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Meetings are held twice a year

The Spring meeting is a one day meeting.

The autumn meeting is a two-day meeting and incorporates field visits as well as paper-reading and workshop sessions.

A student competition is usually held at the autumn meeting as well as the annual general meeting of the Society. Distinguished speakers from outside the Society are regularly invited to address the Society on their research achievements.



Previous meetings:

SIPP AUTUMN MEETING

CITY HOTEL DERRY

2nd and 3rd of September


A Green Island 2020:Threats and opportunities for agriculture and forestry



SPRING MEETING 2013

Ashtown Food Research Centre
Dublin 15.

Forest Fungi of Ireland - opportunities and threats



Invited speaker:  Prof. Jim Trappe, Emeritus Professor, Oregon State University, USA



AUTUMN MEETING 2012

AFBI, New Forge Lane, Belfast
24-25th October

Invited Speaker : Dr Peter Mercer


 

Spring Meeting 2012

"NEW HORIZONS FOR PLANT HEALTH IN IRELAND"

Venue: DAFF Backweston, Celbridge, Co.Kildare

Thursday 10th May

Invited speaker: Dr Alan Inman (Defra.)





SIPP AUTUMN MEETING 2011 

This years Autumn meeting was held in
'An Grianan, Termonfeckin, Co.Louth.

The theme was 'Forestry'

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SIPP SPRING MEETING 2011

SIPP held its Spring meeting at the Department of Fisheries and Food Backweston Laboratory Complex on Wednesday 11th May.

This meeting was held in conjunction with the European Mycological Network (EMN) and was a great opportunity for SIPP members to meet mycologists from many other European countries.


 The 2010 Spring Meeting was held at NUI Maynooth on Friday, April 9th.

Programme of talks:

11.30-11.50 Aspergillus fumigatus and Gliotoxin biosynthesis
Sean Doyle, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth
 

11.50-12.10 Analysis of the response of Candida albicans to the
antifungal drug Caspofungin. Kevin Kavanagh, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth

12.10-12.30 Incidence and detection of Lecanicillium (Verticillium)
fungicola on mushroom farms in 2008 and 2010. Justyna Piasecka, Teagasc Kinsealy/NUI Maynooth

14.00-14.20 Potential of using energy crops as biological filters for the
bioremediation of sewage and industrial effluents. Alistair McCracken, AFBI Newforge

14.20-14.40 Armillaria: a fungal pathogen of trees. Cindy Collins, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth

14.40-15.10 Trends in cereal diseases in Northern Ireland. Lisa Black, AFBI Crossnacreevy.

15.10-15.30 Recent shifts in the sensitivity of Septoria tritici to triazole
fungicides. Eugene O’Sullivan, Teagasc Carlow.

Society of Irish Plant Pathologists  

 



 
The 2009 Autumn Meeting was held at Teagasc Kinsealy Research Centre, Dublin on September 10th - 11th.
 

Attendees viewing the ryegrass plots at the Kinsealy Research Centre


 


 

SIPP celebrated its fortieth anniversary in September 2008 with a special two-day meeting in Belfast. Many past members, including six of the founding plant pathologists were present. 

 

Left to right
David Seaby, Kevin Clancy, Charles Logan, Martin Downes, Lesley Dowley, Jim Kavanagh