Saturday, August 68:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Organizer: Kerry Britton, USDA Forest Service, Arlington, VA, U.S.A.Section: Emerging Pests/Invasive SpeciesSponsoring Committees: Emerging Diseases and Pathogens; Regulatory Plant Pathology; Forest Pathology; Diagnostics; Plant Pathogen; Disease DetectionFee: $35
Help strengthen the practical application of our science to predict, prevent, detect, and respond to new non-native plant pathogens. A federal interagency group of plant pathologists, working under the auspices of the National Invasive Species Council, examined the national plant pathology infrastructure and there are some serious deficiencies. We want your input. Our draft report makes specific recommendations to improve diagnostic systems, information sharing, research capacity, outreach, and education of the next generation of professional activities is represented. Have you got the right ideas? More importantly, what can be done next to improve the situation? Preregistration is required.
Saturday, August 68:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Organizer: Timothy Denny, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A.Section: Professionalism/Outreach/Industry/Generic EngineeringSponsoring Committee: Plant Pathology and Disease Detection, Bacteriology Fee: $35
This hands-on workshop will focus on advanced detection and identification technology for Ralstonia solanacearum, the causal agent of bacterial wilt and a quarantine pathogen of global concern. Participants will perform the cutting-edge methods: immunomagnetic separation-PCR; magnetic capture hybridization-PCR; and, Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). Application and suitability of these methods on complex samples for laboratory and field testing will be discussed. Location – University of Hawaii campus and is limited to 16 people. Check #XX on the registration form.
Saturday, August 61:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Organizer: Nicole Donofrio, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Molecular/Cellular/Plant-Microbe InteractionsSponsoring Committee: Molecular and Cellular PhytopathologyFee: $30
What are coordinated agricultural research projects? In the wake of the restructuring of the USDA-NIFA, it will be imperative for many researchers to learn more about CAPs and how to integrate their own research into large-scale, "big picture", comprehensive studies. Hear from speakers from every stage of a CAP grant, as well as a program manager whose programs include CAP-type grants. Topics should include, but not be limited to, managerial and time-commitment aspects of writing a CAP, how to coordinate large groups of researchers, and budgetary considerations, as well as the science driving the CAP (solving "big picture" problems). Preregistration is required.
Saturday, August 61:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Organizers: Erica Goss and Niklaus Grunwald, USDA ARS, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Epidemiology/Ecology/Environmental BiologySponsoring Committee: GeneticsFee: $35
Many software packages and programs are available for analyzing population genetic data, but determining the best analysis for your data can be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will provide an overview of contemporary software for population genetic analysis and will delve into several of the most broadly useful programs, including Bayesian and coalescent-based methods. There will be discussion of appropriate data sets for each program and how to interpret the output. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop loaded with the specified freely available software to run example analyses. Preregistration is required.
Organizer: Annemiek Schilder, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.Section: Plant Pathology-Diseases of PlantsSponsoring Committee: APS PRESS IllustrationsFee: $60
Led by Kurt Stepnitz, a University photogrpaher at Michigan State University with 30 years of experience, this workshop will include an introduction to digital photography techniques and settings to teach participants to take publication-quality photographs of plants, disease symptoms, and pathogens. Stepnitz will cover camera and lens choices, control of color, lighting, basic exposure, and organizing digital files for distribution and archiving. Preregistration is required.
Organizers: Shuxian Li, USDA ARS, Crop Genetics Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, U.S.A.; Rick Bennett, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A.Section: Professional/Outreach/Industry/Genetic EngineeringSponsoring Committees: APS Collections and Germplasm; APS MycologyFee: $35
This hands-on workshop will cover the general practical aspects of managing microbial collections. Presentations and demonstrations will be given by experienced curators from fungal, bacterial, and viral collections and a database expert. Topics include protocols for preservation, maintenance, and distribution of fungi; identification, preservation, and shipping bacterial germplasm in the International Collection of Phytopathogenic Bacteria (ICPB), and maintenance and preservation of plant viruses on a budget, as well as an introduction on how to use informatics tools to improve the management of culture collections and associated data. Preregistration is required.
Saturday, August 65:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Organizers: R. Muniappan, IPM CRSP,VA Tech, USA; Irmgard Hoeschle- Zeledon, Coordinator, SP-IPM, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria; E. A. “Short” Heinrichs, IAPPS Secretary General, University of Nebraska, USASponsors: IAPPS, IPM CRSP, and SP-IPMFee: No fee
This workshop will have presentations by leading scientists and administrators from each of the following agencies/institutes: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), International Agricultural Researh Centers (IARCs), Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), CropLife International, and others. They will review IPM activities of different international programs and recommend IPM technologies that could strengthen the US Government’s global “Feed the Future Initiative” for increasing food production, improving nutrition and reducing poverty.
Feed the Future Initiative - Role of IPM, Rob Bertram, USAID
Feed the Future Initiative -Role of USDA, Anita Regmi, Senior Advisor, International Office of the USDA Chief Scientist, U.S.A.
Role of IPM in Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation activities, Prem Warrior, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S.A.
Need for plant protection research and technology transfer in tropical crops - A German development cooperation agency viewpoint, Marlene Diekmann, Research Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany
Need for plant protection research and technology transfer in tropical crops from the viewpoint of a CG Center DG, Bob Zeigler, DG, IRRI, The Philippines
Need for IPM strategies and technology transfer activities in tropical vegetable crops from the viewpoint of the IPM CRSP, S.K. De Datta, Associate Vice President for International Affairs and Director, Office of International Research, Education and Development, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
Impact of IPM programs in tropical agriculture, George Norton, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
What has been done and what needs to be done to solve current and future pest constraints to food productionRichard Sikora, Chair, CGIAR SP-IPM Steering Committee, University of Bonn, Germany Gebisa Ejeta, World Food Prize winner, Purdue University, U.S.A., Geoff Norton, President, IAPPS, University of Queensland, AustraliaKeith Jones, Director, Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture, CropLife International, BelgiumSanath Reddy, Senior Economic Growth Advisor, USAID Mission, IndonesiaDaniel Coyne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Tanzania
Recommendations and action plan