Scottish Professor in New Zealand to discuss plant pathology
Scottish Professor in New Zealand to discuss plant
International expert on induced resistance in plants set to visit New Zealand
Auckland, 8th August
Plant & Food Research, in association with AgMARDT, is pleased to be hosting plant pathologist Professor Dale Walters during a visit to New Zealand where he will be presenting his research on induced resistance in plants. Professor Walters, leader of the Plant Pathology Team at the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh, is a world expert on induced resistance in plants and will be a key note speaker at the NZ Plant Protection Society Symposium on “Plant Defence for Pest Control”, 8th August in Rotorua, NZ.
This symposium will look at ways in which plant defence can be used and the challenges around using it. Professor Walters will discuss how particular treatments may be used to activate resistance in plants that were previously susceptible to disease.
Immediately following the symposium, Professor Walters will also be speaking at the NZ Plant Protection Conference 9-11 August, before visiting Plant & Food Research’s Ruakura Research Centre and Waikato University on Friday 12th August.
the Waikato, Professor Walters will also present a public
lecture at 11 am in the McMeekan Centre entitled ”Overview
of SAC, SAC Research, and the Crop and Soil Systems Research
Group” where he will discuss all aspects of his
department’s research activities at the Scottish
Agricultural College. His visit ends on Monday 15th
following a visit to Plant & Food Research (Mt Albert) in