Invited Speakers

Plenary Speaker

Kathy Ophel-Keller

Dr. Kathy Ophel-Keller

Research Chief, Sustainable Systems Division - South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Adelaide

Future of soilborne disease management – what was done before to where to in the future?

Keynote Speakers

Russell Eastwood

Dr. Russell Eastwood

Wheat breeder AGT Wagga Wagga

Breeding for soilborne disease resistance

Mark Mazzola

Dr. Mark Mazzola

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, Washington, USA

Development and application of biologically-based methods to control soilborne diseases

Rodrigo Mendes

Dr. Rodrigo Mendes

Deputy Head of Research and Development, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Environment, Jaguariuna, Brazil

Rhizosphere interactions for disease suppression and biocontrol

Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco

Dr. Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University, USA

Diversity, genetics and ecology: Verticillium dahliae a case study

Bob Stedtfeld

Dr. Bob Stedtfeld

Research Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

New techniques for quantitative and qualitative diagnostics of pathogens

Inca Pierce

Inca Pierce

CEO, Vine Health Australia, South Australia

On-farm biosecurity: new pathogens and quarantine in a borderless world

Dominic Cavallaro

Mr. Dominic Cavallaro

Technical Manager, Stoller Australia

Case studies of successful soilborne disease management by alternative methods