Professor Roger Plumb - BSPP Treasurer
Roger Plumb. B.Sc. (Botany) University of Southampton 1965; Ph. D. Plant Pathology, University of Southampton, 1969. Thesis title. Host-parasite interrelationships in Erysiphe graminis infection of wheat.
1968-1999: Rothamsted Experimental Station/ IACR-Rothamsted.
1978: Visiting Scientist Victorian Plant Research Institute, Australia
1984-1995: Head Of Plant Pathology Department
1991-1994: Head of Crop and Environment Protection Division
1994-1999: Deputy Director IACR-Rothamsted
1995-1999: Head of Crop and Disease Management Department
Special Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, University of Nottingham
1999-present: Lawes Agricultural Trust Senior Fellow
Sometime membership secretary of BSPP
Interests: Disease epidemiology, especially viruses of temperate cereals(notably barley yellow dwarf viruses), grasses and forage legumes, mechanisms of virus transmission. Viruses of tropical crops including rice and Araceae.