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Combatting late blight: Microbial solutions for farmers unveiled in upcoming webinar

In a groundbreaking initiative, CHAP and Bactobio in the UK are excited to announce an upcoming webinar titled “Potato Late Blight: Microbial Solutions for Farmers,” scheduled for Monday, 4th December 2023, from 12:00 to 14:00 GMT. This free event promises to be a pivotal moment for agricultural professionals, researchers, and farmers alike, as it aims to shed light on innovative strategies to combat potato late blight.

The webinar is designed to explore cutting-edge solutions in the ongoing battle against this devastating plant disease. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from an expert panel, which will cover a range of topics including project design, industry challenges, soil microbiome studies, bioinformatics, and glasshouse trials. This discussion is not just theoretical; it delves into the practical aspects of biological compound discovery, offering real-world applications for attendees.

The panel boasts a lineup of distinguished speakers, each a leader in their respective field:

  • Mr. Richard Glass, Sector Lead at CHAP
  • Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Co-founder & CSO of Bactobio
  • Dr. Maisey Davidson, a renowned Bioinformatician from Bactobio
  • Dr. David Cooke, Senior Research Development Scientist at The James Hutton Institute
  • Dr. Alexander McCormack, another esteemed Sector Lead from CHAP

This webinar is particularly timely, addressing urgent issues faced by potato growers, such as the increasing resistance to synthetic fungicides and the challenges of organic farming practices. The discussion will not only highlight the problems but also focus on the current efforts to provide effective solutions.

Farmers, agronomists, researchers, and anyone interested in agricultural innovation are encouraged to join this crucial conversation. The insights gained here could be instrumental in shaping future farming practices and strategies in the fight against potato late blight.

Registration for the webinar is now open. Interested parties can sign up at Eventbrite to secure their spot in what promises to be an enlightening and transformative event.

Source: CHAP | Bactobio
Nicole Clappinson, Marketing Assistant, CHAP
+44 (0) 7752 471205
Photo: Credit Jean Ristanio

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