We’re seeking expressions of interest from Growers who may be like to take the opportunity to catch up with Dean Metcalf, a champion of Trichoderma research and development in relation to Botrytis intervention; with a particular interest in grapes.
Dr Dean Metcalf is a plant pathologist based in Tasmania who has researched the use of beneficial micro-organisms for control of crop diseases for over 20 yrs. He began the work by studying a Trichoderma based biological control agent for onion white rot. In 2002 he began to work on Botrytis cinerea in grapes and the research led to commercialisation of two biological control agents for this disease. He also has developed a biological control agent for Phytophthora root rot and in 2011 turned his attention to brown rot in stonefruit. He lead the Tasmanian State diagnostic laboratory for 12 yrs and so has experience in a very wide variety of crop disease scenarios. He is an Internationally recognised authority in the use of beneficial microbes to control crop disease.
Dean from BioControl will be in Margaret River on the morning of the 15th of September, available for discussion or presentation on the use and benefits of;
Colonizer the naturally occurring fungus
Trichoderma koningii (Read more)
Antagonizer the naturally occurring fungus
Trichoderma harzianum (Read more)
If you’d like to take advantage of a presentation or visit with Dean, give us a call to confirm your interest on 08 9755 5279 today.