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Report by PhD student Eva Blatnik on her participation at the EAPR Pathology and Pests Symposium September 2019

The international EAPR Pathology and Pests Section Meeting took place at Neuchâtel in Switzerland from September 1st till September 4th with the main topic Reducing pesticide use while preserving potato productivity and profitability.

The program of the Symposium was divided into 4 sections each focusing on a specific taxonomic group of pests and pathogens: Vector-borne diseases, Oomycetes, Tuber blemishes, Blackleg and bacterial wilt; and a general starting section of Epidemiology and management.

19th Joint Meeting of EAPR Section ‘Breeding & Varietal Assessment’ and EUCARPIA Section ‘Potatoes’ December 2018

In the first week of December 2018, the European potato science community convened in Rostock-Warnemuende for the 19th Joint Meeting of EAPR Section ‘Breeding & Varietal Assessment’ and EUCARPIA Section ‘Potatoes’.

The meeting was organised by Vanessa Prigge and Klaus J. Dehmer and chaired by Domenico Carputo 

The 2nd International Spongospora Workshop, in combination with Pathology and Pests Section Meeting, Neuchatel, Switzerland, September 5, 2019

The 2nd International Spongospora Workshop (2ndISW) took place 3 years after the successful 1st ISW, held in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The 2nd ISW, like previous similar meetings, focussed on the important potato pathogen Spongospora subterranea, and management of the quality- and yield-limiting diseases this pathogen causes for potato cropping in most countries where potatoes are important food sources.

Short report from the Agronomy and Physiology EAPR meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia July 2019

Agronomy & Physiology meeting was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in July 2019.

The meeting was organised by Peter Dolničar

At the meeting the following thematics were presented:

-       Climate change, cropping practices and strategies to mitigate abiotic stresses effects

-       Precision agriculture

-       Irrigation potentialities

Deadlines are fast approaching for three of our Section Meetings 2019

VIROLOGY—http://pmk.agri.ee/eapr2019/  
Date of meeting: 18th to 21st June 2019 
 Location: Laulasmaa, Estonia  
Deadlines: Abstracts—15th March 2019; Early bird registration—31st March 2019 
Associated meetings: 10th Annual meeting of PVY wide organisation
 
AGRONOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY—http://www.kis.si/eapr2019  
Date of meeting: 30th June to 4th July 2019 
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Deadlines: Abstracts—1st April 2019; Early bird registration—1st May 2019 
 

New rules for sustaining members

EAPR has three membership categories: Ordinary, Sustaining and Honorary membership. Sustaining membership is open to any individual, body or company supporting the aims of the Association.The annual subscription is a minimum of 450 euro. Sustaining members receive two copies of Potato Research free of charge, and are permitted to send any number of participants from their organization to the Triennial conferences or section meetings at member rates. New for 2018 is that each sustaining member can have 6 separate users (separate logins) on the EAPR website. 

Commonwealth Potato Collection seeds deposited in Global Seed Vault

The Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC), a unique repository of potato germplasm held in trust by the James Hutton Institute with support from the Scottish Government, has made the first-ever seed deposit by a UK institution into the Global Seed Vault.

Seeds from the CPC are part of a major deposit critical to ensuring global food security, which included nearly 50,000 samples of seeds from collections in Benin, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, the U.S, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and the UK.

Reduced sensitivity to fluazinam detected in the rapidly increasing Phytophthora infestans clonal lineage EU-37 (Dark Green 37)

Results from Wageningen University & Research shows that all P. infestans EU-37 isolates tested, displayed a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam. There is a strong indication that the rise of EU-37 in Europe is not only caused by its better fitness but also by a selection advantage in situations in which fluazinam is used.

International Congress of Plant Pathology 2018

Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress - An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population - reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.

http://www.icpp2018.org/Pages/default.aspx