BSPP Presidential Meeting 2002

Plant Pathology and Global Food Security


Presidential address: Professor Roger Plumb

Garrett Lecture: Joseph Mukiibi (Uganda) - Plant Pathology and Global Food Security


Session 1 - Global Disease Concerns And Trade

Pathogen introduction through aid and trade - plant quarantine and pest risk analysis needs
Megan Quinlan (CABI-associate)

The technology and trade implications of post harvest disease control
Greg Johnson (ACIAR, Australia)

Food safety and quality assurance
Alan Legge (MACK Multiples Ltd, UK)

Influence of global markets on disease management and export production
Albert Tucker (Twin Trading)


Session 2 - Sustainable Disease Management In Agricultural Systems

Sustaining agricultural productivity through appropriate systems
Jules Pretty (University of Essex)

Ecological approaches to sustainable disease management
Jill Lenn and Dave Wood (Agrobiodiversity International)

Constraints to research and barriers to uptake in disease management strategies
Rory Hillocks (NRI) and Simon Eden-Green (NRI Limited)

Genetic resources, increased diversity and disease resistance
Sanjaya Rajaram (CIMMYT)

Technologies for disease management in low input systems
Mark Holderness (CABI)

Varietal deployment? - an organic approach to food security
Martin Wolfe (Elm Farm Research Centre, UK)


Session 3 - Extension In The 21st Century

The farmer as researcher - knowledge transfer and generation
Janny Vos (CABI)

Meeting diagnostic needs in developing countries
Phil Jones (IACR Rothamsted, UK)

Impact of communications technology on knowledge transfer in developing countries
Peter Scott (CABI)

Integrating knowledge into practice at the local level
Jeff Bentley (USA/Bolivia) + Eric Boa (CABI)


Session 4 - The Potential Impact Of Biotechnology

Future prospects for biotechnology in virus disease management
Andy Maule (John Innes Centre, UK)

Future prospects for biotechnology in fungal disease management
John Lucas (IACR-Rothamsted, UK)

Biotechnology and the development of biological disease control
John Whipps (HRI)

Implications of GM technologies for livelihoods in developing countries
Margarita Escaler (ISAAA - Southeast Asia)


PH Gregory Competition

Biological control of late blight of potatoes
Jane Hollywood, University College London

Molecular analysis suggests sexuality in asexual fungus Fusarium culmorum
Prashant K. Mishra, The University of Reading

Epidemiology and global distribution of A-group and B-group Leptosphaeria maculans on oilseed rape
Yongju Huang, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden

A collection of kinases in barley powdery mildew
Gemma Priddey, University of Oxford

Elucidation of the interaction between the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani and the cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis in potatoes
MA Back, Harper Adams University College Shropshire

Molecular characterisation of virulence genes on pathogenicity islands in Pseudomonas savastanoi pv.phaseolicola
Hassan Ammouneh, Imperial College at Wye, University of London

Characterisation of the phytopathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tabaci
Nancy Mapuranga, CABI Bioscience, UK Centre, Egham

PCR based quantification of Verticillium dahliae in soil
Vinodh Krishnamurthy, HRI Wellesbourne and University of Aberdeen

An optimised inoculation method to screen cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) for resistance to Witches Broom Disease caused by Crinipellis perniciosa
S. Surujdeo-Maharaj, University of the West Indies

Characterization of a collection of flax-root-colonising fungi and their implication in root rots
E. Cariou, Institut Technique du Lin, Paris