Potato wart disease workshop

In June 2019, the Dutch NPPO, Wageningen University and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) organized a workshop on Synchytrium endobioticum, the causal agent of potato wart disease in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Announcement Workshop Potato wart disease
Workshop Potato wart disease June 2019
Venue Dutch National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO-NL),
Geertjesweg 15, 6706EA, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Attendees and presentations Book of abstracts
Final report Report Potato Wart Disease workshop 2019

world map indicating in red all te countries which participants from potato wart disease workshop 2019 are coming from


Over 60 experts working on all aspects of Synchytrium endobioticum and the interaction with its host potato attended the current potato wart disease workshop. The workshop brought together phytopathologists, breeders and policy makers from all over the world to discuss potato wart.

Workshop aims

  1. expanding professional networks
  2. sharing knowledge via presentations and posters
  3. identifying shared research needs

Presentations workshop attendees

Workshop attendees presented their activities, which were grouped in 3 group sessions:

Session 1: Disease occurrence and management

Chair: Nico Horn
Director European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

Session 2: Understanding the pathogen

Chair: Dr. Peter Bonants
biointeractions and plant health, Wageningen University

Session 3: Host resistance and breeding

Chair: Prof. Dr. Richard Visser
plant breeding, Wageningen University

More information

Should you have questions or suggestions regarding the workshop, you can send an e-mail to Bart van de Vossenberg (NPPO-NL / NVWA).