UKCPVS Stakeholder Event 2020

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Wed, 04 March 2020

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

NIAB Park Farm, Sophi Taylor Conference Centre, 1 Villa Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

CB24 9NZ


Managed by NIAB, and funded by AHDB and Defra, the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) receives infected cereal leaf samples from agronomists, trials officers and researchers. From these samples, pathogen isolates are selected and tested to check their virulence against wheat and barley varieties. The testing can detect new races of cereal pathogens capable of causing disease on previously resistant cereal varieties.

Targeted at breeders, crop scientists and technical agronomists, the annual stakeholder event reports on recent seedling and adult plant nursery tests. It features a number of related technical papers based on pathogen virulence experience from across the globe.


9:30am   Registration and refreshments

10:00am Chair’s welcome and introduction – John Lucas, Rothamsted Research

10:10am UKCPVS reports from the 2019 season – UKCPVS team, NIAB TAG

11:40am Refreshments

12:10pm Update on field pathogenomics – Diane Saunders, John Innes Centre

12:35pm Optimising cereal disease control strategies – David Ellerton, Hutchinsons

1:00pm Networking lunch and event close

UKCPVS presentation

UKCPVS presentation 2020

UKCPVS papers 2019

*Details accurate at the time of publication.