Management of oilseed rape diseases and pests

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

To be held on 16 June 2021 either as a virtual event or, we are hoping, as a 'hybrid' event with some attendees at the University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, and others attending remotely

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             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)

13.50             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            Deploying varietal resistance in the field

                      Paul Gosling (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

In order to deliver this conference, the University of Hertfordshire is legally obligated to follow the latest government guidance around COVID safety and cannot currently plan for public events prior to 21st June.

Options are being considered for online or hybrid delivery (a small in-person group of delegates but streamed to a virtual audience); when you register your interest in attending this event, please also indicate your preference regarding virtual or actual attendance.

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