A talk by John Mansfield, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology
On Wednesday January 17 at 7.30pm in the Small Village Hall Wye
John will talk about the disease cycle on potato and tomato plants, and the influence of climate on disease outbreaks. He explains that breeding for resistance is perhaps the best approach to environmentally friendly disease control and there have been advances in the use of genetic engineering to speed up the development of new varieties. However, there are other approaches to control including the timely application of fungicides.
He is interested in the different approaches that gardeners adopt to reduce the impact of blight.
Refreshments and Raffle are available after the talk
All are welcome