Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Funding awarded

Professor Chris Gilligan and Dr Doug Bailey have won funding of £470,000 from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to examine the epidemiology of Rhizoctonia diseases in field vegetable crops. The three-year project, combining experimentation with mathematical modelling, will provide a strategic model to evaluate control strategies and disease risk. Aimed at optimising disease control, the award acknowledges the potential for direct application of the group's work in the area of sustainable agriculture.