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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.
Preface; Nigel V. Hardwick.- 1. Plant Healthcare for Poor Farmers around the World: Gathering Demand and Innovative Responses; Eric Boa.- 2. Participatory Approaches and Plant Diseases in Less Developed Countries; Janny Vos.- 3. Technology Adoption: Classroom in the Cocoa Block; David Guest.- 4. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Projects in Plant Pathology; Darin Eastburn.- 5. Technology Transfer in Extension: Experience in the United States of America; Paul Vincelli.- 6. Diagnostic Networks for Plant Biosecurity; Jim Stack.- 7. Plant Clinics and Phytopathology Training; Henri Maraite.- 8. Training in Plant Pathology from and Industry Perspective; Ulrich Gisi.- 9. Sustainable Crop Protection and Environment Protection: Eight Years of Technology Transfer between China and Italy; Lodovica Gullino.
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.