EMPHASIS Summer School
"Integrated control of pests and diseases in arable and horticultural crops"
NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, UK from 10-14 July 2017
This course is ideal for postgraduate students and early stage industry entrants. The maximum delegate number will be 20. Registration closes on 19 May 2017.
The draft course outline is below. Speakers, timings and further details will be provided in due course.
Monday 10th July
09.30 Registration and Introductions
EMPHASIS project outline
Emerging diseases and pathotypes
Breeding for resistance and using resistant varieties
Pest and disease forecasting
Tuesday 11th July
Remote sensing for plant stress detection
Fungicides in integrated control programmes
Biocontrol in horticultural crops
Cultural control approaches
Wednesday 12th July
Diagnostics in pest and disease management
Learning processes and uptake of new technologies
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Integrated disease control – an agronomist’s view
Afternoon – course finishes
All teaching and materials on the course are free. A fee of £60 (including 20% VAT) per person will be charged for lunches and refreshments. Delegates will need to arrange and pay for their own accommodation and travel. A list of hotels is available from either Jane Thomas or Joss Milsom.
Training in EMPHASIS
Training and dissemination are key components of the EMPHASIS project. Workshops, webinars, demonstration days and summer schools are all being used to ensure project themes and results reach a wide audience. This first summer school will discuss project outputs to date but also include additional information on the approaches and systems used on farm to mitigate against pests and diseases. There will be sessions on fungicide and pesticide use, diagnostics and disease forecasting, biocontrol, cultural approaches and deployment of host crop resistance. Exploring the ways in which growers move to alternative or new pest and disease control methods, and the barriers they may face, will be the basis of a further session, reflecting the remit of EMPHASIS to engage the producer community and promote translation of research outputs into practical methods. The week long course is aimed at postgraduate students and early stage industry entrants, and there will be some "hands-on" practical classes as well as talks and a farm visit.