NY533 / NY532 - Attendance at the Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference - CRC/Uni of Qld

This QLD conference focused on a Phytophthora, one of the main plant pathogens in Australia. Networking at the conference led to design of a joint project to study Phytophthora parasitica on tropical fruit. A follow-up three-day workshop - DNA Fingerprinting in Plant Pathology: an Introduction - involved 21 plant pathologists who exchanged identification and detection methods and Phytophthora strains with researchers in plant industries who work with Phytophthora disease problems.