Management of oilseed rape diseases and pests

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

To be held on 16 June 2021 as a 'hybrid' event; in-person attendance is now fully booked.

Posters highlighting some of the extensive research on this topic are available here.

10.30             Registration 

10.45             Welcome and Introduction

                      Graham Jellis (AFCP)

10.50             Introducing the Agricultural Universities Council-UK

                      Rob Edwards (University of Newcastle)

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

                      Yongju Huang (University of Hertfordshire)

11.30             Chemical warfare – The fungal quest to conquer oilseed rape

                      James Fortune (University of Hertfordshire)

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

                      Chinthani Karandeni Dewage (University of Hertfordshire)

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

                      Claire Hoarau (Harper Adams University)

12.30             LUNCH & POSTERS

13.20             An overview of turnip yellows virus resistance sources at University of Warwick

                      John Walsh (University of Warwick)

                      Introgressing new sources of resistance to turnip yellows virus in to oilseed rape into Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea        

                      Kyle Macleod (University of Warwick)

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

                      Isabelle Sims (University of Nottingham)

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

                      Julie Smith (ADAS)

14.20            Deploying varietal resistance in the field

                      Paul Gosling (AHDB)

14.40             Companion plants to reduce cabbage stem beetle attacks in oilseed rape

                      Gaetan Seimandi-Corda (Rothamsted Research)

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

                      Bruce Fitt (University of Hertfordshire)

15.30             Concluding Remarks

                      Graham Jellis (AFCP)

15.30             Depart


Posters highlighting some of the extensive research on this topic are available here.