The 6th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium (6th ASDS) will continue the tradition of bringing together plant pathologists and other biologists who have an interest in the soil environment. Unique aspects of this symposium are its relatively small size, the strong focus on pathogenic and beneficial soil organisms and the time set aside for discussion. This contributes to the camaraderie that is always experienced by participants.
The organising committee of the 6th ASDS invite all scientists interested in the soil food web, soil ecology and plant-microbe interactions to present their research findings and to network with others working in similar areas. We are certain that you will enjoy valuable interactions within both the scientific and social program. We look forward to seeing you all at Twin Waters on Queensland's Sunshine Coast in August 2010. The 19th World Congress of Soil Science is on in Brisbane the previous week (1 – 6 August 2010). You may be interested in combining the 2 conferences.