Recent Conferences on Plant Diseases and Protection - USSR -.
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The III All-Union Conference on Plant Immunity took place in Kishinev in September 1959. For the short period that passed since the II Conference occurred in Moscow in March 1958 the Soviet investigators accumulated much new and varied experimental data. This made up the contents of 112 reports. An active part in the conference was taken by scientists from Bulgaria, Roumania, and in absentia, as co-authors of reports, by scientists from China and Hungary. The plenary sessions considered the theoretical bases of plant immunity to the most important diseases and pests. The report of Acad. P. M. Zhukovskiy was dedicated to the botanico-geographical and genetic consistencies of plant immunity to diseases, and the application of such regularities in selection work. Basing his statement on his analysis of the new investigations and on the data supplied by the VIR expedition into Central and South America, Zhukovskiy showed that in selecting plants for immunity to certain diseases it is most expedient to look for initial disease resistant plant forms in those sections of the earths globe where the diseases have long been wide spread.
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