The core purpose is to study the interactions between microorganisms, plants and the environment. More specifically, this research program seeks to ascertain how microorganisms affect plant health and environmental quality.
The ‘Phytopathology and Biorational Control’ research program focuses on epidemiology, diagnosis and control of plant pathogens for the benefit of the horticultural industry. Through close collaborations with growers, auctions, seed and agrochemical industries, horticultural research stations and universities, locally as well as internationally, our team works towards professional advice and practical solutions for plant disease problems.
The core purpose of this research program is to study the epidemiology, population dynamics, virulence, aggressiveness and behavior of plant pathogens in relationship to their hosts and to their environment, and to exploit this knowledge for the development of reliable, sustainable and ecologically sound disease management strategies that are compatible with today’s high-tech horticultural crop production systems. The continuous emergence of new diseases, enhanced by increasing global trade, combined with a decreasing availability of authorized pesticides, urges the development of such innovative disease management tools.
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