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Resources for Disease Management

The Warwick Crop Centre has ideal facilities for studying plant diseases.

Our facilities include:

  • Official Recognition to undertake efficacy trials (ORETO 299)
  • Clubroot infected site
  • Allium White Rot infected site
  • Fusarium oxysporum infected site
  • Sclerotinia infected site
  • Cavity spot infected site
  • Containment facilities for work on plant viruses
  • Assistance with experimental design and data analysis
  • Molecular biology laboratories
  • Range of glasshouses, polytunnels and tygan houses

If you are interested in accessing our facilities please contact

Research expertise:

John Clarkson John Clarkson - Plant disease forecasting and modelling, population biology of plant pathogens in wild and agricultural ecosystems, ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogens.
Eric Holub  Eric Holub - Plant-microbe interactions.
Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor - Resistance to Fusarium basal rot.
 John Walsh John Walsh - Plant-virus interactions (particularly Turnip Mosaic virus), plant virus diversity, understanding virus-virus interactions in plants.
Joana Vicente  Joana Vicente - Breeding for black rot and downy mildew resistant brassicas, diversity of bacterial plant pathogens, plant-microbe interactions.

Find out about our Disease Research

If you are interested in working with us please contact


White rot in onions
Allium white rot infected site
Molecular biology labs
Field trials for control measures of cavity spot
Virus studies
Virus studies