealth” is a popular proverb everyone knows but what most of us understand is health refers to human health. We have seldom worried about animal health or plant health. Few people may even question, “Is there anything called plant health too?” But what was the first thing people were worried about when the lockdown was announced? Definitely, it was food. Consequences of this global emergency is the possibility of disrupted trade, which could in turn compromise access to safe and stable supply of food. Today, human intensions have been so narrowed to money and technology that  it even seems like people would have cared much about plants and plant health if plant had money fruiting on branches or provide internet service but then people don’t remember that they give us oxygen to breathe and food to eat.  Plant accounts for over 80% of human diet and 98% of the oxygen we breathe. 

Starting from a city in china, Covid19 outbreak has reached to almost all countries with over 12 million people being infected showing us that world must be careful with the travel of people as viruses, diseases and pest don’t take passports moving from one region to next. Covid19 outbreak experience highlights the need to ensure that plants are protected from the devastation of pest and disease. While Covid19 is affecting human health worldwide, plant pests and disease continue to pose threat to food production.  This is why taking steps to ensure a safe supply of fresh food and protecting plants from pests is now more important than ever.

Beneficial insects are vital for plant health – for pollination, pest control, soil health, nutrient recycling but data reports that insets abundance has fallen 80% in the last 25-30 years. In India in 1942-43, a severe outbreak of Brown Spot destroyed 50-90% of the rice crops and around one million people died during Irish Famine in 1845 due to late blight in potato as outbreaks have causing a massive famine in past. Plant pests are responsible for loses of upto 40% percent of food crops globally. American Fall Army seems to pose a great threat in maize production and related host in Nepal already making us to think about plant health seriously. New plant pests and disease are potentially threatening even more with climate change
All people when travelling, should be aware of potential danger of bringing plants, fruits and vegetable picked up abroad, as they could be spreading plant pests or disease. Plant quarantine should be made stronger ensuring its proper regulation. Plant health too requires rapid and coordinated response. It is time for us to act more decisively in a coordinated manner. Prevention costs less than treating and eradicating an outbreak. 

Protecting plant is protecting life. As we are staying at our home during lockdown it’s time to take actions locally. Each of us can help our keep plant healthy and our food secure. We can build our own kitchen garden to produce the vegetables we need, build flower garden, keep our surrounding clean and green, removing weeds as they harbor insects and pests. We can take online course about pesticides as pesticides hazard has been a serious issue to plant health. Along with plant health, pesticides are causing a huge threat to pollinators too. 1 out of every three bites of food we eat is there because of pollinators. We can practice integrated pest management methods. More awareness and attention to plant and their health is essential to ensure a better life. Let’s ensure food security through healthy plants. 


Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you Mentor for your comments
    Posted 16-07-2020 11:25

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Kushal Naharki, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    As you've mentioned in your article, the plant health is imperative because it is "the" producer in the food chain. The energy that every animal relies on is all from plants. When I was working in an elementary school, my coworker was studying plant to become a plant doctor. Until then, I did not know that plants can have diseases as humans do.

    Pollination is of course very important for plants to keep growing generation after generation, but electric wave is killing bees that are in charge of this pollination. Humans need to admit that we are eliminating the only food source in the earth.

    Green cheers~
    Posted 16-07-2020 01:36

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you balkrishna dai :)
    Posted 15-07-2020 00:04

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Kushal,
    Thank you very much for your new series "Awareness on Plant Health"
    You always make your presence with new creative ideas and articles.
    Congratulations for your new initiation.
    green cheers~
    Posted 14-07-2020 23:30

Kushal Naharki

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    We can all be self dependent with kitchen gardening in our own house and promote organic agriculture
    Posted 11-07-2020 16:13

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal Naharki this is mentor Taehyun!

    It's true that people are completely concerned about the prosperity of their species because of the coronavirus, and they are less concerned about being pushed back from priorities such as environmental issues. However, as you say, life in plants and animals is also important, and I think we should pay more attention to it at times like this. Currently, some countries also have deadly diseases such as African swine fever and Black Death. You have to pay attention to these areas, and even if they don't apply, it seems important to keep the environment clean and beautiful as you say.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 11-07-2020 15:25

Shruti Shrestha

  • Shruti Shrestha says :
    yes Exactly Brother
    In this pandemic situation due to corona, food crisis is the serious problem.
    we must take care of plants. we don't need to be a farmer to be involve in Agriculture. we can use our rooftop , backyard spaces , walls for hanging or verticulture for gardening. we just need seeds or seedlings,water and soil and for manure we can convert our composable waste into black gold which will even helps to keep our environment CLEAN and GREEN .
    Atleast we can eat fresh.
    Posted 11-07-2020 13:36

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