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Priming the future for healthy plants

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The Institute for Sustainable food hosts the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)-WPRS PR-IR 2021: Priming the Future for Healthy Plants

6 – 9 September 2021

About the conference

Pleased to announce the PR-IR meeting, organised on behalf of the ‘Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases’ working group of the International Organisation for Biological Control. 2020 has been declared “International Year of Plant Health” by the United Nations and this meeting celebrates this significant recognition of the importance of plant health within sustainable agriculture.

IOBC PR-IR meetings provide a specialist forum for researchers on plant responses to microbial pathogens and invertebrate herbivores to exchange information and discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance. The focus will be on fundamental science, but with a view to the potential to exploit new understanding for crop protection. The meeting will cover a broad range of topics, from the mechanisms for initial perception of pests and pathogens and signalling pathways for induced resistance, to the ways in which multitrophic interactions with microbiomes and natural enemies influence the relationships between plants and their pests and pathogens. In addition to a range of invited expert speakers there will be opportunities for delegates to present talks and posters.

Our Plants, Our Future

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Our Plants; Our future is a 2 day scientific conference at the Royal Society to mark the International Year of Plant Health 2020 and showcase the best of UK plant health science to a national and International audience of invited scientists and key influencers.

LonfonLThe meeting will be organised by the BSPP and supported by the UKRI-BBSRC, Defra/Fera Future-Proofing Plant Health Programme, the CONNECTED virus-vector network and the N8 AgriFood on behalf of the Global Burden of Crop Loss initiative. A small number of student bursaries are available, details to be announced shortly.

Plant Health 2020

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The theme selected for Plant Health 2020 conference is “Scientific Credibility: Changing the Climate,” inspired in ​large part ​​​by ​the growing gap in understanding and respect between scientists and the public, as well as a book writ​​ten by Richard Harris​, ​​NPR Science Reporter, titled Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions.​

Plant Health 2020 is organized by the The American Phytopathological Society (APS).

Plant Health 2020 is Taking Place This August With New Virtual Meeting Components!

Plant Health 2020 is moving forward with new virtual additions to our in-person programming. This valuable meeting content will be able to be accessed by all registrants and presented by all speakers regardless of their ability to travel to Denver in August. Stay tuned for details!

 

Bacterial metabolites: a Gift from Nature for Crop protection

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The effective management of plant diseases is of fundamental importance for forestry, food, and other plant-derived product productions, as well as for the sustainability of natural environments. Changing global climate patterns and the trade of planting materials across the borders are causing plant pathogens to rapidly move and evolve. That is plant pathogens, are changing their behavior, survival, reproduction, and mode of action in the host plants.

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How a Molecular “Alarm” System in Plants Protects Them from Predators

By | Agriculture, News, Plant Health, Plant Science

Some plants, like soybean, are known to possess an innate defense machinery that helps them develop resistance against insects trying to feed on them. However, exactly how these plants recognize signals from insects has been unknown until now. In a new study, scientists have uncovered the cellular pathway that helps these plants to sense danger signals and elicit a response, opening doors to a myriad of agricultural applications.

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