Workshops on a variety of topics pertinent to plant science are a vital part of the APS Annual Meeting, offering more educational value to meeting attendees.
Fungicide Resistance Development in North America for the 21st Century Friday, August 3 and continued on Saturday, August 4 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (each day)Organizers: Andy Wyenandt, Rutgers University, Bridgeton, NJ, U.S.A.; Megan Dewdney, CREC, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL, U.S.A.; Gilberto Olaya, Syngenta, Vero Beach, FL, U.S.A.Section: Disease Control and Pest ManagementSponsor: Pathogen ResistanceFinancial Sponsor: FRAC (Fungicide Resistance Action Committee)Fee: $150This two-day workshop will serve to provide an overview of fungicides at risk for resistance development and of crop systems where resistance has already developed or is currently a major concern; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information on new and on-going research on fungicide resistance; and provide material and discussion to revise Fungicide Resistance in North America which was published in 1987 to reflect changes that have occurred over the past 23 years. Preregistration is required.
Introduction to Phylogenetic Tree-BuildingSaturday, August 41:00 – 4:00 p.m.Organizer: Erica Goss, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.Section: Biology of PathogensSponsor: GeneticsFee: $45Need to make a phylogenetic tree for your new species, strain, or isolate but don’t know where to start? Confused about how to interpret phylogenetic trees? This workshop will introduce basic phylogenetic concepts and methods. By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to take raw sequence data and turn it into a near publication-ready tree. The program MEGA 5 will be used, but alternative programs will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop that runs Windows to the workshop. Preregistration is required.
Mixed Models for Analysis of Factorials in Plant PathologySaturday, August 41:00 – 6:00 p.m.Organizer: Laurence Madden, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, U.S.A.Section: Ecology and EpidemiologySponsors: Epidemiology; Crop Loss and Risk EvaluationFee: $45In a study with a factorial treatment structure, two or more factors (classification variables) are related to the response variable. Registrants will learn to use the MIXED and GLIMMIX procedures of SAS to analyze factorial data from different experimental layouts. Emphasis will be placed on the use of new graphical methods for assessing factor effects; incorporation of random effects in the statistical model; and utilization of modern methods for performing multiple comparisons of means. Registrants need to bring a laptop with SAS 9.2 or 9.3 installed. Preregistration is required.
Reaching Out: Sharing Innovative Approaches for Identification and Control of Turfgrass DiseasesTuesday, August 78:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Organizers: Brandon Horvath, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.; John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.; Damon Smith, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A.; Lee Miller, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A.Section: Disease Control and Pest ManagementSponsor: Turfgrass PathologyFee: Workshop only $75Fee: Workshop plus book $150 (includes A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides by Rick Latin)Designed for regional turfgrass managers and meeting attendees, this workshop will focus on recent scientific advances in the identification and management of turfgrass diseases. The program will include an interactive session on tools and management of turfgrass diseases in the morning and research updates on new approaches for identifying and controlling turfgrass diseases in the afternoon, followed by a poster session. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion featuring leading turfgrass pathologists. Preregistration is required.