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International potato cyst nematode conference


August 25, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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August 23, 2010 – Harper
Adams University College, in partnership with the Association of Applied
Biologists, is hosting an international conference on potato cyst nematode
management.



August 23, 2010 – Harper
Adams University College
, in partnership with the Association of Applied
Biologists
, is hosting an international conference on potato cyst nematode
management.

The event is being held
on September 14-15th in the new Regional Food Academy at Harper
Adams
in Shropshire, England.

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“This conference follows
on from those held in 2000 and 2005 and has been extended to two-days,” said Dr
Pat Haydock, leader of the Nematology Research Group at Harper Adams. “On the
first day we have presentations on developments in nematode biology,
diagnostics and the influence of legislation. This is followed in the afternoon
with field-based demonstrations including trap-cropping, biofumigation,
resistant cultivars and nematicide application. The day concludes with a
barbeque supper. Day two is concerned with the practical management of potato
cyst nematodes considering both individual control components and an integrated
approach.”

The conference will be
relevant to all those concerned with PCN including agronomists, potato growers,
crop protection specialists, regulators, researchers and students.

“We are pleased to
welcome a range of speakers from the UK and throughout the world including
France, Belgium, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Canada and Australia and hope that
discussions will enable management strategies for this important pest to be
improved.”

Fore more information,
visit www.aab.org.uk.