Twenty-one scientists from Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Nigeria and Sierra Leone participated in the IPM Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) Tomato Disease and Insect Pest Diagnostics Workshop at the University of Ghana, Legon Biotechnology Center, June 20-24, 2011.
The goal of the workshop was to increase technical capacity in West Africa for advanced plant disease and insect pest diagnostics. The workshop emphasized hands-on laboratory exercises in PCR, serology and microscopy as appropriate for identification of pathogens and pests of tomato.
Organizers of the workshop, sponsored by USAID through the IPM CRSP West Africa Regional Program, International Plant Diagnostic Network and Plant Virus Global Project were Sally Miller (Ohio State University), Bob Gilbertson (University of California, Davis), Don Mullins (Virginia Tech), and Rodney Owosu-Darko and Eric Cornelius (University of Ghana Legon). Instructors were, in addition to Miller, Gilbertson and Cornelius, Carlyle Brewster (Virginia Tech), Lava Kumar (IITA-Ibadan), Joseph Lamptey and Moses Mochiah (Crops Research Institute, Ghana) and Seloame Tatu Nyaku (Univ. Ghana).
Contact: Sally Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)