2017 RHS Training Course: Practical diagnosis of plant pathogens

19 Feb 2017

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The British Society for Plant Pathology, in association with CABI, Defra 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 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 Harlow Carr (https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr), N. Yorks on 3rd May and will involve a mixture of lectures, practical training and time in the botanic garden showing disease problems in context. 

The cost will be £65 per person including lunch. Places are limited, to register your interest please contact Gerard Clover: gerardclover@rhs.org.uk Participants are requested to provide 2-3 sentences describing their practical experience of disease diagnosis and their objectives in attending so that the course can be tailored appropriately.