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Category Archives: PhD research
The RHS’ annual horticultural lecture took place yesterday, Thursday 10th November. This event has grown in stature each year I have attended, since beginning my PhD back in 2013.
This weeks BSPP conference was followed by the first ever BSPP study group. Attended mainly by PhD students, the three-day workshop intended to address challenging plant pathology issues the world must act on in order to make the most of … Continue reading
Food security, Biosecurity and Trade; the role of plant health It was a long week. Long, but hugely rewarding. It all kicked off with an early morning train to Oxford and an extended bike ride around this wonderful city as some wrong … Continue reading
This week I attended the joint meeting of the British Mycological Society and the Microbiology Society entitled The Dynamic fungus. It certainly lived up to its name.
The powdery mildew survey has appeared in the July 2016 edition of ‘The Rock Garden‘, a journal disseminated by the Scottish Rock Garden Club.
Unsurprisingly the USA also seems to be full of powdery mildews. The Gallery below shows a small selection of those that have been lucky enough to be photographed by myself.
The 17th IS-MPMI congress was a great success for the almost two thousand members involved. Presentations varied largely, with specialists and generalists all showing off their microbial knowledge on topics entailing plant-microbe interactions; their coevolution, signalling, hormones, symbioses and ecology. And it was agreed that Phytophtora (the … Continue reading