Wyre Forest Study Group – Plant Pathogen articles
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Plant Pathogens Group – Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor considers the activities of the Plant Pathogen Group and reports on their successful training weekend in November.
Plant Pathogens in Wyre 2021, and Plans for 2022 – Rosemary Winnall
Rosemary Winnall, Carol Taylor and David Ingram describe survey methods and results in 2021 and survey proposal for 2022.
A Proposed 2021 Plant Pathogen Survey Strategy for Greater Wyre – Rosemary Winnall, Carol Taylor & David S Ingram.
This article outlines a proposed strategy for the 2021 Plant Pathogen survey, to enable fieldwork to commence as soon as implementation of the vaccination programme and restrictions on outdoor meetings and personal travel permit. Detailed advice on practical field plant pathological methods to underpin the survey are provided in a separate article – Practical Plant Pathology for Beginners – David S Ingram & Rosemary Winnall
Plant Pathogens Recorded in 2020 by members of the WFSG – Rosemary Winnall & David S Ingram.
In this article, Rosemary and David explain how many plant pathogens were discovered and recorded in and around Greater Wyre during 2020 even though the survey proposed at the start of the fieldwork season was derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Private gardens and green spaces close to people’s homes provided sites for both observation and recording, and much was learned about the pathogens encountered and how best to study them.
Practical Plant Pathology for Beginners – David S Ingram & Rosemary Winnall
With the recent implementation of a formal survey strategy and study of Plant Pathogens within the Greater Wyre, David & Rosemary provide a detailed introduction to the background of this fascinating area of study. Placing it in context with the aims of the ongoing survey recently undertaken by members of the WFSG, the article has been written for the benefit of those wishing to understand more about this interesting area of biology.