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Proceedings of the
14th International Sclerotinia Workshop

May 31 to June 4, 2009 Wilmington, NC, USA

The 14th International Sclerotinia Workshop was held in Wilmington, North Carolina on May 31 June 4, 2009. The Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University hosted the workshop and Barbara Shew chaired the workshop organizing committee.

The International Sclerotinia Workshop is held every four years and is an important activity of the International Society of Plant Pathology Sclerotinia Committee, James R. Steadman, Organizer.

Seventy attendees from 11 countries participated.

 

Seventy researchers, students, extension personnel, and industry members from 11 countries attended the workshop, which was held on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Twenty-three oral reports and 19 posters were presented. Oral session topics and keynote speakers were: population biology, John Clarkson, University of Warwick; host-parasite interactions, Steven Clough, University of Illinois; biocontrol, Dilantha Fernanado, University of Manitoba; disease control, Helene Dillard, Cornell University; host resistance, Thomas Gulya, USDA-ARS, Fargo ND; and Sclerotinia biology, R.C. Venu, The Ohio State University. A Sclerotinia homeoecarpa interest group organized by Lane Tredway also met for special sessions during the workshop.

The workshop included a field trip featuring blueberry production in North Carolina, a visit to the American Revolutionary War National Battlefield at Moore's Creek, and a dinner at Wrightsville Beach. The farewell dinner was held near the Cape Fear River waterfront in historic downtown Wilmington.

Images of posters, PowerPoint presentations, workshop participants, and social activities are available at www.cals.ncsu.edu/ sclerotinia_conference.

The next workshop will be held in 2013 at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China (www.hzau.edu.cn/en.htm).

Table of Contents

Population Biology

Biocontrol

Disease control

Host Resistance

Sclerotinia biology






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