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Managing below-ground disease threats


You are invited to our soil conference on the 23rd October 2019 - "Managing below ground disease threats: advances in the control of soil-borne pathogens in oilseed rape & cereals"

Why is soil important?

Understanding and controlling soil pathogens as well as managing overall soil health is a priority for farmers. 

Research on soil pathogens is challenging. The identification of diseases in soils and any understanding of their intensity, spread, and effects on crops can be hard to determine. The similarity between disease symptoms can also make soil-borne diseases hard to differentiate or isolate in the field. The impact of soil-borne diseases on the crop and on yield is often poorly understood and control measures are few.  That's why we've been researching the topic for a number of years and we'd like to share our practical insights with you to take back to your business.

This one day conference will explore the results of an Innovate UK project to better understand the impact of Rhizoctonia solani in oilseed rape as well as provide an early view of our ongoing research into soil-borne issues in wheat.

BASIS points will be available, along with refreshments.

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  • Prevalence & pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani
  • ICAROS Project: Integrated control of Rhizoctonia solani in oilseed rape
  • VIBRANCE®: An innovative compound for root health
  • Implications of soil-borne pathogens in wheat crops

Field demonstrations to include:

  • Effective seed treatment on establishment of wheat and oilseed rape
  • X-ray imaging of non-destructive analysis of crop root systems