Horticulture Plant Pathology

Expertise and impartial advice across all Horticulture sectors

Our services

  • Bespoke design, implementation and analysis of crop protection trials; outdoor and protected crops and post-harvest storage
  • Pathogen isolation and in vitro testing of actives against specific pathogens
  • Small scale laboratory, glass house and field scale studies
  • Modelling and disease forecasting
  • ADAS Plant Clinic: pathogen identification
  • Advisory service
    • Bespoke spray programmes
    • IPM planning
    • Crop safety
    • Pesticide use; legislation and resistance management
    • Biofungicide use; application and efficacy


  • Hehir, G., Connolly, C., O’Driscoll, A., Lynch, J., Spink, J., Brown, J.K.M., Doohan, F. and Mullins, E. (2017). Temporal and spatial field evaluations highlight the importance of the pre-symptomatic phase in supporting strong partial resistance in Triticum aestivum against Zymoseptoria tritici. Plant Pathology, doi: 10.1111/ppa.12780
  • Kaye, D (2017). An investigation of the current status of tomato leaf mould on UK nurseries: occurrence, disease management and potential for improved control. Grower Summary, AHDB Horticulture.
  • O’Driscoll, A., Kildea, S., Doohan, F., Spink, J. and Mullins, E. (2014). The wheat–Septoria conflict: a new front opening up? Trends in Plant Science, Vol. 19 (9), 1360-1385
  • O'Driscoll, A., Doohan, F. and Mullins, E. (2015). Exploring the utility of Brachypodium distachyon as a model pathosystem for the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. BMC Research Notes, Vol. 8, (132).
  • Saville R, Berrie A.M., Fitzgerald J.D., Jay C, Roberts H., Wedgwood E., Xu X.-M., Cross J.V. (2013) Minimising pesticide residues in strawberry through integrated pest, disease and environmental crop management. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 91, 431-438.
  • Wedgwood, E. and Robinson R. (2016). Control of heuchera rust. Factsheet 09/16. AHDB Horticulture.
  • Wedgwood, E. (2016). Management of celery leaf spot. Update to Factsheet 09/04. AHDB Horticulture.

Meet the team

Dr Barry Mulholland

Dr Barry Mulholland

 +44 (0)7805 581125


Why us?

  • United Kingdom Chemical Regulations Directorate recognised
  • Competent to carry out efficacy testing
  • Agriculture/horticulture, biologicals, semiochemicals and stored crops
  • ORETO Efficacy Testing Certificate No. 374
  • BASIS and FACTS qualified consultants

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