The Organising Committee invites you to attend the 10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium Paddock to Plates to be held from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 September, 2018 at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.

Important Dates

31 January 2018 - Close of workshop proposals

30 April 2018 - Close of abstracts

31 May 2018 - Close early bird registration

31 May 2018 - Close of author registration

Early July 2018 - Author notification

Notice Board

Invitation to submit workshop proposals

We invite you to submit workshop proposals on any topic related to the broad set of research and application areas covered by the ASDS2018.

Workshops are proposed on 'field sampling strategy and experimental design’, 'nematode diagnostics’, and 'the discovery of actinobacteria'. Topics for additional workshops are welcome and those interested in organising a workshop are requested to submit a proposal by 30 January, 2018. See Workshops for submission details.

The 10th Soilborne Diseases Symposium will again draw together researchers and industry representatives with an interest in soilborne diseases to review research and to identify new strategies and techniques of potential benefit across a range of crops, and to debate the way forward. Several international and local invited speakers will share their ideas and experience in topical areas.

The Symposium’s leading expert key note speakers, in-depth educational offerings, and important delegate opportunities for contribution and discussion, make it a “must attend” event for all those with an interest in plant pathogens, soilborne diseases in grain, pasture, cotton, vegetable and fruit crops, forestry and natural environments, soil health and biosecurity issues.

Pre-symposium workshops on current topics of interest including ‘field sampling strategy and experimental design’, ‘nematode diagnostics’, ' discovery of actinobacteria' and post-conference tours to visit cropping and wine regions are planned.

The program will run over four days.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

ASDS 2018 Co-Convenors

Left to right: Mrs Barbara Hall, Leader, Horticulture Pathology and Quarantine, SARDI, Co-Convenor
Dr Gupta Vadakattu, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Co-Convenor