Management of oilseed rape diseases and pests

An update of UK research , much of it funded by charities

To be held on 16 April 2020 at the University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus

10.30             Registration and coffee

10.45             Welcome and Introduction

                      Graham Jellis (AFCP)

10.50             Introducing the Agricultural Universities Council-UK

                      Rob Edwards (University of Newcastle)

11.10             Challenges and opportunities- my career footpath and oilseed rape disease control

                      Yongju Huang (University of Hertfordshire)

11.40             Chemical warfare – The fungal quest to conquer oilseed rape

                      James Fortune (University of Hertfordshire)

12.00             Disease management in oilseed rape: insights into the Brassica napus-Pyrenopeziza brassicae pathosystem

                      Chinthani Karandeni Dewage (University of Hertfordshire)

12.20             Potential of biopesticides and optimising use of conventional insecticides for control of cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala)

                      Claire Hoarau (Harper Adams University)

12.40             LUNCH & POSTERS

13.30             Exploiting plant resistance for disease management of Turnip yellows virus ((TuYV)

                      Dieter Hackenberg (University of Warwick)

13.50             Resistance to soil-borne Rhizoctonia solani AG2-1 in oilseed rape

                      Isabelle Sims (University of Nottingham)

14.10             Plasmodiophora brassicae diversity in the UK and implications for clubroot control.

                      Julie Smith (ADAS)

14.30            The oilseed rape disease programme at AHDB

                      Catherine Harries (AHDB)

14.50             EcoStack: Stacking ecological services for improved pest management and pollination services in oilseed rape

                      Gaetan Seimandi-Corda (Rothamsted Research)

15.10             Climate change and oilseed rape diseases; impacts, adaptation and mitigation

                      Bruce Fitt (University of Hertfordshire)

15.30             Concluding Remarks

                      Graham Jellis (AFCP)

15.40             Tea and Depart

Registration is free.

Formal registration and the issue of car parking permits will happen from late February onwards but, in the meantime, if you want to express an interest in attending, please email the AFCP Chair, Graham Jellis  [email protected].  

If you would like to present a poster, please also send the title to Graham.