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Plant Health Week 2023

National Plant Health Week 8th-14th May 2023

National Plant Health Week is an annual designated week of information and outreach activities, to raise public awareness and engagement on how to keep our plants healthy. It is organised by Defra, and more information can be found on the dedicated Plant Health Week website. The research at Warwick Crop Centre focusses on fresh produce, including ornamentals, as well as other crops including oil seed rape. Projects are centred around plant health, ranging from detailed studies on plants, pathogens and insect biology as well as exploring novel pesticides, biological control and new crop varieties. This plant health week we're highlighting a different research project each day, use the links to explore the exciting projects being undertaken.

Day 1 - 8th May

Integrated control of Fusarium wilt of lettuce in relation to pathogen and microbial community dynamics

Emily Turner, PhD Student

Day 2 - 9th May

Epidemiological modelling of tree pests and diseases

Dr Matt Combes, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Day 3 - 10th May

Xanthomonas plant diseases: mitigating threats to UK agriculture

Dr Shannon Greer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Day 4 - 11th May

Companion Planting for increased plant health

Sam Baillie, PhD Student

Day 5 - 12th May

VeGIN - the Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network

Dr Lauren Chappell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Day 6 - 13th May

Smart Protect - IPM for improved vegetable crops

Prof. Rosemary Collier

Day 7 - 14th May

The Vegetable Genetic Resource Unit

Dr Charlotte Allender