Public lecture on pathogen that chews into potato crop yields

Professor Richard Falloon, who has spent more than 20 years researching the pathogen (Spongospora subterranea) which causes powdery scab of potato, will be delivering a lecture at Lincoln University on October 6.

Richard is Professor of Plant Pathology at the Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University and a Principal Scientist at the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food

He will describe the interactions of the pathogen with potato plants and the harmful effects it has for plant productivity and crop yields.

He will outline details of the biology of the pathogen and describe its place in the community of soil-borne organisms that infect potato plants.

Details: 6pm-7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm), Thursday 6 October 2016, Stewart Building, Lincoln University. Light refreshments will be available before and after the event. Parking available at Orchard carpark off Springs Road.

Organiser: Lincoln University, Canterbury. This is part of the Change Makers series of free public lectures.

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