Mout De Vrieze from Agroscope, Switzerland won the best student talk at the recent Pathology and Pests Section meeting held in Dundee with her presentation on "The potato microbiome and its potential impact on late blight resistance"
At the General meeting held in in Versailles it was agreed that Norway would be the hosts for the 2023 Triennial Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 62nd EAPR council meeting was held in Mlochow, Poland, 18 - 19 january 2018.
The EAPR Council met last week in Warsaw, Poland (23rd to 24th January 2019)