This is a one or two-day course designed to introduce participants to the topic of plant health – this is a broad and complex subject area that can seem overwhelming to most people, so CREST aims to unpack some of the basic principles. The course is aimed at people working in agriculture or horticulture, recent graduates wanting to work in this field, and gardening enthusiasts who want to gain a better understanding of the pests and pathogens associated with plants. No previous knowledge is required. We will cover the following topics:
Steve and Sarah recently published a book new on Plant Pathology (through garland Science) it is aimed largely at undergraduates, and we've kept the information 'bite sized' and tangible. During the writing of this book we obtained some fantastic new images, (including electro-micrographs - that's serious magnification!), and many new insights into this topic that we will be sharing with course participants.