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Royal Society conference – Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience
It was a joy to spend the past two days at the Royal Society. The venue offers a great central (London) location, logistics, and publicity such that the only additional thing needed for a successful conference is the participants.
For much of January and February of this year I will be experiencing a different side of the great work my sponsor, the Royal Horticultural Society, does. Working in the Media Department, Peterborough, will give me a more complete overview … Continue reading
After months of collecting and analysing, the results of the 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey are in! See the complete species list here and a small commentary relating these results to the UK powdery mildew baseline here.
Alongside the identification of the host plant, certain morphological features (i.e. the appearance) are extremely useful when attempting to narrow down the potential identity of powdery mildew specimens. These features have been used to help identify samples sent in to the Powdery … Continue reading
Having had another wonderful week in Eger, Hungary I am once again refreshed and revitalised in the world of powdery mildew.
August is the month of the Powdery Mildew Summer School! Like last year, I will be travelling to Hungary, more specifically the town of Eger (140km east of the capital Budapest), for another master class on many aspects of this … Continue reading
Plants can be infected with a wide array of different diseases. Some of these can easily be misidentified; and this has become evident in the 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey. Powdery mildews are just one of handfuls of different white structures on the … Continue reading
Following the powdery mildew baseline review and promises of a ‘most wanted list‘, I thought it important to collate a list of host plants recorded to harbour this fungal pest here in the UK.
Please refer to the 2016 survey for updated info. The inaugural 2014 Powdery Mildew Survey produced a total of 160 powdery mildew samples resulting in 51 different species. Samples were received from all around the UK. With two years of collection … Continue reading
Locate powdery mildew on plant host. Prune off several whole leaves (fig. 1). Put the fresh leaves in a slightly inflated sealed bag (fig. 2). Send to: Powdery Mildew Survey Oliver Ellingham Harborne Building School of Biological Sciences University of Reading … Continue reading