The Organising Committee invites you to attend the 10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium Paddock to Plates to be held from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 September, 2018 at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Field Trip

Saturday 8th September 2018

A post conference tour is planned to visit field trials at Pinery north of Adelaide investigating control of Pratylenchus nematodes and Rhizoctonia on field crops (cereals, lentils, chickpeas). Then over to the world renowned Barossa Valley wine region for lunch of local produce and wine tasting at some of over 15 wineries in the area.

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Preliminary Program

The full preliminary program schedule or oral and poster presentations is now available for download - read more here.

Workshops

Details of five pre-conference workshops are now available. See Workshops for details.

Online registration is open

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Important Dates

Late fee after 17 August 2018

The 10th Soilborne Diseases Symposium will again draw together researchers and industry representatives with an interest in soilborne diseases to review research and to identify new strategies and techniques of potential benefit across a range of crops, and to debate the way forward. Several international and local invited speakers will share their ideas and experience in topical areas.

The Symposium’s leading expert key note speakers, in-depth educational offerings, and important delegate opportunities for contribution and discussion, make it a “must attend” event for all those with an interest in plant pathogens, soilborne diseases in grain, pasture, cotton, vegetable and fruit crops, forestry and natural environments, soil health and biosecurity issues.

Pre-symposium workshops on current topics of interest including ‘field sampling strategy and experimental design’, ‘nematode diagnostics’, 'discovery of actinobacteria' and post-conference tours to visit cropping and wine regions are planned.

The program will run over four days.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

ASDS 2018 Co-Convenors

Left to right: Mrs Barbara Hall, Leader, Horticulture Pathology and Quarantine, SARDI, Co-Convenor
Dr Gupta Vadakattu, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Co-Convenor


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