22 25 August 2022 Ended


8th International Legume Root Diseases Workshop

The 8th ILRD workshop, initially planned on May 26-27th, 2020, Rennes, France, will be held online on August 23-26th, 2022. The workshop is organized by the Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection (IGEPP), a joint research unit consisting of INRAE, Institut Agro-Agrocampus Ouest and the University of Rennes 1.

illustration 8th International Legume Root Diseases Workshop
© INRAE - Bertrand Nicolas

Root diseases are economically important in legumes, affecting large areas of crop production in many countries worldwide. Root rots, caused by Aphanomyces euteiches, Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium species and wilts, caused by several formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum, are the most destructive soil-borne diseases of cultivated legumes such as pea, chickpea, lentil, soybean, bean, faba bean, lupin and alfalfa.

The objectives of the workshop will be to:

  • Report recent advances of science on root diseases of legumes
  • Bring together the research community and stimulate exchanges

The scientific programme will include sessions on

  • Disease epidemiology
  • Pathogen biology, population genetics & genomics
  • Plant-pathogen and pathogen-soil micro-organism interactions
  • Plant genetics, genomics and breeding for resistance
  • Integrated disease management

The workshop will include plenary oral presentations, short oral communications, poster presentations. Participation of junior researchers (PhD, Post-doc) is encouraged.

Programme and registration on the workshop website.