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Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology

  • Nigel Hardwick
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino

Part of the Plant Pathology in the 21st Century book series (ICPP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. G. M. Vos, S. L. J. Page, U. Krauss
    Pages 17-31
  3. D. I. Guest, R. Daniel, Y. Namaliu, J. K. Konam
    Pages 33-44
  4. H. Maraite, C. Bragard, A. Legrève
    Pages 75-90
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 119-123

About this book


This book contains fuller versions of the papers and posters presented in the Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Teaching Plant Pathology sessions at the 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology held in Turin, Italy in 2008.

Extension/advisory plant pathology and teaching are about relationships: the relationship between the advisor and grower and the teacher and student. It is about the building up of trust in the advice given and the enthusiasm of, and methods used by, the teacher. Extension plant pathology had been described as ‘plant pathology with a human face’. It is aspects of these personal relationships that are explored in this book. Also covered are the value of participation in decision making, plant clinics and teaching approaches, both in industry and at universities.

The book is aimed at those who have an interest in providing advice to farmers and growers and in teaching the subject to those who are to provide that advice.


Extension Plant clinics Teaching crop protection paper phytopathology plant plant disease plant pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Hardwick
    • 1
  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Science LaboratoryYorkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centro di Competenza perUniversità di TorinoGrugliascoItaly

About the editors

Dr Hardwick gained a PhD from Imperial College, London. He worked for government as an advisory plant pathologist and researcher on diseases of arable crop plants in Zambia and the UK. He's a past president of the British Society for Plant Pathology. Maria Lodovica Gullino is a professor of plant pathology at the University of Torino and President of the International Society for Plant Pathology. She has long term experience in plant disease management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology
  • Editors Nigel Hardwick
    Maria Lodovica Gullino
  • Series Title Plant Pathology in the 21st Century
  • Series Abbreviated Title Plant Pathology in the 21st Century
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-8933-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3188-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-8934-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Pathology
    Plant Sciences
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From the reviews:

“Volume 4 … with only 9 papers, addresses Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Plant Pathology. … They bring together a summary of work across the whole field of plant pathology … . They thus enable specialists to see their specialism as part of an integrated whole, and for students and those at the start of their careers they provide an invaluable summary of what is going on, who the key players are and where the knowledge lacunae lie.” (David Ingram, Food Security, Vol. 3, 2011)