Training: RHS Practical Courses For Diagnostics Of Plant Pathogens
For Post-Grads and Post-Docs - The British Society for Plant Pathology, in association with CABI, Defra, NIAB and the RHS, is providing a one-day training course on practical skills to detect and identify common plant diseases caused by fungi, oomycetes, viruses and phytoplasmas.
The target audience is post-graduate students and post-doctorate researchers and the emphasis will be on providing participants with experience of disease symptoms in the field and in using non-molecular detection and identification methods in the laboratory.
The course will focus on the groups of organisms most commonly causing diseases of agricultural and horticultural crops in the UK, and alerting participants to potential future problems.
The course will be held at RHS Wisley, usually in early October and will involve a mixture of lectures, practical training and time in the botanic garden showing disease problems in context.
The cost will be around £55 per person including lunch. Places are limited.