Julie Smith

Julie is a senior, plant pathology researcher, with over 20 years of experience in applied crop protection projects, working with the key pathogens of major arable crops. She has led many projects investigating the epidemiology and management of foliar, stem, ear/pod and root diseases. Julie has a particular interest in identifying beneficial traits which enable the crop to escape, avoid or tolerate disease and which can be exploited through conventional breeding methods, to improve disease management, through integrating varietal choice with chemical.

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