British Science Association Lecture
Lecture Theatre 4, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee University
Free public lecture series 2018-19
'Reducing the Global Burden of Crop Pests and Diseases'
Professor Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute
Food crops support a growing global population of over 7 billion, yet pests and diseases destroy a third of crops each year – equivalent to a billion tonnes – even before harvest. This lecture will examine the challenges of reducing crop losses while protecting the planet from increasing agricultural pressures, and will consider the question ‘are these two challenges compatible?’