Nursery resilience against Phytophthora

A workshop was held in October 2016 at the headquarters of APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) on ‘Improving nursery resilience against threats from Phytophthora’. A report on the workshop, as well as copies of the presentations are available here: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/BEEH-AGMJ6R The workshop was part of a collaborative research project, PHYTOTHREATS, involving seven institutions from across Britain, which…

Workshop on improving resilience against Phytophthora

The Forestry Commission is organizing a workshop on Thursday 6th October 2016 in York exploring opportunities for reducing Phytophthora risks to the plant trade and natural environment. The workshop will feature pest & disease management experiences; a focus session on nursery accreditation, and science updates. For more information visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/phytothreats The workshop will be held at APHA Plant Health…

RHS Workshop on Pests & Diseases

The RHS is organising on September 19 at Wisley a Pest and Disease professional day. It will cover diagnosis, identification and control methods available for common and damaging pests and diseases, including practical diagnostic workshops. Information about potential pest and diseases coming to the UK. Lectures and workshops led by RHS specialists.  CPD BASIS points applied…

Powdery mildew survey

The RHS and the University of Reading have been running a citizen science scheme on Powdery Mildew in the UK since 2013. By receiving mildewed samples from participants around the UK the scheme aims to increase our understanding of powdery mildew distribution. This harmful plant disease saps nutrients from its hosts which are often important horticultural…