Fungicide Resistance Action Committee



Prof. Phil. E. Russell retires from the FRAC Steering Committee

Professor Phil Russell retired from the FRAC Steering Committee at the end of 2013. Phil has been a respected scientific expert in fungicide resistance and its management for many years and has been a key and long-serving member of FRAC since its foundation in 1982. Phil was initially a member of the FRAC UK Phenylamide Working Group in 1984, and became a member of the FRAC Steering Committee, as Communications Officer, in 1986. He was the chairman of FRAC during the period 1994-2001. More recently he served as Secretary / Treasurer since 2005. He made many significant contributions to FRAC during his time with the organisation, including compiling and maintaining the list of resistant plant pathogens, advising on Monographs 1 and 2 and authoring FRAC monograph Nr 3 which has become one of the most referred to publications produced by FRAC. The FRAC Steering Committee are very grateful to Phil for all his hard work and dedication to FRAC and the management of fungicide resistance and would like to wish him health and happiness for the future.


Dr. Juergen Derpmann
FRAC Communication and Website Officer

Bayer AG,
Crop Science Division