BCPC Diseases Review 2018 – Problems in high value crops


The 2018 Diseases Review is scheduled to take place at NIAB Park Farm, Sophi Taylor Building, Histon, Cambridge on Friday 12 October.

Theme – Problems in high value crops

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the previous event due to appalling weather the Diseases Expert group is looking to run the same programme as previously scheduled although speakers are subject to confirmation.

This is an invitee only event

Provisional Programme

10.00 – Registration and coffee

10.30 – Chairman’s introduction – Jonathan Blackman from HL Hutchinson

10.40 – Disease challenges control in high value crops: the manufacturer’s view point.
Alan Horgan, Certis

11.10 –The challenges of disease control in high value crops. An advisor’s view.
Chris Wallwork, Agrii

11.40 Disease control in vines
Julien LeCourt, EMR

12.10 Student posters summary presentations

12.40 Lunch – student poster session

14.00 Sugar beet Virus disease
Mark Stevens, BBRO

14.30 Bacterial diseases in various crops
Steve Roberts, Plant Health

15.00 Phytophthora diseases of potatoes, fruit and trees and other crops
David Cooke, James Hutton Institute

15.30 Discussion and wrap-up

15.45 End