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.