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Welcome to the Society of Irish Plant Pathologists

The Society of Irish Plant Pathologists was founded in 1968 and currently has members from all over the Island of Ireland and the world working in many plant pathology related disciplines.


The society is very interested in actively promoting the science of plant pathology to students and professionals and encourages increased communication, initiatives and research. Members are in regular contact and meet at least twice a year to discuss the latest research.

In promoting the science of plant pathology, the Society awards an annual student bursary to encourage students to pursue plant pathology. Details of the bursary can be found here.

The Butler medal is also awarded to who have made significant advancements to the field of plant pathology on the island of Ireland. Details of the Butler Medal can be found here.

News and Events


December 7, 2023 at 8:30:00 AM

Dunsink Observatory, DIAS, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock,
Dublin 15


December 8, 2022 at 10:00:00 AM

Teagasc, Ashtown, Co. Dublin


July 25, 2022 at 8:45:00 AM

Backweston Campus DAFM, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

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