SUMMARY: Fusarium species include some of the most important agricultural plant pathogens globally, however identification of many of the species is difficult and complex.
In this two-day workshop you will have the opportunity to microscopically examine the most important species of fusarium that cause plant diseases in Australia and New Zealand; learn the key approaches to identification using morphological and phylogenetic tools; and understand aspects of the plant diseases caused by these fungi.
Accommodation options are either dorm-style accommodation at the MBRS or hotel accommodation on the island.
Presenters: Dr Brett Summerell, Dr Edward Liew and Dr Matt Laurence (Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust) and Professor John Leslie (Kansas State University) (to be confirmed). The instructors are mycologists with decades of experience in fusarium research, and all have described numerous new species of fusarium and recovered and diagnosed fusarium species from countless different species of plants.
This is a shortened version of the week-long workshop Dr Summerell and Professor Leslie have run annually since 2000.