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    Exploring the world of fungi with Dr Mary Cole

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    By request .... Microscope Champions have asked for more information about fungi. Here it is at last. An exclusive event. Dr Mary Cole will be our guest.  

    Dr Mary Cole – MAIA, MSAA, MGAIAC

    Dr Mary Cole is a well-known academic, plant pathologist and soil microbiologist who provides instruction and workshops/courses in biological non-chemical/sustainable agricultural farming practices to farmers, students, and consultants around the world. As an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne she supervises PhD students and her lab, Agpath P/L, provides summer vacation experience in soil microbiology and composting for graduates of Victorian and interstate universities. For more information see

    The draft program for this 3 hour online workshop includes:

    • An introduction covering:
      • the benefits of fungi
      • how can we identify more beneficial fungi
      • how can we identify more harmful fungi
      • if we can’t identify ‘good vs bad’, why not
      • what can we tell from fungal spores 
    • A section covering questions collected from participants prior to the session 
    • A live Q&A section
    • Where to from here for participants…

    The event will be recorded and a link provided to registered participants whether they attend or not.

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