‘Focus on Tomato’ webcast resource

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has launched two new presentations in the ‘Focus on Tomato’ webcast resource. The first webcast is titled ‘Late Blight Pandemic in northeastern USA in 2009’ by Dr Bill Fry, Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University, USA.  The second talk is an industry webcast titled ‘Novel Isothermal Amplification Technology for Identifying Plant Pathogens’ by Tania Spenlinhauer, Molecular Diagnostic Product Development Specialist at Envirologix.

‘Late Blight Pandemic in Northeastern USA in 2009’ by Dr. Bill Fry, discusses the causes of the 2009 late blight epidemic and also features a new online decision support system (DSS) that provides information to practitioners in near-real time for in-season disease management decisions. Fungicide trials involved in the making of this DSS are also covered in this talk.

 ‘Novel Isothermal Amplification Technology for Identifying Plant Pathogens’ by Tania Spenlinhauer, offers an overview of a new technology, DNAble, used for identifying plant pathogens. The talk provides an overview of the amplification reaction and assay procedure, as well as a comparison of this new technology with other available diagnostic platforms.

Both presentations are open access through 28 February 2013. Users can view other recent webcasts in the Focus on Tomato resource at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fot

Focus on Tomato is a publication of the Plant Management Network (PMN), a non-profit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through applied, science-based resources. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America.

 

Late Blight Pandemic in Northeastern USA in 2009 –

Website: www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/Tomato/LateBlight/

Novel Isothermal Amplification Technology for Identifying Plant Pathogens –

Website: www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/industry/tomato/DNAble/

For further information contact: Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network

Ph: +1 (651) 994-3859   Email: pbogdan@scisoc.org


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