The St Andrews Prize for the Environment

University of St Andrews


15 August 2019

Plantwise Showcases Expertise to Global Audience

Plantwise Showcases Expertise to Global Audience

St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017 Winner, Plantwise recently showcased its expertise in plant protection and improving rural livelihoods to a global audience of agriculture experts and scientists at the recent International Conference on Plant Protection in Horticulture held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru.

The Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems (AAPMHE) organised the event which gave an ideal platform to exchange views and share research findings on recent developments in plant protection in horticulture and, in particular, gave CABI representatives the perfect opportunity to share the latest news and digital resources.

CABI also hosted a half-day satellite symposium on ‘Transboundary threats arising from invasive pests and diseases’ chaired by Dr Claire Beverley, with Dr Chaudhary and Dr Thakur as panellists joined by Dr MA Akthar from the Bangalore Plant Quarantine station. A further ten guest speakers also delivered presentations on quarantine, invasive threats in the region, and the steps to be taken to fight and mitigate their serious effects. Plantwise Asia has been on the ground working hard to help farmers manage and control pests like banana skipper and fall armyworm. The session proved to be very popular with maximum participation and was attended by researchers, students, entrepreneurs and other private stakeholders.

Read the full article on Plantwise's blog.