I have a friend who lives in France and she and her husband owned a beautiful, old, stone house in the Lot in south west France which they have just sold. I visited twice and each time the house, the plants and the countryside left me enchanted. It is, of course, in a very good red wine area and the food and wine and general hospitality we were given were superb. Continue reading
The Australian Institute of Horticulture recently organised a seminar on this topic presented by Dr Edward Liew, manager of the Plant Pathology Section in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. This section comprises the plant disease diagnostic unit and plant pathology and mycology research programme. Dr Liew has been involved in plant disease diagnosis and research for the last 20 years. His research focuses on the evolution, genetics and taxonomy of fungal pathogens. Here are some notes I made from the seminar that you might find useful.