Introducing the UK Bacterial Plant Diseases Program
Bacterial phytopathogens are diverse and cause many types of diseases. Their transmission may be airborne, soil-borne or via invertebrate vectors. When introduced to new areas their spread is unpredictable, but often highly invasive. They are difficult to control with chemicals and, unlike many other plant pathogens, frequently have a large number of potential hosts.
UKRI-BBSRC, UKRI-NERC, DEFRA and the Scottish Government obtained funding from the Strategic Priorities Fund to support nine diverse and exciting high quality projects that address bacterial threats, which are being managed by a multidisciplinary Coordination team (CT) as part of the Bacterial Plant Disease UK initiative (https://www.bacterialplantdiseases.uk). The CT will ensure that each of the nine BPD-UK projects are integrated with regard their training requirements, their stakeholder interactions and in the management and accessiblility of their outputs.
This webinar is hosted by members of the CT and will introduce the objectives of the BPD program as well as provide an overview of the nine BPD projects. The presentation portion of the webinar will last for 25 minutes after which CT members will take questions about the program and how the projects will engage with potential stakeholders and collaborators. A PDF of the presentation will be available to all attending delegates.
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