A European network of scientists and other specialists working on potato early and late blight meet every 18 months. The network combines two previous networks originating from European Concerted Actions and has 150 members.
EU.NET.ICP: “European network for development of an integrated control strategy of potato late blight” (1996-2000). Coordinated by Huub Schepers
EUCABLIGHT: “A potato late blight network for Europe” (2003-2006). Coordinated by Alison Lees.
The 19th workshop was hosted by Agroscope at Monte Veritá in Ascona
The main objective of the Workshop was to present and discuss recent results on integrated control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) and early blight (Alternaria spp.). Specific themes was:
Fungicide resistance avoidance strategies and use of alternative products to control late blight and early blight
Exploiting knowledge of the host, the pathogens and the interactions for improved control strategies and DSSs
Precision agriculture - success stories and how to break barriers
Global issues - how can a global view of pathogen information help the individual farmer?