Travel Reports

The travel reports are listed under the following headings:

Entomology and the control of pests

9th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production, Thessaloniki, Greece. September 4-8, 2016. Bethan Shaw.

International Advances in Pesticide Application, Barcelona, Spain. 13-15 January 2016. David Talbot.

Project Report 2015  Thika, KENYA. May-Aug 2015. Alastair Arnold. Research project to evaluate control of Frankliniella occidentalis with Metarhizium anisopliae in crop production using an auto-dissemination system.

1st International Whitefly Symposium 2013 Kolymbari, CRETE. 20-25 May 2013. Dr Andrew Cuthbertson (of FERA) was awarded the David Stapley Travel Grant.

Future IPM in Europe 2013 Riva del Garda, ITALY. 19-21 Mar 2013. Dr Jean Fitzgerald. An International Congress on ‘Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction for Future Integrated Pest Management in Europe.’

Pest Management Study Tour 2012 Great Lakes & Pacific NW America & Canada. 31 Jul-8 Sep 2012. Prof Jerry Cross. A five week study tour of North America to examine new developments and thoughts concerning invasive pest species.

Plant diseases

2016 International Society of Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions XVII Congress, Portland, Oregon, USA. 17-21 July 2016. Dr Charlotte Nellist.

International Bremia Evaluation Board Workshop 2014 Angers, FRANCE. Nov 2014. Dr Claire Burns.

International Congress of Plant Pathology 2013 Beijing, CHINA. 25-30 Aug 2013. Dr Robert Saville.

11th International Verticillium Symposium 2013 Gottingen, GERMANY. 5-8 May 2013. Prof Xiangming Xu.

Agronomy and crop science

8th International Strawberry Symposium, Quebec City, Canada. 13-17th August 2016. Adam Whitehouse.

Association for Vertical Farming Summit and Greentech 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 13-14 June 2016. Dr Rhydian Beynon-Davies.

Eighth International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8) Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. 3-7 August 2015. Benjamin Langendorf.

Eighth International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8) Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. 3-7 August 2015. Dr Louisa Robinson Boyer

International Symposium on Plant Phytobiology 2013 Edinburgh, UK. 3-6 Jun 2013. Dr Phillip Davis. Looking at ways of developing an understanding of how crop plants respond to light, with the aim of helping growers make the best use of new advances in both LED lighting and spectral filters.

Mushroom Days Exhibition 2013 Den Bosch and visits to Substrate Producers  in THE NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM. 29-31 May 2013. Dr Ralph Noble and Dr Kerry Burton.

7th International Conference on Mycorrhiza 2013 New Dehli, INDIA. 6-11 Jan 2013. Louisa Robinson Boyer.

7th International Conference on Mycorrhiza 2013 New Dehli, INDIA. 6-11 Jan 2013. Natallia Gulbis.

Study Tour of the USA 2012 9-18 Apr 2012. Prof Peter J Gregory.  Looking at new approaches to rootstocks and fruit production.

Plant science

8th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference, Angers, France. 21-24 June 2016. Dr Helen Cockerton.

11th International Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) Conference, Iguazu Falls, Brazil. 25-30 October 2015. Steve Jackson.

Visit to the Mushroom Days Exhibition Den Bosch and to Mushroom Substrate and Plant Growing Media Producers in The Netherlands. 2 and 3 June 2016, Dr Ralph Noble.

ISRR9 9th Symposium for the International Society of Root Research, Canberra, Australia. 6-9 October 2015. Dr Stefan Mairhofer.

International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences (IAMPS) Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. 19 September 2015. Dr Bo Li.

Study tour and collaborative international experimentation Málaga University, Spain. 16-29 April 2015. Antonio Llorente.

10th Solanacaea Conference 2013 Beijijng, CHINA. 13-17 Oct 2013. Iffah Mohd Nawi. The conference theme was ‘Genome versus Phenome’.

7th European Plant Science Organisation Conference GREECE. 1-4 Sep 2013.Piyatida Amnuaykan.

17th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium Istanbul, TURKEY. 19-22 Aug 2013. Dr Eleftheria Stavridou. Plant nutrition for nutrient and food security.

International Science & Technology Conference 2012 Dubai, UAE. 13-15 Dec 2012. Kefaya Qaddoum. Presentation and discussion of research on intelligent systems techniques for tomato yield production.

Visit to INRA 2012 Bordeaux, FRANCE. 29-30 Nov 2012. Dr Nicola Harrison. Science, technologies and facilities for grafted cropping systems.

Social and economic impact of horticulture

Sustainable New Landscapes in Urban China, Hong Kong. Stephanie Mahon.

III International Conference on Fresh-cut Produce: Maintaining Quality & Safety University of California, Davis, USA. 13-16 September 2015. Luke Bell.

29th International Horticultural Congress 2014 Brisbane AUSTRALIA. 17-22 Aug 2014. ‘Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods & Landscapes’. Carol Wagstaff. Plants as food and understanding the relationship between measurable nutritional content of the crop and the health benefits provided to the end consumer.

Horizon Digital Nutrition Sandpit Workshop 2013 MALAYSIA 21-22 Feb 2013. Martin Chadwick. How digital technology and the analysis of data-bases can be used for crop characteristics and communication to consumers.