Barley Yellow Dwarf Disease: Recent Advances and Future Strategies
CIMMYT, El Batan,
Sept 1 – 5, 2002
Barley yellow dwarf is a worldwide disease of cereal crops, including barley, wheat, oat, rice, rye, triticale and maize. The last workshop on BYDV was organized by ICARDA and held in Morocco in 1989. Since, C . D’Arcy and P. Burnett published a monograph summarized 40 years of progress on BYDV. A lot of progress has been done on the understanding of the biology, epidemiology of the disease and new strategies have been developed for its control. This symposium would give the scientists working in the field an opportunity to tell and hear about the recent advances on BYDV research and the strategies for its control and interact with their colleagues.
· BYDV biology
· Virus/vectors relationship
· Control Methods
· Source and mechanisms of resistance/tolerance (including transgenics)
· Country reports / Progress on BYDV research in developing countries
Sunday Sept 1: Pre-symposium tour (Optional)
6 pm – Registration and Welcoming Reception
Tuesday Sept 3: Field Trip
Wednesday Sept 4: Lectures and posters
Thursday Sept 5: Departure
Pre-registration form: Please fill in the pre-registration form and return it to BYD Symposium, CIMMYT, Apdo Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico DF, Mexico or by E-mail to BYDV02@cgiar.org before February 28, 2002.
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