BSPP Blog Posts

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Meet Jack Frost, AKA Pseudomonas syringae.

Helen Fones, 23 Mar 2017

The microbial truth behind the pretty patterns


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Vote for me

Eric Boa, 05 Dec 2016
Political campaigns give clear results. The same can't always be said of plant disease campaigns. Better feedback and analysis of what works well is needed.
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Strictly Symptoms

Eric Boa, 21 Nov 2016

If Ed Balls can do the Jive - and survive - anyone can learn how to spot a phytoplasma disease at 50 metres. Read more about training at the Eden Project.


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Coffee, coffee, coffee

Helen Fones*, 03 Nov 2016
Let's all pull together to protect our favourite bean from disease.
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Please give generously

Eric Boa, 18 Oct 2016

A recent fund seeks donations from the public to help protect plants. A novel approach which should mark a greater interest in the work of the BSPP. But will it work?


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The true impact of plant diseases

Eric Boa, 06 Oct 2016

Want to submit a successful research proposal? Quote the losses and impact of plant diseases. Now try and find these data. We could do much better in monitoring the true costs of plant diseases. Time for action.


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Mean what you say

Eric Boa, 06 Sep 2016
it's difficult if not impossible to cast definitions and meanings in stone, even in the world of science. Do you go with the flow or resist?
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Are you a potential plant disease?

Eric Boa, 25 Aug 2016

Common names of plant diseases matter. A distinctive label raises awareness and highlights a problem. Farmers and the general public need something memorable - and so do plant pathologists.


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How to enjoy your holidays

Eric Boa, 11 Aug 2016

Swtich off and relax. But not too much - there's plenty of things to see.


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Fungus stops play

BSPP , 02 Aug 2016

What was the "fungus' that stopped Jose and Pepe meeting in Beijing? And why I'm grateful for pests and diseases in my garden.


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