British Society for Plant Pathology

BSPP Presidential Meeting 1997

Plant Pathology - Global Perspectives of an Applied Science

The BSPP Presidential meeting in 1997 was entitled 'Plant Pathology - global perspectives of an applied science' and held in association with the Association of Applied Biologists and the Extension Committee of the International Society for Plant Pathology. The BSPP president was Dr Nigel Hardwick and the meeting was held from 16-18th December 1997 in York. 


Session I - Setting the scene

Plant disease, a global problem.
Dr Jim M. Waller

BSPP Presidential Address: Whither or wither extension plant pathology?
Dr Nigel V. Hardwick


Session II - Identifying the Problem: 

The role of extension services -agony and ecstacy.
Dr Reuben Ausher

Monitoring for disease in seed potato production.
Dr Jane M. Chard

Sustainable farming - are we getting there?
Prof. Martin S. Wolfe

The closed environment - a challenge to horticulture.
Dr G Martin McPherson

Satellite imagery - avoiding muddy boots?
Dr Mike D Steven


Session III - Recognising the cause

Diagnosis - the means to an end
Dr David Stead

Central diagnostic facilities in support of local problems
Dr Ghita Cordsen Nielsen

Quantitative diagnostics - have we arrived?
Dr Paul Nicholson

Quantifying Fusarium diseases of cereals
Dr Philip Jennings, J.A. Turner, J.N. Banks and R.H. Rizvi


Session IV - Assessing the risk

Plant disease - barrier to world trade
Mr Robert L. Griffin

Bacterial brown rot of potato, caused by Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum race 3, biovar 2 in Europe.
Dr Jaap D. Janse

Quarantine strategies and new disease risks in Australia
Dr Peter Merriman

Pathogen risk assessment in the UK
Dr Claire E. Sansford


Session VII - Predicting the event

Garrett Memorial Lecture: Forecasting - the ends or a means?
Dr William E Fry

Potato blight - do we have the answer?
Dr Huub T. A. M. Schepers

Forecasting apple diseases
Dr Angela Berrie

Forecasting the effect of disease as influenced by the host
Dr Fen Beed


Session X - Controlling the problem

Inducing host resistance to pathogens
Prof. John Mansfield

GMOs - a boon or a major risk?
Dr Philip J Dale

The role of sanitation in suppressing inoculum
Mr David J. Yarham

Are fungicides the ultimate answer to disease control?
Mr Andy Leadbeater


Session XI - Turning research into advice

Decision support systems - the answer to the ultimate question?
Dr David H. Brooks

Are farmers getting the message?
Mr William S. Clark

Do gardeners matter?
Pippa Greenwood

The role of botanic gardens in plant pathology. Looking forward to 1998, an exciting year in prospect
Prof. David S. Ingram FRSE


PH Gregory Prize Competition

Development of a PCR-based detection technique for Pyrenopeziza brassicae, causal agent of light leaf spot on winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L. subsp. oleifera).
Simon J. Foster, A.M. Ashby & B.D.L. Fitt

Production, separation, toxicity and metabolism of the solanapyrone toxins produced by the chickpea pathogen, Ascochyta rabiei
Khalid Hamid

Relationship between height and resistance to fusarium ear blight in wheat.
Alex J. Hilton, P. Jenkinson, T.W. Hollins & D.W. Parry

Ultrastructure and composition of the cell surface of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum conidia
Bleddyn Hughes, R. Carzaniga, R.J. O'Connell & J.R. Green

The role of saprophytic microflora in the development of fusarium ear blight of winter wheat caused by Fusarium culmorum
Jo Liggit

Identification and toxicity of Alternaria isolates obtained from cruciferous crops grown in Thailand
Preprame Pattanamahakul


Offered Posters

The fungicidal properties of plant extracts and essential oils
Alefyah Ali & Avice M. Hall

The history of fireblight in England in relation to weather
Eve Billing

Field Resistance of Wheat Varieties to Isolates of Mycosphaerella graminicola
J K M Brown, H-R Forrer, G H J Kema, L S Arraiano, P A Brading, E M Foster, E Jenny, A Hecker & E C P Verstappen

Effects of meteorological conditions, sclerotial position and cropping practice on Sclerotinia in field-grown lettuce.
J.M. Ll Davies, C S Young, J M Whipps, S P Budge, L C Hiron, J A Smith, W J Stevenson and M. Watling

The effect of the spore concentration of Verticillium albo-atrum and salt treatment on infection and disease progression in tomato plants
Murat Dikilitas & C. J. Smith

Pathogenicity of lucerne (V1) and tomato (V2) isolates of Verticillium albo-atrum to salt-tolerant lucerne strains
Murat Dikilitas, C.J. Smith & J. M. Milton

Assessing the Greening Effect of New Fungicide Chemistry on Winter Wheat
Leonor Leandro, Rosie J. Bryson, W. S. Clark & J. Criagon

Foliar fertilisers can suppress Septoria tritici
Ruth L Mann, Peter S. Kettlewell & Peter Jenkinson

Survival of Phytophthora infestans sporangia exposed to solar radiation.
E. S. G. Mizubuti & W. E. Fry.

A Multiplex PCR method for the simultaneous detection of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl and Tomato Mottle geminiviruses
Jane Morris

Protecting Brassica plants from Plasmodiophora brassicae
Lisa Page & Geoff R. Dixon

CIH1, A biotrophy-related gene expressed specifically at the intracellular interface formed between Colletotrichum lindemuthianum and French bean
Sarah Perfect, Jon Green & Richard O'Connell

The rapid detection of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in yam tubers by ELISA
Jeff C. Peters, L. Kenyon, M. James & A. Jarma

Experiences with blight forecasting
Moray C. Taylor, N.V. Hardwick, N.J. Bradshaw & A.M. Hall

Using disease survey data to develop schemes for predicting epidemics of light leaf spot (Pyrenopeziza brassicae) on winter oilseed rape in England and Wales
Judith A.Turner, S. Welham, B.D.L. Fitt, P. Gladders & K. Sutherland

Dispersal of the mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans by soil mesofauna
Roger H. Williams, John M. Whipps & Roderic C. Cooke