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Training Workshop:
Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION: 
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
23 – 27 October 2018 Beijing, China

Training Workshop:
Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network

DEVELOPING SKILLS IN FOREST PROTECTION:
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

23 – 27 October 2018 Beijing, China

This training workshop, to be held in Beijing, China from October 23-27, 2018 in conjunction with the China National Forest Protection Congress, aims to provide hands-on training on properly identifying disease based on signs and symptoms, causal agents, and best management practices for disease control. It is targeted at recent graduates, entry-level and mid-level practitioners who are involved in forestry management, forest health monitoring, and management of forest diseases and their control.

The main objectives of this training workshop are to equip participants with the skills to:

  1. Understand the concept of the Disease Triangle, Koch's Postulates, and what constitutes disease.
  2. Recognise and identify the main causes of plant disease, basic biology, disease distribution and spread. Identify common fungi based on morphology and DNA bar-coding.
  3. Detect and diagnose disease using various methods of sampling, culturing, specimen preservation and collection.
  4. Determine suitable methods of disease management and control with emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM).

This training course is targeted at recent forestry graduates and practitioners who plan to/will be involved in aspects of forest health and management, monitoring, silviculture, tree breeding, pest and disease management and control. The target number of trainees is 30 participants, the number of participants from Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission member countries outside China depending on the available budget.

The working language for the symposium and training course is English.


More information: Announcement (docx) with Draft Agenda and Nomination Form

 

 

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