How do bacterial plant diseases impact plant health, food production and landscape management?
Bacterial plant diseases are diverse and cause many types of diseases. Their transmission may be airborne, soil-borne or via invertebrate vectors. When introduced to new areas their spread is unpredictable, but often highly invasive. They are difficult to control with chemicals and, unlike many other plant pathogens, frequently have a large number of potential hosts.
BBSRC, NERC, Defra and the Scottish Government obtained funding from the Strategic Priorities Fund to support nine diverse and exciting high quality projects that address bacterial threats.
More details about these projects can be found at www.bacterialplantdiseases.uk and on twitter @BactPlantDis
This is being organized by the Bacterial Plant Diseases Coordination team