Bios: Clark Ovrebo is interested in temperate and tropical Agaricomycetes. Current projects include fungi of Oklahoma, the Gulf Coast region, and southeast Texas and the genus Tricholoma in North America. He is also interested in temperate and tropical stinkhorns, rain forest fungi of Costa Rica and Panama, and fungi of the Atlantic Forest of northeast Brazil. David Lewis’s interest is the taxonomy and distribution of Texas and Gulf Coast fungi, with emphasis on the genera Amanita, Boletus, Lactarius, Russula, and other agarics. He is also interested in ectomycorrhizal relationships and the chemistry of fungi. He is a retired chemist.
Saturday, August 107:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Organizers: David Appel, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.; Sheila McBride, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committe/Sponsor: ExtensionFinancial Sponsor: Cheminova, Inc. Fee: $50The field trip will consist of visits to commercial vineyards and wineries in the beautiful Texas Hill Country to highlight diseases of wine grapes, including Pierce’s disease, cotton root rot, crown gall, and other challenging pathogens. Other features will be a peach orchard, where common diseases will be viewed. Alternative crops, such as pomegranate, fig, and pear, will be viewed and discussed at a Texas A&M University experimental facility in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Saturday, August 108:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Organizers: Gerald (Lee) Miller, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, U.S.A.; John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.; Young-Ki Jo, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.Sponsoring Committee/Sponsor: Turfgrass PathologyFee: $50This field trip will highlight the challenges of maintaining aesthetic and playable turfgrass areas in the southcentral region of the United States. Possible sites include the Austin Golf Club, Barton Creek Golf Club, and the newly constructed Circuit of the Americas racetrack facility. The field trip will focus on the impact of these facilities on the economy and the particular management problems that are unique to the region, such as water management.
Field trips exploring the local area and industry are an important part of the APS-MSA Joint Meeting.