About the Workshop

This workshop in York is organised by EuroBlight - a potato late blight network for Europe and will take place from 12-15 May 2019 at Park Inn hotel, York. The local host is ADAS, www.adas.uk.

The main objective of the workshop is to present and discuss recent results on integrated control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) and early blight (Alternaria spp.). Specific themes will be:

  • The global genetic landscape of P. infestans – implications for practice

  • Pathogen adaptation to fungicides and host resistance

  • How to develop and adopt innovative and sustainable control strategies on regional scales -  including the use of alternative products

EuroBlight is organised into four subgroups:

  • Host-pathogen interactions and characteristics

  • Epidemiology and modelling

  • Control strategies

  • Alternaria

    Subgroup meetings are held during the workshops to organise harmonised protocols and co-ordinate and integrate research.

    Conference program

    Sunday 12 May

    18.00 registration opens, get-together with light meal 19.00 -21.00. It will be possible to arrange side meetings during the day as required.

    Monday 13 May

    Plenary sessions and poster session. City walk and light dinner at a local restaurant.

    Tuesday 14 May

    Plenary sessions, poster session and discussions in subgroups. Conference dinner at Park Inn Hotel.

    Wednesday 15 May

    Wrap up from subgroup meetings and discussions in plenum.

    Wednesday 15 May

    Post workshop tour visiting Cockerill pre-packing / AHDB discussion, UK practices, research questions etc.


    EuroBlight and ADAS (local host)


    Registration opens on 14 December 2018. Select the Registration button on this page and follow the instructions.

    You must pay for your own travel to York and accommodation

    We will pay for all meals, coffee, meeting facilities, conference dinner, and the guided citytour.

    Accompanying people can participate in all social arrangements - including the guided citytour and the conference dinner at a price of 100€. The payment for accompanying people should be made in cash as Euros at the registration desk.

    Maximum numbers of participants: 100

    In the case of over-registration, the organizing committee will review participation based on active contributions. This decision will be announced no later than the 7th of February.

    Upload of abstract

    During registration you will be asked to upload an abstract of your proposal for an oral or poster presentation. The scientific committee will decide on the programme and announce not later than 1 February 2019, wheather your abstract was designated as an oral or poster presentation. After this announcement you will have the opportunity to upload a final version of your abstract, which will be made available on the EuroBlight website.

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    Travel Information and logistics

    See information here

    Organising committee


    We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this possible






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