Plant pathology meets crop disease modelling in this Pollinator, where growers and farmers meet researchers and technologists to share new thinking and practices for disease management.

Join Agri-Tech East and hear from speakers who are instrumental in providing detailed recommendations to cereal growers, such as the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS), which has been monitoring cereal rusts and mildews in the UK for more than 40 years, detecting and identifying new races of disease that can emerge on resistant strains.


17:00 – Registration and Coffee

17:30 – Welcome and Introduction

17:40 – Alerting growers of changes in the populations of wheat yellow rust, wheat brown rust and powdery mildew
Dr Sarah Holdgate, UKCPVS Project Leader, NIAB

18:00 – Next-generation disease resistance breeding in wheat
Dr Brande Wulff, Project Leader, Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre

18:20 – Supercharging the radars for pathogen surveillance
Dr Diane Saunders, Project Leader, JIC / TGAC

18:40 – Recommended List disease ratings
Jenna Watts, Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

19:00 – Panel Session

19:20 – Networking

20:00 – Event Close and Depart

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